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The year in Review
Recapping the first six months of 2016
A DeKalb County Landfill truck struck the Veterans Memorial Bridge over Highway 70 at College Street in June.
January: Petty ruled “career offender” Sentenced to fifteen years A local man who was convicted in DeKalb County Criminal Court on a burglary charge Wednesday was given a 15-year sentence in January as a career offender. David Michael Petty, 54, was being sentenced for a July 2014 break in when the judge ruled that his seven felony convictions, some dating back to 1980, qualified him as a career offender. His convictions included three kidnappings, an assault with intent to commit a felony, and a grand larceny.