Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SEPTEMBER UPSON CO. GRAND JURY TRUE BILL LIST

2018 SEPTEMBER TERM GRAND JURY
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

TRUE BILL LIST


JOHNNY CLARENCE ALFORD CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED BATTERY
CT. 2:  ROBBERY BY SUDDEN
SNATCHING
DELONZO DESHUN ALLEN CT. 1:  CRIMINAL TRESPASS
CT. 2:  SIMPLE BATTERY
CT. 4:  THEFT BY TAKING

DELONZO DESHUN ALLEN CT. 1:  SIMPLE ASSAULT
CT. 2:  OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICER
WESLEY GEORGE BAILEY CT. 1:  SMASH AND GRAB BURGLARY
            
NATASHA MERIAH BARFIELD CT. 1:  BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE

DUSTIN JOEL BATES CT. 1:  TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE

TROY EUGENE BLOUNT, JR CT. 1:  VANDALISM TO PLACE OF
WORSHIP

MONTERIO DURRELL BROWN CT. 1:  POSSESSION COCAINE WITH
INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
CT. 2:  THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN
PROPERTY
CT. 3:  POSSESSION OF FIREARM
DURING COMMISSION OF A
FELONY
CT. 4:  POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS
THAN OUNCE
CT. 5:  POSSESSION FIREARM BY
CONVICTED FELON
CT. 6:  WINDOW TINT VIOLATION

ECTAVIEA SEMAJ BRYANT CT. 1:  THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN
PROPERTY
CT. 2:  VIOLATION OF STREET GANG
TERRORISM AND PREVENTION
ACT


QUINTRELL COLBERT CT. 1:  CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A
FELONY
CT. 2:  POSSESSION OF FIRARM DURING
COMMISSION OF A FELONY
CT. 3:  CARRYING A WEAPON WITHOUT A
LICENSE
CT. 4:  CRIMINAL USE OF AN ARTICLE WITH
AN ALTERED IDENTIFICATION MARK

BRYAN LAMONTE COLLIER CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED BATTERY

JONATHAN ALAN COPPERSMITH CT. 1:  POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
CT. 2:  POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL WEAPON
CT. 3:  POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY
CONVICTED FELON
CT. 4:  ILLEGAL USE OF SPECIFIC WEAPON
DURING CRIME
CT. 5:  VIOLATION OF STREET GANG
TERRORISM AND PREVENTION

JONATHAN ALAN COPPERSMITH CT. 1:  INTERFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT
PROPERTY

DANIEL RAY CULVERHOUSE CT. 1:  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

RODNEY DUCKWORTH CT. 1:  SEXUAL BATTERY AGAINST A CHLD
UNDER 16

KRISTOPHER MARK HUNT CT. 1:  POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
CT. 2:  CROSSING THE GUARD LINE WITH
CONTRABAND

BRANDON HEATH JOHNSON CT. 1:  VIOLATION OF GEORGIA
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW

JOSHUA RYAN KENNEDY CT. 1:  THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN
PROPERTY

HOLDEN SPENCER KNIGHT CT. 1:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE

DAVID HENRY MCCONNELL CT. 1:  CHILD MOLESTATION

DAYSHA NICOLE MCDANIEL CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT


RODRECIUS LAPELLE MILLER CT. 1:  SIMPLE ASSAULT
CT. 2:  SIMPLE ASSAULT

AIMEE LYNN MOSLEY CT. 1:  ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE
CT. 2:  BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE

BRITTANY NICOLE POWELL CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

MITAVIUS LEE ROBINSON CT. 1:  BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE

KATELYN ROSE SMITH CT. 1:  CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE

PAUL ROBERT SMITH, JR. CT.1:  ENTICING A CHILD FOR INDECENT
PURPOSES
CT. 2:  ELECTRONICALLY FURNISHING
OBSCENE MATERIAL TO MINORS

JOSEPH CHARLES STEPHENSON CT. 1:  POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL WEAPON
CT. 2:  POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY
CONVICTED FELON
CT. 3:  DRIVING ON IMPROPER
REGISTRATION

THOMAS FRANKLIN STOREY CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 2:  BATTERY, FAMILY VIOLENCE
CT. 3:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FAMILY
VIOLENCE

KELSEY LAMAR WALKER CT. 1:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE
CT. 2:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE
CT. 3:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE
CT. 4:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE

KELSEY LAMAR WALKER CT. 1:  CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
2ND DEGREE


OSWALD B. WILLIAMS CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 2:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 3:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 4:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 5:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 6:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 7:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

ALEXUS SAMONE WILLIS CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT. 2:  AFFRAY

CHANDRA SHANEU WILLIS CT. 1:  VIOLATION OF GEORGIA
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW

RONTEREK AKEEM WILLIS CT. 1:  AGGRAVATED BATTERY
CT. 2:  CRIMINAL TRESPASS
CT. 3:  HINDERING EMERGENCY
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Monday, September 24, 2018

HAM RADIO TESTING IN THOMASTON

Interested in becoming a licensed ham radio operator?

The Thomaston Area Amateur Radio Club and Central District GA ARES will host a Ham Cram Course for entry-level Technician and General class ham radio license. ARRL Testing Session for all classes of License will take place later in the afternoon for anyone interested in obtaining their Amateur Radio License.

The Ham Cram course will be on September 29th, 9 a.m., Upson County EMA Conference Room, 605 West Gordon Street.

There is no cost for the Ham Cram but the ARRL Test is $15. If testing, be sure to bring a photo ID.

For more information or to preregister text “Ham” to 706- 975-5914 or leave a voice message with contact info. Please reserve your spot by Thursday afternoon.15, which is the Exam and licensing Fee required by ARRL. 

For more information or to preregister text “Ham” to 706- 975-5914 or leave a voice message with contact info.

THOMASTON CITY COUNCIL REJECTS BIDS

AT THE SEPT. 18TH MEETING—THE THOMASTON CITY COUNCIL REJECTED ALL BIDS FOR DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS—AT HOLLOWAY TIRE, WEAVER PARK AND OUT 74 EAST AND TABLED A CHANGE ORDER FOR RENOVATION OF THE OLD NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY FOR CITY OFFICES.

ACCORDING TO CITY MANAGER RUSSELL THOMPSON--THE DRAINAGE PROJECTS WILL BE RE-BID AND COUNCIL WANTS MORE TIME TO REVIEW A $100,000 CHANGE ORDER FOR ADDITIONAL WORK AT THE ARMORY. MCLEROY CONSTRUCTION HAD THE LOW BID—NEGOTIATED DOWN TO $415,000 , FOR OFFICES TO HOUSE THE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT, PARKS AND PUBLIC SPACES AND ROADS DEPARTMENT. THE $100,000 CHANGE ORDER INVOLVES SOME ARMORY WORK PLUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROADS DEPARTMENT SHOP -- TOTAL PROJECT-- $515,000. THE ORIGINAL BID WAS OVER $600,000.


COUNCIL MEMBERS DOUG HEAD AND RYAN TUCKER—BOTH BANKERS—STEPPED OUTSIDE THE MEETING ROOM DURING THE DISCUSSIONS.  

BUGGY DAYS PARADE CUT SHORT SAT.

HUNDREDS OF PATRONS ON THOMASTON STREET IN BARNESVILLE LINED THE THE STREET BUT THE BUGGY DAYS PARADE WAS DETOURED BEFORE IT REACHED THEM SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

BARNESVILLE . COM REPORTS BARNESVILLE POLICE CHIEF CRAIG COOPER SAID IT WAS DETOURED BACK TO THE STAGING AREA AT SUMMERS FIELD DUE TO SEVERAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND TRAFFIC FLOW ISSUES ON MAIN STREET AND THE HOLMES STREET AREA.

IN HIS STATEMENT CHIEF COOPER SAID UNFORTUNATELY SOME THINGS ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL—AND ITS ALWAYS OUR DUTY TO PROTECT AND SERVE—AND HE HOPES THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ULHS GRAD RATE TOPS STATE AGAIN

ULHS Graduation Rate Tops State for 4th Consecutive Year

The Georgia Department of Education has released graduation rate data for the class of 2018, and Upson-Lee High School has exceeded the state average for the fourthconsecutive year. Upson-Lee High School posted a rate of 87.1%, significantly higher than the state of Georgia graduation rate average of 81.6%. Fayette County topped the Griffin RESA district with an average of 88.8%. Other 2018 graduation rate averages in the Griffin RESA District are:
Butts 80.8%
Griffin-Spalding 85.4%
Henry 87.7%
Lamar 87.0%
Newton 87.0%
Pike 87.7%

EX-UPSON DEPUTY SENTENCED

IN UPSON SUPERIOR COURT MONDAY—A FORMER UPSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY—KODY KENNEDY ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA TO SIMPLE BATTERY FOR STRIKING A MAN IN HANDCUFFS WHILE IN CUSTODY AND HE WAS SENTENCED TO FINE AND PROBATION BY JUDGE SCOTT BALLARD.

THE INCIDENT INVESTIGATED BY THE GBI -- GOT KENNEDY TERMINATED AND ALSO ONE THOMASTON POLICE OFFICER WAS FIRED AND ANOTHER FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

IT STEMMED FROM A TRAFFIC STOP ON 36 EAST INVOLVING CURTIS LAMAR PERRY WHO WAS CHARGED WITH SPEEDING , OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICER AND POSSESSION OF METH.

KENNEDY WAS SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS PROBATION, 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND A $500 FINE.

TWO OTHER GUILTY PLEAS MONDAY, JACKIE LEE REYNOLDS CRIMINAL TRESPASS—SENTENCED TO TIME SERVED AND CASMEONDRA NICOLE HARRIS—POSSESSION MORE THAN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA, 5 YEARS PROBATION, 80 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE, FINE OF $2000.


OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICER 12 MONTHS PROBATION, FINE OF $500.

Friday, September 14, 2018

UPSON CO TAX BILLS ARE IN THE MAIL

OVER 16,000 UPSON COUNTY TAX BILLS ARE IN THE MAIL. TAX COMMISSIONER ANDY CHASTAIN SAID THE DUE DATE IS NOVEMBER 15. THE BILLS WERE TO GO OUT LAST WEEK, BUT THE PRINTING COMPANY HAD SOME ISSUES.

UGA FOOTBALL GAME KICKS AT NOON ON ZOOM RADIO

THE UGA-MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY WILL WILL HAVE A 12 NOON KICK-OFF, ORIGINALLY IT WAS A NIGHT GAME BUT WAS MOVED UP DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE.
AIRTIME FOR THE TAILGATE SHOW 8AM, 105-9/101-1.


THE ATLANTA FALCONS PLAY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS SUNDAY AT 1 ON ZOOM RADIO 105-9/101-1.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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SHERIFF KILGORE REPORTS A ROBBERY ARREST

On September 3rd, 2018 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Laquasian Kendez “Fred” Hutcherson, 40, of Thomaston committed an armed robbery at a residence on Chaney Street in the Lincoln Park community of Upson County. Hutcherson robbed two victims at gun point taking approximately $1000 dollars in cash.

Fred Hutcherson is held in the Upson County Jail charged with two counts of Armed Robbery, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bond must be set by a Superior Court Judge.

This case is ongoing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

GOP GOV CANDIDATE IN UPSON CO. LABOR DAY

BIG TURN-OUT FOR A POLITICAL BAR B Q LABOR DAY IN UPSON COUNTY ON THE BENTLEY FARM—COORDINATED BY WILL BENTLEY.

GUESTS INCLUDED REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR AND GA. SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN KEMP, U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORMER GA. GOVERNOR SONNY PERDUE AND TWO OTHER REPUBLICANS STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY BLACK—WHO IS SEEKING RE-ELECTION AND TRICIA PRIDEMORE RUNNING FOR PSC COMMISSIONER.


THE CROWD ALSO INCLUDED 5 GEORGIA SHERIFFS WHO HAVE ENDORSED KEMP FOR GOVERNOR INCLUDING UPSON COUNTY SHERIFF DAN KILGORE, PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF JIMMY THOMAS, LAMAR COUNTY SHERIFF BRAD WHITE, MERIWETHER COUNTY SHERIFF CHUCK SMITH, AND FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF BARRY BABB.     

5TH JUDGE RECOMMENDED FOR GRIFFIN CIRCUIT

The Judicial Council, chaired by Chief Justice P. Harris Hines, met in Marietta yesterday, to consider requests for two new superior court judgeships and other action items.

After reviewing caseload data for the requesting circuits, the Council voted to recommend additional judgeships in the Griffin Judicial Circuit and Gwinnett Judicial Circuit. New judgeships are created by the General Assembly; the bill authorizing a new position provides for an effective date, initial term, and stipulates election or appointment of the initial judge.

This recommendation will be forwarded to the Governor and the General Assembly to be considered for legislative action in the 2019 session.

The 27-member Judicial Council of Georgia meets several times a year to act on policy and administrative matters of the judiciary. Judges of the appellate and trial courts at all levels are represented on the Council, as is a representative of the State Bar of Georgia.