TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season should be about as bad as normal or slightly busier, with a good chance of six to nine hurricanes forming, federal forecasters said Thursday in a new way of predicting how active the season could be.
ATLANTA - Summer 2008 marks the fifth consecutive year that waves of law enforcement patrols in 159 Georgia counties will be cracking down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers who place thousands of innocent lives in peril on Georgia highways every summer. In Georgia, it won't be the humidity bothering habitual speeders this summer, it'll be the H.E.A.T.
ATLANTA - Click it or ticket, Georgia. In 2006 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 American lives. Yet, nearly one in five Americans still fail to wear safety belts while driving or riding, resulting in an additional 5,441 lives that could have been saved nationwide. Half the Georgians killed in car crashes in 2006 were not buckled in.
LUDOWICI -- A small car collided with a Long County motor-grader Monday on Highway 84,. The only injuries reported were minor.
On May 8 the Hinesville Fire Department began a program to help prevent scalding and to inform the public about the dangers of scalding burns.
Crime prevention, especially identity theft, was the topic of discussion for Goldenheirs at their April meeting.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter
Members of the Hinesville Fire Department and Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department had 10,000 reasons to smile recently when state Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway) brought home a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the two fire companies to split.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County E-911 Committee met on April 30, and GeoComm project manager Ron Bloom said the final modifications and architectural changes for the Wiregrass 911 Long/McIntosh Communication Center in Darien was nearly completed.
The Hinesville Police Department, in conjunction with the Liberty County Health Department, has set Hinesville Safe Kids Day for Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Bradwell Park.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Pre-Release Center had a Family Reunification Day for inmates soon to be released and their families on April 25.
After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.
Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged Aug. 25 kidnapping in Long County.
A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.