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Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

The man shot to death Thursday night in Gordon has been identified as Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Baldwin County.

Gordon police Chief Mike Hall said Lewis was shot after a confrontation outside of a home at 110 Burney Road.

Hall says Jeffrey King, 29, who lives at the house, told police Lewis got out of a car and approached him with a gun.

King then fired several times killing Lewis.

Former Ivey police chief arrested

Former Ivey police chief arrested

Former Ivey police Chief John Richards was arrested Friday.

The arrest came after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations into allegations that Richards, 67, had "misappropriated" property belonging to the City of Ivey, according to a GBI news release.

Richards was booked into the Baldwin County jail on charges of violation of oath by a public official and theft by conversion.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Baldwin Co. man shaken by racist notes

Six days of the week, Craig Adams has a routine. "I go to work and I come home." But January 3, he came back to a burglarized home. "My TV was sitting out here, one of my small TV's from the bedroom, and it had a piece of paper underneath it," Adams said. It was one of four racist and threatening notes left around the home, says Capt.

Five Milledgeville burglaries in a week

Five Milledgeville burglaries in a week


Three men have been charged in connection with a pawn shop burglary and one man has been charged with burglary at four different businesses in Milledgeville.

According to Milledgeville police, three men burglarized Northside Pawn Shop around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

When police arrived, one man was allegedly inside the business and a bag of electronic items was right outside a side door of the business.

They found two other suspects riding around in a Honda accord, after matching tire prints from outside the store.

According to a news release, Dartanyon Wheeler, 17, is charged with one count of burglary, John Grable, 20, and Reginald Johnson, 22, are charged with one count of burglary and giving a false name.

Small business Saturday this weekend

Small business Saturday this weekend

Milledgeville, GA- Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority and the fine merchants of downtown Milledgeville have joined forces to promote this national movement: Small Business Saturday. Join us Saturday November 30th in historic downtown Milledgeville to support our local small businesses.

This event is to encourage shopping local to help celebrate and provide support to small business during this holiday season. Main Street and the merchants are offering a great incentive to shop local this Saturday- a raffle! The raffle is for a basket of goodies from over 10 downtown merchants and includes gift cards, jewelry and more!