Morning News for 12-28-16

| December 28, 2016

An Albany father is now facing as many as a dozen counts in an indictment connected to allegations that he caused a vehicular accident while driving under the influence with unrestrained children passengers. Jacoby Hardrick is also charged with hit and run in the October incident. The children ages two and four were not placed in child safety seats and they suffered broken bones and internal injuries.


The victim in a fatal Thomas County crash has been identified as 66 year old Carolyn Phelps of Adel. 57 year old Michael Jones, the driver of a pickup truck involved in the accident was treated for minor injuries. Officials say that the front of the Jeep driven by Phelps collided with the rear of the truck and both vehicles left the roadway. The investigation continues.


Some Bainbridge residents are breathing sighs of relief now that three suspects thought to be responsible for multiple burglaries in that area have been arrested. The thieves were caught on surveillance video.


Officials at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College announced that they will close on December 24th for the holidays. The campus will resume normal business hours on January 3rd. ABAC’s Spring semester classes begin on January 9th.


This story out of the Macon Telegraph…Two Houston County teenagers charged with killing 18-year-old Sam Poss had initially planned to kill a 12-year-old they knew. According to testimony the two teens, Dakota White and Brandon Warren, also struck a suicide pact with each other. Superior Court Judge Edward Lukemire denied bond for White and it was stated in court that the teens had planned to kill a 12-year-old, they decided not to do so and chose Sam Poss as their victim. District Attorney George Hartwig stated that the teens wanted to know what it would feel like to kill someone.

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