Local News Briefs

| October 29, 2014

Local NewsLee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA:

DEPUTY CHARGED IN COFFEE COUNTY  |  DOUGLAS — Battery charges have been filed against a deputy in Coffee County. The violation stems from an incident during which Deputy Kevin Grantham struck inmate Sandarius Coney. Grantham was fired the same day of his arrest.

NEW VETERANS CLINIC  |  TIFTON — A new clinic for veterans is coming to Tifton and Tift County and officials from the offices of U.S. Congressman Austin Scott say that the center will provide much needed services to thousands of area men and women of the military. The clinic could open as soon as 18 months from now.

SECOND HARVEST SURPRISES KIDS  |  THOMASVILLE — Second Harvest of South Georgia paid a surprise visit to the Jerger Elementary School in Thomasville. They brought with them donated school supplies to help teachers who often have to pay out of pocket for classroom necessities. The initiative is called the Teachers Harvest program benefiting students and instructors.

VALDOSTA CRASH INVESTIGATION  |  VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police Department investigation into a crash involving a train and truck continues. The driver of the abandoned truck fled the Baytree Road crash site.

According to the report the crossing bars had just come down warning of the approaching train but the driver attempted to go around and continue on his way. Witnesses reported that the truck was left on the tracks and was then struck by the oncoming train.

ROSEWOOD MANOR INDICTMENTS  |  DOUGLAS — Indictments have been handed down in the case of Lisa Jacobs and her husband James Jacobs. They have been indicted on a charge of concealing a death by a Coffee County Grand Jury.

Last August, Sheriff Doyle Wooten says his investigators got a tip, went to Rosewood Manor to investigate, and found the body of a deceased male buried in a shed. GBI crime scene experts spent hours excavating the body.


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