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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
July 31, 2006
Douglas- The vehicular homicide trial of a Coffee County woman accused of killing five children has been postponed again, for a third time. Amanda Troupe is accused of driving drunk the night she hit an all terrain vehicle carrying six children. Five of them were killed. Her trial was supposed to start Monday, but her lawyer is ill.
It was a disappointing morning for family members of the five children killed in that ATV wreck who were left waiting for two and a half hours before finding out Monday's trial for Amanda Troupe wasn't going forward.
The first two rows in the Coffee County courtroom were filled with family members of Kayla and Dustin Varnadore, Lindsay Joyner, Courtney Arsenault, and Coranne Megan Nelson. All five were killed when Amanda Troupe's car hit their four-wheeler in September of 2003.
Two and a half hours after court began, Judge Michael Boggs informed family members the trial would again be postponed. Troupe's attorney, Tom Pujadas was admitted to an Early County Emergency Room with a reoccurring illness. Troupe's secondary council Rob Walker was told to be prepared to replace Pujadas if he can't return in the next several weeks.
With the next trial term six weeks away, Judge Boggs said it wasn't fair to the families or the defendant to wait. Boggs scheduled a special court session to begin August 21st just to hear the Troupe case. Before dismissing council, the Judge warned that he would not allow any more delays, especially for witnesses who had other commitments.
Judge Boggs has every intention of trying to seat a jury in Coffee County. Jury selection is schedule to begin first thing on the morning of the 21st. Jury summons for that trial are expected to go out Tuesday, August first.
It was September 20th, 2003 when the deadly ATV crash happened. Thirteen-year old Kayla Varnadore, her brother, 11-year old Dustin Varnadore, 13-year old Lindsay Joyner, 10-year old Courtney Arsenault, and the four wheeler driver, 13-year old Coranne Megan Nelson were killed. Thirteen-year old Heather Bass survived.
January 12th, 2005, the then 30-year old Amanda Troupe pleaded not guilty to the five counts of vehicular homicide and DUI. If she is convicted, she could get up to 15 years in prison on each count.
A South Georgia lawmakers subsequently introduced a bill in the state legislature to put tougher restrictions on ATV's, but the bill failed in the house.