GBI Clears Fired Chattooga County Jailer
Friday, August 10, 2018- 9:40 a.m.
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has cleared a fired Chattooga County Jailer of any criminal wrongdoing, but Sheriff Mark Schrader says that the jailer will not be hired back because he broke department policy.
 
Sheriff Schrader said that the GBI’s review of an incident reported by a woman who was incarcerated at the jail revealed no criminal wrongdoing on the part of former jailer John Peterson.  The woman had claimed that Peterson inappropriately touched her leg inside a jail cell.
 
Sheriff Schrader says that Peterson was fired because he violated sheriff’s department policy by walking into a female inmate’s jail cell alone.
 
The sheriff had requested that the GBI investigate the incident.
According to Floyd County Jail records, Steven John Lemming drove more than 20 miles an hour above the speed limit, ran red lights, drove into oncoming traffic and tried to strike deputies.
Jeanne Krueger will officially assume her responsibilities from Al Hodge at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24.
All registration packets received at each school by February 8, 2019, at 1:30 pm will be entered into the lottery process for each school if needed.
74-year-old Roy Everett Overby was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of attempting to elude; he is also on hold for authorities in Cedartown.
After several rounds of intense competition, eighth-grader Parker Scott won the Thatcher Hall Spelling Bee on Wednesday.
A man died in a house fire Tuesday morning at the corner of Rock Fence Road and Barnsley Gardens Road in Bartow County.
Musically-inclined students from Rome High School and Rome Middle School have been busy bees as they prepare for their upcoming Show Choir Roll-Out Show this Friday.
The Floyd County Board of Education has a called meeting Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Superintendent's office.
The fire reportedly began at around 2:30 am Wednesday and agencies from both Cherokee and DeKalb counties responded to the scene.
Parents can pick up applications at the Floyd County primary and elementary schools that offer the Pre-K program beginning Monday, January 28, 2019.