Morning News Briefs for 12-9-16

| December 9, 2016
A Tift County jury has convicted Timmy Thompson on the charge of felony murder in connection with the killing of his wife Peggy Thompson two years ago. His sentencing is likely to take place next week. Testimony was given by the couples adult children and a younger child regarding the father’s abuse of his wife.

An early Thursday morning shooting in Thomasville has led to a search for suspect Larry Akery. Law enforcement officials want the suspect to surrender himself now that warrants have been issued and formal charges filed.

Shanequa Richardson and Malcolm Bryant were arrested in Thomasville and the charges against them include robbery and abuse of the elderly. Police acting on information received by the department took the duo into custody.

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.

A GoFundMe account has been started to help defray the medical care costs of three year old London Herring. He is the Coastal Plain Head Start student that was injured in an accident at the Valdosta Christmas Parade. London Herring is listed in stable condition at Shands Hospital. The GoFundMe account started by Head Start parents is titled “God’s Little Miracle London Herring, and the goal is to raise $10,000.

Valdosta City Schools will dismiss students early on today. The early dismissal will allow faculty, staff and students an opportunity to travel to the Valdosta vs. Tucker, State Championship Game.
Dismissal times are as follows:
Valdosta High, the Early College Academy  and Horne Learning Center will all dismiss at 11:30 am…Middle Schools 12:00 noon and Elementary Schools at 12:30 pm
Valdosta residents urged to prepare for drop in temperatures
Levi's Call issued for abducted Georgia teen
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