...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
* WHERE...Portions of central Georgia, east central Georgia, north
central Georgia, northeast Georgia and west central Georgia,
including the following counties, in central Georgia, Baldwin,
Bibb, Butts, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach,
Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson. In east central Georgia, Glascock,
Greene, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Taliaferro, Warren,
Washington and Wilkes. In north central Georgia, Clayton, Fayette,
Henry, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale and Walton. In northeast Georgia,
Clarke, Oconee and Oglethorpe. In west central Georgia,
Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Macon, Marion,
Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor,
Troup and Upson.
* WHEN...Through this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Extensive
street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- A frontal boundary will be the focus for additional waves of
showers and thunderstorms across north and central Georgia
through early Monday morning. Additional rainfall totals of 1
to 3 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts over 3
inches possible. These amounts will occur on top of
widespread heavy rainfall that has already fallen.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release a possible motive in the shooting deaths of three men at the Brandon Gleen Apartments on July 3.
According to RCSO Public Information Officer Micheal Meyers, deputies responded to a call of gunshots fired at the apartment complex about 11:45 p.m. While on the way, the call changed from gunshots fired to a person being shot.
Two deputies initially responding to the call parked their patrol cars out of sight of the building the shots allegedly came from. As they approached on foot and more deputies arrived, they found one black male shot and lying on the sidewalk in front of the building, and a second black male lying face down between two vehicles in the parking lot. He had also been shot.
A person in the apartment building yelled that there was a third man shot behind the apartments. Deputies located the third black male who had been shot lying behind the building. A fourth man was wounded and transported to a local hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Corey Simmons, Jonathan O’Rear and Kerrick Rose. The wounded person has not been identified and his or her condition is not known.
According to investigators, all of the people shot knew each other.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in solving the case. Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office at 770-278-8000. All leads or information will be anonymous.
I've worked in community newspapers for 30 years, including Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016. Started as Senior Reporter at the Jackson Progress-Argus in December 2019.
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