Tag Archives: Colquitt

LOCAL HEROES: How Two Off Duty State Troopers Saved a Child’s Life

Over the weekend, a facebook post from the Georgia Department of Public Safety started making the rounds and catching the state’s attention – and for good reason. While off duty, two local Georgia State Patrol Troopers, TFC Brian Palmer and TFC Walt Landrum, each received phone calls about a child sitting in the middle of a four lane… Read More »

Pataula Drug Task Force Concludes 6 Month Investigation with 10 Arrests (Mug Shots Included)

Pataula Drug Task Force Cleaning up Miller County: 10 suspects arrested and searching for 3 more. Press Release Colquitt, GA – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Pataula Drug Task Force concluded a six-month investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics, in Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia.  The operation culminated in the Pataula Drug Task force obtaining arrest warrants… Read More »

Pataula Drug Task Force Busts Drug Dealers

The Pataula Drug Task Force published press releases late Friday afternoon detailing the arrests of two Southwest Georgia drug dealers. The first press release details an arrest stemming from alleged sale of methamphetamine from a Colquitt residence. From the release: Colquitt, GA – On Monday, July 25, 2016, SPECIAL AGENT BLAKE DILLARD of the Pataula Drug Task Force… Read More »

Four arrested for meth in Miller County

Last Thursday, the GBI and the Pataula Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Connie Laverne McGinnis, AKA Connie Akridge, on Pirate Drive, in Colquitt. The search warrant was the culmination of a two month investigation conducted by the Pataula DTF into the alleged distribution of Methamphetamine, also known by its street name “ICE,”… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Meigs hires new city attorney and city clerks

The Meigs City Council hired Tom Lehman as city attorney and former city employee Cissy White and Valerie West as “temporary” city clerks at Monday night’s special called meeting. No mention was made about when Mayor Linda Harris will resign now that a new administration has been hired. She told residents after her arrest in October, allegedly for… Read More »