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Dubliners rally for David Hooks

Dubliners rally for David Hooks
Around thirty people rallied in front of the Laurens County courthouse today, saying they demanded justice for David Hooks.
 
He's the local contractor who was shot and killed by Laurens County deputies last year during a drug bust, but his family attorney says, no drugs were found in the home.
 
Several people signed petitions asking the grand jury to investigate the death of Hooks as a felony murder. "We expect the police to serve and protect us. When we have to fear the process and fear the law enforcement and coming into your home and potentially taking your life. It makes me very, very nervous," said Tanya Burgess.
 
Burgess says as an attorney and citizen from Laurens County, the David Hooks case is shocking. She came here to rally for Hooks and petition the grand jury to look at this case as a felony murder.

Dublin man charged with shooting six people

Dublin man charged with shooting six people

A Dublin man is accused of shooting six people outside a Wrightsville club early Sunday.

It happened around 2 a.m. at a club named Ed's 8 Ball on Idylwild Drive.

Wrightsville police say they arrested Michael Harvey, age 21, in Laurens County Monday morning.

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.