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  • Suspects picked the wrong county to throw rocks

    07/23/2016 1:10:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Greencastle Banner-Graphic ^ | July 22, 2016 | Eric Bernsee
    When communication about the unspeakable stupidity of the recent U.S. 231 rock-throwing incidents first popped into my email inbox a couple months back, the subject line made me gasp. "Rock throwing arrests," read the line heralding arrival of an email from Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, a likable former deputy prosecutor for Putnam County who still keeps in contact. Before I could even click to open it, my heart was pounding and my mind went to thoughts like, "Oh, my god they finally caught those guys." However, it was a leap of faith to a wrong conclusion. Instead we have...
  • Church under fire for anti-Planned Parenthood sign

    08/29/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 |
    COLD SPRING - A Baptist church in Putnam County is under fire after posting a controversial, anti-abortion sign outside its building. The sign outside the Church on the Hill in Cold Spring reads, "Defund Planned Parenthood... a person's a person no matter how small." The message went up a few days ago after videos surfaced suggesting that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissue. Pastor Tim Greco put up the message himself. Speaking with News 12 via Skype, he says that he wanted the community to know where the church stands on the issue. "I think the churches should stand up...
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • Sheriff: Body of Shirley Dermond Found in Lake Oconee

    05/16/2014 3:43:06 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 34 replies ^ | 5-16-2014 | WSB-TV
    PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — The Putnam County Sheriff confirms to Channel 2 Action News that a body pulled from Lake Oconee late Friday afternoon is that of Shirley Dermond. Dermond disappeared two weeks ago after her husband, Russell Dermond, 88, was found decapitated at the couple’s home on Lake Oconee. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said in his 40 years in law enforcement, he's never seen a case quite like this. “It is unusual for me at this point in the investigation, especially with this many people involved in the investigation, not to have a clear path that we are...
  • Putnam County Clerk refuses to release names of Putnam County gun owners to the Journal

    01/03/2013 10:11:24 AM PST · by MWestMom · 32 replies
    Fox News
    Putnam County clerk refuses to release names of gun owners to the paper who published names of gun owners on a map.
  • FBI: Dozens Molested by Sect Leader

    05/13/2002 2:33:16 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 16 replies · 259+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2002 | The Associated Press
    MACON, Ga. May 13 — The leader of a religious group molested dozens of children, some as young as 4, at the sect's compound over the past nine years, an FBI agent testified at a bail hearing Monday. Dwight York, founder of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, and his partner, Kathy Johnson, are seeking bail on federal charges alleging they transported minors across state lines for sex beginning in 1993, the year the group settled in central Georgia. FBI agent Jalaine Ward testified that three children told her they were forced to perform oral sex and other acts with...