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Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

Dublin man arrested, charged with damaging church sign

Dublin man arrested, charged with damaging church sign

After an anonymous tip to the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Dublin police arrested a man and charged him with damaging the sign of Everlasting Gospel Church. The damage was discovered Tuesday, and investigators believe the damage happened sometime late Monday or early Tuesday. Clues at the scene led Bishop H.J. Sinclair to believe someone hit the sign with their car. Captain Zeke Hobbs with Dublin police says they went to check out the tip Wednesday morning, and sure enough, they found the car with damage that corresponded to the damage on the church's sign. Officers arrested 33-year-old Terry James Wynne of Dublin, and charged him with striking a stationary object, hit and run. The large sign and its brick base were both smashed, and what looked like parts of an automobile bumper were found among the debris. Bishop Sinclair estimated the damage at about $5,000.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Teens accused of stabbing Laurens County man

 

 

Two teens charged with killing Laurens County man

Two teens charged with killing Laurens County man

A 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl are charged with killing a Laurens County man in his home this weekend.

The Laurens sheriff's office says the victim is Curtis Ray Beck, age 67.

They say he was found dead around 8:30 a.m. Sunday at his home on Turkey Creek Church Road.

That's off Highway 441 South in south Laurens County.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Disabled Treutlen man gets probation in pot case

Disabled Treutlen man gets probation in pot case

A disabled Treutlen County man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years probation and a $1,500 fine for growing what he said was "medical" marijuana outside of his home.

Terry Altier was sentenced before a judge in Treutlen County Superior Court.

That came after lawyers argued his case for more than an hour.