Deaths and crime prompts Hinesville community prayer vigil

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HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – Roughly 40 people came out to Bell Long Stadium to attend a prayer vigil in Hinesville Tuesday night.

Organizers said the purpose was to address the rash of tragic incidents which have occurred in Liberty County over the past year.

Among the incidents referred to during the event: the recent COVID-related death of Riceboro’s mayor, the deaths of young men and an armed robbery of a Dollar Tree.

Hinesville police continue to seek two person-of-interests linked to the Aug. 25 death of Janarick Reed.

In July, 18-year-old Malik Golden was fatally shot at a Hinesville apartment complex. Three men were arrested and charged for his death.

Tuesday’s prayer vigil was hosted by local area pastors, including Pastor Richard Hayes of New Day Community Church.

“We just want to come together and pray and make sure the people know that God is still in control. There’s the opportunity to go before him and communicate with him and talk about the things that are concerning us,” explained Hayes.

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