Morning News Briefs for 9-27-16

| September 27, 2016
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At last report North Georgia Police Officer William Hudson remained hospitalized in an Intensive care Unit. The 46 year old Hudson was shot while working off duty as a security guard at a Gwinnett County hotel. 33 year old Xavier Geder has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery and remains in jail in Sumter County.

Congratulations go out to a special group of students from Thomas County Central High School. They took part in the International Environmental Youth Symposium held in Atlanta and came home with awards for their efforts. During the two day event the students were required to write an essay and do an oral presentation.

The District Attorney in Dougherty County will send the case of an officer involved shooting to the grand jury. 55 year old Robert Lee Brown was shot and killed September 7th outside his residence by officer Derrick Williams. Brown reportedly stabbed the officer during a physical confrontation. Brown was shot in the back.

Valdosta firefighters have a new training tool to better help them to do their work. Special doors will be used to simulate scenarios that the firefighters contend with daily involving wood and metal doors with deadbolt locks that at times can be problematic. The Forcible Entry Door is in use by the latest group of fire department recruits and others on the job will be trained on the new door as well.

The Public Works, Fire and Police Departments in the city of Moultrie are looking for new employees. Officials report that there are currently 10 job openings in these sectors and the search is on for qualified applicants.

Thanks to the efforts of Law enforcement officials in Thomas County two robbers have been captured. The robbery occurred in Coolidge and reportedly as much as $10,000 was stolen from a convenience store at gun point. Barrington Mickens and Jonathon Bryant; both confessed to their part in the robbery. They’re both charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mickens is also wanted for several burglaries in the area.

It’s time for The 35th Annual Hahira Honey Bee Festival. Saturday there will be a 5K Run, arts and crafts and fun for the entire family. Black Crow Media will broadcast live Saturday morning. The public is invited to come out and enjoy live Entertainment at the stage behind caboose with the parade starting at noon! For more information call-229-794-1425 or 229-563-1318 or visit the honeybee festival website.
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