Stories by Carol McLeod

Friday, July 18, 2014

Death penalty sought in Wadley slaying

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman said Friday he will seek the death penalty for Anthony Mereal Lemon.
By Carol McLeod

Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Suspects in man's shooting referred to grand jury

After hearing testimony from witnesses, Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves found probable cause to refer each defendant's case to the grand jury in the fatal shooting of Kenneth Quarterman Jr.
By Carol McLeod

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

GBI investigating Jefferson County inmate death

The death of an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail on Saturday night is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

12th suspect surrenders in Louisville, Ga., killing

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The last suspect in a drive-by shooting in Jefferson County on Father's Day is in custody, Jefferson County District Attorney Hayward Altman said Wednesday.
By Carol McLeod

Monday, July 1, 2013

2 more surrender in slaying

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Two more suspects in a Jefferson County slaying surrendered to police Monday.
By Carol McLeod

Friday, June 21, 2013

3 more arrests made in Augusta man's slaying

Nine people are now in custody in Sunday's fatal shooting of Kenneth Quarterman Jr.
By Carol McLeod

Thursday, June 20, 2013

6 arrested in homicide

Six arrests have been made in Sunday's fatal shooting of an Augusta man in Louisville, Ga., that authorities say was gang-related.
By Carol McLeod

Monday, June 17, 2013

Augusta man shot, killed in Jefferson County

Kenneth Quarterman Jr., 23, was found on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East 5th Street in Louisville shortly after midnight Sunday morning. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital and airlifted to ...
By Carol McLeod

Friday, May 3, 2013

Fire erupts at Wrens storage tank

WRENS, GA. -- A small fire inside a tank at Glit in Wrens was reported Thursday, Jefferson County 911/EMA Director Jim Anderson said.
By Carol McLeod

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Small fire quickly extinguished

WRENS, Ga. - A small fire inside a tank at the Glit/Microtron plant in Wrens was extinguished quickly Thursday afternoon, Jefferson County 911/EMA Director Jim Anderson said.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Arrest in Stapleton slaying

Officers formally charged Jeremy Harrison Rowland, 42, of Stapleton, Ga., Wednesday in the shooting death of Billy Joe Julian Logan, 31, of Gibson Tuesday night.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wreck kills Jefferson County High teacher

WRENS, Ga. - A Spanish teacher at Jefferson County High School died Tuesday night when the car she was driving was hit by another vehicle.
By Carol McLeod

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

Wadley shooting suspect still at large

Jefferson County deputies are still looking for a man they say shot three men early Sunday morning near Wadley, Ga.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thermo King closing to affect 235 jobs

Ingersoll-Rand, the parent company to Thermo King in Louisville, said it will close the plant by the second quarter 2012. It employs 235 people.
By Carol McLeod

Friday, June 24, 2011

GBI makes arrest in Wadley double homicide

WADLEY, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an arrest has been made in the deaths of two people.
By Carol McLeod

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

Highway open, rails clear after Burke train accident

MIDVILLE, Ga. -- Efforts continued today to clean up a chemical train derailment in southern Burke County.
By Carol McLeod

Train derailment leaks chemicals

MIDVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities on Monday continued to clean the scene of Sunday's 38-car derailment in southern Burke County.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010

Folk artist remembered

WADLEY, Ga. -- One of Jefferson County’s prominent folk artists is being remembered as a kind man with exceptional talent. Willie Tarver, 78, died Friday at his home in Wadley.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jefferson County arrest

15 drug arrests in Jefferson County

LOUISVILLE, Ga. --Fifteen men were arrested and charged with drug offenses as a result of an undercover operation that began last September.
By Carol McLeod

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

Fire kills man near Wrens

WRENS, Ga. -- A 45-year-old Jefferson County man died early today when fire destroyed his home.
By Carol McLeod
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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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