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'We were all obedient': Former members talk about life in House of Prayer Christian Church

Former members of a Georgia-based religious organization, with churches reaching coast to coast and seemingly targeting the military, accuse its faith leaders of spiritually and financially manipulating them.  Following FBI raids on Thursday at House of Prayer Christian Churches in Georgia, Washington, North Carolina and Texas, former members recently spoke about the emotional and monetary toll they...
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House of Prayer among five churches raided by FBI near military bases, no arrests made

A Fayetteville church was among at least five House of Prayer Christian Churches that were raided by the FBI last week in North Carolina, Texas, Georgia and Washington. Federal agents served a search warrant on the House of Prayer at 5204 Hodge St. in Fayetteville on Thursday, Shelley Lynch, spokeswoman for the FBI Charlotte Division, confirmed. Lynch said no arrests were made. She declined to provide further details.
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Wayne Co. authorities searching for driver involved in hit and run crash

JESUP, Ga. — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol are searching for the driver who hit a man on a bike, then left him for dead. The victim, Brandon Rhett Barber, was on a bike ride with his wife and 2-year-old daughter on Northview Drive in Jesup on Friday when he was hit.

COVID-19: Hinesville, GA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 665,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 26, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise, albeit at a slowing rate. […]

Ellabell family gifted with new home after deadly tornado

An Ellabell family received a big gift after their mobile home was destroyed during a deadly tornado in April. Terry and Nolan Driggers were surprised Saturday morning with a brand new home with the help of God's Pit Crew and other local organizations. The family lost their mobile home after...

Bruce Elbert Walker Sr.

Bruce Elbert Walker Sr., 63, of Townsend, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at his residence. Golden Isles Cremation Center/Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jordan McRae hosts Liberty Co. Legends basketball game

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - It’s the off season for NFL and NBA players, and many of them were back in town this weekend, all giving back to their communities. Jordan McRae, a Liberty County alum who played basketball for Tennessee and spent time in the NBA before going overseas to play held his annual camp Friday. Saturday, he got some of Liberty County’s best together for an alumni Legends game.

'They took my baby away from me' Mother of Assembly of Prayer member speaks out

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WFXG) - FOX54 was first on the scene Thursday morning when FBI agents aided the Assembly of Prayer Church off of Old Tobacco Road. Agents stayed on the scene for hours Thursday as they came in and out of the building several times. A mother of a member of the church, who didn't want to be identified, tells FOX54 that the church needs to be shut down.

Hinesville Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Hinesville recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.8 percent. “Even though the labor force increased in all of our regions, counties, and metropolitan service areas,...

House of Prayer churches near military bases in Georgia raided by FBI. Here's what we know

At least three churches in Georgia and Texas, tied to the House of Prayer Christian Church, were raided Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. While the FBI has not released information about the raids, former church members and veteran advocacy groups have alleged the churches, which are predominantly located near military bases, target soldiers and operate...

FBI raids ‘cult’ churches near Georgia and Texas military bases alleged to be recruiting soldiers

The FBI has raided a string of churches in Texas and Georgia that are situated near US military bases that have been accused of targeting servicemen.The agency confirmed that it had conducted a raid at Assembly of Prayer Christian Church, in Killeen, Texas, which is just six miles from the country’s biggest base, Fort Hood.Agents also raided the House of Prayer Church in Hinesville, Georgia, which is located near Fort Stewart, and the Assembly of Prayer church in Augusta, Georgia, which is near Fort Gordon.According to The Killeen Daily Herald, “Dozens of Google and Facebook reviews of the Killeen...