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Suspect ID'd in Eagles Landing HS shooting

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – Henry County Police have identified the suspect who reportedly shot someone on the property of Eagle's Landing High School late Wednesday.

Jahmal Deshad "Benji" Holman, 20, is charged with aggravated assault. He is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds, and may have tattoos on his face. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

According to Henry County Schools spokesperson John Hardin, the shooting happened at the back of the Eagles Landing High property. A person suffered a minor injury in the shooting.

Neither the shooter nor the victim were students of the school, Hardin said.

Hardin said school officials are "taking proactive steps in the surrounding area to ensure the safety and security of our campus."

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Alleged teen gunman charged with voluntary manslaughter in Locust Grove shooting

LOCUST GROVE, GA (WXIA) -- A teenager who allegedly shot and killed a classmate after an argument has been issued a warrant for voluntary manslaughter.

The teen was charged and has been released on bond, a Henry County police spokesperson said Wednesday.

Police said three teens were involved in an argument at a Locust Grove home that ended when one of them shot and killed another.

Police say a teenage girl who lives in a home in the Wyckliffe subdivision was arguing with her 17-year-old boyfriend. They say that while they were arguing, another teen, the girl's younger brother, shot and killed the boyfriend, Dalton McCollough of Hampton.

Neighbors say they heard yelling coming from inside the house, followed by gunfire.

Vigil held for Henry County teen shot to death

LOCUST GROVE, GA (WXIA) – Wednesday night, a vigil took place to remember a teen police said was shot and killed by his girlfriend's brother.


It's clear that Dalton McCollouch made an indelible impact on his classmates at Hampton High School.

Wednesday night, several hundred of them turned out for a candlelight vigil in his honor. School officials said it was a private memorial and that news cameras would not be allowed.

Henry County manager resigns

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Henry County's manager announced his resignation on Wednesday.

Walker had been placed on paid administrative leave during an internal investigation that began on April 28, according to Henry County Communications Director Melissa Robinson.

In his resignation letter, Jim Walker said he wanted to pursue other opportunities.

"Thank you for the opportunity to serve the citizens and the great employees of Henry County," Walker said in his letter. "I believe the time is right for me to step down as County Manager and pursue other professional opportunities."

Walker was appointed manager on March 31, 2014.

Walker's resignation is effect May 10. Assistant County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews will run the day-to-day operations of the county until the Henry County Board of Commissioners decides the next stop in the hiring of a new manager.

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Missing McDonough woman found

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- McDonough Police say a missing 26-year-old woman has been found.

Kimberly Sareta Ruth Gordon, 26, was last seen at a Henry County government office at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. She was supposed to attend a class at Clayton State University Thursday morning, but never arrived.

Investigators said Saturday that Gordon has been located.

Search for cab stolen from Henry County

UPDATE: Police in Columbus, Georgia, arrested Riggins April 17th. While they had not yet found the stolen cab, the believed it was also in the Columbus area.

STOCKBRIDGE, GA (WXIA) – Authorities are searching for a woman accused of stealing a cab in Henry County.


The cab ride ended at the Sable Chase Apartments in Stockbridge. When the time came to pay up, the cab driver says his passenger attacked him with her own hands so ferociously, he was forced to get out of the van.

The woman slid behind the wheel and took off.

Henry County authorities said they are looking for Keosha Riggins.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.