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Ryan Duke Sentenced to Max for Concealing Death of Tara Grinstead

Luke Roberts, Star Editor  An Irwin County jury returned “Not Guilty” verdicts on five of the six charges Ryan Duke faced related to the disappearance and death of former Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead, acquitting him of her 2005 murder on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Duke was convicted on the charge of Concealing a Death…

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Adel Police: Man caught with over 4.5 pounds of crystal meth

Blake Michael Stewart, 27, of Valdosta was arrested May 5, 2022, and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime – felony, tampering with evidence – felony, obstruction of a law enforcement officer (two counts), and possession of marijuana – misdemeanor, according…

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