Joshua James Cox was found not guilty of malice murder but guilty of felony murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony Thursday in a Monroe County courtroom.
The jury deliberated just under two hours before reaching the verdicts.
Cox was charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in connection with the July 14, 2015 shooting death of Donald Terrell Clark. [Full Story »]
BPD investigators have identified the two suspects they were seeking in connection with damage at the recreation department after releasing surveillance video images. They are juveniles. Cases against them are pending.
The Lamar County commission announced the three finalists for the position of county fire chief at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The position was vacated last year when Chief Steve Andrews fell ill and subsequently died. [Full Story »]
Kathy Davis Oxford, a veteran of the economic development field who lives in Barnesville, has been hired as executive director of the Industrial Development Authority to replace Missy Kendrick who resigned last year to take a similar post in Polk County.
Oxford will assume her new duties in February.
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