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Woman gets 15 years in I–20 wreck

By Patrick Yost editor A Columbia, S.C. woman who struck a tow truck operator on Interstate 20 in April pled guilty last week to one count of DUI and one count serious injury by vehicle. Gladys Patricia McDaniel, 54, was sentenced to 15 years with three years

Last fallen trooper is memorialized

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick managing editor The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) held the last of 23 road dedications in two years honoring fallen troopers in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 23. A section of 441 south between the city limits of Madison and Eatonton was named for Fallen

Jury says ‘not guilty’ in molestation case, others sentenced

The following cases were adjudicated during a criminal trial week at Morgan County Superior Court last week. Angel A. Hernandez, 32, Euless, Texas, pled guilty to one count of trafficking in marijuana. He was sentenced to 20 years with five years to serve and the remainder to

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Madison Police Department: On October 21 a check forgery complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road welding shop after a woman said her business account had been closed because of fraudulent activity. Reports state that the woman was contacted regarding a fraudulent $1,369 check that had

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Madison Police Department: On October 18 Melissa Ellen Kettler, 23, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with larceny. According to reports, Kettler was arrested after she allegedly took cash from a cash register and took a cash deposit while she was employed at Subway restaurant, Eatonton Road. On

Trooper Sewell remembered

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Georgia State Patrol held a luncheon, memorial service, and road dedication for a fallen trooper, Keith Harlan Sewell, a First Class Trooper, who died in 1979 in a car crash while answering a call concerning a motorcycle gang riot in

Facebook rant causes church to evacuate

By Patrick Yost, Editor A threatening message left on the Centennial Baptist Church Facebook page had police officers scrambling and church officials shutting down services last Sunday. According to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report, Centennial Baptist Pastor Michael Stovall alerted authorities that a man had left

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

  On October 12 Taranda Hulsey, 27, Sparta, was cited for disorderly conduct. According to reports, Hulsey allegedly threatened a 15-year-old female at a Micha Way apartment. Reports state that the juvenile alleged that Hulsey threatened to kill two of her family members and then walked to

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On October 13 a counterfeit currency complaint was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, a member of the Morgan County Air Force Junior ROTC reported that while the members had collected money for the “Wounded Warrior Project,” he noticed that one of the $10

Pilot at fault in fungicide spread, DOA says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Dept. of Agriculture says chemicals applied illegally in bird deaths The Department of Agriculture findings lend credence to Michael Vaden’s claims that a neighboring dairy farm’s crop dusting practices led to the sickness and death of over 20 exotic birds that