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A 48-year-old Maysville man and his wife were in bed and ready for sleep on the first day of 2016 when authorities said a metal object tore through the ceiling and hit the wife in the shoulder. The couple gathered the piece of metal and determined it was a slug fired from a shotgun, according to a Jackson County Sheriff's report. Comment?
Police work the scene of a standoff at the Rite4Us Inn and Suites on Snapfinger Woods Drive, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Decatur, Ga. A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing himself but no one else injured, police said. Comment?
Police say they've surrounded a hotel near Atlanta as a man inside is refusing to leave, prompting concerns about the safety of several children inside the building. DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick tells CBS46 that up to 11 children and two adults were inside the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Comment?
Nearly 3,000 people - 1,742 undergraduates and 1,065 graduate students - joined the ranks of University of Georgia alumni Friday as degrees were conferred during commencement exercises in Stegeman Coliseum. The undergraduates were sent into the world with some motherly advice - particularly fitting, because their commencement speaker, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta President and CEO Donna Hyland, had a son in UGA's fall Class of 2015 - that also had roots in Hyland's healthcare career. Comment?
The University of Georgia will welcome its newest alumni on Friday, Dec. 18, as 1,742 undergraduates and 1,065 graduate students-for a total of 2,807-have met requirements to walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies. The undergraduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum, and tickets are required. Comment?
A 13-year-old Oconee County boy was in surgery in a metropolitan Atlanta hospital late Saturday afternoon for injuries he sustained after accidentally wounding himself with a .30-06-caliber bolt-action rifle while hunting off Rocky Branch Road in Oconee County earlier in the day, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who was hunting with his father, was able to walk out of the woods after the early-morning incident and was initially transported by ambulance to Athens Regional Medical Center. Comment?
Police in Athens-Clarke and DeKalb County are investigating the activities of a 41-year-old Athens man who is accused of being an ecstasy trafficker, according to recently filed court documents. Following his arrest three months ago in Decatur, while in possession of sizable quantities of drugs, local authorities seized large sums of cash and other assets from William Jesse York's home and banks. Comment?
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