New Jobs in Tifton; Moody Job Fair; 3-Year Old Baker County Child Killed

| September 5, 2014

News Update Logo 2From Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA & Valdosta Today Newsdesk:

New Jobs for Tift County

Good news for economic developers and job seekers in Tifton and Tift County. American Textile Company is growing and they have announced expansion plans for their manufacturing and distribution operations. As many as 100 new jobs will be created over the next three years.

Moody Job Fair

Organizers of the job fair at Moody Air Force base are more than satisfied with the turnout. The employment assistance and transition initiative is part of the plan that helps the military personnel head back into life as a civilian.

Baker County Child Killed

A three year old Baker County child is dead and the driver of the vehicle involved in his death has surrendered to the authorities. Very few details have been released so far but authorities’ say that the incident occurred on Miller Road near Highway 200 and Highway 91 South. The incident is currently considered to be a traffic related accident. However, the unidentified driver was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and Vehicular homicide. The name of the child has not been released. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol are handling the investigation.

Thomasville Drug Arrest

A drug dealing duo in the city of Thomasville have been arrested; one of them identified as Anthony Ford made bond and was released but at last report Charles Harrison was still behind bars. The arrests were made with the assistance of informant information. Both were apprehended with marijuana supposedly for sale.

Olens Comment on Ethics Suit

The Associated press has published a response from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in regards to a suit against the state ethics commissions and a judge’s ruling that levied a $10,000 fine against Olens office. Olens defended the attorneys in his office who handled the lawsuit filed by the former director of the ethics commission, saying they acted “ethically and responsibly.” Olens added he disagreed with the judge’s decision to fine his office but had yet to decide whether to appeal.

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