Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.
A fire consumed two families' personal belongings on Jan. 27 in the Southern Oaks housing area of Fort Stewart. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 20, Fraud, identity theft, Garden Circle
Army reservist Sean Aaron Johnson, 23, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Monday and charged with grand theft (of a motor vehicle valued greater than $100,000) by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Johnson had allegedly stolen a Humvee from Fort Stewart and driven it across state lines. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.
A three-month, undercover investigation by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, the Hinesville Police K-9 Unit and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers in December.
Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is continuing its most recent controlled burn season, which began in November.
According to members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the toughest part of their jobs is getting equipment to a fire in a timely manner. After a house fire is reported, firefighters say they must head to the fire station, pick up the fire truck and equipment and drive to the fire, by which time, the structure is usually fully engulfed.
For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.
Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.
A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.
Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.
An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.
A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.
Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.
Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.
A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.
The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A Fort Stewart soldier, identified as Matthew Caron, 28, was killed Sunday in Savannah when his 2014 BMW overturned.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.
Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.