The body of a sign language interpreter who worked with two or three students at Gordon College on a contractual basis was found in a room at Lamar Inn and Suites off Veterans Parkway here just before noon Wednesday.
UPDATE: The woman has been identified by Lamar coroner Jim Smith as Shaunta Olson, 46, of Dunwoody, Ga.
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Between Saturday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 3 the Lamar County sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Daniel Tracy Poole, 29, Hampton, DUI alcohol and speeding;
Karla Lynn Thompson, 38, residence given, arrested for another agency;
Darrin Ray Carter, 43, Owensboro, Ky., driving without a license and speeding;
Jermain Sedric Wilkerson, 28, Forsyth, child support;
Erwin Gabriel Hudson, 34, Barnesville, child support;
Jerez Latuan Watkins, 22, Barnesville, two counts theft by taking;
Winsky Alan Mondestin, 24, Jonesboro, deposit account fraud and financial transaction card theft;
David Watts Sr., 46, Barnesville, warrants pending;
David Watts Jr., 20, Barnesville, warrants pending;
Eddie B. Watts, 58, Barnesville, possession, manufacture, sale or purchase of marijuana;
Luis Herberto Aguirre-Torress, held for investigation;
Ronnie Scott Duncan, 20, Milner, held for investigation;
William Chad Crews, 28, Milner, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to yield right of way;
Fredrick Sherard Harden Jr., 35, Griffin, child support;
Horace Lee Rutherford Jr., 45, Barnesville, driving without a license;
Jessica Paige Patrick, 30, Milner, warrants pending;
Cecil Kirk Patrick, 41, Barnesville, warrants pending.
Deputies answered 149 calls and the 911 center answered 78. Deputies responded to 25 calls, the Barnesville police department responded to 19, the Lamar County fire department to 19 and Mid Georgia ambulance service responded to 41. There were seven accidents. Deputies issued 58 traffic citations and served 13 warrants, and 13 subpoenas or civil papers. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 3 the Barnesville police department made four arrests:
Christian Brown, 1469 Hwy. 42 N., Jackson, battery, cruelty to children and obstruction of an officer;
Waltavious Collier, 315 Atlanta St., Barnesville, disorderly conduct;
Clarence Gardner, 796 Brook Rd., Barnesville, DUI and driving while license suspended;
Antonia Smith, 1875 New Orleans Way, McDonough, DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Officers answered 72 calls for service including four accidents, three alarms, 12 building security checks, one crowd control, four damage to property, five disturbances, three domestics, nine escorts, two fraud, one gas drive-off, one harassment, one hit and run, two juvenile complaints, seven miscellaneous, three noise complaints, eight suspicious persons/vehicles, one terroristic threat, four thefts and one welfare check. They issued 16 citations including one disorderly conduct, one driving while license suspended, two DUI, one failure to maintain lane, one failure to stop at stop sign, two possession of alcohol under age and eight speeding.
Call investigators Al Moltrum or Dickie Carreker at 70-358-1244 or e-mail email@example.com. [Full Story »]
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
In Re: Estate of Wendell Delano Rhodes
To all creditors of the estate of Wendell Delano Rhodes, deceased, late of Lamar County, Georgia; you are hereby notified to render your demands to the undersigned Executrix according to law. All persons who are indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned Executrix for the estate.
Judith Johnson Rhodes, 142 Trice Road, Milner, Ga. 30257.
John P. Joiner, Attorney-at -law, 217 North Hill Street, Griffin, Ga. 30223, 770-412-6045. (9-7)(4)(p)gpn7
Citation, Georgia, Lamar County
Estate No. 7645
In Re: Petition of Vickie Swails for Temporary Letters of Guardianship
Estate of Haley Morgan, Minor
To: Alfred Lee Morgan Jr.
You are hereby notified that a petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian has been filed regarding the above-named minor. All objections to the Petition described above either to the appointment of a temporary guardian or the appointment of the petitioner(s) as temporary guardian(s), must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with this Court no later than 14 days after this notice is mailed, or 10 days after this notice is personally served upon you, or ten days after the second publication of this notice if you are served by publication. All pleadings must be signed before a notary public or Georgia probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the address/telephone number below for the required amount of filing fees.
NOTE: If a natural guardian files an objection to the creation of the temporary guardianship, the Petition will be dismissed. If a natural guardian files an objection to the appointment of the petitioner(s) as guardian(s), or if a parent who is not a natural guardian files an objection to the petition, a hearing on the matter shall be scheduled at a later date.
/s/Kathryn B. Martin, Probate Judge, 326 Thomaston St., Barnesville, Ga. 30204, 770-358-5155
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Alice Faye Agnew Smith, 73, of The Rock died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten-McCullough Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family Saturday, Sept. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Over the past 26 years, dozens of investigators have made runs at solving the apparently unsolvable murder of Donna Ogletree Johnson.
Donna’s tortuous demise began sometime on July 15, 1984. She was savagely beaten, sexually violated with a metal rod, run over with a vehicle while still alive and finally dispatched with three blows to the head.
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The Lamar County Trojans beat the Owls at Columbus 32-8 with an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Lawrence Austin scored two touchdowns for the Trojans.
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Phyllis Ritchie Goolsby, 65, of Griffin, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. A memorial service will be held at World Harvest Ministries Church, 2510 North Expressway, Griffin, Tuesday Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit the family following the service.
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