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Arrest made in fatal Crawford hit-and-run

Arrest made in fatal Crawford hit-and-run

Crawford County deputies arrested a man charging him with the Nov. 12 hit and run accident that killed a bicyclist.

Michael Shaun Bryant, 36, was charged Wednesday night with homicide by vehicle (first degree), hit and run, failure to report accident and following to closely, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Bryant is accused of hitting Ricky Dennis Bacchus, 36, of Lizella at around 7:20 a.m. on Sandy Point Road near Creekview Drive.

Byron police win three awards

Byron police win three awards

The Byron police department were honored with three awards at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety Governor's Challenge Banquet last week.

Read the full release from the City of Byron Department of Police:

Chief Wesley Cannon is pleased to announce that the Byron Police Department won three awards at the annual Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Governor’s Challenge Banquet on November 15, 2013.

The Governor’s Challenge awards program is a statewide awards program that recognizes excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs.

The program provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve and allows agencies to learn from one another and establish future goals in traffic safety enforcement and education.

Crawford County hit-and-run victim dies

Crawford County hit-and-run victim dies

A man on a bicycle involved in a Crawford County hit and run accident Tuesday has died.

Ricky Dennis Bacchus, 36, of Lizella, was pronounced dead at the Medical Center of Central at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office.

A "person of interest" has come forward, but the sheriff's office is withholding their named citing an "ongoing investigation," the news release stated.

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Crawford hit-and-run accident sends bicyclist to hospital

Crawford hit-and-run accident sends bicyclist to hospital

A person is in critical condition after being struck in a hit-and-run accident in Crawford County Tuesday morning.

That's according to a news release from Sheriff Lewis Walker.

He said it happened around 7:20 a.m. on Sandy Point Road near Creekview Drive.

The news release does not identify or describe the victim or describe the vehicle.

According to Walker, the victim was in serious condition at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Crawford County Sheriff's Office at (478) 836-3116.

Byron runoff election at municipal complex

Byron runoff election at municipal complex

Byron voters can vote in the runoff election at the Conference Center in the Byron Municipal Complex.

That runoff is on December 3, 2013.

The Municipal Complex is located at 401 Main Street and will be the sole voting location.

If you voted in the November 5 election, you are eligible to vote on Dec. 3.

Polls are open from 7-7.

 

 

Vets can rake in freebies all day and all night

Vets can rake in freebies all day and all night

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Sure, there are a few catches — and most require proof of military service. (You need to check company websites for the fine print.) But if you're a vet or active military, you might plan out a Freebie Monday that goes something like this:

• You wake up hungry.Head over to Denny's for all-you-can-eat stacks of buttermilk pancakes. But you've got to pay up for anything else you get.

•You're feeling scruffy. Great Clips has you covered. Vets can walk in on Monday — with no appointment — and get free haircuts. If you don't have the time Monday, or just got a buzz cut, you can still snatch a rain check for a freebie haircut.