A man’s body was discovered in a wooded area near Woodhaven Estates in Stockbridge over the weekend.
Henry County police have identified the man as 58-year-old Robert Ezra Craddock and have determined his remains were in the area between 24 to 48 hours. His body was discovered Saturday afternoon by two people using a trail through the wooded area near Acacia Drive, commonly used as a cut-through.
Henry County Po9lice Major Mike Ireland said: “At this time the circumstances surrounding the death is uncertain pending the result of the GBI autopsy,”
Investigators were unable to locate any obvious injury to the victim, Ireland said.
The photo session dates have not yet been determined and more information will be provided in upcoming editions of the newspaper.
“This fundraiser benefits everyone in the county who may be affected by fire,” said Totten. “We hope people will continue to support this fundraiser and enjoy their family photos while helping out the fire departments.”
Organizers for the fundraiser will visit homes during day and evening hours. Those who are interested in making a donation but have not been contacted, can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-468-8633.
The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office now has areas designated as “Internet Purchase Exchange Locations”. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, “We have had several inquiries about a designated location at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office for internet purchase exchanges and use as child custody exchange sites. Within the last few days we have upgraded our video system to cover more of the Spalding County Law Enforcement Complex, including the main parking lot. Based on the areas now covered we believe that the locations would be ideal for the exchanges, making it less likely for an incident to occur.” The signs posted in the parking lot were provided free of charge through “Offer-Up”.
According to Natalie Angelillo, Vice President of Community at Offer Up, “Our meet up spots program helps serve the much needed purpose of providing an easy and free way to establish a community location that is public, surveilled, well lit, and monitored. Offer Up is the largest and fastest growing mobile marketplace for local buyers in the U.S., offering IOS and Android apps making selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile device. The privately held company is based in Bellevue Washington and is backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Warburg Pincas, GGV Capital, Altimeter Capital and Allen and Company. Offer Up is proud to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office to support our commitment to building trust in communities throughout the country. For more information consumers can go to offerup.com. Offer Up is proud to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office to support our commitment to building trust in communities throughout the country.”
Sheriff Dix continued, “Consumers and parents will use the areas at their own risk and assume all liability, but we believe that the designated areas will be safer than an anonymous meeting in a grocery store parking lot or unfamiliar location. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office parking lot has a great deal of traffic all hours of the day and night, including Deputies, Investigators, other employees, and civilians conducting business. This is another way we are reaching out to the public and making our facility available to them.”
On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 12:47 A.M., Monroe County deputies responded to the Monroe County Hospital Emergency Room regarding the death of a child.
The child, Sanchez Dyron Ussery, Jr., 8 months old, was deceased and had visible bruising on his chest and stomach. Investigators were called to the scene to further investigate the death. The child was sent to the GBI Crime lab in Atlanta, Georgia for an autopsy.
The parents, Sanchez Dyron Ussery, Sr. (25/M) and Latorrica Forsyth, Georgia, were arrested following interviews by investigators on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Both Ussery, Sr and Allen are in the Monroe County Jail charged with Felony Murder, and Cruelty to children in the 1st degree
Matthew Little has been named Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions at Gordon State College.
Little comes to Gordon from the University of North Alabama in Florence where he served as Interim Director, University Success Center and as the First-Year Experience Director.
“My goals for Gordon State College are to help more students realize that Gordon State College is a great fit for them and to make sure that their experience here is a positive one,” he said.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, an English instructor and two daughters, Maggie 8, and Penny, 2.
“Family time is important,” he said. “I’ve been known to occasionally dress up and participate in a tea party and I can do all the voices in my daughters’ favorite book, “The Monster at the End of This Book.”
Little earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies: K-8 Focus at The University of Memphis; a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision: Higher Education at Middle Tennessee State University and is working on a Doctor of Education in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration at the University of Alabama. He hopes to complete his dissertation in December.
Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. personnel from the Lamar County Sheriffs Department, Butts County Sheriffs Department and DNR rangers were searching the area with K-9 Units.
Sheriff White asks If you see anything unusual in the area, to p.ease call 911.
A Spalding County family is dealing with tragedy this week after an accidental drowning at a Birdie Road residence. Units of the Spalding Sheriffs Department, Spalding Fire Rescue, Spalding Regional EMS, and Spalding Coroner Sonny Foster resounded to a residence on Birdie Road in relation to a missing child. Four year old Leilani Kai Jackson had been reported missing for an hour and a half Monday, and was subsequently located in an above-ground pool behind the residence. Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster pronounced the young girl deceased shortly before 8 pm Tuesday, and had the body transported to the State Crime Lab for a determination as to the exact cause of death. . He advised that no foul play is suspected in the case. Officials say there was debris in the pool and had not been used in more than a year.