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DECATUR — The GBI is proud to announce that the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science has recognized the GBI Crime lab for implementing nationally recognized standards for its forensic laboratory system.

Gordon County Grand Jury returned indictments on the following people on April 7. This process formally charges the individual, but the individual remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced Wednesday that two people were killed in a Bartow County fire.

The following indictments were handed down by a grand jury in Gordon County Superior Court for March. This process formally charges the individual, but they remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The City of Calhoun's first Black police officer was recognized this week by the department. Preston Aker Sr. began with the Calhoun Police Department in 1960, according to the letter. "It required great courage for a person of color to come into law enforcement prior to the Civil Rights Act…