Monday, June 4, 2012
An adult male is suspected to have discharged the weapon.
A 7-year-old child was shot and killed Saturday at a mobile home park in Long County, according to the Coastal Courier. The child was shot in the chest at about 11 a.m. Saturday at the Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park, the Courier reported. An adult male is suspected to have fired the weapon. The child was pronounced dead at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. The suspect is being questioned by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to the Courier. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Long County resident is charged with two counts of child molestation.
A former Long County school bus driver has been charged with two counts of child molestation, according to a Coastal Courier report. Richard Lee Wilson, 58, was charged Feb. 14 for two alleged incidents, according to the report. The alleged victim in both incidents was a 9-year-old girl. Wilson had resigned as a bus driver on Feb. 10, the report stated. Wilson was assigned a bond of $60,000 and a property bond of $120,000. He posted the property bond and has been released until a court date can be set, the Courier reported. Got something to say about this story? Tell us what you think in the comments, and feel free to write a letter to the editor by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep it under 500 words, include your name and…
Friday, January 13, 2012
A Georgia National Guard soldier died Thursday after his car crashed into a school bus.
A Georgia National Guard soldier who worked on Fort Stewart was killed Thursday when his car crashed into a Tattnall County school bus, according to a Fort Stewart press release. Sgt. Steven M. Coghlan, 30, was killed when his car hit the school bus at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday as the bus was turning left onto Highway 144 from Joe Kennedy Road. Both vehicles caught fire and were extinguished by the Long and Tattnall County fire departments, according to the release. Coghlan was a mechanic and squad leader at the Mobilization and Training Equipment Site, Georgia Garrison Training Center. The GGTC is located on Fort Stewart. An initial investigation, conducted by the Georgia State Patrol and Fort Stewart police, determined that the school bus…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Motien McClard, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from her car.
A Long County resident was killed and a Hinesville k-9 officer run off the road early today when a man driving a pickup truck rammed both vehicles, according to a Coastal Courier report. Charles W. Martin of Cairo was driving west on Elim Church Road around midnight when he allegedly rammed the back of Officer Tony Durham's police department sedan several times, running it off the road. Durham had no known injuries, according to the Courier. Continuing toward Ludowici, Martin then allegedly rammed a 2008 Hyundai Elantra from behind, forcing it off the road and causing it to flip. Long County resident Motiene McClard, 49, a passenger in the Elantra, was thrown from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. McClard's daughter, 28-year-…