Despite weekend efforts by Georgia Forestry rangers to control a fire that has been burning in a peat moss bog near Ga. Highway 196 since Tuesday, a thick plume of smoke blanketed the heavily used road, bringing visibility to zero at times and prompting officials to temporarily close the highway.
For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."
A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.
WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.
Where's the fire?
June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.
A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.
A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.
Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.
June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.
A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.
Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.
June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.
The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.