2017-12-13

Alarm Alerts Staff to Drug Carrying Drone at Autry State Prison; Contraband Recovered



On December 4 at 11:53 p.m., the Drone Tracker alarm, a newly piloted system, at Autry State Prison (SP) sounded. While there was no sighting of a drone by staff, an inner and outer sweep of the facility was conducted, and officers recovered two packages containing a large amount of marijuana left behind by the drone. “As we continue to […]

Haire Does Well at Peach State Classic Swine Show



Aaron Haire, a Miller County 4-Her, had an outstanding day at the Peach State Classic Swine Show on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Perry. Starting the day off with the Market Barrow Show, Haire placed first in Class 3; third in Class 5; and first in Class 6 with his barrows. His Class three barrow, “Bubba” was then selected as […]

Beware of Holiday Scams



Holiday season is upon us. That means additional shopping, spending and traveling for many of us. Unfortunately, these increased transactions are also a golden opportunity for scammers. So, to help keep consumers and their money safe, the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection is offering the following tips: •Take precautions when making online transactions. Many scammers have set up bogus websites […]

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Area News Around Us



Bainbridge – Thursday afternoon Decatur County Sheriff’s Office was notified after inmate Tyler Brook, 21, escaped with the help of his fiancé, Angel Griffith. The duo was arrested not long after the incident with escape and aiding and abetting escape. Brook was completing his detail work at the county fire station when he wandered towards the airport. Airport employee, Jerry […]

B e good t o nurses



A big shot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. […]

A Cure for America’s Diabetes Crisis: Early Education



The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn’t opioid addiction or cancer — it’s diabetes. The number of children and teens diagnosed with type 2, so-called “adult” diabetes increased 5 percent every year between 2002 and 2012. The disease dooms millions of Americans to early deaths. Treating it costs more than $100 billion a year. Consequently, it’s the nation’s costliest […]

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Explain this, Democrats!



It is my hope that enough Republicans who were elected and will run again with the promise that taxes will be cut will vote for the best legislation. Like us human beings not being perfect, there is not one piece of legislation on the books that could not be improved, like those who have been put in leadership positions. Not […]

Short but Sweet



I know I have been told my articles have been a little long, so I will try to hold it down to less than a half of page, and the rest of the paper staff will try to make room for my short words of wisdom. I have received words of praise and words reminding me what I have left […]