Ben Thomas Abbott
Reprinted courtesy of
Ellijay Times Courier
by Mark Millican
[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
Death Penalty Sought for Ben Thomas Abbott -- June, 15, 2011 print edition for full story
Abbott shows no remorse -- reprint from Times Courier
By Pam O’Dell
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,”
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.
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.
Mayor says technology also will decrease fuel consumption
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.