Morning News Briefs for 10-17-16

| October 17, 2016


Keshawn Lyons, 17, has been charged with the shooting of a nine year old Albany boy. According to the report authorities say that the 9 year old Terrance Jordan was playing the game of hide-and-seek with friends when the gunshot rang out and he was struck in the shoulder. The quick response by officers located four youths on bicycles and one of them was armed. Their investigation revealed the Lyons was the possible shooter. The nine year old was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation continues.

The start of last weekend brought news from the office of Governor Nathan Deal for Dawson, Georgia Mayor Christopher Wright. The Dawson City Attorney was alerted by the governor that a Tribunal had voted unanimously for the removal of Wright from the Mayor’s office. He was indicted last June on child sex charges. Wright continues his campaign for re-election to the Mayor’s office and if he wins he once again may take office; early voting begins today.

Hard work, dedication and commitment have paid off for press operator Mary Pippin of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. She received the Fifth Annual James A. Bridges Vanguard Award as staff member of the year. Her responsibilities include management of the print shop. DeAnnia Clements, dean for academic affairs — allied health, was awarded the Fifth Annual Lewis I. Brinson Sr. Leadership Award for the supervisor of the year.

22 year old Samuel Howard and 26 year old Tokesha Bailey were arrested by Thomas County law enforcement officials in Meigs. Narcotics-Vice agents staked out a Church Street residence and when the suspects’ vehicle was spotted a traffic stop was enacted. Three ounces of methamphetamine was found during a search and their cases will be prosecuted on a federal level.

Valdosta man charged with possession of stolen boat motor
Brooks County breaks ground on new Boys & Girls Club facility
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