Third woman dies from crash injuries
The third woman involved in a Feb. 10 wreck near Metter, Ga., has died.
Jamie Lynn Carter, a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University student, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Two Lakeside High School graduates -- Jessica Fulmer, 21, and Melissa Eustice, 20 -- also died as a result of the wreck. The driver of a Toyota 4Runner, believed to be Eustice, lost control of the sport utility vehicle, and it flipped repeatedly, ejecting the women, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Georgia State Patrol troopers said they are searching for the driver of a white passenger car believed to be connected to the wreck.
The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Resident said someone tried to burn her home
An Appling woman called police Tuesday after she discovered that someone had tried to burn her home and sabotage her car.
The woman said that when she went outside about 8:30 a.m. Monday, she smelled something burning and found several pieces of burned paper that had been placed under the edge of her house. A piece of burned paper also was found in a gas can in her carport.
When she left to take her daughter to school, her car was not working properly and she found that the lug nuts on the wheels had been loosened.
Evans woman reports telephone Bible scam
An Evans woman told police Wednesday that she recognized someone calling her home to solicit money.
She said she got a call about 8:45 a.m. soliciting money to ship Bibles to soldiers overseas.
She recognized the person the money was to be sent to and knew that person was not affiliated with any Christian organization.
Wallet, iPod taken from auto break-in
A Martinez woman called police Tuesday after discovering that her car had been broken into.
She said the theft occurred when the unlocked car was in her driveway between 10 p.m. Monday and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
She found her purse and her son's diaper bag -- which had been left in the car overnight -- hanging on the mailbox. An iPod was missing from the car's center console, and her credit card was missing from the purse.
The woman reported the card to the credit card company.
Wal-Mart fires worker over stolen money
A manager of the Evans Wal-Mart called police Monday after discovering that an assistant manager was stealing cash.
The manager said she was notified Jan. 21 by the accounting office at the store, at 4469 Washington Road, that several of the cash registers from the previous day were short a total of $1,600. She reviewed surveillance video and noticed that an assistant manager had entered the cash office the previous night and gone through the cash bags.
She said the assistant manager had no reason to be in the room because he does not count the cash bags. The assistant manager was terminated and an internal investigation has begun, the manager said.
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