Polls throughout the county are open until 7 p.m. today for voting in the general primary runoff. Due to a lack of local races on the ballot, turnout is expected to be light but your vote can make a difference
Officers from multiple agencies are involved in an intense manhunt for an armed, dangerous fugitive in the McCollum, Perkins and Cannafax Rd. area of Lamar County near the Pike line.
UPDATE: At 1:30 p.m. Sheriff Brad White reported Owens was still at large. A command post has been set up at the go kart raceway on Highway 36 West. White said Owens' MO is stealing vehicles to flee. Residents in the area should make sure their cars are locked and any missing vehicles should be reported by calling 911 immediately.
UPDATE 2: At 4 p.m. Sheriff White said Owens is still thought to be in the original perimeter but a second perimeter has been established. White also gave more details of attempt to arrest Owens in Woodstock last night.
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Funeral arrangements have been set for Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan. Visitation will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Funeral services will be at Oak Hill Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 9. More details will be made available in the coming days.
A memorial fund has been created at Regions Bank. Donations should go to the “Griffin Police Department Memorial Fund for Officer Kevin Jordan” at Regions Bank. Proceeds will go to Officer Jordan’s family.