Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPSON CO. COM. RALPH ELLINGTON WANTS EMA DIRECTOR MARTHA ANN MCCARTY REINSTATED.

COMMISSIONER  ELLINGTON TOLD   101  NEWS  THURSDAY, HE  AND  THE  OTHER  COMMISSIONERS  WERE  UNAWARE   CHAIRMAN  RUSTY  BLACKSTON   PLANNED  TO OUST  HER  LAST  FRIDAY  AND  HE  WANTS  THE  ISSUE  BROUGHT-UP   FOR  A  VOTE  AT  NEXT  TUESDAY’S  MEETING.

CHAIRMAN  BLACKSTON  TOLD  101  NEWS  THIS  WEEK  HE  SUPPORTS  A  CHANGE  BECAUSE  MS. MCCARTY’S  NEW  JOB  WITH  A  METRO  ATLANTA   AMBULANCE  SERVICE  WILL  REQUIRE  HER  TO  WORK  OUT  OF  TOWN  AND  SHE  WOULD  NOT  BE  AVAILABLE  AT  ALL  TIMES. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UPSON EMA DIRECTOR MARTHA ANN MCCARTY TERMINATED.

MS.  MCCARTY  TOLD   101 NEWS, UPSON COUNTY  COMMISSION  CHAIRMAN  RUSTY  BLACKSTON  ASKED  FOR  HER  RESIGNATION  LAST  FRIDAY,  BUT  SHE  DECLINED. SHE  WAS  EMPLOYED  WITH  UPSON  EMS  BUT  WENT  TO  WORK  FOR A  METRO ATLANTA AMBULANCE  SERVICE  AFTER  THE  COUNTY  COMMISSIONERS  CONTRACTED  WITH  MID  GA.  AMBULANCE.

MARTHA  ANN   TOLD US  WORKING  OUT  OF  TOWN  APPARENTLY  WAS  AN   ISSUE WITH THE  CHAIRMAN,  ALTHOUGH  SHE  INFORMED  THE  COUNTY  MANAGER  WHEN  SHE  TOOK  HER  NEW  JOB  IN  FEB.    HEAR  HER  STATEMENT  ON  FUN   101  FM.

Monday, April 14, 2014

FORMER URMC EMS DIRECTOR ARRESTED

THOMASTON  POLICE  HAVE   ARRESTED  RICHARD  EDWARD  LEE,  50,  OF  218  JEFF  DAVIS ROAD  FOR  TWO  COUNTS  OF  CREDIT  CARD  FRAUD  AND  TWO  COUNTS  OF THEFT  BY  DECEPTION  FOR  MISSING  FUNDS  OF  OVER   $87,000.

ACCORDING  TO  THE  CRIMINAL  WARRANTS  ISSUED  IN  THE  CASE,  THE  THEFTS  HAPPENED  BETWEEN  NOVEMBER  2008  AND  NOVEMBER   2013,  USING  CREDIT  CARDS  AND  FUEL  CARDS. 

URMC  NO  LONGER  OPERATES  THE  AMBULANCE  SERVICE  IN  UPSON  COUNTY  AFTER  THE COUNTY  COMMISSIONERS  CONTRACTED  WITH  MID GA  AMBULANCE  SERVICE OF  MACON  EFFECTIVE   JAN. IST   2014.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MEDIA REPORTS—GRIFFIN HIGH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH STEVEN DEVOURSNEY HAS RESIGNED. HIS TEAM WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2013. LISTEN TO FUN 101 FM FOR MORE DETAILS.

ONE MAN SHOT DEAD—ONE WOUNDED IN PIKE COUNTY EARLY WED. DRUG DEAL GONE BAD?

PIKE  COUNTY  SHERIFF   JIMMY  THOMAS  HAS  CONFIRMED  A  34  YEAR  OLD  WHITE  MALE  WAS  FOUND  DECREASED  IN  THE  DRIVEWAY  OF  A  VACANT  HOUSE  IN  SOUTH  PIKE  COUNTY,    A  2ND WHITE  MALE,  33  WAS  FOUND  AT  HIS  RAY  DRIVE  RESIDENCE WITH  MULTIPLE  GUNSHOT  WOUNDS—TRANSPORTED  TO  A  METRO  HOSPITAL  BY  AIR  AMBULANCE.   SHERIFF  THOMAS  TOLD  101  NEWS  A  3RD  WHITE  MALE,  AGE   27  IS  IN  CUSTODY.

 

SHERIFF  THOMAS  SAID  HIS  DEPARTMENT  IS  FOLLOWING  SOME  LEADS  ON   THOSE  WHO  MIGHT  BE  THE  OFFENDER  OR  OFFENDERS  IN  THE  SHOOTING.  THE  SHERIFF  WOULD  NOT  COMMENT  ON   A  MOTIVE  AND  DID  NOT RELEASE  THE  NAMES OF  THOSE  INVOLVED  IN  THE  CRIMES. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

METH LAB BUST ON PICKARD ROAD

UPSON  COUNTY  SHERIFF  DAN  KILGORE  SAID  SAID  10  SUSPECTS  WERE  ARRESTED   EARLY  THURSDAY  AT  1721  PICKARD  ROAD ON  METHAMPHETAMINE   AND OTHER  CHARGES.  DEBRIS  AT  THE  SITE IS  CONSISTENT  WITH  WASTE  LEFT  OVER FROM  METH  MANUFACTURING.

THE  OWNER  OF  THE   PROPERTY,  MARK  TEAL, 48  HAD  PREVIOUSLY  BEEN  CITED  FOR THE  DEPLORABLE  CONDITION OF  THE  PROPERTY  AND  DEFACS  WAS  DISPATCHED TO  TAKE  CUSTODY  OF  THREE  CHILDREN  WHO  WERE  PRESENT.

THOSE  ARRESTED;  WILLIAM  MARK TEAL,  LISA  TEAL,46, IRVIN  CODY  TEAL,  25, DUSTY LYNN  HEWITT,  39, MARK  DWAYNE  TEAL,  JESSICA  TEAL,  RUSSELL  JAY   HAMMOCK,  29,  SEALY  BLOUNT, 21,  WILLIAM  CHRISTOPHER  ROBERTS,  48, AND  ERICA LYNN  SANDERS,  37.

Monday, March 31, 2014

BRITTY DICKENS RECEIVES 2014 SERVICE TO MANKIND AWARD FROM THOMASTON SERTOMA CLUB.

BRITTY  SERVED  HIS  COUNTRY  DURING  WORLD  WAR 11  IN  THE  U.S. NAVY  ABOARD AN  AIRCRAFT  CARRIER IN  THE ATLANTIC.

HE  WAS  LATER HONORED WITH  THE  TITLE  OF  POST  COMMANDER OF  THE YEAR FOR THE  STATE  OF  GA. BY  THE  VETERANS OF  FOREIGN  WARS.

PAST  WORSHIPFUL MASTER  OF  MORNING  STAR  LODGE  #27 FREE AND  ACCEPTED  MASONS, PRESIDENT  OF  BOTH  THE KHIRAH  SHRINE CLUB  AND SHRINE  ORIENTAL  BAND.

AS  A  MEMBER  OF  THE  URMC  AUXILIARY  HAS  COMPILED  OVER  1500  VOLUNTEER  HOURS  IN THE  GIFT  SHOP.

A  MEMBER  OF  THE  UPSON  HISTORICAL SOCIETY  AND  ARCHIEVES  VOLUNTEER , HAS  MADE  THE  STUDY  OF  LOCAL  HISTORY  ACCESSIBLE THROUGH  HIS  ACTIVITIES.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LOTS OF SMOKE IN UPSON AND PIKE—WED.

RANGER  TWO  JEFF  SANDERS  OF  THE  GA.  FORESTRY  COMMISSION  TOLD   101  NEWS , TWO  CONTROLLED  BURNS  PRODUCED IT—300  ACRES  ON  DAY ROAD  JUST INSIDE  THE   PIKE  COUNTY  LINE  AND    160  ACRES  AT  SPREWELL  BLUFF  ON  THE  FLINT  RIVER. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

$500 REWARD OFFERED BY THOMASTON-UPSON COUNTY SCHOOLS AND PIKE COUNTY SCHOOLS AFTER A SERIES OF BOMB THREATS

THREE  BOMB  THREATS  AT  UL  HIGH,  THE  LATEST,  MONDAY.  AT  PIKE COUNTY  HIGH  LAST  FRIDAY  AND  MONDAY.  THE   $500  REWARD  IS  FOR  THE  ARREST  AND  CONVICTION  OF  THOSE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  BOMB  THREATS.

 

THE  UPSON  COUNTY  AND  PIKE COUNTY  SHERIFF’S  DEPARTMENTS  ARE  INVESTIGATING  THE   BOMB  THREATS.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GRIFFIN NAMES A NEW POLICE CHIEF

CITY  MANAGER  KENNY  SMITH  ANNOUNCED  WEDNESDAY,  STEVEN  DALE  HEATON,  RECENTLY   CHIEF  OF  THE  FAYETTEVILLE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  WILL   ASSUME  THE  POST  APRIL   12.

GRIFFIN’S  POLICE  CHIEF  FRANK  STRICKLAND  IS  NOW  FULL-TIME  PUBLIC  SAFETY  DIRECTOR  AFTER  A  REORGANIZATION  OF  THE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  WITH SOME  POSITIONS  PHASED-OUT. HEATON  HAS   31  YEARS  IN  LAW  ENFORCEMENT,  SALARY   $76,000  ANNUALLY .

UL HIGH SCHOOL PLACED IN LOCK-DOWN WED. FOR A TWO HOUR DRUG SWEEP

UPSON  COUNTY  SHERIFF  DAN  KILGORE  SAID  NO  ILLEGAL DRUGS  WERE  FOUND  AND  NO  ARRESTS  WERE  MADE  IN  THE  DRUG  SEARCH  THAT  INVOLVED  K-9  UNITS  FROM  THE  GA.  DEPARTMENT OF  CORRECTIONS,  THOMASTON  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  TAYLOR  COUNTY  AND   MERIWETHER  COUNTY.

THE  SHERIFF SAID  THE  BOARD OF  EDUCATION   APPROVES  OF  THE  DRUG  SEARCHES  AND  IT  WAS  THE  2ND   AT  THE  HIGH  SCHOOL  THIS  SCHOOL  TERM, ANOTHER  WAS  CONDUCTED  AT  THE  MIDDLE  SCHOOL. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AGE 17 FE RUNAWAY HAS BEEN FOUND O.K. BY THOMASTON POLICE—MALE COMPANION JAILED PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

ACCORDING  TO  P.D.  INVESTIGATORS,  MARY  ELLEN  GOODMAN,  17 OF  729  WEST  MAIN  ST.  WAS  LOCATED  WEDNESDAY  MORNING. HER  MALE  COMPANION,  JAMES  VINCENT  HARRIS,  AGE   24  IS  IN  LOCK-UP  AT   THE  UPSON  COUNTY  JAIL  AND  COULD  FACE  CHARGES.