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Authorities search for missing 16-year-old

Authorities search for missing 16-year…

March 25, 2019 by Submitted

A Coffee County has been missing since Sunday, March 24, and authorities are actively attempting to locate him.   Samuel Wayne Harper, 16, was last seen on March 24 at the Wal-Mart store in Douglas. He is described as a white male, 6’, 145 pounds. The last time anyone saw him was...

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Jury finds Bo Dukes guilty on four counts related to Grinstead murder

Jury finds Bo Dukes guilty on four cou…

March 22, 2019 by Bradley Bennett

Thursday afternoon, a Wilcox County jury convicted Bo Dukes on four counts related to the murder of Ocilla schoolteacher Tara Grinstead. The jury deliberated less than an hour before returning a guilty verdict for lying to a GBI investigator (two counts), hindering the apprehension of a criminal, and concealing the...

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Inmate sneaks meth into jail in 'bodily orifice,' two others sent to CRMC after swallowing the drug

Inmate sneaks meth into jail in 'bodil…

March 19, 2019 by Submitted

A Coffee County inmate, 51-year-old Jesse Walter Burkhalter, faces additional charges after jail officials discovered a quantity of methamphetamine on his person after being processed into the jail.   Jail officials discovered the drug while conducting a routine search of the offender's cell on March 16.    Following an investigation by the Coffee County...

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Trial of Bo Dukes, accused of lying to GBI and helping burn Tara Grinstead's body, began today

Trial of Bo Dukes, accused of lying to…

March 18, 2019 by Bradley Bennett

Bo Dukes’s trial began today in Wilcox County. He stands charged with two counts of making false statements, hindering the apprehension of a criminal, and concealing the death of another in the death of Tara Grinstead. Ryan Duke, who has been charged with Grinstead’s murder, will go on trial in...

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GBI finds third body in missing persons case, also makes second arrest

GBI finds third body in missing person…

March 15, 2019 by Staff Reports

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the GBI obtained arrest warrants for Jonathan Vann and Keyante Greene in the deaths of three individuals reported missing earlier this week.   Vann was charged with two counts of malice murder for the deaths of Wayne Hackle, Jr. and Bobbie Lynn Moore in Atkinson County, Georgia...

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Detectives arrest three for Evans Grocery robbery in January

Detectives arrest three for Evans Groc…

March 15, 2019 by Submitted

Coffee County sheriff's detectives have arrested three men believed to be responsible for an armed robbery at a local business earlier this year.   Sheriff's deputies responded to Evan's Grocery on Highway 32 West on Jan. 24, 2019, in reference to an armed robbery. Detectives responded to the scene, initiated an investigation...

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Authorities search for missing 16-year-old

Authorities search for missing 16-year-old

A Coffee County has been missing since Sunday, March 24, and authorities are actively attempting...

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Certification applicator training for paraquat use required after March 8, 2019

Certification applicator training for paraquat use required after March 8, 2019

Certification applicator training for paraquat use required after March 8, 2019 By John McLemore, County Extension...

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Cops investigate Tyreek Hill for battery, no charges filed

Cops investigate Tyreek Hill for battery, no charges filed

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is the subject of a battery investigation in...

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