Cooler water and wind shear in the central tropical Atlantic resulted in this season not being above average as predicted by the Colorado State University hurricane forecast team.
ATLANTA - Georgia's Drought Response Unified Command recommends Georgia families treat the drought like all potential disasters and emergencies. Georgians should always be prepared with a disaster supply kit, including a three-day supply of food and water as well as a first aid kit, a radio, batteries and any necessary medication.
Theft by taking (teeth)
This vehicle caught fire Dec. 6 after someone using a burn barrel failed to properly extinguish the fire.
"We currently have dry hydrants, but we still need to purchase the PVC pipe to install them and get them installed", said Code Enforcement officer John Bradley during the Long County Commission meeting Dec. 4.
LUDOWICI -- A Long County woman, reported missing Monday after nearly a week since she was last seen, was still missing as of Tuesday evening.
A fugitive from the Georgia Department of Corrections was apprehended without incident around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.
All Gordon Clark wanted to do was capture the scenic Georgia coastline in photographs from his pickup while parked near a boat ramp in South Newport.
With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners.
LUDOWICI - GeoComm is starting to contact Long County residents to update telephone company database records, Karl Larsen, a GIS specialist for the company, told the Long County E-911 Committee at its Nov. 25 meeting.
The Multi Agency Drug Task Force had 72 cases in October with 65 offenders. They seized $3,992 in cash and seized drugs that had a street value of $8,597.
Wal-Mart Supercenter was one of 11 businesses placed on probation recently by the Hinesville City Council after being cited with selling alcohol to a minor, the third such punishment leveled against the local retail store in six years.
Since 9/11, terrorism has become an issue in all American's lives. But for public safety workers such as firefighters, EMS personnel and police it is now a part of their job and they have to stay up-to-date on training involving terrorism constantly.
Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.
SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.
A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with an abandoned, starving dog found locked in a Hinesville home Wednesday.
A Guyton man was shot and wounded Friday night in Midway.
A Midway man was severely burned Saturday afternoon while burning trash.
Two Tattnall County Jail inmates remained at large Saturday after escaping from the jail Friday morning.
Dec. 22: Simple batter/FVA - A Madison Drive woman told police her boyfriend got physically violent with her following an argument. The woman said her boyfriend grabbed a camera she uses for work, took it outside and indicated he was going to break it.
Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.
A medical helicopter did land Monday afternoon near the Liberty County DFCS office, reportedly to transport a patient who had attempted suicide. It is the Courier's policy not to offer in-depth coverage of suicides or suicide attempts.
The Courier has received word that an ATV on which five teenagers were riding flipped over just after 4:30 p.m. Friday on Peacock Trail, injuring several of the young people. One teen was flown by Life Star for treatment at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital. The other two teens, identified as males, reportedly left the scene to alert their parents and get help.
A man who was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street died early Thursday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton.
The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.
A man was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, according to authorities. He was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Dec. 20: Simple battery - A Georgia Avenue woman told police her mother had "bumped" her knee with the front of her vehicle before leaving the home after the two had argued. The daughter said she was smoking outside when her mother approached her about burning a hole in the back seat of the car. The daughter said her mother had called her "a deadbeat" single-mother and then sprayed her in the face with air freshener.
Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.