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Adel woman to serve six years in prison for cruelty to children

February 27, 2024

On Feb. 19, 2024, Superior Court Judge Richard L. Perryman III sentenced Carolyn Ann Lissimore, 44, of Adel to serve six years in state prison after she pleaded guilty to cruelty to children, first degree (two counts), according to court records. The judge sentenced Ms. Lissimore to a total of 30 years, the first six…

Samantha Patton, first Lady Hornet to win state championship in wrestling

February 21, 2024

Congratulations to Cook High School’s Samantha “Sam” Patton, 17, for winning the State Championship in the Girls 130LB Weight Class Division at the 2024 GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship, held Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, in Macon. Sam Patton, a junior, made her mark in the records book at Cook High by becoming…

Adel woman sentenced to two life sentences without parole for child molestation

February 19, 2024

Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chase L. Studstill has announced that on Wednesday February 14th, 2024, Amelia Spires, age 47, was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole followed by an additional 69 years in prison. Spires pled guilty to four counts charging her with, among other things, aggravated sexual battery,…

Earl Jackson resigns as Mayor of Sparks; pleads to misdemeanor theft

February 7, 2024

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, Superior Court Judge Richard L. Perryman III sentenced Earl Jackson, 78, to 12 months’ probation after Jackson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft by taking as a lesser included offense, court records state. Jackson agreed as a condition of probation to immediately resign as Mayor of the City of Sparks, and,…

State files civil complaint for confiscation of currency and property under racketeering act

January 23, 2024

Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chase Studstill recently filed a civil action, 2024CV005, in Cook County Superior Court against local defendants Michelle Meadows, Rusty Meadows, Heather Danielle Edmondson, Ashlin Meadows, and James Shivers Jr. In the action, filed Jan. 12, 2024, in Superior Court, the State seeks confiscation of U.S. currency, inventory, equipment, and personal…

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