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 fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.
Authorities are not saying much about the roundup of suspects in a child pornography ring, except that warrants have been served in Liberty County.
The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.
Long County will host its annual Law Day celebration Tuesday in Ludowici.