Georgia News Roundup
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Skeletal remains recovered in northwest Georgia

COOSA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Georgia are awaiting autopsy results on skeletal remains that were found during a search for a missing man over the weekend.

Floyd County police Cpl. Mary Catherine Parris tells the Rome News-Tribune authorities are unsure of how the man died or if foul play may have been a factor.

Parris says authorities believe the remains that were found on Saturday are those of a 21-year-old Coosa man who was reported missing in early November.

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter says the man erased the contents of his computer hard drive and cellphone before he disappeared.

Information from: Rome News-Tribune, 

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Juvenile Justice dept. honors crime victims week

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice officials is hosting a ceremony to honor National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Officials said in a statement that the department is hosting an event at Tift College in Forsyth Monday at 10 a.m. Department officials say the annual event is meant to honor crime victims and increase public awareness of victims' rights.

The department is also hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. to give victims and other visitors information about services and compensation that may be available to victims of violent crimes.

Visitors may also make appointments with the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation to discuss the status of a claim, or determine if they're eligible for benefits.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is from April 6-12.


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Body found at DeKalb County elementary school

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police in DeKalb County are investigating after a young man's body was found at an elementary school.

Media reports say police responded to Hambrick Elementary School in Stone Mountain around 2 a.m. Sunday after someone called 911 to report gunshots. Officers found the body of a man in his early 20s.

The DeKalb County school system told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the man was not affiliated with the school.

Authorities declined to release many details.

DeKalb County police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are handling the case.

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Hit-and-run driver kills toddler in DeKalb County

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — Police in DeKalb County are seeking a driver who hit two children and kept going.

Media reports say a 2-year-old boy was killed and his 4-year-old sister injured when a small truck hit them as it made a right turn around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Police are looking for a small, older model white truck with a camper on the back.

Police say the children were standing at the entrance of a Walmart store in Tucker waiting to cross the road.

The children were taken to a hospital. The boy died from his injuries, but his sister was expected to recover.

No additional details were released.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Man arrested trying to get into Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 50-year-old man was arrested when he tried to get into Augusta National Golf Club in his vehicle.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that Joseph John Murphy tried to access the famed course around 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Sgt. Glen Rahn said Murphy left promptly after being told he was not allowed to enter the famed course where the Masters tournament is being played this week.

Authorities say Murphy returned in his vehicle about 10 minutes later and bypassed the security guard. Rahn said Murphy was then stopped by Richmond County sheriff's deputies, who arrested him on a criminal trespass charge.

It was not immediately clear whether Murphy had a lawyer.

Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , 

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