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Grand Jury Indicts Pesticide Company

A federal grand jury in Macon has accused a pest-control company of illegally spraying pesticides inside Georgia nursing homes.

The grand jury yesterday also accused the Alabama company, named Bio Tech Management, of covering it up.

The owner, Stephen Murray, and his company each face dozens of charges: one count of conspiracy, 10 counts of making false statements, 20 counts of falsifying records, 10 counts of mail fraud and 10 counts of unlawful use of a pesticide.''

That's according to a news release from Michael Moore, U.S. attorney for Central Georgia.

Wanted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Macon Regional Crimestoppers says these people are wanted on warrants in Middle Georgia. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME.

1.   Cladoria Deltrice Valnor:
B/F      DOB   03-30-88        Age    26      507   265 lbs.
Wanted by the Macon Police Department for Forgery.


2.    Solomon Denard Bailey:
B/M      DOB   11-19-84        Age    28    506   245 lbs.
Wanted by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.


3.    Ashley Young Balkcom:
B/F      DOB   02-14-84        Age    29      506   180 lbs.
Wanted by the Jones County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.

I-75N Lanes Begin to Open Following Semitrailer Collision

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (WXIA) -- One lane on Interstate 75 northbound has opened following a fatal motorcycle accident along the highway Thursday afternoon.

The wreck happened near the Hudson Bridge Road exit. All southbound lanes opened shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Sgt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department said a semitrailer and a motorcycle were traveling southbound on Interstate 75 when they ran into each other.

The impact sent both vehicles through the highway's median, and due to debris from the crash, the semitrailer slid northbound for a half-mile before it was able to stop.

The driver of the motorcycle was killed in the collision.

Bibb-Monroe Border Ruling Will Take Months

The state's Supreme Court is expected to take several months to decide on two lawsuits involving the Bibb-Monroe county line.

The state's highest court heard more than an hour of arguments Tuesday morning. The long-running dispute involves lawyers for the two counties and for the Georgia secretary of state's office.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has challenged a Fulton County judge who earlier this year ordered the border moved several hundred yards into Bibb County.

That would have moved dozens of homes and millions of dollars in property into Monroe County.

Kemp's lawyers today argued that the Fulton judge did not have authority to make that ruling.

And Bibb County lawyers argue that they should have been notified of the Fulton County hearing and allowed to make their case against that ruling. Bibb County attorney Virgil Adams told the judge that he "wasn't invited to the party."

Ga. High Court to Hear Bibb/Monroe Border Suits

The long-running Monroe/Bibb border dispute heads to the Georgia Supreme Court for a 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday.

The court's decision will impact properties and taxes near the Bass Pro Shop in north Bibb County.

At Monroe County's 2005 request, then-Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Terry M. Scarborough to survey and define the boundary between the two counties.

Scarborough filed his survey with the Secretary of State's office in 2009. That survey found in Monroe's favor, moving part of Bibb territory into Monroe County.

Bibb officials challenged Scarborough's survey, arguing "that the initial point for the boundary should be an area on the Ocmulgee River called Waller's Ferry rather than the area called Turrentine's Ferry" as Scarborough's survey noted.

A special assistant administrative law judge heard the appeal and recommended that Secretary of State Brian Kemp approve the survey.

Deer Hunting Archery Season Opens Saturday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say deer hunting season will open at the end of the week.

Officials say deer hunting season officially begins Sept. 14. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cumming says last year, more than 113,500 archers harvested nearly 60,200 deer. The hunting season ends in January.

Chief of Game Management John Bowers says heavy rain this spring and summer led to more natural foods, which should translate to an increase in deer quality.

Cummings says many public hunting grounds offer specialty hunts, including primitive weapons, adult and child hunts and ladies only hunts.

Dove-Hunting Season Opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --  The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. 

"Many WMAs provide fields managed specifically for dove so there is no lack of opportunity for desired locations," says John W. Bowers, chief of Game Management. "Opening day typically is fun-filled, as many hunts involve cookouts and lots of activity, making it a great time to introduce family and friends to hunting." 

Many WMA public dove fields are reserved solely for quota hunts on opening day.  Review dove hunting rules and regulations to ensure the availability of the field you plan to visit.