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Lace Futch, South Georgia's biggest champion, passes at 83

Former Willacoochee mayor, Atkinson County commissioner, and South Georgia’s biggest champion Marion “Lace” Futch, age 83, passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2022, in Savannah following a brief illness. Lace, as he was known to all, was a lifelong resident of Willacoochee, Georgia. He was born October...
WILLACOOCHEE, GA
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Suspect charged in Pearson robberies receives more charges

One of the suspects who allegedly committed numerous armed robberies in Atkinson County, 18-year-old Ashton Zane Hamilton, has now received additional charges in Douglas in connection to a similar local burglary that occurred this month. DouglasNow has also learned Hamilton has a history with local law enforcement, having been arrested numerous times over the last year and was on probation at the time of his arrest.
PEARSON, GA
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2 arrested for targeted robberies, 1 wanted

Two individuals have been arrested in connection to an Atkinson County armed robbery investigation. The GBI has arrested and charged 18-year-old Ashton Hamilton, of Pearson, GA, with armed robbery and 19-year-old Mica’enya Jordan, of Douglas, GA, with criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Authorities are searching for Roderick Hillman,...
DOUGLAS, GA
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GBI Makes Arrests in Atkinson County Armed Robbery Investigation

Pearson, GA (June 17, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Ashton Hamilton, 18, of Pearson, GA, with Armed Robbery and Mica’enya Jordan, 19, of Douglas, GA, with Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery. Roderick Hillman, 17, of Douglas, GA, was also charged with Armed Robbery and is wanted. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Pearson Police Department requested the GBI investigate numerous armed robberies that had occurred over the course of at least a month.
PEARSON, GA
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Douglas man accused in Atkinson murder

PEARSON, GA – Late Friday, the GBI alerted to Wednesday’s felony murder arrest of 43 year old Marcus Hunt of Douglas. Hunt is accused of fatally stabbing 55 year old Anita Floyd of Pearson, in her Broughton Street home Tuesday night. The GBI says a scheduled autopsy at...
PEARSON, GA
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Douglas man accused of killing Anita Floyd of Atkinson County

Marcus Devin Hunt, 43, of Douglas, stands accused of killing Anita Floyd at her home in Pearson on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, according to Atkinson County Sheriff David Moore. Sheriff Moore told DouglasNow that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations was contacted to take over the case. Based on evidence discovered during the investigation, law enforcement secured an arrest warrant for Hunt in connection with Floyd's death. Officers found Hunt Wednesday in Ware County, where he was immediately taken into custody.
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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Douglas man arrested in Atkinson Co. homicide

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - A Douglas man is accused of killing a woman in her home, according to Atkinson County Sheriff David Moore. Moore said on June 15, Anita Floyd was killed in her home in Pearson. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was contacted to take over the case....
DOUGLAS, GA
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Douglas man arrested for death of Atkinson County woman

A Douglas man has been arrested in connection to the death of an Atkinson County woman. The GBI has arrested and charged 43-year-old Marcus Hunt, of Douglas, Georgia, with felony murder and aggravated assault. On Wednesday, June 15, the Pearson Police Department requested the GBI to conduct a death investigation.
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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Police: Home invasions targeting migrant workers in Atkinson Co.

WILACOOCHEEE, Ga. (WALB) - The Willacoochee Police Department is still investigating a string of home invasions. Police said migrant workers have been the targets of these crimes. Two men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection to this string of home invasions. A total of 25 migrant workers were...
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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GBI makes arrests in Atkinson County armed robbery investigation

The GBI has arrested and charged Ashton Hamilton, 18, of Pearson, GA, with Armed Robbery and Mica'enya Jordan, 19, of Douglas, GA, with Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery. Roderick Hillman, 17, of Douglas, GA, was also charged with Armed Robbery and is wanted. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Pearson Police Department requested the GBI investigate numerous armed robberies that had occurred over the course of at least a month.
DOUGLAS, GA
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Remains of missing Atkinson Co. woman found

HAZLEHURST, Ga. (WALB) - The remains of a woman missing out of Atkinson County have been found in Jeff Davis County, according to the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said they had been searching for Nancy Echeverria, who was reported missing. The sheriff’s office said...
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, GA
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Mattie's Call issued for missing Atkinson County woman

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has activated a Mattie's Call, at the request of Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office. 68-year-old Nancy R Echeverria is missing. Mrs. Echeverria has dementia. She was last seen on June 4, at 1:00 A.M., in the 400 Block of Shirley Ave in Coffee County. She...
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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Atkinson County searching for woman reported missing on June 8

The Atkinson County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the community and surrounding counties in locating a woman, 68-year-old Nancy Echeverria, who was reported missing last Wednesday, June 8. According to an Atkinson County Sheriff's Department official, Echeverria, known as Veria, is possibly driving a 1994 red Toyota truck with...
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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Atkinson Co. deputies searching for missing woman

PEARSON, Ga. (WALB) - Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for a missing woman. Deputies are looking for Nancy Echeverria, also known as Veria. Echeverria has brown eyes and is described as 5′5 and 89 pounds. Deputies said she could be driving...
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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ATCO man allegedly accuses father of taking his meth then threatens officers

William Clarence Chaney of Atkinson County was denied bond after threatening to kill multiple individuals, including law enforcement officers, which resulted in a 5-hour standoff with the Georgia State Patrol SWAT team. The threats were made after law enforcement was called to the property in reference to a domestic issue, which began after Chaney, who is 46-years-old, accused his father of "taking his meth."
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