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GBI Investigates Homicide in Tifton

GBI Investigates Homicide in Tifton

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

GBI Press Release: Tifton, GA – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Tift County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a homicide. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the Tift County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1705 Bell Avenue in Tifton where they found Demetrius Graham, 19, with a gunshot wound. Graham […]

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Notice of Changes to Maximum Rate Tariff for Household Goods Carriers

Notice of Changes to Maximum Rate Tariff for Household Goods Carriers

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia State Patrol Press Release: On February 8, 2018, the Board of Public Safety approved a new maximum rate tariff applicable to intrastate household goods movers within the state of Georgia. The new tariff cancels the former Georgia Public Service Commission maximum rate tariff which was applicable to household goods movers. The substantive changes to […]

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Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: WCTV Eyewitness News SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent scam involving the callers posing as a sheriff’s office employee. Deputies say the caller will often use the name of an actual employee and tells the victims that they’ve missed jury duty and that they […]

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Charlotte Fugitive Wanted for Murder Captured in Augusta

Charlotte Fugitive Wanted for Murder Captured in Augusta

| February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: Augusta, GA–David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the arrest of Jayquwan Lamar Newmones, 23, on a United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) warrant issued on February 7, 2018. Newmones was arrested by the FBI, with assistance […]

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Rep. Austin Scott Lauds Decision to Bring Navy, Marine Corps C-130 Depot Maintenance to Warner Robins

Rep. Austin Scott Lauds Decision to Bring Navy, Marine Corps C-130 Depot Maintenance to Warner Robins

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the following statement upon the announcement to bring Navy and Marine Corps C-130 depot maintenance work to Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) at Robins Air Force Base (Robins AFB) in Warner Robins, Georgia. This projected workload […]

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Worth County High School on lockdown due to bomb threat

Worth County High School on lockdown due to bomb threat

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: WCTV Eyewitness News WORTH COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) — Worth County High School has been placed on lockdown after receiving a bomb threat via a handwritten note. Students are currently being evacuated to the Worth County Middle School gym across the street. Parents are being instructed to pick up their students there. The Sheriff’s Office […]

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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Jonesboro

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Jonesboro

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Press Release: Jonesboro, GA – On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Clayton County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information from law enforcement authorities indicates that at approximately 5:34 a.m., Clayton County 911 received a call about a suspicious person […]

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Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of murder

Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of murder

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nikolas Cruz By: CBS News  PARKLAND, Fla. (CBS) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fifteen wounded survivors were […]

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Florida House approves exceptions to proposed child marriage ban

Florida House approves exceptions to proposed child marriage ban

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida House voted Wednesday for a bill that would continue to let young people get married if the girl is pregnant. The House voted 108-2 for the bill that would end most child marriages. It carves out an exception for 16- and 17-year-olds when there’s a pregnancy […]

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Deal introduces criminal justice reform legislation

Deal introduces criminal justice reform legislation

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Office of Gov. Nathan Deal:  The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform delivered its 2018 report to Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday. Recommendations included in the report, unanimously approved by the full Council, have been divided into two pieces of legislation and introduced in the Senate, SB 406 and SB 407. “Georgia’s unprecedented success in criminal […]

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