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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gibson man lands 90-pound blue catfish

Jimmy Holbrook of Gibson reeled in the giant cat at South Carolina's Lake Moultrie on Jan. 2, reports southcarolinasportsman.com. It was just 19 pounds shy of the state's record for blue catfish. Read the story and see a full photo of Holbrook with his prize catch at this link.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Warrenton man gets nearly 20 years in robbery/chase case

A Warrenton man who used a shotgun to hold up a Thomson Dollar General store has gotten a federal prison sentence of nearly 20 years.

Jacky Ray Burley, 51, was given a 235-month sentence for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to a press statement posted online by WJBF-TV.

The Dollar General robbery, which occurred in November 2013, was followed by a high-speed car chase into Warren County.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Former coach Guillebeau passes

Former Warren County coach and teacher Tommy Guillebeau has died, the Thomaston Times reports. After working in Warren County, he later served as head of the Georgia High School Association. (Photo: GHSA)