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Suspect Arrested After Montezuma Man Found Dead

Suspect Arrested After Montezuma Man Found Dead

Montezuma police found the body of a man in his home this weekend, and arrested a man who has a history of violence against the elderly.

According to a news release from Montezuma Police Chief Eric Finch, officers responded to a call and found 56 year old John Thomas Hubbard dead in his home.

After talking with neighbors, officers obtained a search warrant for the home of a possible suspect in Hubbard's death.

Officers found evidence at the home of 26 year old Mortez Javar McKenzie that linked him to the crime scene.

They arrested McKenzie on a warrant violation, but Chief Finch expects more charges this week.

Finch says McKenzie has a pending court date for a 2009 armed robbery of another elderly citizen.

An autopsy will be performed to determine Hubbard's cause of death.

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Georgia's Own Jordan Rager

Georgia's Own Jordan Rager

Taylor County welcomes Georgia's Own Jordan Rager on Monday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m.

That event takes place at Taylor County Middle School. The school is located at 24 Oak St. in Butler.

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Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

 Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

Dooly County's unemployment rate for January was 14.4 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Macon County's unemployment rate in January was 14.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

Dooly County High Makes Ga. 'Priority' List

Dooly County High Makes Ga. 'Priority' List

The state has released a list of the 79 worst performing schools in the state.

Tuesday afternoon the state added Ingram Pye Elementary in Bibb county to the list, making 10 priority schools in Bibb County.

The list sent out Tuesday identifies the state's "priority" schools -- those that consistently perform poorly on tests or have low graduation rates. The schools on the list will qualify for state assistance aimed at improving student achievement.

The Georgia Department of Education drew up the list as part of its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

On the list, according to the state, are:

Ingram Pye Elementary school

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Taylor County Recreation Dept. Fundraiser

Taylor County Recreation Dept. Fundraiser

Please make plans to join behind the Government Annex in Butler, located at 7 Ivy St.

We will be serving burgers and dogs from 11-1....grab it to go or sit a while and enjoy lunch!

All proceeds benefit Taylor County Recreation Dept.

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Dooly County Athlete Featured in ESPN Insider

ESPN Insider talks of DT Montravius Adams of Vienna online:

ESPNU 150 Watch List defensive tackle Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County) picks up offers as quickly as he sheds blockers, if that is possible...