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Jackson County authorities say there was no attempted abduction by fake DFACS workers last week.

According to Sheriff Janis Mangum, a woman driving a blue Chrysler 300 did go to the area of J.S. Williamson Court in an attempt to talk to some children that were children spent time with without permission the previous day.

The woman asked if her children were there. The mother of the children at the residence saw the woman calling the children over to the car, but did not speak with the driver. She did not see anyone else with the driver.

A lawsuit by a prison nurse raises questions about the safety of medical personnel working in Georgia state prisons.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 42-year-old Alicia Butler is suing the Department of Corrections over a 2016 assault.

She says the prison system failed to properly supervise inmate Carlos Johnson Jr, who had been convicted of multiple rapes.

Teen Charged with Killing Georgia Officer and Wife at Home

Aug 13, 2018

A police officer and his wife were found stabbed to death Monday in their coastal Georgia neighborhood, where investigators detained a teenager and charged him with felony murder in the slayings.

Police believe the 16-year-old suspect is the slain woman's brother and that he had been living with his sister and her husband, a Savannah police officer, Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley told a news conference.

He said the teenager was charged with two counts of felony murder.

"It's a rough day in Chatham County for law enforcement," Hadley said.

Members of the State House gathered in Elberton Monday afternoon to consider a potential source of revenue for rural communities.  industrial hemp production.

District 174 State Representative John Corbett is Chair of the House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production, which is weighing in on the economic feasibility of developing industrial hemp and its potential economic benefit for rural parts of the state.

The meeting took place on the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.

Insect agriculture advocates are inviting the public to try some insect cuisine. Free snacks are more will be available at Creature Comforts Insect Curiosity Corner and Family Film Festival tomorrow.

Dr. Marianne Shockley is an academic professional at UGA.

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