On March 23, 2017 at noon Deputies from the Upson County Sheriff's Office responded to Flash Foods to assist DNR Cpl. Will Smith. Cpl. Smith entered the store and noticed Keith Duane Underwood, 26, of Griffin Ga. playing the video poker machines in the store. Cpl. Smith suspected that Underwood was the individual he had received a lookout on earlier in the day as being wanted from Spalding County. When the officers approached Underwood he initially gave a false name. His identity was confirmed and he was arrested. While being searched after the arrest 7.3 grams of marijuana ,18.7 grams of methamphetamine and $753 in cash were located in Underwood's pocket.
Underwood was arrested and transported to the Upson County Jail. He faces charges of Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce and Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to Distribute.
Underwood remains in the Upson County Jail.
Dan Kilgore, Sheriff
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
GRIFFIN CIRCUIT DISTRICT ATTORNEY BEN COKER TOLD ZOOM NEWS WEDNESDAY-- CHARGES WILL BE FORTHCOMING RELATING TO THE DEATH OF A WHEEL-CHAIR BOUND MAN FROM FT. VALLEY, 33 YEAR OLD TROY-MAIN JOHNSON---WHO WAS LEFT AT A HUNTING CAMP MARCH 14TH OFF TRIUNE MILL ROAD. HE WAS FOUND DECEASED LAST FRIDAY.
THE D.A. SAID HIS OFFICE, UPSON S.O.AND THE GBI ARE AWAITING TEST RESULTS FROM THE STATE CRIME LAB—BUT AT THIS TIME HE IS UNCERTAIN OF THE SCOPE OF ANY CHARGES .
THE THOMASTON WOMAN WHO SAID SHE LEFT JOHNSON IN THE WOODS—27 YEAR OLD RUBY KATE COURSEY IS BEING HELD IN THE UPSON COUNTY JAIL ON UNRELATED CHARGES FOR PROBATION VIOLATION.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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HENRY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DARIUS PATTILLO ANNOUNCED TUESDAY HE PLANS TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR JACOB KOSKY AGE 23 AND MATTEW BAKER JR. AGE 19 FOR THE MURDER OF 4 YOUTHS ON MOCCASIN GAP ROAD BACK ON OCT. 26TH.
SHOT TO DEATH WERE SOPHIA BULLARD, 20 OF THOMASTON, MATTEW HICKS, 18, KEITH GIBSON, 29, AND DESTINY OLINGER, 20.
THREE OTHERS ARE CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR OBSTRUCTION FOR NOT COOPERATING WITH POLICE, JACOB WILLIAMS, 18, KAYLA HEAD, 21, AND BROOK KNIGHT, 19.
A HEARING SET FOR KOSKY AND BAKER TUESDAY WAS POSTPONED AFTER BAKER'S ATTORNEY WITHDREW FROM THE CASE BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HANDLE DEATH PENALTY CASES— HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 11TH.
AUTHORITIES SAY KOSKY AND BAKER ATTENDED A BON FIRE AT THE HOUSE—LEFT AND RETURNED LATER AND ALLEGEDLY SHOT THOSE FOUR YOUTHS AT THE PARTY.
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AFTER A POLL FROM COMMISSIONER DON HAWBAKER— SHOWING 60% WOULD SUPPORT A TRANSPORTATION SPLOST THAT COULD RAISE $40 MILLION OVER 5 YEARS FOR ROAD PAVING---THE SPALDING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO MOVE FOWARD WITH UP TO 5 PUBLIC FORUMS ON A T-SPLOST AT MONDAY'S MEETING.
A HALF DOZEN CITIZENS FROM NORTH-EAST SPALDING BEGGED THE BOARD TO PAVE THEIR DIRT ROADS.
THE T-SPLOST COULD BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.
MORE BLOW-UP FROM FULL BLOWN FIREARMS SHOOTING RANGE IN WILLIAMSON. RETIRED MILITARY CHRISTINE THOMAS TOLD THE COMMISSIONERS THEY HAVE FAILED TO PROTECT HER NEIGHBORHOOD BY ALLOWING A GUN TRAINING FACILITY TO TURN INTO A 6 DAYS A WEEK SHOOTING RANGE. CAN'T WATCH TV/ STRUCK BY PELLETS IN YOUR YARD---
HOME VALUES ARE LOWERED BY 50% AND SOME ARE SELLING OUT—SHE SAID.
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ZEBULON POLICE HAD A BUSY SATURDAY WITH TWO SEPERATE METH CASES INCLUDING A HIGH SPEED CHASE THRU PIKE, SPALDING AND FAYETTE COUNTIES—THAT ENDED IN A CRASH.
THE DRIVER—37 YEAR OLD JOHN LEATHERWOOD AND A PASSENGER ANDREA COBB, AGE 40—BOTH OF GRIFFIN— RAN FROM THE LAW AT SPEEDS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR UP U.S. 19 FROM FRESHWAY PARKING LOT INTO SPALDING COUNTY –THEN TOOK HIGHWAY 92 AND WRECKED AFTER AN ATTEMPTED GSP PIT MANEUVER AT THE FAYETTE COUNTY LINE—ALL THE WHILE DUMPING BAGS OF METH FROM THE FORD EXPEDITION.
BOTH TRANSPORTED TO THE E.R. WITH INJURIES.
EARLIER A TRAFFIC STOP IN ZEBULON NETTED TWO METH ARRESTS—CHARLES JONES, AGE 23 OF PIKE COUNTY AND NICK FITZGIBBON, AGE 38 OF CLAYTON COUNTY.
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Monday, March 20, 2017
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Thomaston Municipal Court Judge David Fowler has announced an Amnesty Program for unpaid FTA’s (Failure to Appear in Court) warrants that will begin Monday, March 27, 2017 and last through 5pm on Wednesday May 31, 2017. The amnesty period will apply to outstanding FTA’s prior to the 2017 calendar year. The Amnesty period is an effort to help clear up the large number of outstanding criminal and traffic cases that have failed to appear in City Municipal Court.
Anyone who failed to appear in court as directed prior to 2017 will be allowed to pay their fine(s) and the court will lift and or withdraw any FTA notices that have been sent to the DDS (Department of Drivers’ Services) and or any bench warrant without any further costs being applied.
A copy of the Amnesty Order language will be posted on the Thomaston Police Department Facebook page. Violation of Probation (VOP) Warrants will not be part of the amnesty program.
Fine payments can be made at the Customer Service window on the first floor at Thomaston City Hall located at 106 E. Lee Street, Thomaston, Georgia. If you have any questions please call the Thomaston Police Department at 706-647-5455 and ask to speak with Ms. Candice Chatman.
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Friday, March 17, 2017
THE GRIFFIN-SPALDING COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECOMMEND A T-SPLOST REFERENDUM ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT AT ITS MARCH MEETING.
UP TO ONE CENT FOR FIVE YEARS WITH PROJECTS TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY WITH COMMUNITY INPUT.
THE COMMITTEE WAS TOLD IT COULD YIELD OVER $40 MILLION DOLLARS—WITH A COUPLE OF POSSIBLE PROJECTS MENTIONED—MOVING GA. HIGHWAY 155 OUT OF DOWNTOWN GRIFFIN AND A JENKINSBURG ROAD INTERCHANGE ON 1-75.
THE SPALDING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE T-SPLOST RECOMMENDATION AT MONDAY'S 6PM MEETING.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Upson-Lee High School, along with the City of Thomaston and Upson County governments would like to invite the community to be a part of a special parade and recognition honoring the 2017 AAAA Basketball State Champions - the Upson-Lee High School Knights! The parade will begin at 5 PM on
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