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Union City police respond to home invasion, burglary

By Jon Watje Managing Editor  Union City police responded to a report of an armed home invasion and burglary on Wednesday. Union City Police Chief Richard Stephens said his department received the call at around 3 p.m. from a residence at the 7300 block of S. Gregory Road. “The home that was invaded was technically…

Minco couple jailed on child neglect, animal cruelty charges

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor  A Minco couple was arrested and charged with child neglect, cruelty to animals, and drug possession. Vernon Leon Chestnutt, 45, and Sheila Chestnutt, 42, were booked into the Grady County jail on Thursday, June 4 after a reported fire at his residence at 507 NW Belle St. Police and…

Man arrested by Union City police for falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer

  On Monday, July 20, at 4:40 p.m., a Police Officer of the Union City Police Department was patrolling south of State Highway 152 on US 81. The Officer observed a vehicle speeding and obtained a locked speed measurement of 72 mph in the posted 55 mph zone. The Officer was able to make a…

Man arrested in Minco football field vandalism

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco police arrested a man for vandalism to the Minco High School football field last week. Christopher Sipes was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 1 on a Grady County warrant and booked into the Grady County jail. Police received a vandalism report at the football field on the…

Area News

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

Grady County Sheriff recognizes standout deputies

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor At the Grady County Law Enforcement Banquet Saturday night, Deputy Robert Ague was named 2019’s Grady County Deputy of the Year. Deputy Lisa Hatchett was named 2019’s Grady County Reserve Deputy of the Year. Joshua Huffines won Dispatcher of the Year, and Rex Brown earned Executive Deputy of the Year.…

Area Sports

Union City volleyball has an undefeated week

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor   Union City volleyball won all four games last week including one against No. 3 ranked Cement. The Lady Tigers traded one streak for another. Coming into their first game of the week against Amber-Pocasset they had lost five of their last six and they managed to turn that around…

Lady Bulldogs are showing a killer mentality

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor Minco softball seems to be on a mission after the week they’ve had. With four games on the schedule the Lady Bulldogs outscored all opponents 48-3. Their record now sits at 19-2 with no signs of slowing up just yet. A team that was expected to be somewhat unfamiliar to…

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