Sylvester City Phone Service Down, Hunter Death Update, Governor’s Race, Bush Endorsement

| September 16, 2014

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

CITY PHONE SYSTEM DOWN IN SYLVESTER

Residents of the city of Sylvester were unable to contact any governmental agencies yesterday due to the absence of phone service. The system that serves police, fire, and public works were all down but Emergencies Services lines continued to function. A system upgrade is now in the works.

NO CAUSE YET ON HUNTER DEATH

No cause of death has been determined in the death of Alexander Hunter. His body was discovered buried in a shed on property owned by Rosewood Manor Assisted Living facility. Law enforcement officers arrested Diana and James Jacobs more than a month age; their charges include concealing a death and financial card fraud. The property no longer serves as an assisted living home; it is now rented as a private residential site. Officials continue to await the autopsy results and cause of Hunters’ death.

EDUCATION IN GOVERNOR’S RACE

AP…Public education and improvements need to be made to the system are serious points of friction between Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and his challenger Jason Carter. State senator Jason Carter laid the blame for the lack of proper funding of the state’s public schools squarely on governor Deal. However, the governor cited his continued efforts in funding K-12 education in Georgia and Carter’s failure to mention exactly what his plan is for education and the funding of programs.

BUSH ENDORSES PERDUE

Former President George H.W. Bush made it official Monday, endorsing Republican businessman David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia’s closely watched Senate race. The Georgia race has national implications, with Democrats seeing Nunn as one of their best chances to thwart GOP plans to take control of the Senate.

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