Stewart County Newswire

Stewart County Newswire

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  1. Sunday Interview with Tonza Thomas: a Ia ve been fighting ... to gain my youth and my dignity back.aRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 |

    ... through Sunday. ... But I knew growing up, too, that I was a descendant of the oldest black cemetery in Stewart County, Ga. So that said something about my great-great grandparents and who I was supposed to be, as well as being the daughter of a ...


  2. Riverside High student Acosta granted appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 |

    Josh Reynolds, right, with his daughter, Ida Norton Reynolds, 3, rally for the release of Wildin Acosta at CCB Plaza in downtown Durham in this March 24, 2016 file photo. Josh Reynolds, right, with his daughter, Ida Norton Reynolds, 3, rally for the release of Wildin Acosta at CCB Plaza in downtown Durham in this March 24, 2016 file photo.


  3. Pastor calls Frank Myersa tactics to unseat incumbents a mafia-styleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 |

    While he addressed the Muscogee County School Board during Monday night's meeting, the Rev. Ralph Huling didn't repeat his allegation that Frank Myers is trying to "get rid of the superintendent," but the president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance accused the District 8 representative of micromanaging the administration, trying to "stack the board" and using "mafia-style" tactics to unseat incumbents.


  4. ICE removes MS-13 gang leader, felon wanted in El SalvadorRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | PressReleasePoint

    A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member and felon unlawfully present in the United States was removed from the United States Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations . Juan Otero-Navarro, 36, entered ERO custody Oct. 23 following his release from federal prison and was transferred to the Stewart County Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.


  5. Chief Lumpkin's End GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    You've probably heard these terms when locals talk about the violent crime problem here in Savannah. If so, then, you also know we didn't get here without decades of mismanagement, corruption and just plain bad leadership.


  6. Mrs. Jeanette Kimbrel CollierRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Griffin Daily News

    Mrs. Collier was born in Williamson. Her parents were Emmie Lee Ball Kimbrel and John Walter Kimbrel.


  7. Is CCA Preventing Immigrants in Detention From Speaking to Their Lawyers?Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | ImmigrationProf Blog

    Rhonda Brownstein , Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, writes in a column in the Huffington Post that immigrant detainees at the StewartDetention Facility in Lumpkin, GA, are being denied their right to speak with their lawyers. The Stewart facility is owned by the Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit prison company.


  8. Metro investigating Whitaker Street armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Police say a woman was robbed just after 9 p.m., as she was walking downtown with three girls. The robber struck the woman in the face, and took off with her bag.


  9. Savannah-Chatham police investigate Whitaker Street armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | SavannahNow

    Just after 9 p.m., a woman was walking with three girls downtown when the robber stuck the woman in the face and got away with her bag, said Michelle Gavin, Savannah-Chatham police spokeswoman. Because of on-going undercover operations in the immediate area of the incident, officers were able to respond quickly, Gavin said.


  10. After six months in custody, bond finally set for immigrant CMS studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WBTV

    After six months in federal custody at a Georgia prison, a West Mecklenburg High student arrested on the way to class has won his plea to be released on bond while appealing deportation back to El Salvador. The family of Yefri Sorto-Hernandez, 19, has arranged to cover the $30,000 bond set Monday by a federal immigration judge.


  11. Four charged with trafficking marijuana in Lumpkin, Ga., drug investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 |

    ... BI West Metro RDEO in Carrollton, the Georgia State Patrol in Cuthbert, the Lumpkin Police Department and the Stewart County Sheriff's Office .


  12. To Do this weekend: Travis Tritt concert and Fort Benning Independence CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 |

    It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. 10 a.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.


  13. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: Stop Detaining Our Promising YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Switched

    I graduated from Riverside High School on June 8. As my classmates and I walked across the stage at Cameron Indoor Stadium, we graduated with one less student. For Wildin Acosta, June 8 was the day he saw his dreams of graduating from high school slip through his hands.


  14. Wildin Acosta released from restricted housing at Stewart Detention Center in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 |

    U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. on Thursday issued a statement expressing relief that Riverside High School student Wildin Acosta has been released from nine-day stay in "restricted housing" at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Acosta, 19, a native of Honduras has been detained since Jan. 28 after he was arrested on his way to school by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on charges of being in the country illegally and missing mandated court appearances.


  15. Fear ascendantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 |

    ... turned fifty years old. Those many years ago, a group of nine citizens petitioned the Superior Court of Stewart County to incorporate under the name "Westville Historic Handicrafts, Inc." The charter was granted the next day, June 16, 1966. Those ...


  16. Hwy 80 still open on the islands, CEMA to monitor overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | WTVM

    We're continuing to follow the effects of Tropical Storm Collin and how emergency officials are preparing for the worst of it overnight Monday and in to Tuesday morning. Another situation officials have been keeping an eye on is Highway 80 heading out to Tybee Island.


  17. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | WTVM

    A recent sale of property on Ruffner Road in Irondale threatens wildlife habitat and ecotourism, city officials and representatives of Ruffner Mountain say. "Everything that we're focused on here at Ruffner Mountain really extends around wildlife habitats and improving our communities for the better," said Carlee Sanford, Executive Director.


  18. Rep. G.K Butterfield Talks About His Visit With Wildin AcostaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Independent Weekly

    North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield says he saw nothing wrong with prison conditions nor treatment of inmates when he toured the entire facility of Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia recently. "It was clean," he says.


  19. Supporters seek federal probe in Acosta caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 |

    Supporters of detained Riverside High School student Wildin David Guillen Acosta have filed a federal complaint against a Georgia detention center where Acosta is being held, alleging the center has deprived the 19-year-old of his "right to an education." Alerta Migratoria NC, a Durham-based organization for undocumented immigrants seeking asylum, shared a letter Thursday that it wrote on Acosta's behalf to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, during an afternoon rally at CCB Plaza.


  20. WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | The Times

    When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be able to feed his family, which had just exploded in size. The article provides at least one insight about the Murrayville man - that he had a sense of humor in the wake of his wife having quadruplets rather than the twins he had expected.