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 Long County Sheriff's Office impounded and destroyed 49 marijuana plants last week in the Tibet community.
The Hinesville Fire Department officially was recognized Wednesday as a regional test site for Georgia Certifications and National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Certifications. This means firefighters from across the state can train and test here for various levels of fire-fighting certifications. The department has a classroom set aside for training and testing on the top floor of HFD Station 2 on Airport Road.
A Richmond Hill woman who claimed in December that she'd been carjacked, forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped admitted earlier this week that her claims were untrue.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.
A standoff Wednesday night between police and a Fort Stewart soldier in a Hinesville mobile home park ended peacefully when the soldier surrendered.
May 1: A resident of Eunice Road reported a burglary in which $4,217 worth of household goods and entertainment equipment were stolen while he was out of town.
The Long County Sheriff's Office recently filed charges of theft by receiving stolen property against Ludowici resident James Edward Judd after discovering he was in possession of a stolen Shadow mobile trailer on his property.
Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.
Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.
Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...
The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.
A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.
Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...
The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...
Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.
The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...
As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...
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