Morning News Briefs for 9-6-16

| September 6, 2016

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The search continues for a hit and run driver that struck and killed 65 year old Sam Lee Oliver in Tifton. Investigators report that the incident took place on U.S. Highway 82. Anyone with information regarding the hit and run fatality is asked to call the Georgia State Patrol Tifton Office at 229-386-3333.


The month of September is Hunger Action Month and thanks to the partnership between Wild Adventures Theme Park, Second Harvest Food Bank and Southeastern Credit Union, the effort to fill a truck with donations for the food bank turned out to be a fun filled event for park visitors. It is the third year for the parks participation in the fill the truck event benefiting the areas food bank.


A Thomasville woman continues to recover from gunshot wounds in the wake of what officials say was a murder-suicide attempt. Police report that Michael McAdams was found dead from a wound to the head.


A special group of Colquitt County fathers are forming a Fathers Against Drunk Driving Chapter. Meetings have already been held and the next scheduled meeting is set for September 27th at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library. The nationwide organization has a membership of approximately 7,000.


A man who stepped away from his car when he had trouble with a gas pump reading his credit card found that his car had been stolen when he went back outside. Inside the vehicle were his young twin daughters. Police recovered the stolen vehicle about a quarter of a mile away. It had been abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Both children were unharmed; they appeared to have slept through the entire episode.


An Independent Transition Program targeting youth ages 16 to 26 is an initiative from Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia which covers a 10 county area. BHS of South Georgia provides services to clients with substance abuse problems, developmental disabilities and mental health issues. The program is titled YES and it offers anonymous assistance to persons who may be hesitant when it comes to accessing needed help. The desire of the administrators of the program is to lessen the impact of negative stereotypes associated with receiving this type of assistance.


The Valdosta-Lowndes County NAACP will have our first fundraiser as a reorganized branch on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the City Hall Annex, from 11am – 2pm. Our guest speaker will be the State President, Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson and we will have a special historical presentation from the Lowndes County Historical Society. For ticket and donation information call 229-231-5403.

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