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Georgia Hospital Worker Found Dead of Coronavirus in Home With Her Young Child by Her Body

A mammogram technician and mother of a young child was found dead from coronavirus in her Georgia home, state officials said. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk says police discovered the 42-year-old woman’s body Thursday (Mar. 19) in the living room of her home in Newnan, about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, after a family member called the Sheriff’s Office requesting a welfare check. Hawk said Diedre Wilkes had been dead for at least 12-16 hours before police found her body. Wilkes’ young chil...
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Boosie Badazz & Former NFL Player Antonio Allen Arrested on Felony Drug & Gun Charges in Georgia

Boosie Badazz and former NFL player Antonio Allen were arrested Monday (Apr. 8) on felony drug and firearm charges following a traffic stop in Newnan, Georgia.According to the Newnan Times-Herald, Boosie (real name: Torrence Hatch Jr.) and Allen, a former free safety with the New York Jets, were taken into custody after police reportedly found a loaded firearm and marijuana in their car.Boosie and Allen were reportedly pulled over Monday afternoon after a cop observed the white Dodge Charger he ...
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Boosie Badazz Arrested on Felony Drug & Gun Charges in Georgia

UPDATE (Apr. 9th): Boosie Badazz Released From Jail on $3,500 Bond After Arrest for Felony Gun & Drug Possession Original story:Boosie Badazz was arrested Monday (Apr. 8) on felony drug and firearm charges following a traffic stop in Newnan, Georgia.According to the Newnan Times-Herald, Boosie (real name: Torrence Hatch Jr.) was taken into custody after police reportedly found a loaded firearm and marijuana in the car he was driving.Boosie and another man, Antonio Allen, were reportedly pulled ...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Crime, NFL, Georgia, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, South Carolina, Hatch, Lil Boosie, Boosie Badazz, Allen, Dodge Charger, Bugg, Coweta County

Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chase

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia. A Coweta County investigator says he saw a southbound Mercedes sport utility vehicle drift into the emergency lane on Interstate 85 several times late Wednesday. News outlets report when the investigator pulled the car over, he said […]
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Mugshot Mania: Jim Jones Arrested For Drug Possession in Coweta County…

NYC rapper/reality star Jim Jones is in hot water in Coweta County, Georgia. Jones is facing several charges after he and friends led Georgia cops on a high speed chase that ended in him being busted for possession of drugs and a handgun. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Mugshot Mania – Rapper Young Dro Reportedly Busted on Drug Charges…Party Pics: Usher & ‘Mystery Lady’ Party w/Nelly, Keke Palmer & More… [PHOTOS]Mugshot Mania – Kyle Norman (Jagged Edge) Arrested After Shoving Engage...
Tags: Florida, Celebrities, News, NYC, Atlanta, Georgia, Jim Jones, Coweta County, Atlanta Gossip, Mugshot, Mugshot Mania, Katt Williams, Nelly Keke Palmer More, Coweta County Georgia Jones

Georgia girl, 12, has fatal allergic reaction to granola bar

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Weekend funeral services were held in Georgia’s Coweta County for a 12-year-old girl who died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in a granola bar. WSB TV reports that Amanda Huynh had taken a bite of a granola bar while on a school bus last Tuesday. Her family said she had […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Ga AP, WSB TV, Coweta County, Newnan, Nation & World, Amanda Huynh

Influenza A Symptoms: Teen Dies Of Liver Failure After Negative Flu Test

A Georgia teen died of influenza A days after testing negative for the flu, reports said Thursday. Kira Molina, 15, got tested Jan. 25, but died Tuesday of liver failure in an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive in her home on Sunday. The Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk confirmed during a press conference that the cause of death was the flu, which was not detected last week. Parents Marino Molina and Jacqueline Wilkins were heartbroken after the tragedy and said they thought she w...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Coweta County, Richard Hawk, Kira Molina, Marino Molina, Jacqueline Wilkins

Report: ‘Walking Dead’ stuntman fell head-first on concrete

SENOIA, Ga. (AP) — An assistant director told authorities a stuntman fatally injured during production of “The Walking Dead” fell head- and neck-first onto concrete about 22 feet (7 meters) below. Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk has said 33-year-old John Bernecker was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. July 12. Hawk said Bernecker died from injuries […]
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‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Dies Following On-Set Accident

“Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker has died after suffering an accident on the show’s set, Variety has confirmed. According to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk, Bernecker died at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday evening of blunt force drama due to his fall. Bernecker fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor, suffering a head injury that... Read more »
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Georgia school bus crashes into car; child, car driver hurt

MORELAND, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a child and driver have been injured after a school bus carrying about two dozen students crashed with a car southwest of Atlanta in Coweta County. A statement from the Georgia State Patrol says the accident occurred Friday morning. Troopers say the bus failed to yield the right of […]
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Man dies in shootout with Georgia deputies

TYRONE, Ga. (AP) — State authorities are investigating after a man died in a shootout with deputies in Georgia. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says deputies in Coweta County, south of Atlanta, responded to a call about 10 p.m. Monday of a stolen car that had hit an interstate guardrail. The GBI says the driver […]
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Using Guns To Save Lives And Stop Home Invasions Police say an Iowa man had stabbed two people repeatedly last month before a man pulled a gun and ordered the attacker to get on the ground. Adam Scott Jacobsen, 28, stabbed Jeffrey Miller 24 times and Denice Bennett eight times at an apartment complex before Daniel Williams drew his firearm, according to police. “He pulled the gun and ordered him to lie on the ground,” said Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson. He said Jacobsen stayed on the ground until police got there, and that Will...
Tags: Guns, Georgia, Military, Williams, Iowa, Firearms, Jacobsen, Yarbrough, Jeff Olson, Daniel Williams, Coweta County, Jeffrey Miller

Police say fake cop messed with wrong guy (a real officer)

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say that when a driver turned on his police-style blue flashing lights to get another car out of his way, he chose poorly: The other motorist was a real officer. Coweta County sheriff’s Lt. John Kennedy says the East Point police officer was driving to work on Interstate 85 Saturday […]
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Tree toppled by high winds smashes onto van, killing man

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a falling tree killed a man when it landed on his van. Coweta County sheriff’s Lt. Col. James Yarbrough says 47-year-old Larry Adornato of Newnan died after high winds toppled a large oak tree, which then fell on his van Tuesday. The Newnan Times-Herald ( ) reports […]
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Video shows deputies using stun guns on man who later died

ATLANTA (AP) — Body camera video shows Georgia sheriff’s deputies using stun guns multiple times on an unarmed man in the back of a vehicle who died shortly after the struggle. The video posted by The New York Times ( ) shows Coweta County sheriff’s deputies struggling to subdue 32-year-old Chase Sherman of Destin, Florida, […]
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Body Camera Video Shows Georgia Cops Repeatedly Tasering Handcuffed Man Until He Dies

The New York Times has obtained harrowing body camera footage of the final moments of Chase Sherman, a Florida man who died last year after an encounter with Georgia sheriff’s deputies. The video shows the officers repeatedly tasering Sherman as he is handcuffed in the back seat of a car.Read more...
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The Citizen: 2016 Friends of Wadsworth March 12 included violinist Chee-Yun, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, cellist Wendy Sutter and pianist Laura Ward

Composer and Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama has a website at and is featured at March 15, 2016 The stars were out in Newnan Saturday for the 2016 edition of Friends of Wadsworth. The concert series that continues a tradition of more than two decades for Wadsworth Auditorium audiences again delivered with a lineup of world-class singers and musicians. *** Now leading the annual chamber music programs as artistic director an...
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Lawyer: Deputies used stun guns excessively on man who died

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a Florida man who died after a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies in Georgia says records show deputies used stun guns excessively. Attorney Chris Stewart on Thursday provided records from the Nov. 20 death of Chase Sherman that he said he got from the Coweta County Sheriff’s […]
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Newnan Times-Herald: Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama Performs at Friends of Wadsworth Concert Series at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nokuthula Ngwenyama (The Newnan Times-Herald) Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyamahas a website at www.ngwenyama.comand is featured at Newnan, Georgia Friends of Wadsworth concert series returns March 12 The local concert series, Friends of Wadsworth, continues to bring international musical talent to Coweta County after more than two decades. On March 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Wadsworth Auditorium, located at 25 Jefferson St. in do...
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Tommy Hanson died from cocaine and alcohol mix, coroner says

Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk said the combined effects of cocaine and alcohol ultimately caused the death of ex-Braves pitcher Hanson, 29A coroner says autopsy results show the death of former Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles pitcher Tommy Hanson was caused by cocaine and alcohol use.Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk said Friday the combined effects of cocaine and alcohol ultimately caused the death of 29-year-old Hanson, who died November 9. Continue reading...
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Coweta County Non-Emergency Ambulance Crash Kills Patient

Non-emergency medical transport crashes are often unnecessary causes of death and severe injury in Georgia. In a recent incident in Newnan, a Coweta EMS ambulance operated by American Medical Response employees, rolled over while transporting a chest pain patient to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. According to witnesses, the ambulance drove off the left side of the road, ... Continue Reading The post Coweta County Non-Emergency Ambulance Crash Kills Patient appeared first on Atlanta Injury Law Blog.
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