Local News

Felony theft charges filed against Maysville man


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Pinetree Circle in Maysville on Nov. 11 where a man reported that someone had entered the home, Several items were reported stolen.

During the investigation, some of the items were recovered from the complainant’s residence.

On Nov. 20, the complainant, Jeremiah Darrill Nash of Maysville, was arrested and charged with felony theft by taking. Nash is currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

Braselton woman arrested on drug charges by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday arrested Tina Lynn Mull, 43, of Braselton, on drug-related charges.

The Sheriff’s Office received information regarding drug activity at the residence of Mull, located on Cooper Bridge Road in Braselton, and methamphetamine and tools used to distribute the drug were found.

Mull has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. Mull is currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

Citizens are encouraged to notify their local law enforcement agencies of any suspicious persons, crimes or other relevant information by calling 911 or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706- 367-8718. Also remember that you can provide information without being involved or identified by contacting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s anonymous tip line at 706-367-3784 to report any criminal or suspicious activity.

Gwinnett hosting free recycling for American Recycles Day


Gwinnett residents are invited to load up their unwanted electronics, paint and tires and bring them to Gwinnett County’s America Recycles Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division will offer free recycling of electronics ($10 cash charge per TV), paint, printer/toner cartridges, and tires from 9 a.m. to noon at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.

 In addition to the recycling opportunities, organizers will offer touch-a-truck displays and activities for kids, free refreshments (while supplies last), giveaways and helpful information about the County’s residential solid waste and recycling program. Residents are encouraged to bring old sneakers to be donated to those in need or recycled into reusable surfaces for playgrounds and running tracks.

 Sponsors of Gwinnett County’s America Recycles Day celebration include the Gwinnett Braves, the Gwinnett Daily Post, ViaTek Solutions, Eco Sneakers, La Raza 102.3/100.1 FM, Global Paint for Charity, Advanced Disposal, Republic Services, Sanitation Solutions, Southern Sanitation and Waste Pro.

Suspicious fire under investigation; gunshot victim at scene identified


The man who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene of a suspicious structure fire on Thursday afternoon is identified at 53-year-old David H. Benton by Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum.

Units from the fire departments of Jackson Trail, West Jackson, North Jackson and Arcade as well as the Jackson County Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 394 Bell Wood Road in Jefferson to a reported structure fire were they found several structures fully involved with fire. The structures were a total loss.

Fire personnel found a dead male, later identified as Benton who lived at the location, inside a vehicle parked at the scene. The death is under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County Coroner’s office.

The cause of the fire is listed as suspicious with the Georgia State Fire Marshals Office and the Jackson Trail Fire Department is investigating.



Tracy Jordan is Jackson County’s Businesswoman of the Year

Tracy-Jordan-with-awardCongratulations to Tracy Jordan, who was honored today as Businesswoman of the Year at the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business awards luncheon held at the Braselton-Stover House.
Holding her award, Tracy Jordan, owner and operator of West Jackson Medicine Center located at 3845 Highway 53 in Hoschton, is joined by Melissa Britt of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and Cindy Phillips of Cindy Phillips of State Farm, the award sponsor.
Jordan is also a real estate professional and a proud University of Georgia graduate.
See the Nov. 27 issue of The Paper for Farah Bohannon’s story and more scenes from the luncheon.