The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for two of its most wanted suspects who are considered armed and dangerous.
Police said Marquese Demario Parrish, 22, of Kennedy Drive, and Darrell Fitzgerald Hill Jr., also 22 , of Richwood Road, are suspects in the armed robbery and shooting of a man at Richmond Villa apartments on Feb. 7. A third suspect, Kevin Maurice Hanna, 23, of Hephzibah, already has been charged with the crime and remains in the Richmond County jail.
The Columbia County Commission voted 4-0 Friday to authorize its attorneys to recover funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.
After the vote, District Commissioner Ron Thigpen said he thought it was time for Allen to resign.
Allen’s husband, District Commissioner Charles Allen, was not present.
Commissioners contend that the fees Allen collected from Harlem and Grovetown violate state law and that the contracts Allen entered into with the cities were done without their knowledge or consent.
ATLANTA — Three north Georgia men are accused of trying to buy explosives that authorities say they planned to use to attack government targets.
Thirty-six-year-old Brian Edward Cannon and 28-year-old Cory Robert Williamson appeared in federal court in Rome Friday for a detention hearing. Both were denied bond.
Terry Eugene Peace, who’s 45, is due for his first court appearance Monday.
According to a sworn statement from an FBI agent, the men talked in online chat rooms about sabotaging infrastructure.
Another Cops episode featuring Richmond County deputies will be shown on Spike TV on Saturday evening.
Film crews for the long-running show spent eight weeks filming the sheriff’s office for episodes of the reality police show.
This week’s episode features police from Richmond County, Alameda County, Calif., and Indianapolis.
A preview of the episode titled Not My Text Messages shows local deputies using a stun gun on a man who appears to have crack cocaine. The episode is scheduled to air at 8 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.
Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they’re guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.
ATLANTA -- Attorneys would have to spend more time practicing law before they could become district attorneys under a constitutional amendment passed by the House Friday.
House Resolution 1161 changes the minimum experience from three years to seven, matching the requirements for judges in state and superior courts. Its sponsor, former superior court judge R-Johnnie Caldwell, R-Thomaston, said he introduced it at the request of the District Attorneys Association and the Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
ATLANTA -- The state Senate Insurance and Labor Committee approved Thursday three bills related to health care, including one that mandates private insurance coverage for treatment of children with autism.
Committee Chairman Tim Golden, R-Valdosta, the lead sponsor on SB 397, said the costs of the treatment that would be covered under the legislation could not exceed $35,000 per year for each child. The eligible age for coverage would be capped at 6 years old.
Richmond County Fire Department officials are reminding residents to not burn the piles of debris stacking up through the area after last week’s ice storm.
Chief Jason Beard, of the Fire Inspection Bureau, said it is unlawful to burn outside in Richmond County if you have not obtained a permit from the forestry department. With a permit, burning must be at least 100 feet from any structure.
Instead of burning, residents can put tree limbs and debris on the curb for pickup, he said.
JESUP, Ga. — Authorities in south Georgia say a woman working with a film crew has been struck and killed by a train while making a biographical film about musician Gregg Allman.
Several production crew members working on the upcoming Allman Brothers biopic, “Midnight Rider,” were conducting a camera test on the railroad tracks behind Rayonier Performance Fibers paper mill in Jesup, Ga., WJCL reports.
ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens teen made a stunning turnaround Thursday when he confessed to murdering a 76-year-old man in a 2012 burglary.
Anthony Jermaine Fuller, who authorities said previously implicated one of his two adult accomplices as the triggerman, admitted in Clarke County Superior Court that he shot and killed Edward Davidson after breaking into the retiree’s Clarke County home.
“Who actually shot Mr. Davidson?” Assistant District Tony Volkodav asked.
“I did, sir,” Fuller replied.
MACON, Ga. — Court officials in central Georgia are considering McDonough as a possible venue for the trial of Stephen McDaniel.
He’s accused of killing and dismembering Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings in the Bibb County case.
Chief Henry County Superior Court Judge Arch McGarity said Bibb County has expressed interest in using Henry County’s largest courtroom, which seats about 100 people.
Strong thunderstorms are on the way to the region this morning.
Residents are urged to prepare for gusty winds of 40-50 mph and pea-sized hail.
At 7:30 a.m. today, the National Weather Service reported a line of strong storms near Thomson moving east.
The winds should be strong enough to take down branches or small trees weakened by last week's ice storm.