Unit includes soldiers from Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Ludowici
Monday, April 23, 2012
By 1st Lt William Carraway Georgia Department of Defense FORT GORDON, Ga. – Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 1 (ADT-1) home from Logar Province, Afghanistan Saturday. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia’s Adjutant General, was present to welcome the soldiers home. “It is because of soldiers like this, families like this, that the Georgia Guard can accomplish its mission,” said Butterworth. ADT-1 is composed of soldiers from 48 cities and 33 counties in Georgia and North Carolina. For 12 months, the team worked with Afghan farmers to help improve agricultural practices and provide a better quality of life for the Afghan people. In the course of their …
Motien McClard, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from her car.
A Long County resident was killed and a Hinesville k-9 officer run off the road early today when a man driving a pickup truck rammed both vehicles, according to a Coastal Courier report. Charles W. Martin of Cairo was driving west on Elim Church Road around midnight when he allegedly rammed the back of Officer Tony Durham's police department sedan several times, running it off the road. Durham had no known injuries, according to the Courier. Continuing toward Ludowici, Martin then allegedly rammed a 2008 Hyundai Elantra from behind, forcing it off the road and causing it to flip. Long County resident Motiene McClard, 49, a passenger in the Elantra, was thrown from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. McClard's daughter, 28-year-…