Morning News Briefs for 7-19-16

| July 19, 2016
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The Valdosta Inner Perimeter Road Walmart Store was evacuated yesterday in the wake of a bomb threat. Investigators found no explosive devices and the store was re-opened. The response teams were comprised of Valdosta and Moody personnel.

Ryshaad Harrison is only eight years old but the city of Thomasville recognized him as a hero in that community. The youth was honored for saving the lives of family members after a fire broke out at their residence. By following the instructions taught to him during a fire education program at school, Ryshaad Harrison was able to help pull some family members from the burning dwelling.

Officials in Duval County Florida have jailed Thomas Brown. He was sought in connection with a double murder that took the lives of his girlfriend and her uncle. Brown had made his way to Georgia and was arrested in Cook County on non-related charges and was transferred to a drug facility in Thomasville. He was taken into custody by officials with the US Marshals service and returned to Jacksonville.

Back The Blue signs are spreading across yards and neighborhoods across the region in support of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel. The idea of displaying the signs is a national campaign.

Quincy Collins was already an inmate in the Crisp County Jail when he attacked jail officer, Deputy Jay Young with a foot rest from a wheelchair. According to the report Collins pretended to have a seizure and used it as a diversion to bring about the attack on the non-suspecting jailer. Corrections officials say that it’s just one more danger faced by officers of the law each day. Collins was in jail for violation of probation and now faces the new charge of assault.

Fire officials, emergency medical services personnel and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Teresa Drive call from Lake Park reporting the discovery of the body of a man in a lake. The investigation into the death continues and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. The identity of the deceased is not being released pending the notification of the next-of-kin.
Officials release name of man found in Lowndes County lake
Valdosta-Lowndes job fair kicks off this morning
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