While not many coastal residents along the Southeastern United States will soon forget the experience of living through a hurricane, as the 2008 season approaches many may be experiencing a case of amnesia about the most basic preparedness strategies, according to a new survey out today from Allstate. While 24-44 percent of survey respondents from five areas in the Southeast declared they are very prepared, and 34-47 percent felt they are fairly prepared for a hurricane right now, they may be less prepared than they realize.
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 83 total cases with 76 total offenders for the month of April. Drugs with an estimated street value of $96,325 were seized. Thee cars valued at $6,100 were seized and cash in the amount of $20,409.23 was collected as evidence. Four weapons were also confiscated. The agents continued their specialized training with courses such as Radar Re-certification, Unacceptable Employee Behavior, Marijuana ID and Savannah Area Drug Intel Exchange.
The state vs. Christopher Jamal Fletcher
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season should be about as bad as normal or slightly busier, with a good chance of six to nine hurricanes forming, federal forecasters said Thursday in a new way of predicting how active the season could be.
ATLANTA - Summer 2008 marks the fifth consecutive year that waves of law enforcement patrols in 159 Georgia counties will be cracking down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers who place thousands of innocent lives in peril on Georgia highways every summer. In Georgia, it won't be the humidity bothering habitual speeders this summer, it'll be the H.E.A.T.
ATLANTA - Click it or ticket, Georgia. In 2006 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 American lives. Yet, nearly one in five Americans still fail to wear safety belts while driving or riding, resulting in an additional 5,441 lives that could have been saved nationwide. Half the Georgians killed in car crashes in 2006 were not buckled in.
LUDOWICI -- A small car collided with a Long County motor-grader Monday on Highway 84,. The only injuries reported were minor.
On May 8 the Hinesville Fire Department began a program to help prevent scalding and to inform the public about the dangers of scalding burns.
Crime prevention, especially identity theft, was the topic of discussion for Goldenheirs at their April meeting.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter
Members of the Hinesville Fire Department and Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department had 10,000 reasons to smile recently when state Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway) brought home a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the two fire companies to split.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County E-911 Committee met on April 30, and GeoComm project manager Ron Bloom said the final modifications and architectural changes for the Wiregrass 911 Long/McIntosh Communication Center in Darien was nearly completed.
The Hinesville Police Department, in conjunction with the Liberty County Health Department, has set Hinesville Safe Kids Day for Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Bradwell Park.
Recent reports filed by Hinesville police officers include:
A fugitive from Florida recently fell into arms of law enforcement here, literally.
The soldier who was fatally shot Saturday night in Long County, like the soldier charged in connection with the incident, was a cavalry scout in ...
A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store.
Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in ...
A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.
Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.
Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.
The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...
A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.
Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...
A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...
A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include: