SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.
It's a two-way street; citizens want police protection and police want citizens' help in preventing crime.
The Hinesville Police Department will have a citizens' academy starting Aug. 2. The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and two two-hour ride-along sessions. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
A fire that substantially damaged a Long County home Thursday likely started in an electrical source in the attic.
May 16: Construction crews at a site on Gen. Stewart Way reported damage to construction equipment that was not damaged the day before.
Fort Stewart Fire Department Station Chief James H. Ashdown joined the family business 26 years ago. His brother, nephew, wife and sons also are carrying on the Ashdown firefighting tradition.
LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.
Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.
May 6: Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana and violating open-container laws, as well as a minor in possession of alcohol, after being pulled over for seat-belt violations on Kelly Drive. The two male passengers were found with marijuana in their possession, and an open beer can and blunt wrappers were found during a search of the vehicle.
Fires have ravaged Long County in the past few months, but the Ludowici/Long County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee recently met to discuss goals that the community could set to help combat fires in the future.
The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.