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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.



Tara Grinstead: The beauty queen murder  11Alive.com WXIA

After Bo Dukes' conviction and as Ryan Duke heads to trial for murder, we take a look back at how it all started, how a community has changed forever and ...



Google, Kemp to unveil 'rolling study hall' initiative in Ocilla  The Albany Herald

Rolling Study Halls is an initiative designed to help close the homework gap for students with long commutes in 16 communities across the country via ...



The beauty queen murder case: Who is Bo Dukes?  11Alive.com WXIA

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. — Bo Dukes, the man accused of helping to conceal Tara Grinstead's body, is set to go to trial on Monday in Wilcox County Superior ...



Ryan Duke returns to Irwin Co. court  WALB

Duke is accused in the 2005 disappearance and death of Tara Grinstead, an Irwin County teacher.



TIMELINE: What's happened in the Tara Grinstead case since 2005  13WMAZ.com

MACON, Ga. — Almost two years ago, authorities charged an Irwin County man with the death of Tara Grinstead. She's the high school teacher and beauty ...



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*.



Judge denies request for bond for man accused of killing Tara Grinstead  11Alive.com WXIA

OCILLA, Ga. — A judge denied the request for bond made by the attorneys for the man accused of killing south Georgia beauty queen and teacher Tara ...



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 ...



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.



GA Supreme Court decision on Ryan Duke case expected Monday  WALB

ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Supreme Court of Georgia is slated to release an opinion regarding the trial of the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead in 2005.



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.



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 ...



The Tara Grinstead Case: A timeline of events in the case  WALB

Tara Grinstead, a teacher at Irwin County High School, disappeared in October 2005 after attending an event in Ocilla. After the missing person case was filed, ...



UPDATED: South Georgia sheriff: Prayer convinced Grinstead suspect Bo Dukes to surrender  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A South Georgia sheriff said Monday he believes the power of prayer helped a wanted man decide to qu...



Duke’s lawyers ask state high court to halt Grinstead murder trial  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawyers for a man charged with killing a South Georgia beauty queen are asking the Georgia Supreme Court to delay his trial in the 14-year-old case.



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.



Tara Grinstead Murder: Bo Dukes and Ryan Duke Blame Each Other in 2005 Case.  The Daily Beast

Tara Grinstead vanished in 2005. Two former friends, Ryan Duke and Bo Dukes, are blaming each other.



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 ...



NEW DEVELOPMENT: Georgia high court delays Tara Grinstead murder trial  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday halted the upcoming murder trial of Ryan Alexander Duke for th...



'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.



Justices: Judge in Tara Grinstead case should allow appeal on funding  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yet Tuesday's hearing before the state's highest court suggested that the South Georgia beauty queen's family may have to wait a little longer to see if Ryan ...



Ryan Duke alibi: Tara Grinstead murder suspect now says he was asleep  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher and former beauty queen says he was at home asleep the night she went missing, according to new court ...



Who Are Ryan Duke And Bo Dukes, Suspects Charged In The Tara Grinstead Case? (And No, They're Not Related)  Oxygen

Ryan Duke and Bo Dukes were charged in relation to the disappearance and murder of Tara Grinstead, the former beauty queen whose case is being explored ...



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. By Oxygen ...



Tara Grinstead missing: Ex-student used hands to kill teacher in home, warrant says  CBS News

New details emerge after a stunning arrest in the 2005 disappearance of Georgia teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead.



DA doesn't support change of venue in Grinstead death case  Valdosta Daily Times

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, ...



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 di...



Tara Grinstead Case: Ryan Duke on trial for murder next week  13WMAZ.com

MACON, Ga. — The man accused of killing Tara Grinstead with his bare hands goes to trial next week. Grinstead is the Irwin County teacher and beauty queen ...



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 att...



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.



How an Arm-Chair Detective Solved a 12-Year Old Cold Case  E! Online

100 million downloads later, Payne Lindsey's hit true crime podcast is airing as a TV special on Oxygen this Sunday.



Man linked to Grinstead killing indicted in Warner Robins sexual assault case  The Telegraph

An accused rapist linked to the Tara Grinstead killing in 2005 allegedly threatened to kill two women as he held them captive earlier this month with 20-gauge ...



Bo Dukes found guilty of lying to authorities in cover up of Tara Grinstead's body  WSB Atlanta

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. - A jury in Wilcox County has reached a guilty verdict in the trial against the man accused of hiding a school teacher's body following her ...



Man charged with Tara Grinstead’s murder seeks $10,000 bond  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher is seeking $10,000 bond so he can get out of jail, even while the man charged as his accomplice is on the ...



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.



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 Dave Prater at annual festival  WALB-TV

The people of Ocilla threw a party to celebrate the 81st birthday of the late soul singer and South Georgia native, Dave Prater. The 4th annual Dave Prater Music ...



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 ...



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 ...



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: 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 ...



Ocilla celebrates native son Dave Prater  WALB-TV

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..



Authorities continue search in pecan field for Tara Grinstead’s remains  The Telegraph

A drone captured video of the search scene Wednesday, March 1, 2017, as authorities continued to comb a South Georgia pecan farm in search for the body of ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Natchitoches' Rollo named Bassmaster High School All-American  KALB News

Natchitoches Central senior Wes Rollo has been named one of only 12 standout high school anglers selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High ...



What's next for Ryan Duke in Grinstead murder case  WALB

On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied Ryan Duke's request to overturn a pretrial decision made by an Irwin County Court in the Tara Grinstead case.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Ocilla prepares to celebrate music legend Dave Prater  The Albany Herald

For the second consecutive year, friends, family members and Ocilla residents will honor the late Dave Prater at the second annual Prater Music Festival. Prater ...



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 ...



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 ...



New Wilcox County indictment says Bo Dukes lied to GBI about Grinstead case  13WMAZ

A Wilcox County indictment says Bo Dukes lied to a GBI investigator who questioned him last year about the 2005 disappearance of Tara Grinstead. A grand jury ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Stolen Beauty  CBS News

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



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 ...



These are the top 10 news stories in Middle Georgia in 2017  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 ...



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 ...



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...



Mrs. Willie Grace Fussell, Age 79 Passes Away  douglasenterprise

Mrs. Willie Grace Fussell, age 79, of Ambrose, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Haven Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida following a brief ...



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 ...



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 ...



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