Greene County

19-year-old Georgia man wanted for murder

19-year-old Georgia man wanted for murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained an arrest warrant for Felony Murder for 19-year-old Oscar James Bethune Jr., of Union Point. Bethune is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Griffin in Greensboro, on Wednesday, June 2. According to the GBI, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a 911 call regarding a man who had been shot on Chapel Street in Greensboro just before noon. Greensboro police officers and Greene County deputies responded to the area and upon arrival, they discovered 56-year-old Thomas Griffin, of Union Point, dead from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.…
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Bobcat Fever: If you live in middle Georgia, bring your cats inside

Bobcat Fever: If you live in middle Georgia, bring your cats inside

Experts at the University of Georgia are urging cat owners across the state to proactively protect their pets as cases of cytauxzoonosis, or bobcat fever, an often fatal tick-borne disease, are spiking in middle Georgia. Five counties in particular have seen a significant increase in cases of cytauxzoonosis, caused by a protozoa, which has a high mortality rate if not diagnosed in the earliest stages, said Nancy Hinkle, UGA Extension veterinary entomologist. Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jones and Putnam counties are currently ground zero for the deadly feline disease. But being proactive can make all the difference for pets, emphasized Hinkle.…
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Suspect named in Greene County road rage homicide

Suspect named in Greene County road rage homicide

Authorities are searching for a Norcross man they have named as a suspect in what they believe to be a homicide stemming from a road rage incident. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have obtained arrest warrants for 20-year-old Deron Demond Bell. The GBI, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Service have been actively looking for Bell in connection with the homicide of Joseph Lee Briggs Jr. on I-20 April 9. Deputies discovered Briggs, of Manning, South Carolina dead at mile marker 132 on I-20 in Greensboro, Georgia. He had suffered what appeared…
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Who pays the most taxes in Georgia?

Who pays the most taxes in Georgia?

As April 15 draws closer, taxes will be on everyone's mind and millions of taxpayers in the Peach State will find out if they owe or if they get a refund. A new study by SmartAsset finds the places in Georgia where people owe the most in taxes. This study analyzed IRS data to determine how much money was owed per taxpayer in each U.S. county. The places with the largest tax amount owed were the places that ranked highest in the study. In Georgia, Fulton County residents owed the most in taxes, which shouldn't come as a surprise. What could come…
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