Between Friday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 1, the Lamar County sheriff's department made 15 arrests:
William Edward Littiken, 31, Barnesville, tag light required, DUI and driving without license;
Johnathan Alvin Price, 21, Thomaston, driving without license;
Patrick Dewayne Calloway, 30, Barnesville, felony possession of marijuana and speeding;
Jesus Ernesto Ventura, 20, Barnesville, speeding and driving without license;
Jonathan Hunter Shivers, 20, Barnesville, simple assault, criminal trespass and simple battery;
Adriano Santos Ferreira, 22, Stockbridge, possession of marijuana and weaving over roadway;
James Kelvin Goodwin, 41, Luthersville, probation violation;
Eric Eugene Washington, 25, Port Wentworth, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, weaving over roadway, following too close and felony possession of marijuana;
Michel Pierre Bardet, 48, Marietta, possession of marijuana;
Grant Antanias Hearns, 24, Savannah, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and felony possession of marijuana;
Ryan Matthew Smith, 29, Corbin, Ky., felony possession of dangerous drugs and drugs in other container;
Tommy Ray Thompson, 30, Corbin, Ky., weaving over roadway, felony possession of dangerous drugs and drugs in other container;
Wesley Allen Chandler, 24, Brooks, kidnapping;
James Edward Banks III, 52, Barnesville, driving without license;
Johnny Leon Fambro, 28, Milner, battery and cruelty to children.
Deputies answered 143 calls, responded to 16 traffic accidents, served 18 warrants and 12 civil papers and/or subpoenas and issued 38 citations. Lamar County E-911 received 78 emergency calls, dispatching county deputies to 22, Barnesville police to 27, county fire and rescue to 22, city fire to two and EMS to 43.
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Between Saturday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Oct. 2, the Barnesville police department made 14 arrests:
Chawncian Bythwood, 2454 Kings Ct., Atlanta, criminal trespass;
Mark Harshbarger, 1527 Hwy. 41 S., Barnesville, disorderly conduct;
Carlos Jackson, 13 Washington St., Barnesville, theft by shoplifting;
Jonathan Mauldin, 146 Shady Brook Lane, Barnesville, theft;
Kimberly McDanial, 148 S. 6th St., Milner, driving while license suspended;
Andrickes Roussaw, 249 Locust St., Milner, driving while license suspended, resisting arrest and failure to stop at stop sign;
James Roussaw, 146 Bradley Cir., Barnesville, entering an auto;
Irvin Smith, 606 Bentley St., Thomaston, possession of marijuana;
Joshua Strickland, Gainer Road, Griffin, criminal trespass;
Brian Thompson 511 Eady Creek Rd., Barnesville, theft;
David Walker, 2298 N. Walker's Mill Rd., Griffin, criminal trespass;
Gwendolyn Walker, 121 Carey J. Buckner, Barnesville, disorderly conduct;
Jeremy Weaver, 1619 S. Mulberry St., Jackson, theft;
British Wyke, 588 High Falls Rd., Barnesville, probation violation.
Officers answered 100 calls for service including five accidents, eight alarms, one armed robbery, one EMS assist, 16 building security checks, four crowd control, three damage to property, five disturbances, one entering auto, 20 escorts, two fights, two fraud, one juvenile complaint, one missing person, 11 miscellaneous, five noise complaints, two prowlers, one shoplifting, two suspicious persons/vehicles, three thefts and one 911 hang-up. They issued 22 citations including three criminal trespass, two disorderly conduct, one driving while license suspended, two failure to stop at stop sign, one loud music, one parking violation, one possession of marijuana, four seat belt violations and six speeding
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Georgia State Patrol post 44 in Forsyth investigated 14 traffic crashes in Lamar County during September.
The accidents resulted in 15 injuries and no deaths. Troopers issued 99 citations including six DUI, 56 speeding and 19 seat belt violations.
They issued 106 warnings.
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Between Friday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 1, the magistrate court performed two weddings; issued eight deposit account fraud and 22 criminal warrants; filed one foreclosure, three dispossessories, one pre-warrant application and six civil suits; and held two civil suit, one preliminary/committal and eight first appearance/bond hearings.
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1 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
2 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
30 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
2 cup(s) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese, divided
8 oz chopped green chilies,
two 4-oz cans
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
12 medium corn tortilla(s), cut into 2-inch strips
1 cup(s) salsa, mild, medium or hot
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a lasagna pan with cooking spray.
Place chicken in medium saucepan and fill with enough cold water just to cover chicken. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain. When chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into 1-inch pieces.
Transfer chicken to a large bowl and add beans, sour cream, 1 cup of shredded cheese, chilies, cumin, and pepper; mix well and set aside.
Arrange half of tortillas in bottom of prepared lasagna pan, overlapping pieces to cover surface. Top tortillas with half of chicken mixture, layer with remaining tortillas and then top with remaining chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese.
Bake until filling is bubbly and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing into 12 pieces. Serve with salsa on the side. [Full Story »]
Nothing runs like a Deere....or a Massey Ferguson or a Farmall or even a Ford. At least not when that model is part of the envoy of meticulously restored tractors representing the Pike County Old Tractor and Equipment Club. [Full Story »]
Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds citizens who reside in districts holding municipal or special elections on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 that they must be registered to vote by Monday, October 5, 2009 in order to participate.
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An old saying goes, “If you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything.” I believe there to be a great deal of wisdom in those words. Good health is our most valuable personal asset and is worth more than all the material possessions the world has to offer.
Think about it – even rich people fear death and there isn’t one of them who wouldn’t trade every penny of their fortunes to be spared from a terminal illness. Even if one’s life itself isn’t threatened, poor health can steal away many of life’s greatest joys – holding a baby, watching a son or daughter graduate high school, going for a walk on the beach.
It’s little wonder when Washington begins talking about health care reform, the whole country sits up and takes notice. The country usually doesn’t like what it hears. America’s recent overtly negative reaction to the administration’s health care reform proposal is similar to, though much more intense than, the Clinton (that’s both Bill and Hillary) health care reform proposals of the early 1990s.
In fact, it appears likely that, at least with regard to the House of Representatives, the election cycle of 2010 will resemble that of 1994 when American voters turned out in huge numbers to cast out Democrats bent on supporting the Clinton's terribly flawed plan. [Full Story »]
A body found along with a wrecked motorcycle off Jonesboro Rd. in Union City has been identified as that of a misisng Pike County man.
The victim was identified as Alex Chandler, son of prominent Pike attorney Walker Chandler. A passerby spotted the bike and body Wednesday afternoon and alerted authorities. The body had been at the scene undetected for some time.
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