Local legend Stan (Hambone) Hamrick added another heroic chapter to his life story Wednesday night when he thwarted a robbery at the home of his parents, June and Junior Hamrick, on Hwy. 36 West.
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Major Brad White, chief deputy at the Lamar County sheriff's department, is disputing claims made by Horton Rendezvous owner Ronald Horton in the aftermath of a shooting there early Sunday morning. Those comments were published in the January 25 edition of The Herald-Gazette. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 21, the Lamar County sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Robert Searcy Jr, 43, Griffin, DUI alcohol, driving while license suspended or revoked, reckless driving failure to maintain lane and DUI endangering a child; [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 21, the Barnesville police department made eight arrests:
Eddie Crockett, 369 Hwy. 36, Barnesville, theft by shoplifting;
Michael Goodrich, 100 Heritage Valley Rd., Norcross, possession of methamphetamines, DUI and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime;
Wanda Holmes, 501 W. Walker St., Thomaston, failure to appear;
Melissa Jones, 175 Crowder St., Barnesville, cruelty to children;
Robert Muldoon, 2461 Boyt Rd., Yatesville, possession of meth and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime;
Felicia Skinner, 135 Johnson St., Barnesville, simple assault;
Jonathan Smith, 135 Johnson St., Barnesville, simple assault;
Benjamin Williams, 2112 Singer Way, Lithonia, possession of marijuana and speeding.
Officers answered 59 calls for service including seven accidents, two alarms, 17 building security checks, two burglaries, one criminal trespass, one domestic, 13 escorts, one fight, one fraud, one loud music, eight miscellaneous, one shoplifting, two suspicious persons/vehicles, one traffic control and one 911 hang-up. They issued 16 citations including one expired tag, three failure to stop at stop sign, one no through trucks, one possession of marijuana, nine speeding and one shoplifting.
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Authorities are not commenting but multiple eyewitnesses are reporting a man was shot by security guards at Horton"s Rendezvous Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Bystanders identified the man as Anthony Scott of Thomaston. That also has not been confirmed. He is reportedly at the Medical Center of Central Georgia after having been lifeflighted from the nightclub.
Sheriff Larry Waller has issued a statement on the shooting. It reads as follows:
A shooting occurred at Horton’s Rendezvous on Sunday Morning January 22, 2011 at approximately 1:45 am. The case is still under investigation so no further details are being released at this time. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 14, the Lamar County sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Nathan Nolan Newton, 21, Barnesville, tag light violation and DUI less safe;
Guerry Elom Garrison, 18, Barnesville, consumption, purchase, furnishing or sale of alcoholic beverage to an underage person, criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer;
Amber Lashea Powell, 34, Sanford, Fla., permitting a non-licensed driver to drive;
Tammy Denise Davis, 34, Deland, Fla., driving while license suspended or revoked and improper lane change;
Donovan Lindsey Garrod, 20, Barnesville, child support and simple assault;
Anzer Lee Taylor, 60, Barnesville, terroristic threats and acts;
Fernando Lazran Searcy, 32, Thomaston, probation violation;
Eric Shonte Hamm, 31, Barnesville, serving time;
Delron Matthew Dixon, 26, Forsyth, serving time;
Emanuel Jamial Germany, 21, Macon, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Margaret Rebecca Carter, 26, Knoxville, Tenn., warrants pending;
Justin Ryan Meredieth, 29, Knoxville, Tenn., warrants pending;
Christopher Royce Turner, 23, Zebulon, unlawful dumping and disorderly conduct;
Kalvin Lashan Rollins Sr., 37, Atlanta, two counts Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act;
Charles Fredrick Crummie, 36, no address given, holding for Upson County;
Maree Sydney Kilgore, 20, Fayetteville, failure to yield for yield sign and possession of alcoholic beverage by a person under age 21;
April Joy Mitchell, 19, no address given, possession of alcoholic beverage under age 21;
Charee Michele Stevens, 19, no address given, possession of alcoholic beverage under age 21;
Jeffry Eliot Powers Jr., Juliette, DUI alcohol.
Deputies answered 82 calls and the 911 center answered 61 calls. Deputies responded to 24 calls, the Barnesville police department responded to nine, Lamar County fire department to 15 and Mid Georgia ambulance service to 35. There were 14 accidents. Deputies issued 22 traffic citations and served 16 warrants and seven subpoenas and civil papers. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 14 the Barnesville police department made two arrests:
Quinton Crews, 946 Silver Dollar Rd., Milner, driving while license suspended and speeding;
†Kasey Wilson, 14360 Heroes Way, Gulfport, Miss., driving while license suspended and speeding.
Officers answered 51 calls for service including one accident, three alarms, 12 building security checks, three burglaries, one dog complaint, one domestic, 16 escorts, one harassment, two loud music, five miscellaneous, one shots fired, four suspicious persons/vehicles and one theft. They issued 22 citations including two driving while license suspended, two failure to stop at stop sign, one no insurance, 16 speeding and one suspended registration.
Call investigators Al Moltrum or Dickie Carreker at 70-358-1244 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. [Full Story »]
Officials are warning citizens of a Canadian check scam that has been reported in the area. Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart warns anyone who receives mail from Canada containing a letter and check from Sun Life Trust or Sun Life Financial Trust that it is part of a scam.
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