Around Our Area: Thief takes batteries from tractor while owner at lunch

The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in a Wednesday afternoon theft of two batteries out of a tractor while the owner was at lunch.

Kevin Perryman told police that he left the John Deere tractor at his farm in the 300 block of Hartsfield Road from about noon-2 p.m. When he returned he discovered that two cables had been cut and the batteries stolen.

Lasseter Tractor Co., the source of the batteries, was able to give police a model number and the price of the batteries — $188 each. Read More at Moultrie Observer

One vehicle accident ends with fatality


CORDELE — A one-vehicle accident resulted in the death of Bonaire woman on I-75 Tuesday evening.
Just after 6 p.m. Georgia State Patrol units were called out to the scene on I-75. According to reports from the GSP Post 30, 51-year old Paula Anne King was traveling south on Interstate 75 in a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse when for reasons unknown left the west side of the roadway. Read More at The Cordele Dispatch

Grady County officials, Corp of Engineers talk about impounding water for Tired Creek Lake

THOMASVILLE — A recent meeting between Grady County officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly moved the county closer to impounding water in Tired Creek Lake.

All of the Grady County commissioners except T.D. David made the trip to Savannah for the meeting Tuesday, along with County Attorney Kevin Cauley, legal consultant Laura Benz and Tired Creek Lake manager Mike Binion.

Commission Chair LaFaye Copeland summed up the gathering as “a good meeting. There was a lot of technical talk,” she said.

Copeland added, “We are more closer than we were (to impounding water in the lake). I am hopeful that by the end of the year we can fill the lake.” Read More at Thomasville Times-Enterprise

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