Colin Shropshire, missing since Friday, has been found deceased.
The 26-year-old LaFayette man’s remains were located Sunday near the Home Depot on Shugart Rd. in Dalton. His body was partially in a creek running adjacent to the shopping center.
He was last seen walking away from an apartment complex on the same road early Friday morning and was reported missing Friday night.
Dalton PD seeks information about the case. Investigators expect to find out how (and hopefully why) Shropshire died with an autopsy.
Rome teens who murdered a convenience store clerk last year for a handful of cash, snacks, and smokes will likely spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Zaykives Banard McCray and Dylon Dave Allen shot Chiragkumar Patel in the abdomen last January during a convenience store robbery. He survived nearly two months before dying of his injuries.
Last week they were found guilty on twelve charges each, including murder. Monday both were sentenced to life plus 35 years in prison.
Saturday night Charles Garrett was killed in a tree cutting accident.
Garrett and two friends were cutting trees on Foster Mill Drive inside the city when one fell on him. He died en route to the hospital.
Services for Mr. Garrett are being held today at Wallis-Wilbanks.
Friday was “crossover day” in the state capitol, the deadline for bills to be approved by at least one chamber of the legislature in order to become law this year.
Here’s a look at some of the higher profile proposals that passed and a few that did not.
What have Walker County’s three legislators been up to during their time in Atlanta?
John Deffenbaugh has done almost nothing, putting his name on six proposals that have little to no impact on his constituents
Jeff Mullis has been busy, endorsing or authoring dozens of bills and resolutions. Many of them are just resolutions to recognize various people by renaming highways or having days in their honor and things of that nature.
He’s also been involved in bills that would further remove accountability for police, keep new pain clinics from opening in most of the state, allow driverless cars on Georgia roads, and let counties make certain elected positions non-partisan.
Senator Mullis also voted against measures that would have expanded transparency in state government.
Rep. Steve Tarvin has (as this is written) been involved with eight proposals, about half of them meaningless to his district.
He worked to create an “industrial hemp commission,” endorsed a proposal recognizing pornography as a public health issue, pushed to have “non-citizen” printed on drivers licenses and ID cards of immigrants, and co-sponsored a (dead) bill that would end the state income tax.
A highlight of his time in Atlanta this year is HB 505, which would curtail law enforcement civil forfeiture. If it had passed by Friday (which it sadly did not), cops would be prohibited from taking property of a criminal suspect until after they go to trial instead of before.
Lots going on, but little of it meaningful.
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