Morning News Briefs for 12-7-16

| December 7, 2016

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The pilot of the plane that crashed near Camilla Monday night has now been identified as captain Lance McCaw. Officials with Key Lime Air issued a statement reporting that McCaw was flying UPS cargo from Panama City to Albany when the plane went down.


The former Police Chief in Meigs, Gary Price, is now the interim Chief of Police in Sylvester. Former chief Wayne Jennings resigned the post earlier this year. The search continues for a new police chief in Sylvester; applications should be submitted to the Sylvester City Hall.


Nelson Hamilton, 21 and Eric Brown, 18, both of Sumner, have been arrested and another suspect, Javiel Toomer was taken into custody by Albany officials; the three suspects will be charged in connection with the home invasion-murder of Dontavious Jamar Rutland. Multiple law enforcement agencies collaborated with Sylvester authorities in moving the case forward. Additional charges are pending against the three suspects.


Officials in Tift County report the death of 11-year-old 5th grader Kendall Lamb. She lost her live in a tragic vehicular accident that may have been caused by the weather. Her mother was also injured and at last report was listed in critical condition.


The search for a suspected shooter-Antwain Williams continues in Valdosta. Police report that Williams is sought in connection with the shooting of Fredrick Keeley who was wounded multiple times but survived his injuries.


There is a new member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Hospital Authority. Ben Copeland is the latest addition to the authority and he will serve on the building-grounds committee.


A fashion show featuring some very special models from the area will take place from 11 am until 1 pm Saturday December 10th, at the Valdosta-Lowndes Park and Recreation Authority Senior Center 1360 E. Park Avenue. The special needs models will present lots of holiday-wear, including the most undesirable sweaters. The fashion show has a Christmas theme and all funds raised will go to support the Park and Recreation Authority’s adult Special Olympians. For ticket information contact the Park and Recreation Authority. The MC for the event is Big L from Blackcrow Media station Hot 102.7; singer Miranda Moore will also be featured.

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