UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. Department of Corrections officers still have a perimeter in place and are taking warrants on Coe. He is still at large.
UPDATE 8:15 a.m., at daylight Eric Kenneth Coe, 19, was still at large. He is 5'11" tall and weighs 158 pounds. He has less hair than shown in this photo. Local and state law enforcement officers continue to search for him.
UPDATE: At 11:25 p.m., the searches in all locations had been for naught.
UPDATE: Following a sighting by a citizen of a white male dressed all in white near a woodline, some units have moved into the area of Pine and Poplar streets and Memorial Drive in Barnesviille to search as of 10:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Sheriff Brad White said the investigation into the reliability of the report was ongoing though search dogs were deployed.
He suggested residents keep home and vehicle doors and windows secured.
BPD chief Chuck Keadle said the search would continue through the night until the Department of Corrections called it off.
Again, the escapee, Eric Kenneth Coe, was incarcerated for violating his probation on theft charges. He is not thought to be violent but all precautions should be taken anytime an inmate is on the run.
Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported by calling 911.
With cubed steak on sale at Giant Mart, this will be tender and delicious.
6 -8 beef cube steaks
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
2⁄3 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 (1 ounce) packets brown gravy mix
2 cups water
* Combine salt, pepper and flour in a shallow container. Roll cubed steaks in flour mixture to coat both sides.
* In a large skillet heat oil over med-high heat. Place cubed steaks into heated skillet and brown on both sides.
* Remove steaks, and place into a crock pot. Combine brown gravy mix and water, and pour over steaks. (Make sure you have enough liquid to cover steaks).
* Set crock pot on high to get heat going. Turn setting down to low, and let cook 6-8 hours.
UPDATE: Following a sighting by a citizen of a white male dressed all in white near a woodline, some units have moved into the area of Pine and Poplar streets and Memorial Drive in Barnesviille to search as of 10:25 p.m.
At 7:15 p.m., the search for 19-year-old Eric Kenneth Coe, who walked away from a Department of Corrections work detail in Barnesville Wednesday afternoon, had shifted sharply westward toward the area of McCollum and Perdue roads.
Also, the charges on which Coe were incarcerated were becoming clearer.
A manhunt is underway for an inmate, Eric Kenneth Coe, who walked away from a state prisoner work detail in Barnesville around 3 p.m.
He was spotted on the railraod tracks at Aldroa shortly after that then apparently took a black Kia which has been found behind Ingles with a flat tire. A Department of Corrections search dog team is enroute and schools were ordered to clear practice fields at 3:39 p.m.
Schools are going on lockdown. Mostly after school athletic practices involved.
UPDATE: A GSP helicopter is now involved in the search which centers around the wetlands trail area. According to radio traffic, a cap worn by the escapee was found
An ex-con who led local law enforcement officers on a wild, highspeed chase here Feb. 3 is due in court before Judge Tommy Wilson Thursday as authorities attempt to revoke his probation.
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Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the graduation of my class at Lamar County High School, the Class of 1976. The 1975-76 school year was the first year classes were held at the “new” high school, so we were the first class to graduate from there.
I wasn’t there, though.
Well, I was there for our graduation, but I wasn’t there for our senior year.
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The final Movies at the Ritz event of the year will be held Friday, Aug. 14 at Ritz Park on Forsyth Street. The featured movie will be Monsters University and 2015 Miss Buggy Days Katelyn Womack will make a special appearance.
The movie is free to attend and participants may bring blankets and chairs. Festivities begin at 7:45 p.m. and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m. with face painting, popcorn and drinks offered for sale.
For more info, call the chamber of commerce at 770-358-5884.
Julia Heidbrink, a local field trial dog trainer, is the founder/operator of the Georgians for Trump Facebook page and was interviewed by an Atlanta television station in that role. She still stands behind Trump despite the Megyn Kelly blowup.
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