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Man indicted in bizarre sexual assault case

A 25-year-old Milledgeville man arrested earlier this year following a bizarre series of crimes, including sexual assault, was indicted this week on criminal charges by a Baldwin County grand jury. Grand jurors indicted Montrell D. Johnson, of 2412 A Brantley Way, on charges of criminal attempt to c

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-16 17:30:00

Grand jury indicts 3 GDOC officers on charges

A trio of officers with the Georgia Department of Corrections were indicted earlier this week on criminal charges by a Baldwin County grand jury. According to documents filed in the Baldwin County Superior Court Clerk's Office the three officers indicted were Gregory James Becham, violation of oath

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-17 16:15:00

Felon arrested on gun charge in Athens

A convicted felon was arrested Friday night during a traffic stop in which a loaded gun was found in the car in which he was a passenger, Athens-Clarke County police said. The car was stopped for running a stop sign at Old Hull Road and the inner loop of the Athens Perimeter and the vehicle was sear

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-16 12:00:00

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opening in September

Construction is expected to be completed on the new eatery by September. Construction is expected to be completed on the new eatery by September. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is coming to Milledgeville starting in the fall. The burger chain is planning to construct a 2,600 square foot, fre

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-16 16:30:00

Cash: We need more sheriffs like Howard Sills

Several years ago, my wife and I went to Milledgeville with another couple to a restaurant. Apparently hearing our conversation, from a nearby table, we were addressed with this question: "Who are you folks going to vote for sheriff in Putnam County?" I considered this personal and coming from, a to

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-17 00:04:00

Athens woman injured with tree falls on truck

A 65-year-old Rustwood Drive resident was injured Monday afternoon when a tree that was being cut down by a private contractor alongside the outer loop of the Athens Perimeter near Tallassee Road fell on her pickup truck, Athens-Clarke County police said. The tree crushed the pickup's roof and the w

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-16 22:40:47

Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 04:48:00

Central State Hospital opens modern recovery facility

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Central State Hospital held a ribbon cutting and open house Friday to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Wellness, Hope and Learning. The new center follows a treatment mall model and will support recovery in an educational setting. A treatment mall is a new way to ap

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-16 16:13:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Police find woman shot in the head

A woman remains in a Macon hospital after she was shot once in the face during a bizarre chain of events in the early hours of Saturday, March 10. According to police reports, Tiffany Nicole Tucker, 28, Lawrenceville, was life-flighted from U.S. 441 near Seven Islands Road after Madison Police Depar


Grand jury indicts 3 in drive-by murder case

A Baldwin County grand jury has indicted two men and a teenager on multiple charges in connection with a November 2017 drive-by shooting that left one man dead and a girl wounded. Grand jurors returned a 12-count criminal indictment against Jemerius Trevontaine Goodman, 24, while they returned an ei


Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell


Woman parked in road arrested on drug charge

A Walton County woman was arrested Saturday by an officer who checked to see why her minivan was stopped in a lane of travel of the Athens Perimeter, Athens-Clarke County police said. When asked about an odor of green marijuana coming from inside the van, the 56-year-old Monroe resident claimed that


Sketches released of police poser accused of sexually assaulting women

Police are trying to figure out if both acts were committed by the same man. COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The Cobb County Police Department believe they now have identified the face of a man accused of impersonating a police officer, then sexually assaulting the women he pulled over. This past weekend, a wo


The Latest: Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Carlton Gary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Georgia has put to death a man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago.

EVERYTHINGLUBBOCK.COM - 2018-03-16 02:42:04

Lenny Moss waives right to jury trial in murder of Tyeisha Davis

A Thomson man who was scheduled to face a jury next week for the 2016 murder of his children's mother declined to allow his peers to determine his fate. Lenny Ozzylee Moss, 27, who was to be tried in McDuffie County Superior Court beginning Monday, March 19, for the Dec. 20, 2016, murder of Tyeisha

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-03-15 18:50:00

Georgia plans to execute man known as 'stocking strangler'

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia plans to execute an inmate known as the "stocking strangler," a man convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago. Carlton Gary, 67, is scheduled to die by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital Thursday evening at the stat


Police: Father won't be charged after fatal shootout with home invaders

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say a father who fatally shot a suspected home invader early Thursday won't be charged. Authorities said three armed men showed up at a unit of the Covington Glen apartments on Thicket Way just before 12:30 a.m. and confronted a father. "At some point three males attempt

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 00:31:00

Athens man arrested for assaulting girlfriend

A 21-year-old Vine Street man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend during a domestic dispute at her home at Rolling Ridge Apartments, Athens-Clarke County police said. The victim said the offender punched her in the mouth and broke a TV and a lamp, possibly because s


Man cut during auto shop armed robbery

A man was cut in the stomach and arm during an armed robbery at an auto repair shop. According to Madison Police Department reports, the 48-year-old victim told officers he was closing the garage doors at Ocampo Automotive, Commerce Drive, at approximately 7 p.m. when two black males ran in under th