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.
Long County schools are closed Friday because of the massive wildfire that began Thursday afternoon near Elim Church Road and has now burned more than 1,000 acres. The blaze quickly spread to the wooded areas surrounding Highway 84 and officials closed the road in both directions. Long County High Schools is being used to house evacuees.
The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for help finding a child-molestation suspect and the person or people who stole two motors using a large commercial truck.
ATLANTA - Georgia's death penalty statute was in the crosshairs again Monday as the state's top court considered whether capital defendants have to meet an unfair standard to prove they are mentally disabled to avoid an execution.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Tom Davis was a guest speaker Thursday at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's March breakfast meeting at the Ludowici Church of God.
Caleb Hamacher, 6, seriously was burned Feb. 11 when a small backyard fire at a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville flared up after gasoline was used to get it going. Now, a month and a half after the child was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta and listed in critical condition, Caleb is back home with his family.
March 7: An ATM customer in Hinesville recovered and returned $500 to a previous customer who had driven off without the money. The customer who discovered the money called police, who later witnessed the money's owner return to retrieve her funds.
Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:
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Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February ...
When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a ...
Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the ...
Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson ...
A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.
Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.
The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.
Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.
Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:
The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office ...
A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the ...
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