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Man allegedly pours gasoline on woman

August 11, 2022

Robert Christain Thomas Stookey, 44, 145 Roberts Road, Hahira, was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with aggravated assault/felony, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. According to a warrant taken in the case, at about 9:20 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Roberts Road address, Stookey assaulted his sister who lives in the same residence by…

Adel provides utility billing update

August 11, 2022

During the Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, meeting of the Adel Mayor and Council, City Manager John Flythe advised the Council that Councilman Greg Paige had called to discuss a utility bill for Sharonda Brown. The customers were using an average of 26 to 52 kilowatts per day; on Oct. 14, it jumped to 184. They…

Grand Jury indicts Adel man for malice murder

July 22, 2022

On Monday, July 11, 2022, the Cook County Grand Jury indicted Bryant O’Neil Kenney, 50, of Adel for malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault. On Feb. 15, 2022, Kenney allegedly stabbed Donald R. Penny, age 81, of Adel “with a certain sharp object” and killed Penny, according to court records. On Feb. 23, 2022,…

Adel man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

July 15, 2022

District Attorney Chase L. Studstill announced that Ayron D. Turner, of Adel, Georgia, appeared before Alapaha Judicial Circuit Judge Clayton Tomlinson on July 14, 2022, and pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The maximum penalty upon conviction for voluntary manslaughter is 20 years in custody, however, Mr. Turner was originally charged with malice murder.  District Attorney…

Motion to fire Adel City Manager fails by 3-2 vote

July 14, 2022

During the Adel City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, heated discussions about alleged inequities in City of Adel employment practices led to complaints of “racial” actions and a motion to fire City Manager John Flythe. The motion failed by a 3-2 vote. Dr. Treva Gear addressed the City Council during their meeting. She…

Adel man airlifted after crash

July 12, 2022

An Adel man was airlifted by emergency medical helicopter on Tuesday afternoon, July 5, 2022, following a single-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on Coxstill Road. The Georgia State Patrol responded to the wreck scene at 1:10 p.m. July 5, said Trooper Scott Rigby. Malcolm Thompson, 33, was driving a GMC Arrow semi, without a trailer, towards…

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