Warrants, search leads to meth arrests in Rutledge

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By Patrick Yost, Editor Police attempting to execute an arrest warrant on a Centennial Road resident ended up adding drug charges to both the suspect and a woman at the residence. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Avery Lee Long, 28, Rutledge and Brittany McCoy, 31, Rutledge were both arrested at 9 a.m. on drug charges after officers serving the arrest warrant also performed a Fourth Amendment search on Long’s residence, a camper trailer parked behind a residence off Centennial Road. Inside the camper, reports state, where a black …

Following Sherman’s March to the Sea

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By Patrick Yost, Editor An Akron, Ohio patent attorney has donned a Civil War era Union soldier uniform and is attempting to follow Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s army’s route during the 1864 March to the Sea. On Monday, Ray Slatterly walked from Rutledge to Madison and was hoping to get to the Apalachee River before calling it quits for the night. Slatterly, who also participates in Civil War reenactments, said he is trying to follow the route that his Great-great grandfather John Slatterly walked as part of the 149th New …