Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Cuthbert police looking for store robber

Cuthbert Police say they are looking for a man who put a gun to the head of the security guard outside the store. The guard collapsed but was not injured.

The man went inside store and was behind a customer, when he pointed the gun at the clerk.

He got a substantial amount of money and ran out the store.

Police believe this holdup is connected to Dollar General robbery in October. That robber had his face covered.

Cuthbert Police said no one in town is recognizing this person, and they want anyone who knows who he is to call them at (229) 732-2323.


Military exercise proposed

Representatives from several Southwest Georgia counties gathered in Blakely last week to learn more about a proposed military exercise by the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion.

Economic development director Jamie Crozier presented the proposed exercise to the county commissioners at their September meeting, noting that, in part, Early County was chosen as the coordinating site because the battalion’s Operations Sergeant Major Charles Burns has relatives in Early County.

In a letter of notification from Battalion Commander LTC Nathan Reynolds requesting the county’s support, Reynolds stated, “the unit requires realistic urban and rural areas where we can practice tactics, techniques and procedures that our soldiers will employ during Overseas Contingency Operations within foreign countries. Your county offers an ideal setting for this training.”

The “Mission Rehearsal Exercise” is tentatively scheduled for March 11-19, 2016.

Read More at the Early County News

Walden presented Golden Football to Cairo High School
Former Syrupmaker and two time NFL Super Bowl Champion Bobby Walden returned to his high school Alma Mater on Wednesday to present the school with an NFL “Golden Ball” as a part of the “Super Bowl High School Honor Roll.”

The Super Bowl High School Honor Roll celebrates high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history. This platform is designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game and honor the players, head coaches, high schools and communities that have positively impacted the game.

A 1957 graduate of Cairo High School, Walden earned All-State Honors as a halfback in high school. During his NFL career, Walden became known as “The Big Toe From Cairo.”

Read More at the Cairo Messenger

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