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Ringgold > “Best Teacher” Arrested Related to Student Affair

Ringgold > “Best Teacher” Arrested Related to Student Affair

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

RINGGOLD — Police have charged a Whitfield County teacher with having sexual relations with a student. Elizabeth Scroggs, a three-time nominee for local teaching awards and winner of the 2010 “Best of the Best” teaching award, now faces prison time related to a relationship she had with an 18-year old student.  Police have charged her […]

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Macon County > Contractor Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Macon County > Contractor Arrested for Insurance Fraud

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

MACON COUNTY — A middle Georgia contractor has been arrested on charges of Insurance Fraud related to Worker’s Compensation. Mark Anthony Brannen, 50, was arrested on Tuesday by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division related to work performed on a government housing project in Macon County. Brannen, owner of Brannen Construction Company, has […]

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Valdosta > Johnson Family Members Found Guilty

Valdosta > Johnson Family Members Found Guilty

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — The trial of members of Kendrick Johnson’s family has concluded with guilty verdicts and sentences handed down by Judge Mitchell. The five family members, including Johnson’s mother and father, were sentenced after being found guilty of obstruction of the Lowndes County Courthouse in April of 2013.  They claimed it was a tactic to […]

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Valdosta > Kenneth Johnson: “They gave us no choice”

Valdosta > Kenneth Johnson: “They gave us no choice”

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA — The trial over Civil Disobedience charges against the parents of deceased Lowndes High student Kendrick Johnson began Tuesday in Valdosta on the site of the courthouse where they were arrested. Kenneth and Jackie Johnson, along with 5 other family members, were arrested in April of 2013 when they blocked access to the Lowndes […]

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Valdosta > Lowndes County Considers Garbage Pick up Options

Valdosta > Lowndes County Considers Garbage Pick up Options

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Commission is considering county-wide trash pick-up options after being informed by the current service provider that a rate increase would be needed. This is the latest in the controversy that led to the County suing another provider, Deep South Sanitation, over providing an alternate service to the contracted provided, Advanced […]

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Lowndes > Lowndes County Commission Favors Anti-Dog Chain Ordinance

Lowndes > Lowndes County Commission Favors Anti-Dog Chain Ordinance

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

LOWNDES — On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Lowndes County Commission decided in favor of the anti-dog chain ordinance proposed by, Veterinarian Dr. Amanda Hall. Tom Hochschild,  Lowndes County Commissioner said, “Pet ownership entails a responsibility to protect the animal from harm, and to protect human beings from the animal. If a person can not handle these responsibilities, […]

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McRae > Murdered Marietta Couple Shot in Head

McRae > Murdered Marietta Couple Shot in Head

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

McRAE — Bond was denied Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns related to the murder of an elderly Marietta couple.  Towns has now been charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Bud and June Runion. Autopsy reports now state the couple was killed by shots to the head from a small caliber gun, […]

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Cobb County > Austell Woman Kills Her 3 Children, Herself

Cobb County > Austell Woman Kills Her 3 Children, Herself

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

AUSTELL — Reports from Cobb County law enforcement investigators state a woman has killed her 3 children and herself inside her Cobb County apartment Tuesday afternoon. Reports in the Atlanta Journal Constitution provide details of report that Kisha S. Holmes, 35 of Austell, killed her 3 children, a 9-month old girl, a 4-year old boy and another […]

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Georgia > Marietta Couple Found in Telfair County Dead

Georgia > Marietta Couple Found in Telfair County Dead

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

MARIETTA — A Cobb County couple reported missing have been found in Telfair County, victims of an apparent murder. Bud Runion, 69, and his wife, June, 66, left Marietta Thursday morning to look at an antique car they thought was for sale.  After not hearing from them for some time they were reported missing by their […]

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Valdosta > Kendrick Johnson Family Faces Charges

Valdosta > Kendrick Johnson Family Faces Charges

| January 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

VALDOSTA — Family members of deceased Lowndes High School student Kendrick Johnson were in court on Monday, charged with Civil Disobedience.  The charges were related to protests by the family in April 2013. The protest in 2013 at the Lowndes County Courthouse involved demands for the release of information related to the death of their son, found […]

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