Mansfield, GA


Georgia judge strikes down part of Rivian electric truck plant deal

(The Center Square) — A Morgan County judge has struck down a key component of a deal to entice an electric vehicle manufacturer to build a plant in Georgia. Earlier this year, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties announced a deal to give incentives totaling $1.5 billion to electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive. The company plans to build a $5 billion plant at Stanton Springs North along Interstate 20 in Morgan and Newton counties.

Second man charged in Canton car dealership shooting

A second man has been charged in a shooting that took place near a car dealership in Canton in August. Kevon Duffus, 30, of Covington, was initially arrested Aug. 30 and charged with shooting a man at the Shottenkirk Hyundai on Liberty Boulevard in Canton. The man who was shot, Uriah Tyrek James, 24, of Douglasville, has since been arrested and is now in Cherokee County custody on charges related...

Newton County Jail Blotter

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardons and Parole Sept. 21 to Sept. 27, 2022:. • Jaden Akevion Allison, 20, Oakvale Drive, Douglasville; probation violation.

Missing Monroe man last seen in Athens area

MONROE, Ga. - Police in Monroe are searching for a missing 26-year-old man. Jasper Cornelius Murray was last seen on Sept .26 walking on Lexington Road in Athens, the Monroe Police Department says. Murray is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with hazel eyes, and multi-colored hair. He...

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON — The fair’s in town and with it come funnel cakes with powdered sugar, corn dogs, deep fried everything and squeals of laughter from any number of dizzying rides along the midway. Along with the usual fair fun, the Georgia State Fair is offering numerous shows such...

Jasper County deputies searching for missing woman

JASPER COUNTY, Ga. - Jasper County deputies need your help finding a missing woman who may have been trying to go to an Augusta nursing home. Officials say Andrea "Ann" Thurman was last seen on Tuesday in Monticello in the area of Brooks Drive and Georgia Highway 83. Investigators say...

Covington great-great-grandmother celebrating her 106th birthday

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington woman is celebrating a pretty incredible birthday this week. Martha Malcolm turns 106 years old on Thursday. Malcolm has experienced a lot in her 106 years. She's lived through part of World War I, World War II, and was born before the traffic signal or the pop-up toaster were invented.

GBI investigation results in 200 arrest warrants, over 60 individuals charged

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) — Butts County Sheriff’s Office deputies and GBI agents obtained 200 warrants resulting in the arrest of 69 individuals during a multi-agency operation named “Endless Consequences.” This investigation focused on gangs, drugs and guns in Flovilla, Georgia, and Jackson, Georgia. According to the GBI, 16 of those arrested are members of […]

Grayson softball opens Ram Classic with victory

LOGANVILLE — Grayson’s softball team opened its Ram Classic tournament with a 6-2 victory over Morgan County on Friday. Nia McKnight (two hits, three RBIs) and Carrie Green (two hits) led the Rams’ offense. Alex Wiley, Lily Davis and Grace Bryant added a hit each.

Rockdale County Jail Logbook

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Pardon and Parole for the period of Sept. 20 - Sept. 26, 2022:. • Christopher Dwayne Fontine, 43, Millstone Walk, Stone Mountain; aggravated assault, battery, simple assault, cruelty...
Henry County Daily Herald

Stockbridge Police to host first Faith and Blue event

STOCKBRIDGE — A prayer breakfast, softball games, a worship service, a luncheon, a movie on the green or a Woman’s Day Program chat about domestic violence — these are among a series of events that Stockbridge residents can choose from as part of an effort to connect the local police department with the community.