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Updated -- Sheriff office has identified the body, Billy D. Roberson, age 40, of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Mr. Roberson was reported missing from Fannin County on October 20. 2014
The body of a middle-aged man was found in the edge of the woods near Worley Crossroads earlier this evening.
Sheriff Donnie Craig said they have identified the man but are not releasing his name until family is notified. He said the man had been previously reported missing from another county.
The body was found by friends who were searching the area where he was last reported seen.
Sheriff Craig said they had no idea on the cause of death at this point. He said there was nothing apparent, such as a visible injury. The GBI crime scene unit was on the scene Tuesday night.>
With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it’s official, Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.
University of Georgia blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith, who is often credited with helping to create the beginnings of this blue tsunami, was surprised to hear Georgia’s production topped the nation this year. The state
“Operation MasqueRAID” Targets People Trading Child Pornography
Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release
Decatur, GA – As a result of a three month proactive investigation coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, 44 search warrants were executed in 31 counties today. Law enforcement officers conducting the searches were looking for evidence of distribution of child pornography using the internet.
This state-wide endeavor, known as Operation MasqueRAID, began in July 2014 and centered on GBI agents, along with local and federal Georgia ICAC Task Force affiliates, detecting child pornography images being shared using the internet. The purpose of the operation was to arrest persons who possessed, produced, or distributed images of child pornography using the internet. The targets of Operation MasqueRAID were the most prolific offenders of child pornography laws.
HULETT V. THE STATE (S14P0819)
The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences given to Donnie Allen Hulett for the 2002 murders of brothers, Larry and Arvine Phelps. Hulett was 21 at the time of the crime.
Tater Patch's latest opens Oct. 24
By Nan Nawrocki
Tater Patch Players
When the Tater Patch Players gave me the responsibility to direct the eccentric Little Shop of Horrors, I wasn’t sure what to expect. First, in spite of its title, be assured, there is NO HORROR in this musical. It’s a spoof of a show, meant to poke fun the awful “B” Science Fiction movies of the 1950s and ’60s. In fact, it is based on a 1960 movie of the same name directed by Roger Corman. The show is very firmly tongue-in-cheek, meant to amuse and entertain, not to scare.
The music is a kaleidoscope of styles - Doo-wop to Blues to Calypso.