Montgomery County, GA


Escaped Toombs Co. inmate back in police custody

MT. VERNON, Ga (WTGS) — An escaped inmate is back behind bars this weekend. Saturday, at approximately 10:00 a.m., a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Deputy encountered escapee Robert Lee Presgraves walking on GA HWY 56 approximately 1.5 miles south of Mount Vernon. The deputy identified Presgraves and he was...
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Toombs Escapee Back in Custody

Just over a week after overpowering a Toombs County jailer and escaping in a Pineland Paper box truck, Robert Lee Presgraves is back in custody. Capt. Jordan Kight of the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning around 10:00, a Montgomery County Deputy saw a man matching Presgraves description approximately one-and-a-half miles from Mount Vernon on GA Hwy. 56 south. The deputy was able to take Presgraves into custody without any resistance.
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The Coach John M. Peacock Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Coach John M. Peacock Foundation is proud to award scholarships to Madelyn Cartwright, India Cummings, and Cameron Coleman from Montgomery County High School. These seniors excel in academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership that the foundation recognizes in athletes. Congratulations to these seniors and we look forward to their continued success.
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Morris Recognized by ACCG

(L to R): Rob Gordon, Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA; ACCG Past President and Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor; Montgomery County Commissioner Ginger Morris; ACCG Executive Director Dave Wills; and Mara Shaw, Associate Director of the Carl Vison Institute of Government at UGA. (Photo courtesy of ACCG)

Mr. Kenneth Troy Barnes, Alston

Mr. Kenneth Troy Barnes, age 67 of Alston, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born on January 11, 1955 to the late Troy Franklin and Ellie Browning Barnes. He was a native of Montgomery County, having lived most of his life in Alston. He was a 1973 graduate of Montgomery County High School and a member of the Alston Baptist Church. Ken was a master welder by profession, having worked all over the southeastern and southwestern United States. He was most recently employed by Moses Grass Company and the City of Alston. Ken was an avid gardener and enjoyed anything “outdoors.” He was especially proud of his track record at Montgomery County High School.

MSCO Makes Significant Drug Arrest

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday, April 28, an arrest was made of Alexander Gary Matthews of Vidalia. He is charged with fleeing/attempting to elude, trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to commit a crime, two charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance near a public school.

Blazer baseball gets back on track with series win over Auburn Montgomery

After dropping their last two weekend series against Gulf South Conference foes and having fallen out of the national rankings, the Valdosta State Blazers needed a series win to build some momentum for the stretch run. Luckily, they found that against the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks, winning two of the three...

Mr. Randy F. Duncan, Charlotteville Community

Mr. Randy F. Duncan, age 63, of the Charlotteville Community in Montgomery County, died Thursday, April 7, 2022, at his home after a brief illness. He lived in Charlotteville all of his life, and was a 1976 graduate of Montgomery County High School. He was a carpenter and worked Hazlehurst Mills for many years. He enjoyed yard work and woodworking. He is preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Willis; parents, Franklin Duncan and Lorene Adams Duncan; and sister, Janice Duncan Miller.

Damage reported after tornadoes touch down in Pike/Montgomery Co.

(WDHN) — According to the National Weather Service, two possible tornadoes formed in northern Pike County and the Montgomery County areas. Tree damage along Pike County Road 1132 north of Ansley has caused police to block off roads in northern Pike County. Northern Pike and southern Montgomery County have also seen the damage with the […]

Weather Wreaks Havoc in Area

Tornados and severe storms swept through the area Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, wreaking havoc on several local communities. Tuesday’s tornado devastated parts of Emanuel County with roofs being blown off some buildings in the downtown Swainsboro area, along with some destruction in the Treutlen County area. Wednesday...

Mr. Harvey C. Sears, Jr., McGregor Community

Mr. Harvey C. Sears, Jr., age 82, of the McGregor Community in Montgomery County, died Sunday, April 3, 2022, at his home following an extended illness. He was born and raised in the Shiloh Community in Wheeler County, and lived in McGregor most of his life. He worked at Ailey Manufacturing, Oxford Industries, Piggy Wiggly Southern, Edwin I. Hatch Plant, and retired from Hardaway Construction Company. He was a member of McGregor Presbyterian Church, and he enjoyed farming and fishing. Preceding him in death was an infant son, Jonathan Carl Sears; granddaughter, Cassy Dorsey; parents, Harvey Carlos Sears, Sr. and Lola Bell Lowery Sears; and a sister, Marie Sears.