Morning News Briefs for 6-8-17

| June 8, 2017

The parent company of Winn-Dixie Stores-Harvey’s-Bi-Lo and Fresco y Mas has announced a voluntary recall of multiple Southern Home frozen food products containing baby lima beans. These products were sold in 12-16, and 32 ounce quantities and may contain foreign objects. The packages have a best by date of 2019…full refunds are offered.


Alachua County Florida officials have confiscated marijuana with a street value of $1.5 million dollars. Florida patrol officers pulled over a tractor-trailer for following too closely on Interstate 75 and a search and K-9 Unit led to the discovery of the 170 pounds of the illegal weed.


A Macon family is dealing with the drug overdoses of two of their loved ones. 52 year old Gregory Mitchell and 62 year old Betty Collins were hospitalized and are expected to recover. According to medical officials Collins’ husband had also overdosed and had been released from a hospital. Their overdoses are believed to be part of a string of such incidents in Georgia involving the mixture of Percocet with street level drug sales. The yellow colored pills are said to be counterfeit. Six new overdoses possibly related to the recent counterfeit Percocet outbreak in Middle Georgia have been reported as of Wednesday morning.


Senior Superior Court Judge Gary C. McCorvey has signed an order holding the sanctions imposed on all local governments of Lowndes County in abeyance pending further order of the court. The order, therefore, reinstated the local governments’ eligibility to receive state-administered financial assistance, grants, loans, and permits. All local governments in Lowndes County were ineligible since November 1, 2016, due to the impasse between Lowndes County and the cities of Dasher, Hahira, Lake Park, Remerton and Valdosta over the execution of a new service delivery strategy (SDS).

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