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Correctional Officer attacks Inmate, Falsifies Report

Correctional Officer attacks Inmate, Falsifies Report

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

LAKE CITY — A Lake City correctional officer was arrested Tuesday after an internal investigation found that he attacked an inmate and falsified official records to justify his use of force, authorities said. Adrian Stephan Hill is charged with falsifying records and battery on an inmate after he allegedly approached inmate Phillip Enoch Alderman, Jr., […]

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Council Honored at Street Renaming Ceremony

Council Honored at Street Renaming Ceremony

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA — A longtime Valdosta educator was honored Saturday as Crowder Street was renamed for Ruth K. Council. An appreciative crowd gathered in front of Council’s home for the ceremony.  The event, led by Valdosta mayor John Gayle, included city officials, family members and friends. “We don’t just name streets after folks every day in […]

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Mother charged in death of Father, Daughter

Mother charged in death of Father, Daughter

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

LAKELAND — A 50-year-old Lakeland, Florida man and his 6-year-old granddaughter were found murdered – and the girl’s mother has been arrested and charged with the crimes, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. Mark Weekly and Meredith Jessie had been reported missing by family members Saturday, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donna Wood said. They had […]

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Suspect attempts to Chew off Fingertips after Arrest

Suspect attempts to Chew off Fingertips after Arrest

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

FT. MYERS — A Florida man was caught on video attempting to chew off his fingertips while sitting in the back of a patrol car, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Video posted to the sheriff’s office Facebook page shows a man identified as 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts repeatedly gnawing at his fingertips, chewing the […]

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Lee County Man killed in Albany Accident

Lee County Man killed in Albany Accident

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY – A weekend accident claimed the life of a man over the weekend. WALB is reporting Jimmy Wayne Thompson, 65, died yesterday in a single car accident on North Jefferson Street in Albany. About 12:15 Saturday, Dougherty County police responded to an accident where a single vehicle had hit a tree. The Dougherty County Coroner’s Office confirmed […]

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Ringgold Farmer Named 2015 Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year

Ringgold Farmer Named 2015 Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Prayer, hard work, dedication, perseverance and ongoing evaluation have helped us achieve our farming goals” RINGGOLD — On his northwest Georgia farm, James Lyles of Ringgold is building new chicken houses, moving beef cattle daily and harvesting and selling top quality hay. He has been a farmer for 19 years. His Dry Creek Farm includes […]

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Another Arrest in Convenience Store Robberies

Another Arrest in Convenience Store Robberies

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Albany Police announced the name of a second teen wanted in connection to armed robberies at convenience stores, according to reports from WALB. Ryshun Raybon Jackson, 16, is wanted for armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection to the robbery of a Woodall’s on North Slappey Blvd. He is also wanted for armed robbery, […]

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Search Suspended for Teen Fishermen

Search Suspended for Teen Fishermen

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

MIAMI — The Coast Guard says it’s suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who’ve been missing for a week. Capt. Mark Fedor says the search continues in the meantime and has been a `true all hands on deck effort’. The 14-year-old boys, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing last Friday and […]

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Reward Offered as Search for 21-month Old Continues

Reward Offered as Search for 21-month Old Continues

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

JACKSONVILLE — A reward to find a missing 21-month-old Jacksonville boy now stands at $10,500. Lonzie Barton has been missing for a week. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the man who lived with Lonzie’s mother and cared for him and his 5-year-old sister is a suspect and isn’t cooperating with investigators. Chief of Detectives Tom […]

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Confederate Memorial Vandalized with “Confed lives don’t matter”

Confederate Memorial Vandalized with “Confed lives don’t matter”

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

PENSACOLA — A Confederate monument in Florida’s Panhandle has been vandalized. Pensacola Police say the words “Confed lives don’t matter” were found painted early Friday on one side of the memorial. The granite monument was installed in 1891 with an inscription honoring “the Uncrowned Heroes of the Southern Confederacy, whose joy was to suffer and […]

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