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Two Defendants Plead Guilty Resulting from Separate Investigations into Complex Wal-Mart Gift Card Schemes Involving Hundreds of Fraud Victims

ALBANY, Ga. – Two individuals pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges resulting from separate United States Secret Service (USSS) led investigations into larger Walmart gift card schemes involving hundreds of fraud victims from across the country. Yao Lin, 51, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, and Wen Xue Lin, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, each pleaded guilty…

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Georgia Main Street honors Adel Main Street

Georgia Main Street has recognized Adel Main Street as Main Street of the Month. Adel is featured on the website GeorgiaMainStreet.org. The website features comments by Dana David, Adel Main Street Director: “Nestled between Georgia Grown Trails 41 and 37, you will find the beautiful city of Adel; a city on the rise, filled with…

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BOE clarifies public participation and hears plan for nine new buses

Board Chairman Jeff Taylor called the Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, work session of the Cook County Board of Education to order. Board Member Chad Sumner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Dr. Tim Dixon, Superintendent. Approval of agenda Chairman Taylor presented the work session agenda for approval. Motion made by…

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Man sentenced after accelerating his vehicle into a patrol car then fleeing

Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chase L. Studstill has announced that Clyde Doyle Hamby, Jr., age 31, of Omega, Georgia, was sentenced August 24, 2022, on felony charges of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Terroristic Threats and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Hamby entered a plea before jury selection…

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Trulieve Wins Georgia Production License to Provide Patients Access Statewide to Medical Cannabis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2022) – Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) (“Trulieve” or “the Company”), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the U.S., today announced the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission (“GMCC” or “Commission”) awarded Trulieve GA, Inc. with a Class 1 production license. Trulieve patients in Georgia will be able…

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Book on miracles features story of local survivor

The latest collection in the worldwide best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Miracles and the Unexplainable, features the story of Adel author Richard Bennett, who came close to death on a number of occasions after a horrific automobile accident nearly 22 years ago. Richard says he had what could be described as two…

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Cook County Caring Volunteers Group gives $5,000 to SOCK Program

The Cook County Caring Volunteers Group (CCCVG) started working back in June and July to start a fundraiser to help our SOCK Program and help with some of the school supplies for the Back-to-School Bookbag Giveaway. Members of this great group of volunteers are: Sharon Locklear, Brenda Moore, Scott Morris, C’reon Arnold, Mykel Seabrooks, Brandon…

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Blockstream shuts down local units

During the Adel City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, City Manager John Flythe advised that on Aug. 31, Blockstream company officials called and advised they did not want to be totally disconnected, but they were not going to run their units. Their reason was the projected cost of the September bill was over…

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Adel City Manager to retire effective Jan. 1, 2023

During the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, meeting of the Adel City Council, Councilman Greg Paige made a motion to enter into executive session (closed to the public) to discuss a personnel matter. Councilman Terry McClain seconded. All were in favor. Following executive session, the meeting was re-opened to the public. During the last business item…

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