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Month: July 2019

Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Wednesday that his office is donating $100,000 to support Gigi’s House, a shelter providing rehabilitative services to sex trafficking victims. Since opening in May 2018, Gigi’s House has served 33 girls in its 18-month program. Girls aged 13-19 are eligible for the non-profit organization’s assistance.…
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Macon – An enforcement agent for the Georgia Department of Revenue has been charged with violating the state’s RICO Act as part of the ongoing investigation into a multi-jurisdictional racketeering enterprise, District Attorney David Cooke announced Friday. Ronald C. Huckaby, 53, of Statesboro, was arrested Friday morning. According to the arrest warrant signed Thursday: Between…
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Macon – A new juvenile justice initiative will be in place Aug. 1 when students begin classes in Peach County public schools. Representatives from several Peach County offices and state agencies signed the PEACH Pride Partnership Agreement Tuesday, agreeing to handle specific “Focused Act” offenses that typically are seen in schools outside the traditional court…
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Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to shooting a woman last year. Kris Tyrone Reese, 46, pleaded guilty to family violence-related aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during crime. He was sentenced to serve 20 years. The first 12 years must…
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Macon – The Macon-Bibb County School-Justice Partnership released an annual report Thursday, marking the Partnership’s successful first year in operation. “Using proven strategies, we’re giving youthful offenders the opportunity to undergo treatment for the underlying reasons why they get in trouble without ever entering a courtroom,” District Attorney Cooke said at a Thursday news conference.…
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Macon – The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office filed a civil forfeiture action Tuesday stemming from an investigation into a multi-jurisdictional racketeering enterprise that profited from tax evasion, money laundering, public corruption and illegal gambling. Several individuals also were charged with racketeering, including a Bibb County Sheriff’s deputy. The civil forfeiture action names gambling…
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