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UPDATE: 68-year-old charged in Crawford County dog stabbing


A dog was stabbed at a home on Sandy Point Road in Crawford County last Monday around 3 p.m.

The owner of the dog said she was injured with what appeared to be stab wounds.

Sixty-eight-year-old Marvin Bryson, of Lizella, was arrested last Friday at 4:20 p.m. and charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. As of Tuesday, he was additionally charged with one count of theft by taking.

Bryson's bond is set at $10,000. He also has a special conditions bond order that he cannot stay or be in Bibb, Peach or Crawford counties. He is only to to make court appearances in Crawford.

He's still being held in the Crawford County jail.


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Crawford-Roberta consolidation a possibility


Folks in Crawford County and the city of Roberta might get to vote on consolidation this year. It would mean unifying the city and county into one government, as Macon-Bibb did in 2013.

Claire Davis met with the county manager and people in town to learn more.

2nd Congressional District to hold delegate training

2nd Congressional District to hold delegate training

A delegate training will be held for the 2nd Congressional district in February.

According to a news release, it will be held February 6, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hunt Educational and Cultural Recreation Center, located at 600 Spruce Street, in Fort Valley.

The training, the release states, is the first step in the delegate selection process. The Democratic National Convention will be in July in Philadelphia.

For more information, please call Kattie Kendrick at 478-825-2985 or email kjvrainier1@gmail.com.

Skeletal remains found in Crawford County woods


 

A GBI crime-scene unit and Crawford County deputies are investigating skeletal remains found in woods off Old Knoxville Road.

J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge of the GBI's Perry office, says a property owner found the bones on Sunday.

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Warrant issued for Fort Valley armed robbery suspect


A warrant has been issued for a suspect allegedly involved in an armed robbery that happened at a Fort Valley gas station last week.

According to a Facebook post from the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety, 25-year-old Larry Little, Jr., of Stone Mountain, Ga., is being sought by police for armed robbery. Detectives are still working to identify the second suspect.

The robbery happened last Wednesday at Flash Foods, located at 401 Blue Bird Blvd.

 

The store clerk told deputies two men came into the store and demanded money at gunpoint. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes, the two men fled the store on foot.

Anyone with any information on the suspects' whereabouts or the robbery can call the police department at 478-825-3383.


Fort Valley police seeking armed robbery suspects


The Fort Valley Police Department is searching for two men involved in an armed robbery that happened at a gas station on Blue Bird Boulevard Wednesday around 11:15 p.m.

According to a Facebook post from the department, it happened at Flash Foods Five Points. The store clerk told deputies two men came into the store and demanded money at gunpoint.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes, the two men fled the store on foot.

Anyone with any information on the suspects' identities or the robbery can call the police department at 478-825-3383.


GBI investigating Roberta mayor


The GBI says it is investigating several reported clashes between the mayor of Roberta and her family and the city's police.

That comes after a Roberta police officer claimed he was fired filing a compliant after a traffic stop involving the mayor's daughter.

J.T. Ricketson, the special agent in charge of the GBI's Perry office confirmed they are investigating the Mayor Becky Smith.

"We started yesterday, at the request of District Attorney, David Cooke," Ricketson said.

"We are checking into an October traffic stop and the subsequent actions by the Mayor and the officer," Ricketson said. 

He said he couldn't comment further because the investigation is ongoing.