South Georgia News Roundup – Housekeeper charged with stealing silver, forging boss’ check

THOMASVILLE — A woman previously employed as a housekeeper for a Thomasville family is charged with stealing heirloom sterling silver with a value of more than $20,000 and forging an $1,800 check on her employer.

The forged check, along with driver’s license photo identification, was presented last week at T&J Country Store, Dollar Store Road, Ochlocknee. The business cashed the check.

When the forged check was shown to the man on whom it was written, the victim said that not only did he have a check missing, but he also had discovered silver missing from his residence. Read More at Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Rebel flag emblem to stay on redesigned version of specialty Georgia license plate

Georgia officials will soon roll out a redesigned license plate that still features the Confederate battle flag emblem, months after halting the sales of the state-sponsored specialty tag in the wake of the Charleston church massacre.

The Department of Revenue and the Georgia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said this week they reached an agreement on the redesign and that it could be available as early as next week.

A draft of the design wasn’t immediately available, but the Confederate group’s leaders said it would eliminate the larger image of the Rebel flag that forms the background of the plate while retaining a small, “blood red” version of the emblem in the foreground. Read More at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution

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