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Prison fight was related to gangs


SPARTA, GA.Investigators believe a fight that sent a dozen inmates from Hancock State Prison to the hospital was gang-related and organized using cell phones brought illegally into the facility, state prison officials said Saturday.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said that prisoners in a medium-security tent city on the prison grounds left their tents, which have solid walls similar to military tents,
and vandalized a living area. Several assaults were also reported in the main prison.

Stancil said she could not comment on the suspected use of cell phones because of an ongoing investigation.

Mayor says his e-mail was hacked

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin wants to make one thing clear: whatever you might have heard over e-mail, he’s not in London and he doesn’t need $1,400.

Goodwin says he spent much of Friday fielding phone calls from concerned friends who received e-mails from his account saying he and his family were stranded in London after being robbed and needed money to return to the U.S.

The mayor’s e-mail account was apparently hacked by scammers, who requested money to be wired to an address in the British capital.

In other news

TWO PEOPLE have been killed in a plane crash in west Georgia. Haralson County Coroner Daniel Hutcheson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a small plane went down about 1:30 p.m. west of Tallapoosa. He said two people were dead and a third person was injured.



Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:23

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