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Bo Dukes arrested at Ocilla relative's home | The Telegraph  The Telegraph

Accused rapist Bo Dukes who's linked to the Tara Grinstead killing in 2005 arrested Saturday in Ocilla after massive manhunt.



Bo Dukes in custody after 5 days on the run  WCTV

The man at the center of a massive search was found late Saturday in South Georgia, according to the U.S. Marshals *Service*.



Federal judge revokes voluntary surrender in case for man linked to Grinstead killing  The Telegraph

A federal judge rescinded a voluntary-surrender order Thursday for Bo Dukes who's wanted in a Warner Robins sexual-assault case. Dukes was on bond in ...



Ocilla PD investigating after report of weapon on Irwin Co. High’s campus  WALB

Ocilla Police is investigating after students at Irwin County High School say they saw a weapon in a car that was parked on campus.



DA doesn't support change of venue in Grinstead death case  The Union-Recorder

OCILLA — The district attorney in the murder case involving the death of Tara Grinstead does not support a defense motion to change the trial's venue, ...



New Details About Bo Dukes, The Man Accused Of Hiding Tara Grinstead's Body  YourTango

A Georgia man accused of having connections to the 2005 murder of Tara Grinstead — publicized by the podcast Up and Vanished — was arrested Saturday on ...



Tara Grinstead case to be featured on 'Dateline' | Andrea Canning discusses Ocilla mystery  11Alive.com WXIA

Friday's Dateline episode will tackle the Tara Grinstead case – the Ocilla woman and Irwin County High School teacher who disappeared in October 2005.



Suspects in missing teacher's death admitted slaying, court documents say  Fox News

Two former students of a south Georgia teacher missing since 2005 told friends at a party that they had killed her and burned her body, new court documents ...



Trial date set, but not the location for Tara Grinstead homicide case  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing South Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead, but it's not clear if the trial will take place in Irwin County where she ...



Judge says he won’t agree yet to move trial in Tara Grinstead case  Atlanta Journal Constitution

UPDATE: A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher: April 1. But it's not yet known whether the trial for Tara Grinstead's ...



Tara Grinstead: The 5 biggest developments in the case since the arrests  13WMAZ.com

Irwin County High School teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead disappeared in October 2005. This launched an 11-year investigation ending with the arrest ...



'Our Boys' Tells Irwin County Football Story With Love, Affection  GPB

David Pierce had no idea how tough it would be to write a book about Irwin County football. It turned into a labor of love.



UPDATE: Trial for Tara Grinstead murder suspect could move out of Irwin Co.  13WMAZ.com

Ryan Duke is charged with murder in the disappearance of Tara Grinstead in Ocilla, Georgia 13 years ago.



Suspect in Tara Grinstead’s killing hires Cobb County attorneys  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher nearly 13 years ago has hired two Cobb County attorneys to represent him. Ashleigh Merchant, who ...



NEED TO KNOW: Info for Friday's Clinch Co. @ Irwin Co. Championship  WALB-TV

Irwin County High School officials have spent all week preparing Indian Field for Friday's GHSA A-Public State Championship against Clinch County.



Defense wants trial moved in Tara Grinstead case  Atlanta Journal Constitution

It would be impossible to find an impartial jury in the South Georgia county where Tara Grinstead disappeared 13 years ago, according to the attorney for the ...



Who Is Heath Dykes And How Did He Know Tara Grinstead, Who Police Believe Was Murdered?  Oxygen

Heath Dykes is not a suspect, but has an interesting connection to the former beauty queen Tara Grinstead's case. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email More ...



Ga. Supreme Court throws out gag order for Tara Grinstead beauty queen murder case  WXIA-TV

OCILLA, Ga. -- The Georgia Supreme Court has thrown out the gag order put in place for the high-profile 2005 Tara Grinstead murder case. The gag order was ...



Alleged accomplice in Tara Grinstead case must return to federal prison  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man accused of concealing the death of Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead in 2005 must return to federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in ...



Ocilla celebrates native son Dave Prater  WALB-TV

OCILLA, GA (WALB) - The city of Ocilla is hosting the 4th Annual Dave Prater celebration on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event will ...



Irwin Co. Asst. Superintendent: Leaders knew about confrontation Monday  WALB-TV

The arrest comes after Irwin County Sheriff's officials addressed rumors surrounding the incident.



Mixed emotions sweep Irwin Co. after arrest in Grinstead case  WALB-TV

Many in the small town of Ocilla have been left in shock. For more than a decade, Investigators searched for any sign of Tara Grinstead, a teacher and beauty ...



Duke claims he didn’t kill Grinstead, but was involved in cover-up  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher was on drugs when he confessed to the GBI, his attorneys said this week. Ryan Alexander Duke says he ...



Man charged with helping burn beauty queen's body faces new charges  USA TODAY

A Georgia man accused of helping burn a Georgia beauty queen's body is facing new charges, according to authorities.



Indictment gives new glimpse into last moments of Tara Grinstead's life, possible motive  WXIA-TV

Ryan Duke has been indicted by the grand jury on six charges for Tara Grinstead's murder.



Tara Grinstead: Top 5 things to know about the murder case, arrests  13WMAZ.com

The 11-year mystery may finally be unraveling. The recent arrests of two Georgia men signify major breaks in the October 2005 disappearance and murder of ...



Second suspect indicted in missing school teacher Tara Grinstead's death  WRBL

A second suspect has been indicted in connection with the death of a Georgia teacher and former beauty queen who vanished nearly 12 years ago.



Tara Grinstead's father, stepmother release new statement on daughter's murder case  13WMAZ

Billy and Connie Grinstead released a statement late Wednesday regarding the murder investigation of their daughter. It's the family's first statement since a ...



Woman: I was the tipster that cracked Tara Grinstead case  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The girlfriend of the man accused of helping conceal a south Georgia teacher's body says she was the one that tipped off the GBI, CBS News reported Thursday.



Tara Grinstead has been missing a decade  WALB-TV

OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Today marks 10 years since the last time Tara Grinstead was seen alive. To this day, the mystery behind the Irwin County school teacher's ...



Judge's orders seal Grinstead case file and hearings  13WMAZ.com

A Tifton Judicial Circuit judge has sealed the court file in the Tara Grinstead murder case and closed any pre-trial hearings to the public. Judge Melanie Cross ...



Charlton County High School wins area Literary Competition  Charlton County Herald

Charlton County High School's literary team, pictured above, won first place overall at the Saturday, March 3, Literary Competition held in Ocilla at Irwin County ...



Ocilla police report details Grinstead suspect's 2010 DUI arrest  13WMAZ.com

After Ryan Duke was released on bond for a 2010 DUI arrest, his mother made an unusual request to police: Come take him back.



Not-guilty plea entered for Tara Grinstead murder suspect Ryan Duke  13WMAZ

The lawyer for Ryan Duke, the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead, entered a not-guilty plea for his client Thursday morning. Duke, who is accused of killing ...



Hearing on gag order in Tara Grinstead murder case  FOX 5 Atlanta

When Tara Grinstead suddenly disappeared in October 2005, people in her small hometown of Ocilla had lots of questions.



Georgia Supreme Court hears gag order arguments in Grinstead case  13WMAZ

Tuesday morning the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments from our WMAZ lawyers on the gag-order issued in the Tara Grinstead case, which they say ...



Tara Grinstead's sister, friend scoff at alleged tipster named in CBS story  13WMAZ

A close friend and the sister of Tara Grinstead are anything but impressed after learning about a south Georgia woman who claims she's the one who led ...



Cousin speaks on Bo Dukes' involvement with Grinstead murder case  13WMAZ.com

When authorities made a second arrest last week, one of Tara Grinstead's best friends found out that the murder investigation had touched her own family.



Indictment: Tara Grinstead’s body was burned after she was killed  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The second suspect in the Tara Grinstead murder investigation is accused of burning the teacher's body, according to an indictment signed Monday. A Ben Hill ...



Sweet Potato Festival honors Dusty Vassey | News  Tifton Gazette

OCILLA — The 57th Sweet Potato Festival is dedicated this year to Dusty Vassey, who died from unexpected complications from cancer on Sept. 8, according to ...



Tara Grinstead family: Arrest 11 years after disappearance answer to prayers  The Albany Herald

A murder charge has been filed in the 2005 disappearance of Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead. Grinstead's parents say they hope the community can now ...



Judge OKs defense delay in Tara Grinstead murder case  WSB Radio

The high-profile case of a man charged with murdering a south Georgia history teacher and beauty queen is likely to head to trial next summer. Lawyers for ...



Top 10 news stories in Macon, Middle Georgia in 2017 | The Telegraph  The Telegraph

It was a big year for news in Middle Georgia. From arrests made in a decade-old cold case to the death of Gregg Allman and a hurricane, there was no shortage ...



Missing teacher who's a former beauty queen transfixes small town as they learn her secrets  Daily Mail

Tara Grinstead, 30, vanished from her home in Ocilla,Georgia, in October 2005. Her disappearance is examined through the lens of those who knew her in a ...



Canner, Drake to wed | Lifestyles  Tifton Gazette

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen (Bobby) Conner of Ocilla, Georgia proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Grace ...



South Georgia judge softens gag order in Tara Grinstead case  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A South Georgia judge has softened the gag order she signed in the Tara Grinstead homicide case...



New indictment: Man accused in Tara Grinstead case denied talk of burning body  The Telegraph

As early as June of last year, investigators who were hunting the killer of Tara Grinstead knew the name of a man now accused of concealing her death.



People hope Grinstead case will be solved soon  WALB-TV

OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Folks in Ocilla are once again talking about the Tara Grinstead case with new developments in the decade-long search for the missing ...



Missing Tara Grinstead  The Alchemist

(Gainesville, GA) In 2005, school teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead of Ocilla, GA went missing from her home and has not been seen since. For the past ...



Groups challenge gag order on Tara Grinstead investigation  WALB-TV

Three groups of newspapers and television stations are challenging last month's gag order in the Tara Grinstead case.



Former Student Charged With Murdering Woman 11 Years After She Disappeared  NBC Bay Area

Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly ...



Podcast on mystery disappearance of Tara Grinstead set for national tour  The Telegraph

The creator of the “Up and Vanished” podcast that explored the disappearance of slain Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead is taking his investigative work on a live ...



High school football player dies after suffering injury during game  News965

Dylan Thomas, a football player at Georgia's Pike County High School, reportedly died after an injury suffered during a football game on Friday night.



Podcast helps solve missing teachers cold case  Amarillo.com

Editor's note: The disappearance of Tara Grinstead has many parallels with the story of missing Canadian teenager Thomas Brown. Both were well-liked and ...



Alleged accomplice in Grinstead case enters not guilty plea  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bo Dukes pleads not guilty to his role in the death of Irwin County teacher Tara Grinstead.



Atlanta filmmaker reignites interest in Tara Grinstead disappearance  WRBL

The case of Tara Grinstead, the 30 year old high school teacher who went missing from Ocilla in Irwin County eleven years ago remains a mystery. Thanks to an ...



Missing beauty queen was mending broken heart  CNN

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Tara Grinstead, a 30-year-old schoolteacher and former beauty queen, attended a Saturday night beauty pageant and then left a dinner ...



Stolen Beauty  CBS News

A Young Teacher And A Financial Analyst Vanish. Are Their Cases Linked?



When Did Tara Grinstead Go Missing? 'Up & Vanished' Is Bringing New Light To A Cold Case  Romper

When Payne Lindsey's podcast Up and Vanished aired in 2017, it brought Tara Grinstead's cold case back into the spotlight. Since then, Lindsey has been ...



Almost Halfway Through 2017 Regular Season  GPB

The regular season prep schedule has reached the mid-point for many teams and several important region games are just around the corner...



Arrest in Tara Grinstead case answer to family's prayers  The Albany Herald

Following the arrest of a former Irwin County man on a murder charge in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead more than 11 years ago, her ...



Fitzgerald resident receives Christie V. Murphy Scholarship in Nursing  Tifton Gazette

TIFTON – Rachel Davis, a nursing major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, has been selected as the recipient of the Christie V. Murphy Scholarship in ...



Littleton named BHS football coach - The Post-Searchlight  Post Searchlight

The Decatur County Board of Education announced the hiring of a new head football coach for Bainbridge High School. The Bearcats' new head coach is Jeff ...



GBI special agent in charge of Perry office retires but doesn’t give up sleuthing  Macon Telegraph

PERRY -- Within days of joining the GBI, a then-22-year-old Gary Rothwell had a gun, a badge and a pile of money with which to buy drugs as an undercover ...



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