Morning News for Briefs for 6-29-16

| June 29, 2016


A new law will bar anyone under the age of 21 from entering a Georgia bar starting Friday. Michael’s law was signed by Governor Nathan Deal last year and, in addition to the age limit, also requires bars to carry liability insurance and requires bouncers, bartenders and servers to be at least 21. Michael’s Law is named after an 18-year-old Georgia Southern Student who was beaten to death at a bar in 2014.

U.S. Press in Valdosta is offering free patriotic yard signs to all of its customers and area residents to celebrate Independence Day. Signs can be picked up now through July 5th at the U.S. Press office at 1628 James P. Rodgers Drive in the Industrial Park. Signs are limited to one per household.

For the second year, Winn-Dixie stores will be donating their July 4th profits to a military support group. All profits generated from sales on Monday will go to Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

A Clinch County Jail inmate who escaped custody last week, for the third time, was apprehended Monday night. 31-year-old Michael Chance Copeland was caught by Clinch County Sheriff’s deputies around 10:30 in the Dupont area. K-9’s were used to track him down. Copeland now faces several charges, including escaping, theft of a motor vehicle, obstruction, damaged government property, and fleeing and eluding. He has been transported to a facility in Ware County.

The FBI is looking for a Milwaukee woman for the murder of her neighbor who was nine month pregnant. Investigators believe Shanika S. Minor killed her victim, who died in front of her two other children, because of a perceived notion that the victim had disrespected Minor’s family. Minor has extended family in Georgia. She has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.

The Valdosta HIgh School Touchdown Club will host their annual Auction Event on Thursday at the Valdosta Country Club. This year they have also added a reverse draw to the fundraiser that will award the winner $5,000. For more information or to purchase a reverse draw ticket, please contact John Dennis Wetherington at (229) 740-5006 or Visit

Union Cathedral is hosting a Community Collaborative Back to School/Health Fair Extravaganza this Saturday from 9 to 1. The event will feature free food, free book bags filled with school supplies and free adult health screenings.

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