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Bear cub sets up shop at Tallahassee apartment complex

Bear cub sets up shop at Tallahassee apartment complex

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of WCTV: By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A black bear cub is making himself comfortable at a local apartment complex. Residents at the Villa San Michele apartments off of Baldwin Park Drive say they’ve seen the little guy roaming around near the dumpster area. Residents tell us the […]

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Georgia couple sentenced to prison for scheme to steal tax refunds using stolen identities

Georgia couple sentenced to prison for scheme to steal tax refunds using stolen identities

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia Press Release: ATLANTA – Raphael Menard and Leshanda Hunte have been sentenced to federal prison for running a tax refund scheme using the stolen identities of disabled and elderly taxpayers and causing more than a $250,000 loss to the government. “Menard and Hunte preyed on […]

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Macon Man Charged With Enticing A Minor

Macon Man Charged With Enticing A Minor

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: Deron Lamonte Hill, age 23, of Macon, Georgia, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor and Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor, announces United States Attorney Charles E. Peeler. An indictment is only an […]

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Walker County Deputies’ Sexual Assault Investigation

Walker County Deputies’ Sexual Assault Investigation

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

GBI Press Release: Fort Oglethorpe, GA – On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department arrested Walker County deputies Brandon England, age 40, and Shawn Norris, age 36, on charges of aggravated assault, criminal attempt to rape, and false imprisonment. On Sunday, June 17, 2018, at […]

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GBI Receives NIBRS Certification

GBI Receives NIBRS Certification

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

GBI Press Release: Decatur, GA – On Monday, June 11, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) received notification from the FBI of successfully meeting the requirements for National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) certification.  This certification means that Georgia is now the 36th state capable of submitting incident-based data to the FBI. Currently, crimes are […]

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Deal announces $18.1 million in transportation infrastructure project awards

Deal announces $18.1 million in transportation infrastructure project awards

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Gov. Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) awarded approximately $18.1 million in funding for 19 transportation infrastructure projects across the state through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB). “Here in the No. 1 state for business, we continue to make strides to keep […]

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Scott, Isakson Bill to Provide Equal Burial Benefits for Veterans Signed Into Law

Scott, Isakson Bill to Provide Equal Burial Benefits for Veterans Signed Into Law

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Congressman Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act (H.R. 4910), legislation sponsored by Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to provide grave liners at no cost for veterans buried at cemeteries under the control of the National Park Service (NPS). […]

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Colquitt County: SR 133 segment prepping for completion this week

Colquitt County: SR 133 segment prepping for completion this week

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

GDOT Press Release: Get ready to travel state Route 133 between Moultrie and Berlin unfettered by construction barrels as another segment of the highway nears completion. The Georgia Department of Transportation expects all four lanes to be open by Tuesday. The timeline depends on favorable weather for final work to be done. The original completion […]

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Rep. Austin Scott Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Modernize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Rep. Austin Scott Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Modernize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Rep. Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, released the following statement upon introducing last night the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Research and Development Modernization Act (H.R.6121). H.R.6121 would improve the research and development capabilities of the […]

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Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 30 Individuals

Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 30 Individuals

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that a Grand Jury, sitting in Macon Georgia, has returned indictments against 30 individuals. An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All of the defendants are presumed innocent […]

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