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Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal...

OCILLA, Georgia (Reuters) - Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

REUTERS INDIA - 2018-06-20 15:36:21

Man drowns in Turner County pond

The man has two listed names: Alex Rivera, date of birth 1-26-97 and Domingo Velasquez Perez, with a DOB 5-1-88.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Ghost hunters investigate Ashburn’s Crime and Punishment Museum

Roger Taylor, John Richard, Rick Bilodeau and Jasmine Mielle brought cameras, phones, and a “spirit box” to the Crime and Punishment Museum in Ashburn.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 14:00:00

City of Tifton holds Family Fun Day for its employees

Lunch consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage dogs, prepared by members of the Tifton Fire Department.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-19 15:00:00

GMA to host Wiregrass Freedom Festival June 30

TIFTON — Break out the red, white, and blue on June 30 when visitors will celebrate their patriotic pride at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-19 16:00:00

Tift County Sheriff’s Office holds Coffee with a Cop

TIFTON, Ga. — Residents will have the opportunity to talk with Tift County Sheriff’s Office personnel at Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at Starbucks, according to a press release from the TCSO.“Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions an

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-20 17:00:00

Charge reduced on man arrested days after guilty plea for aggravated assault

Police arrested Kastelic, 28, two days after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of Chelsi Luckie, 200 block Seminole Drive.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-06-21 00:37:00

Drowning victim may be from Colquitt County

The man has two listed names: Alex Rivera, date of birth 1-26-97, and Domingo Velasquez Perez, with a DOB 5-1-88.


Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares many who have long called U.S. home

Border-crossers aren't the only targets. Thousands of illegal immigrants with deep roots in their adopted communities are being locked up and separated from their families. And as Morena Vasquez's experience shows, the impact can be devastating. By MICA ROSENBERG and READE LEVINSON Filed June 20, 20

REUTERS - 2018-06-20 15:18:00

Commissioners weigh $26.5 million budget

“We were one of the first counties they came to…and they had no track record to show,” said Carter. “Right now, the majority of our region is being served by Grady.”

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 12:00:00

Colquitt County drug team makes 4 arrests

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday officers with the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team went to 808 Causey Road looking for Ronald Cory Casteel, Sgt. Justin Lindsay said. At the time, there was an outstanding arrest warrant for Casteel on a probation violation charge.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-06-19 17:00:00

Data streams newest wave in modern ag

Remote sensing technologies will offer farmers the ability to customize irrigation and fertilizer applications for areas that have unique characteristics within fields, which will reduce costs and environmental impacts. However, putting precision agriculture strategies into practice requires agricul

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-06-19 21:03:00

Suspected migrant worker drowns in Turner County

Deputy Coroner Jim Lumpkin said the body has tentatively been identified. The victim is known by two names: Alex Rivera, born Jan. 26, 1997, and Domingo Velasquez Perez, who has a May 1, 1988 birthdate.


Another city employee seeks $1 million in new complaint against mayor

On behalf of Vicky Bryson, executive assistant to the Thomasville city manager, Moultrie attorney Robert D. Howell wrote a letter to Hobbs, other Thomasville City Council members and city attorney Tim Sanders that states Hobbs made a false and defamatory report that Bryson forged his signature on a


Federal drug case grows: 6 more arrested

The indictments for the six were handed down in mid-April, said Lt. Steve Exum, who commands the Drug Enforcement Team.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-06-20 00:58:00

Highway 133 from Moultrie to Berlin almost complete

It is one of 10 segments Georgia DOT plans to widen and reconstruct from the Lowndes-Brooks County line to Dougherty County. The first two were completed in 2016. Next to finish this summer will be 9.63 miles from Old Quitman Adel Road in Brooks County to County Road 256 in Colquitt County. Old Quit


SunLight Project — Big Business: Who employs the most workers?

The SunLight Project team — representing newspapers in Valdosta, Thomasville, Moultrie, Dalton, Tifton, Milledgeville, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla. — took a look at a few of the largest private sector employers in each of the papers’ coverage areas. Part I was published June 17.


Omega police seize drugs, cash after traffic stop

During the traffic stop, the officer found 55 Adderall pills, 26 Percoset pills, 2 Roxy pills and a crystal meth rock.


Big Businesses: A look at the largest private sector employers

TIFTON — Kindall Keyek grew up in Orlando, Fla., and spent a fair amount of time around amusement parks.


Georgia Power joins effort to build playground for Tifton Patticake House

"We want a safe and happy place for kids to come and hang out while they are waiting for their forensic interview," said Nancy Bryan. "Sometimes families come with children who are being interviewed and we need something for them to do, as an outlet and something positive."