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Charges Brought in Theft at Cochran/Bleckley Recreation Dept.

Charges Brought in Theft at Cochran/Bleckley Recreation Dept.

After a two-month long investigation, from 2008-2010, Cochran Police Chief Key McGuire announced Thursday that an arrest had been made regarding the mishandling and theft of money from the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department, spanning a three-year period (2008-2010).

 

Chief McGuire made the arrest onThursday, April 12. For more information, click here.

Dodge Deputy to Lead Task Force

Dodge Deputy to Lead Task Force

Captain Tony Winborn of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has been named as the Assistant Area Coordinator for the South Central Traffic Enforcement Network (SCTEN) of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

The South Central Network covers forty-five (45) different law enforcement agencies in twelve (12) Middle Georgia Counties including Dodge, Bleckley, Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Laurens, Emanuel, Johnson, Treutlen, Toombs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.

For more on the story, click here.

Three Arrested For Selling Synthetic Marijuana

Three people including the owner of a "head" shop in Hawkinsville were arrested for selling synthetic marijuana.

The new law making synthetic marijuana illegal took immediate effect when Governor Nathan Deal signed it last week.

Investigator Jamie Jones with the GBI's Oconee Drug Task Force says they arrested 3 people at Cyber Hippy, including the shop's owner, 52-year-old Pamela Whetzel.

They also arrested 69-year-old George Whetzel and an employee, Eva Marie Murphy.

All three are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and sales of a controlled substance.

The investigation continues and more charges are expected.

Jones says they were selling various brands of the packs of synthetic marijuana even after both GBI and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department warned them to stop a week ago.

The Cyber Hippy store is located on North Houston Street in Hawkinsville.

Parent Poll: Schools and Crime

Parent Poll: Schools and Crime

We’re reporting today on an alleged rape at Northeast High School in Macon.

Do you think your child's school is forthcoming with information about crime and violence at school?

If so, what are your concerns as a parent? How does this affect your children and family?

You can reply in the comments section below or feel free to share your insight with us at eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com

United Hospice Joins Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce

United Hospice Joins Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce presented a membership plaque to Kathy Bennett of United Hospice, who provides dedicated quality hospice care to the Dodge County community.

“The service you provide to the families of Dodge County is immeasurable. Thank you for supporting our community and the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce,” stated Phil Bearden, Chairman of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information regarding the services provided by United Hospice, contact Christy Bozeman at 1-800-288-8466.

For more information on the benefits of membership or to join the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

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