Morning News Briefs for 6-3-16

| June 3, 2016

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During the 78 hour Memorial Holiday Period Post 31 State Troopers investigated 20 crashes with 6 injuries and 0 fatalities. Troopers conducted 392 traffic stops resulting in 184 citations and 297 warnings. 129 persons were given speeding citations, and 2 DUI arrests were made along with other citations. There were 12 fatalities reported in Georgia during the holiday period.


The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority will show “Wreck it Ralph” at Scott Park on Friday, June 10th. The PG-Rated Disney hit will start around 8:00 PM. What: FREE Movies in the Park- “Wreck it Ralph”

Who: For families in Valdosta and Lowndes County
When: Friday, June 10th at 8:00 PM
Where: Scott Park (1101 Old Statenville Rd in Valdosta)
How much: FREE


The family of a Cook County 19 year old male is asking questions about his death. According to law enforcement reports Jacob Fisher was walking along railroad tracks wearing his earbuds when he was struck by a train. The recent high school graduate had plans to enter the Marine Corps. Fisher’s family members and witnesses say that he was only 100 feet from his intended destination and that the train whistle was never sounded. A candlelight vigil will be held in Jacob Fisher’s honor Saturday night at 9 p.m. near the sight of the incident. A go fund me account has been established to help with funeral expenses.


The investigation into the murders of five people in Colquitt County continues. Witnesses are being interviewed regarding the shooting and arson that took their lives. 25 year old Jeffrey Peacock has been charged with murder. An autopsy showed that all five victims suffered from gunshot wounds.


There is no attendance policy in place for members of the Ocilla City Council and that is why jailed councilman Lenora Moses is drawing his $400 per month salary even though he is in jail for contempt of court. Mayor Matt Seale acknowledges the fact that some residents have lodged complaints over the issue of the payments.

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