Madison County rifle coach Mike Haynes issues the command to C.J. Southwick. “Hit me a 10,” he says. Haynes turns to his left and whispers, “He’ll hit it.” The blond-haired Madison County senior stands still and squints at the tiny target 10 meters away, where a “10” means popping a circle no bigger than the circumference of a ...
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On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal released the final report and recommendations from the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last year to identify and provide solutions to address the financial struggles of Georgia’s rural hospitals. [Full Story »]
Anyone who feels economics is just boring professor-speak isn’t paying attention. The science of supply and demand is relevant to every deal we ever make. And we all know we need to develop a certain degree of savvy on pricing or risk being played for fools.
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When it comes to crime, prosecutors and law agencies are the two arms of justice. And like any efficient body — one hand needs to know what the other is doing.
So, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White said it’s important for his office to meet with law agencies in all five counties to review the law and how it can be most effectively enforced in the area.
White and victims’ assistant director Kristie Cross recently hosted 57 representatives from law agencies in the five-county Northern Circuit at the Comer Travel Musuem. Those on hand had barbecue and stew and reviewed the best ways to work together to keep citizens safe from criminals. Representatives from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Natural Resources and numerous county municipal agencies attended.
“We hope to have this training and lunch annually,” said Cross. “I am thankful to the Comer Police Department and the Comer City Hall for all their help.”
White said the meeting was “designed to foster relationships between investigative agencies and our office and to update officers on Georgia law. The DA said the law is always evolving and that it’s important for prosecutors to keep law enforcement agencies updated on what changes could impact them.
“Law enforcement officials have to practically apply constitutional and statutory restrictions on their ability to investigate cases everyday in the field,” said White. “It is the responsibility of the District Attorney to advise law enforcement officers concerning the sufficiency of evidence, warrants, and similar matters relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. The law is constantly evolving, and in order to ensure that the evidence officers collect is ultimately admissible at trial, we must advise them of ‘the line,’ so that they don’t cross over it and end up tying the State’s hands in a prosecution.” [Full Story »]
"The rain has melted a lot of the snow, but certain roads in the northern end of the county have a dangerous slush that will freeze over night," said Madison County school superintendent Allen McCannon. "The possibility of black ice in the morning is very high. Roads are very wet."
Students will be released from Madison County schools two hours early Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to the winter weather.
Here is the school system’s announcement:
“Based on the State of Emergency declared by Governor Deal, the Madison County School District will close two hours early on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. All extra-curricular activities and after-school programs and services are cancelled.”
BOGART - Janet P. Oglesbee, 59, died Monday, February 23, 2015, at her residence. A native of Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Agnes Powers. She was preceded in death by a son, Adam Reece Haggard; and a grandson, Dillon Chase Boswell. A homemaker, Janet was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her ...
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COLBERT - Thelma Irene Drake Daniel, 75, passed away peacefully Monday, February 23, 2015. Born and raised in Colbert, Ms. Daniel was the daughter of the late Guy T. and Helen Drake. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil T. Daniel; a son, Dennis Daniel, great-grandson, Hayden Daniel; and brothers, Guy Jr., Jimmy, Clarence, ...
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