Jasper County Deputies looking for man who failed to register as sex offender
JASPER COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Deputies are looking for a man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Rodney Gene Hopkins failed to register as a sex offender within 72 hours of making residence or sleeping within the county. Deputies...
Boys Varsity Soccer beats Jasper County 2 – 1
The Redskins came away with an overtime win Tuesday night. Senior Cambyl Johnson scored the equalizer, while Sophmore Preston Guy scored the game winning goal in overtime. The Redskins now look to take down Olgethorpe County HS on Friday night.
March 20 last day to apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
ATLANTA – There are two dates coming up on the calendar that disaster survivors from Newton, Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding and Troup counties should be aware of. Monday, March 20, is the last day to apply for FEMA assistance if you had uninsured or underinsured damage to...
MP 9th grade team now 5-2
The Mary Persons 9th Grade Baseball Team travelled to Monticello on Monday to face Jasper County’s JV team. The Bulldogs put up a valiant effort in the final innings but fell short, losing 7-11. Defensive mistakes by MP in the first and second innings allowed Jasper County to score 8 runs. Jasper only scored 1 run for the remainder of the game. MP’s bats were cold for the first 5 innings, but they heated up in the 6th and 7th. The young Bulldogs plated 7 runs in the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead. MP’s 8th graders Bradley Hendricks, Hagen Bailey and Hess Balltzglier lead the offensive charge for the Bulldogs with 2 hits each and 5 total RBI between them.
Jasper County commissioners push rezoning that could lead to compact subdivisions
"Tonight, I'm asking you, Mr. Stunkle; and you, Don Jernigan to step down from the position immediately, and save the people of this community the time and money." Monday, resident Jason Bunn called for the resignation of two Jasper County commissioners after claims some commissioners possibly worked outside public meetings to push unwanted ordnance through.
Deputies: Monticello death investigation linked to hit and run in Covington
JASPER COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Jasper County man has been found dead after being identified as a suspect in a fatal hit and run. According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, on January 30, deputies responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian on Highway 36 in Covington and found the pedestrian, Deanna Mattheus, dead at the scene.
Cops: Suspect in fatal Newton hit-and-run dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
A driver accused of hitting and killing a mother of seven on a Newton County highway last month has died, authorities sa...
Covington hit-and-run suspect reportedly dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound
JASPER COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run has been found dead in Jasper County. James Jenkins was found dead of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound Feb. 27. Jenkins was the primary suspect in a fatal hit-and-run Jan. 30 in Covington. The crash killed Deanna...
Varsity Boys take Down Jasper 4 – 1, now 2 – 0 in Region
Tuesday night the Varsity boys took down visting Jasper County HS 4 – 1. After falling behind 1 – 0 , the boys responded by adding their own goal in the first half to make the halftime score 1 – 1. In the second half, the defense effectively shut down the Jasper county attack while the offense turned up the pressure and pushed through to score 3 more unanswered goals. Sophomores Jude Nelson and Preston Guy finished the goals with 2 goals apiece, while 4 different players contributed assists. The win marks the third straight win for the Redskins moving the season record to 3 – 5 with a 2 – 0 region mark.
Suspect identified in fatal hit and run in Covington found dead of gunshot wound
COVINGTON, Ga. — Newton County sheriff's investigators' chief suspect in a Jan. 30 hit and run that took the life of a Covington mother was found dead from an apparent suicide. The suspect, James Jenkins, 50, of Monticello, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Jasper...
Soccer Dogs continue their winning ways
The Hart County Soccer Dogs continue their hot streak versus Jasper and Crescent. Hart traveled to Jasper County on Feb. 23 to take on the Hurricanes at home. The Lady Dogs got off to a quick 3-1…
Jasper County Sergeant retires after 22 years
VILLAGE OF AIRPORT DRIVE, Mo. — After 22 years of service to her community, and to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, one of “Airport Drive’s” very own has decided to retire. News Article Links: More News from WRBL Fellow deputies and community members held a retirement celebration tonight (7/28) for Jasper County Sergeant, Melissa Roughton. […]
'You grab me and we're both gonna drown.' GA deputy describes late night river rescue
Jul. 26—It was past 10 o'clock Sunday night when Monroe County sheriff's Sgt. Chris Sherrell stood on a highway bridge where the Ocmulgee River, in the murky darkness below, was sweeping a struggling swimmer downstream. The boat landing there beneath Georgia Highway 83 at the Monroe-Jasper county line is...
28-year-old man rescued from Ocmulgee River by Monroe and Jasper County deputies
MONROE COUNTY, Georgia — A man was rescued on the Ocmulgee River at the Monroe and Jasper County line just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. A call came in about a possible drowning on the river. 28-year-old Taylor Romport was seen floating...
1 dead after single-vehicle collision in Jasper County
JASPER COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — One person died after a single-vehicle collision in Jasper County Saturday night. The crash happened around 11:25 p.m. on Purrysburg Road near Hardeeville, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway. Ridgeway said the driver of a 2008 Nissan pickup was traveling...
Jasper County to resurface almost 6 miles of F-48 West
Jul. 24—Jasper County Board of Supervisors on July 19 approved a standard services agreement with Snyder & Associates for Highway F-48 West resurfacing project. The county engineer estimates the project will cost about $4.5 million, but the HMA resurfacing should extend the roadway's lifespan another 15 to 20 years.
Drought relief likely from weekend rain in north Georgia
ATLANTA — It was a stormy weekend across north Georgia with heavy rain falling in most spots, leading to problems with isolated flooding at times. The heaviest of the rainfall occurred on Saturday, when we had two waves pass through, with some spots picking up more than five inches of rainfall.
Flash flood warning issued for several metro Atlanta counties | Live weather updates
ATLANTA — The 11Alive StormTrackers are following developments as stormy conditions sprout up around metro Atlanta on Saturday. Saturday morning began with a higher chance of showers and storms. A storm complex incoming from Tennessee early brought the conditions, especially north of I-20. Scattered storms are also possible during...
Butterfly Count finds 29% fewer butterflies in ’22
For well more than a quarter of a century, the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge/Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area Fourth of July Butterfly Count has been held just prior to the Fourth of July. The 2022 count was staged June 24. Typically, team members are brimming with optimism before the sun...
Rivian opponents challenge $700M in local tax breaks for EV maker
Opponents of the planned $5 billion Rivian electric vehicle factory asked a judge this week to overturn a Morgan County, Georgia, board's approval of a rental agreement with the company, alleging the deal violates the state constitution. If the court agrees, it could threaten the project and invalidate some $700...
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