PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says a man is safe after he went missing on Lake Sinclair in Putnam County Thursday evening. According to Sergeant Bubba Stanford with the agency, just after 6 p.m., the man disappeared after he went out on the lake in a canoe.
GREENSBORO, Ga. — At the recent Rotary District 6910 Conference in Greeneville, South Carolina, the Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties was selected as the District 6910 medium size Club of the Year for 2021-2022. This marks the fifth year in a row that the Club has received this distinguished award. District Governor Mike Berg presented the award to Club President Scott Gessay.
I am fortunate to know a writer who recently wrote about calling in a turkey and just letting it walk away. Some people may see that as a sign of his grip on reality slipping away, some may see it as a new viewpoint being adopted, yet the true sportsman and outdoorsman see it for it truly is.
A local sheriff says data provided to the FBI might help them solve the grisly double homicide of an elderly pair eight years ago. Russell Dermond, 88, and his wife Shirley Dermond, 87, were brutally murdered in their gated community overlooking Lake Oconee, Georgia, in 2014, according to Fox Macon affiliate WGXA. Officials with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office now hope that recent access to newer technology managed by the FBI will help them identify a killer or killers once and for all.
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Eight years after a gruesome double murder in a rural midstate county, investigators may be finally getting closers to some answers. In May 2014, 88-year-old Russell Dermond and his wife, 87-year-old Shirley Dermond, were living in a gated community on Lake Oconee. After the couple...
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. - New evidence might reinvigorate the investigation into a chilling murder mystery that still haunts a Lake Oconee community eight years later. Russell and Shirley Dermond were last seen alive on May 1, 2014, while running errands. What played out over the next month would leave more...
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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is combing over new cell phone data connected to an 8-year-old murder mystery. Investigators said an elderly man was found beheaded in his home. His wife was found days later in a nearby lake having been weighed down. The FBI is investigating the new data.
EATONTON, Ga. — A cold case is warming up as the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said there is new evidence in their search for who murdered an elderly couple, then dumped one of their body's into a rural Georgia lake. It's been eight years since homicide detectives were called...
EATONTON, Ga. — Editor's note: Video in this story is from the start of jury selection. Jury selection began this week in the trial of Ricky Dubose, one of two inmates accused of killing corrections officers Curtis Billue and Christopher Monica in Putnam County in 2017 and leading law enforcement on a manhunt.
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — There is new evidence in the murder of a Putnam County couple in their 80s. Thursday marked eight years since someone killed Shirley and Russell Dermond at their Lake Oconee home. Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon learned that there is new evidence from the FBI that...
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — A Lake Sinclair man is dead after a crash on a personal watercraft on the lake Wednesday evening. According to Sergeant Bubba Stanford with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the call came in just after 5:30 p.m. about an accident at Twin Bridges Marina on the Putnam County side of the lake.
The potential evidence came to light more than a year ago, but now investigators will begin narrowing down electronic data that could lead to a suspect in the 2014 slayings of a Lake Oconee husband and wife.
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- The trial for the final defendant in the 2017 killings of two state correctional officers on a prison bus traveling through Putnam County has begun. Jury selection for Ricky Dubose's trial started Monday in Glynn County Superior Court. Court Clerk Trevor Addison states that 1,000...
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — We're coming up on what could be the last chapter of Ricky Dubose's death penalty trial. He and his fellow prison inmate Donnie Rowe are accused of brutally killing two Georgia corrections officers. Now, jury selection for Dubose's trial begins Monday. Here is a recap...