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ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the Elim Church Road fire in Long County and the Mosley Road fire in Coffee County.
Long County held a community-awareness public meeting Wednesday at the high school to inform people about what happened during last week's fire. The forum also provided safety tips for how to help prevent wildfires.
The Long County division of the Georgia Forestry Commission on Thursday reassumed responsibility for monitoring the remnants of the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres last week in Long County.
Hinesville Police Staff Sgt. Gerald Morris taught his wife and daughter years ago "simple, everyday" preventative measures they could implement to protect themselves.
The massive wildfire that broke out last week in a wooded area near Elim Church Road left part of Long County in ruins; however, it appears to have strengthened the bond between area residents and neighboring communities.
The fire that broke out in Long County on Thursday afternoon ravaged 4,035 acres and burned 10 structures, three of which were occupied homes, said Darrell Ballance, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director. The cause of the blaze still is unknown, but the Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a full investigation.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.
Coastal Health District officials are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by recent wildfires throughout the district's eight-county area.
Highway 84 through Long County was closed again Saturday, evidence that a massive wildfire that broke out Thursday had not been extinguished.
The Long County Sheriff's Office captured burglary suspect Brandon Izzard, 23, on Wednesday. He had been on the loose since being released from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah four weeks ago.
A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots and two helicopters are doing water drops, Truman said, although he did not know how long the water drops would continue.
Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A two-vehicle collision Monday morning near Liberty County High School sent two people to the hospital, authorities said.
A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...
A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...
Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.
Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.
SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.
A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.
Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.
The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...
A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County ...
An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.
The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.
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