Mother and son duo convicted in Warner Robins' hammer and rifle robbery saga
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A mother and son from Warner Robins were convicted and sentenced to prison on Friday for their involvement in an April 2021 armed robbery and assault. According to a media release, 46-year-old Cristal Monique Mickens and 22-year-old Crisjovon Tyrell Mickens were found guilty following a...
Unlikely Hero Saves Central Georgia Woman with Kidney Disease
Watch as a central Georgia woman with kidney disease receives a life-saving gift from an unexpected source. Discover the heartwarming story of how an unlikely hero stepped forward to donate a kidney, bringing hope and a second chance at life.
Solar panels in Sumter Co. causing controversy
Sumter County will now have an open discussion for residents prior to the approval of installation of solar panels.
'A new life': Houston County man donates kidney to his co-worker
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Some things follow us for years: dreams, hopes, and goals. For Alma Mathis Baymon, she knew at a young age she had kidney disease. As a dietician herself with DaVita, a kidney dialysis provider, she cares for patients on dialysis. The roles were about to be flipped. She would be the one in the chair.
Elko shooting leaves one hospitalized, HCSO searches for suspect
ELKO, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one victim hospitalized Sunday evening. The Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just before 6 p.m. at 332 East Highway 26 in Elko, where they found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
Area Beat Report September 22 through 26, 2023
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary Reynolds, Jessica (Bonded Out), 35, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute Roberts, Carneal Deon (Bonded Out), 42, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute Black, Jesse Patrick (In Jail), 55, Forgery, third degree (felony) Burns-Williams, Devante Marquis (Time Served), 31, Weelender Dismuke, Robert […] The post Area Beat Report September 22 through 26, 2023 appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Cobb District Attorney's Office Commemorates National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, Pledges Support for Survivors
Cobb District Attorney Flynn D. Broady, Jr. acknowledged the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, which Congress established in 2007. This day, observed on September 25, was started by Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, founders of Parents of Murdered Children. They began this after their daughter Lisa was killed in Germany in 1978.
Join the CCSO for Coffee with a Cop
Staff Reports Join the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office for National Coffee with a Cop Day! All event details are included in the flyer below. This event will allow citizens to meet the Deputies that keep Crisp County safe. “Come with your questions or comments, I look forward to seeing you there.” -Sheriff Billy Hancock The post Join the CCSO for Coffee with a Cop appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Cordele Police Department Welcomes New Officers
Staff Reports Officer Jason Dukes and Officer Jalen Johnson. Today they completed basic mandate training at the ABAC Police Academy in Tifton. They will soon begin their first shifts next week on their field training phase. Gentlemen we are very proud of your hard work and determination over the last few months. Beginning next week, […] The post Cordele Police Department Welcomes New Officers appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Crisp County Care Awards
Staff Reports The Annual Crisp County Care Awards are set to happen on November 9th, Thursday, at the Lake Blackshear Resort. The event will kick off with cocktails and networking at 6 pm, and it will be followed by dinner at 7 pm. The awards aim to highlight individuals who contribute positively to the lives […] The post Crisp County Care Awards appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Houston County Sheriff's Office: One injured after shooting in Elko
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — A man is on the run after allegedly shooting someone on 332 E. Highway 26 in Elko, according to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was shot and taken to a local hospital where they are in stable condition.
GSP: 2 dead in Americus head-on collision
AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia State Patrol (GSP) investigated a collision that happened earlier this week that killed two people. At around 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday, the drivers of a Nissan pickup truck and a Ford F-150 were involved in a head-on collision near the 1600 block of N. Martin Luther King Blvd. The crash resulted in the deaths of both drivers.
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates ABAC Grads
Staff Reports Deputy Kellen Evans & Deputy Tyler Johnson graduated from the 11-week basic mandate course at ABAC Regional Police Academy. Sheriff’s Office says that they are proud of your accomplishments! Please join us in congratulating our two new Deputies! The post Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates ABAC Grads appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Be the connection for suicide prevention
On September 13, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health hosted a symposium about suicide among veterans. Called “It Takes a Village to Combat Veteran Suicide,” the symposium sought to examine the personal and societal conditions that result in the suicide deaths of some 22 veterans every day in the U.S.
Cobb County's Emergency Communications Department Introduces Logan's List for Residents with Special Needs
Cobb County's Department of Emergency Communications (DEC) has initiated a new database, Logan's List, to help identify and assist residents with special needs. The database is a voluntary effort to inform emergency responders about special needs individuals in homes. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Logan's List into law in May 2021. The law was inspired by a Georgia teenager with autism. Cobb DEC Director, Melissa Alterio, mentioned that the database would inform responders about the individuals' conditions before they arrive at the scene.
Two arrested in Warwick
On September 20, 2023, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Warwick Police Department’s Officer D. Jones made a traffic stop off of Georgia Highway 300 in the city of Warwick due to a window tint violation. GSP did assist in this stop. During this stop the odor of marijuana was detected and a search of the vehicle […] The post Two arrested in Warwick appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Phoebe Sumter, Healthy Sumter participates in Annual Senior Festival event
By Marcus Johnson AMERICUS – Phoebe Sumter participated in this year’s Innovative Senior Solutions Senior Festival, which was held at South Georgia Technical College’s Gymnasium (known as the Hangar) on September 13, 2023. The event, which is hosted annually by Innovative Senior Solutions, had more than 500 senior citizens on hand from Americus, Sumter […] The post Phoebe Sumter, Healthy Sumter participates in Annual Senior Festival event appeared first on Americus Times-Recorder.
Detours coming up in October as railroad maintenance begins in October
KATHLEEN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – If you’re driving through Kathleen soon, drivers need to pay attention as crews will be performing maintenance at State Route 247. WHEN: Monday, October 18, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: The Frito-Lay Railroad crossing at SR 247 and Bear Branch Road. The...
Thursday Night Shooting leaves one teen dead
Staff Reports On Thursday night, September 21st, shortly after 10 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Tulip Ave after several calls were made to 911 in which residents heard numerous gunshots. Upon officers arrival, they were flagged down by a group of people at a residence where the victim was located. There, they […] The post Thursday Night Shooting leaves one teen dead appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Weekly Safety Report: Perry, Georgia Faces Rumors of School Shooting and Local Circle K Robbery
Two incidents occurred in Perry, Georgia this week. The first incident involved rumors of a shooting at Perry High School, but the police confirmed there was no direct threat of violence towards the school. They are actively working to ensure the safety of all students. The second incident involved an armed robbery and assault at a local Circle K. A woman reported being attacked by a man with a knife while leaving the store. The police arrested the suspect, who was identified by the victim.