A vintage aircraft began losing oil pressure and altitude Tuesday afternoon and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a pasture at the home of Ed Williams at 388 Grove Street.
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The LCMS Lady Trojans closed out a perfect regular season schedule Thursday with a 12-2 win over Henderson. The locals went 12-0 and captured their second straight east region crown. They begin postseason play today as they host Manchester at Aldora Field. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.
UPDATE: The LCMS girls destroyed a hapless Manchester squad 16-1 in three innings.
On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in the 4100 block of Johnstonville Road.
Preliminary information provided by Monroe authorities indicates that at approximately 3:00 PM, Monroe deputies responded to a domestic call. Upon arrival, deputies encountered Richard Treadwell, age 40, entering the Forsyth residence and later brandishing what deputies believed to be a handgun toward a deputy on two separate occasions. Subsequently, the deputy fired upon Treadwell, striking him. Treadwell was transported to a medical facility where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office for review.
Lamar residents are asked to help the community through Lamar Gives 365 by signing up before or during the Close Out Celebration to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Lamar Arts Depot.
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The driver who fled Friday's spectacular crash and stole a car has been identified as Cody Ray Kahler. If you see him, call 911 immediately. Kahler was last seen off Old Atlanta Rd. In Griffin driving the Tahoe.
UPDATE: Kahler was captured Friday, Oct. 7 hiding in a barn in Spalding County.
In an unexpected move during a bizarre hearing Sept. 14, suspected hit and run driver Bobbie Jo Sumner took the stand and shot down her own legal team’s motion to suppress statements she made to police after she was taken into custody on July 2, 2013.
Sumner is charged with first degree vehicular homicide, hit and run and four counts of making false statements in connection with the June 29, 2013 death of Gordon student Alexandra Noelle Desir. Desir was on her way to work at Huddle House from her GSC dorm when she was struck and killed while walking on Rose Avenue.
Auto parts left at the scene led authorities to search for a white Saturn Vue. Sumner owned a silver Saturn Vue. Officers Freddie Oates and Michael Rainer went to her Rogers Circle home on July 2, 2013 to inquire about the car. Sumner told them she had hit a deer and the car was in Griffin being repaired.
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