Sheriff Wendell Beam has advised WKEU that the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) are sponsoring the annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M., at Wynn’s Pharmacy, 566 South 8th Street, Griffin, Georgia. This program allows citizen’s to properly dispose of prescription medication. Citizens with prescription medication which has reached its expiration date or is no longer needed are encouraged to bring the medication to Wynn’s Pharmacy on September 27th. Please do not bring liquid medications or syringes. The abuse of prescription medication is increasing and the proper disposal of unneeded medication will help prevent any improper use. I am encouraging all citizens to bring any unneeded prescription medication to Wynn’s Pharmacy where Agents from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations-Narcotics Division will dispose of the medication. I want to thank Drew Miller and the Staff at Wynn’s Pharmacy for their participation in this program
Griffin Police report the arrest of Kenneth Greg Owens who had been the subject of a manhunt when he took his two children and fled the area.
The Children had been placed under DEFACS custody. During the last twenty four hours Griffin Police have been following up leads to the possible location of Owens and his two missing children. On August 25, 2014 a court order was issued ordering Kenneth Greg Owens and Kelly Bunn’s two sons, Kenneth Luke Owens, eleven years old, and Kaden Owens, nine years old, into the custody of the State. Just prior to the court date Mr. Owens fled Griffin with his two sons and has been on the run with them since then.
After checking numerous locations in the west central Georgia area throughout the night, Mr. Owens made contact this morning with a Griffin Attorney who in return contacted the Police Department and made arrangements for Mr. Owens to turn himself in and the children over to the State. Early this afternoon two Officers from the Special Investigations Unit of the Griffin Police Department made contact with Mr. Owens at the Attorney’s office at which time he was taken into custody without incident. Inv. Kelly McKinney took custody of the children and has since placed them in the care and custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. At the time of their recovery the children appeared to be in good health.
Mr. Owens has been transported to the Spalding County jail where he is currently being held on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of interference with child custody, three counts of cruelty to children in the 1st degree and additional unrelated warrants.
Turner’s body was taken to the state crime lab for determination as to the exact cause of death. testing. His body will be returned to a funeral home from Florida.
|The Butts County Amateur Radio Club (Butts County Emergency Communications Auxiliary) has moved their September meeting to Tuesday, September 9.
The club meets at Fire Station #7 on Colwell Road at 7:00 PM. You don’t have to be an amateur radio operator to attend or belong to the club. If you are interested in amateur radio or emergency communication, please join us.
For more information call Dr. Ed Hoard at 678-920-8986.
No one was injured and everyone was allowed back into the building around 12:20. The Student Center is one of the largest buildings on the Campus over 50,000 square fee and contains The Book Store, Dining Hall, the Gordon Foundation Offices, and Mail room and administrative offices.
Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America, will be showcased during this Invitational Tournament with over 50 players from Sun City Peachtree, Del Webb at Lake Oconee and Del Webb Village at Deaton Creek.
We are offering conspicuous signage in sponsorship opportunities at the Sun City Peachtree Pickleball Courts during our tournament. Our vibrant 55 + community, now with over 800 homes, is looking for local companies interested in supporting this event and increasing their brand exposure in our community.
Manage utilities and put out small fires;
Cope with the three life-threatening injuries by
o Opening airways,
o Controlling bleeding
o and Treating for shock;
Provide basic medical aid;
Search for and rescue victims safely; and
Be better prepared for emergency events.
CERT training classes are scheduled to begin on September 9th, 2014, anyone interested in participating in these classes should contact:
Spalding County Office of Homeland Security