Rape suspect had just started work as Swain Co. Officer

Residents in the mountains were surprised to hear a Swain County School Resource Officer was arrested in Macon County on Wednesday. The suspect, 32-year-old David Milhous Peterson, was said to be new to the Swain Sheriff’s Office and had a clean background. He’s now facing a statutory rape charged after being detained by the State…

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County passed 2013 financial audit

Macon County gets a good grade on its financial status following the results of an audit for fiscal year 2013. The auditing firm, Martin Starnes & Associates, presented the findings of the audit at the February 18 meeting of Macon County Commissioners. “For fiscal year 2013, we issued an unmodified opinion. That means we found…

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Case against ex-Rabun Animal Shelter Director moves forward

By: Charles Robertson Motions were heard in the State of Georgia vs Lawanda Kilby on Tuesday morning at the Rabun County Courthouse. District Attorney Brian Rickman explains what went on inside the courtroom. “We had motions arguments on a couple of defense motions, pre-trial motions before Judge Smith. After the arguments, the judge wanted us…

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State: New deadly synthetic drug now in North Carolina

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is out with a new health advisory related to acetyl fentanyl, after at least three deaths related to the synthetic drug. Toxicologists at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner detected acetyl fentanyl in specimens associated with deaths that occurred in January in Sampson, Person and Transylvania…

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Former Maconian captured after escaping federal custody

A former Macon County resident has been arrested after trying to outrun federal officers in Denver, Co. According to CBS Denver, Donnie Lee Griffin, who was wanted on bank fraud charges in Texas, was rounded up after he tumbled 17 stories down a trash shoot at his Denver apartment. Griffin reportedly climbed out the window…

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Swain Co. School Resource Officer arrested in Macon on rape charge

A Swain County School Resource Officer is facing a rape charge after he was detained Wednesday by the State Bureau of Investigation in Macon County. 32-year-old David Milhous Peterson, who also serves as a Deputy with the Swain County Sheriff’s Office was charged with statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Peterson posted bond at $50,000,…

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  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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