With severe storms and tornadoes ravaging the Southeast and hurricane season just around the corner, American Red Cross Program Coordinator Mark Hunt of the Savannah Chapter's Liberty branch offered his input on five categories of items that should be included in every disaster-preparedness kit.
A fire in Riceboro on Wednesday afternoon left a family of five adults and eight children homeless.
A tornado watch that covered Liberty and Long counties was lifted at 4 p.m. yesterday and, other than brief spurts of rain, the community seems to have dodged the severe storms and tornados that claimed the lives of more than 280 people in six states throughout the Southeast, according to reports.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.
As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.
Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.
Liberty County Sheriff Office deputies Dennis Abbgy and Jeff Dawson were promoted to corporal Wednesday morning. The deputies received their stripes from LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran during a brief ceremony in the chief's office on Paul Sikes Road.
The Long County Commission at its April meeting finally resolved a months-long issue regarding a towing company.
April 12: A resident on Desert Storm Drive reported a burglary in which $2,354 worth of entertainment equipment had been stolen.
A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose this morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.
Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold training classes for Liberty, Long and Bryan county volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday from May 13-June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department conference room on Hwy. 84 in Hinesville.
Three former pillars of the legal and law-enforcement systems were remembered and honored Thursday at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Tattnall County.
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