Summer is here and so is prime mosquito season. It's important to remember that mosquitoes can be more than just bothersome pests; they can also carry potentially dangerous viruses such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. Both WNV and EEEV are transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes and can cause serious illness.
Urging the public to stay away from what they say is an extremely dangerous product, national health and fire safety advocates joined District of Columbia fire officials at a press conference today to denounce the use of consumer fireworks and launch new public service announcements in advance of the 4th of July holiday.
WASHINGTON - Hurricane season officially began June 1, and people across the country are gearing up for another season of strong winds, torrential rains, hail and flying debris.
Soldiers helped save a man's life after a traffic accident in Hinesville Wednesday night.
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A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.
Hurricane season has just begun, but it's not too late to prepare for a disastrous storm. According to Ready Georgia, an emergency preparedness campaign from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), preparing your home and family can be done quickly and easily, ensuring you have the resources needed to survive a hurricane for at least three days until help can arrive.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, several Long County Emergency First Responders took part in Hurrex 2008, a statewide hurricane drill.
On May 29, 2007 Damon A. Hardy was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Regency Terr. Apartment complex when he went outside to break up a group of people who started an argument. Exactly one year later his family and friends gathered at Troop Park, adjacent to the apartment complex, to honor his memory with a candle light vigil.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Sheriff's Department made an arrest involving cocaine on May 15.
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.
Public-health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of the plague in Georgia.
A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.
A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning, closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.
Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Danny and has the potential to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season.
Recent crime reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:
A woman is being questioned following a stabbing Tuesday evening in the Gateway II apartment complex on Gause Street in Hinesville.