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Abbott shows no remorse for in-law slayings, says ex-wife

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Ben Thomas Abbott

Reprinted courtesy of
Ellijay Times Courier
by Mark Millican
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[This is the second of two-parts.]
    The ex-wife of an Ellijay man accused of the murders of her parents said last week he has shown “no remorse and no repentance” for the crimes.

For the rest of this story see this week's print or online editions.
Part 1 of this story was in the previous edition of the Pickens Progress and the Ellijay Times Courier. You can access it at pickensprogress.com at the e-edition link.

 

 

Chronology of other stories:

 Two Dead in Home Invasion-- February 9, 2011

Son in Law Arrested in Double Murder Wednesday --   February 9, 2011

Son in Law confessed to GBI agent in double murder case, according to first court hearing-- February 11, 2011

Death Penalty Sought for Ben Thomas Abbott -- June, 15, 2011 print edition for full story 

Abbott pleads not guilty to in-laws’ murder September 2011

Abbott shows no remorse -- reprint from Times Courier

Bill seeks to limit public mug shots

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By Pam O’Dell
Capitol Reporter
    State Representative Bruce Strickland (R-McDonough) authored HB845 in an attempt to restrict access to arrest booking photos. Should the bill become law, it would allow an exception within Georgia’s “Open Records Act,”

Warmer temps a sign of spring to come

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 Like bears coming out of hibernation, warm temperatures on Tuesday brought people out of their homes and offices to enjoy the sunshine. Walkers, runners, and these Ultimate Frisbee players were seen at Lee Newton Park just after lunch. Temperatures are expected to remain just below or above

60 degrees through the weekend.

Pickens’ working parents rely mostly on family for emergency childcare

HarmonySchoolsign    Harmony Academy owner Mary Murphy said they were open every day during last week’s winter weather, but that drop-ins dropped off to zero on the snowiest days.

    Snow days are really fun for kids….but maddening for parents who are left finding alternative childcare methods – which sometimes means missing work or toting bored children to the office.

Jasper’s GPS units to increase accountability

Mayor says technology also will decrease fuel consumption

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   City Hall is watching. With a new GPS system, Jasper employees like Tara Benson can pinpoint where any of their vehicles are located. The system also keeps a log of vehicles’ travels and speed.

 

     According to Jasper Mayor John Weaver, a GPS tracking system being installed on the City of Jasper’s 73 tagged vehicles will not only reduce fuel costs and excessive mileage, but will also help prevent wear and tear and increase employee accountability.