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 »]
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 »]
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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During the early morning hours of Tuesday Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputies blocked off a portion of Jackson Road near Bailey Jester Road and turned around all traffic. According to Sheriff Stewart this was done to protect the citizens traveling on that road while the Georgia State Patrol SWAT Team assisted investigators of the Sheriff’s Office with the execution of a search warrant.
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