Milledgeville, GA Crime & Safety

Georgia man drowns at Jacksonville Beach, mayor confirms

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A swimmer has drowned at Jacksonville Beach on Friday according to Mayor Chris Hoffman. The Jacksonville Beach Police Department were called in to find the man who was reported as a missing swimmer at 6:31 p.m. JBPD enlisted the help of JSO air units and lifeguards but the man was found unresponsive in the water at 7:16 p.m.
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What are the safest cities in Georgia?

With reported murders up 64% compared to this time two years ago in Atlanta, SafeWise decided to look into the cities where Georgia residents can feel safe. SafeWise just released its 7th annual “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” report for 2021. To determine the safest cities in Georgia, Safewise analyzed the latest violent crime and property crime data from the FBI for each city.
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Investigator: 3 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Georgia Forest

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long, indicating a “high-energy impact,” Aaron McCarter, an...

Helicopter with 3 people on board crashes in Georgia forest

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities say a helicopter with three people on board has crashed in a national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia and search crews were looking for the wreckage. The Telegraph of Macon reports that teams of people were searching Thursday for the wreckage of the aircraft...

3 confirmed dead after helicopter crashes in Georgia forest

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A federal investigator says three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in a densely forested area in central Georgia. Investigator Aaron McCarter of the National Transportation Safety Board told reporters Friday that the Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet long. He...

Body found in Georgia lake, but person's identity is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Investigators in north Georgia are working to identify a body found floating in Lake Lanier. The body was found Tuesday about 100 yards (91 meters) from shore near the Old Federal Campground at the lake, The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A...

43-year-old Georgia man drowns at Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A 43-year-old Georgia man drowned at Jacksonville Beach on Friday, according to Mayor Chris Hoffman, who cited information from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. Officers were reportedly called to the area of the beach between 7th and 8th Avenue North around 6:35 p.m. Investigators reported that...

Collared: Georgia man gets prison after dog finds meth-filled bag

VALDOSTA, Ga. — A southwest Georgia man, collared by a dog that found a bag full of narcotics, will spend 75 months in federal prison. Timothy Bernard Reese, 44, of Meigs, also must serve three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Middle District of Georgia.

Rockdale County Jail Blotter

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. 7-13, 2021:. Destiny Laverne Rollins♦ , 40, Conyers, possession of methamphetamine; failure to keep drugs in their original container; violation of...

DA: Fort Valley man sentenced to 40 years for brutal attack, attempted robbery

Fort Valley, Ga.— Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney Anita Howard has issued a conviction for the man who attempted to rob and pistol-whipped another man two years ago. The District Attorney's Office announced the charges for 20-year-old Cameron Smith, which includes aggravated battery, aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery, and contributing...