The Long County/Ludowici Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee met recently at the Ludowici City Hall to identify and prioritize possible disasters that could hit the area. Local emergency responders, along with other area agencies, offered input to hazard mitigation planner Kathy Flournoy.
Georgia Forestry Commission, Ogeechee District ranger David Duke said the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Liberty County is residents unintentionally allowing their yard-debris burns to get out of hand. Duke said weather conditions have been dry lately, even with a few recent light rains, and therefore homeowners should take extra care when burning residential yard debris.
Preliminary steps have been taken to ensure residents in unincorporated areas of Liberty County have access to clean drinking water, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan and grant must first be approved for a rural water system to be put in place.
ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office Deputy Vincent Struffolino was promoted to corporal Wednesday morning in a brief ceremony with his superiors and Sheriff Steve Sikes.
In a policy reversal, the Georgia Department of Transportation will now allow standardized signs memorializing fatal traffic accident victims to be posted along federal and state highway right of ways in Georgia.
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe's in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child's car seats were properly installed.
More than a month ago, residents of Beulah Road complained to the Liberty County Commission about the poor condition of the street, which they say sometimes prevents them from getting to and from their homes.
The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.
Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.
There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.
The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.
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: