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.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Pre-Release Center had a Family Reunification Day for inmates soon to be released and their families on April 25.
After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.
A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.
The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.
Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.
Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.
The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.
June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.
June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.
Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.
A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.
A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.
June 23: Burglary, forced entry - At 2:30 p.m., an officer went to a residence off Oglethorpe Highway because of an alleged burglary. The complainant noticed a window broken at her residence. She said she left her house about an hour prior, with all doors and windows locked. When she returned, she didn't notice anything wrong until she went into the living room and saw shattered glass from the patio door. She was missing an Xbox, controller and several Xbox games. The officer found a brick in the living room and believed it was used to break the ...