GBI releases photo of 5th suspect in Delgado murder

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GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has released a photo of the fifth suspect mentioned in their former release. Along with this comes their request for the public’s assistance with identifying the fifth suspect.

suspectSuspected in part of the murder of Rossana Delgado, these pictures were given with the request that anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), report the information online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or by downloading the mobile app, See Something Send Something.

The murder investigation is still ongoing and authorities are still investigating, as such they are warning citizens against interfering. Instead, as stated in yesterday’s press release, Citizens are encouraged to help police by offering any tips and information, “If you see any of these individuals do not approach them, call 911 immediately.”

This fifth suspect is still unnamed and authorities are searching for any and all information on their whereabouts.

Gilmer BOE takes first steps in new Superintendent Search

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EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – With official approval having come on April 15, 2021, in their monthly meeting, the Gilmer County Board of Education has begun its search for the next Superintendent with King-Cooper and Associates search firm.

With a press release, Gilmer Schools made a statement about the search saying that they would accept applications for the position until May 21, 2021. They stated, “The vacancy will be advertised by electronic postings on the school system web site, the search firm’s web site, and on the web sites of the Georgia School Superintendents Association and the Georgia School Boards Association.”

King-Cooper an d Associates was approved as the firm by a memorandum of understanding during the board’s April regular meeting. They are a small search firm based in Thomaston, Georgia. According to their release, “King-Cooper and Associates specializes in customized and affordable superintendent searches for small and medium size school systems. The firm assisted the Board in their last search in 2015 and has conducted over 65 successful superintendent searches in Georgia.”

Because they will accept application until late May, this date falls in conjunction with the previously reported final day of current Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs on May 28, 2021. In the time after, Gilmer’s Board of Education named Ms. Kim Cagle to serve as Interim Superintendent.

Steps of the search will include advertising the position, receiving and processing applications, verifying reference and background information, sorting applications based on the Board’s selection criteria, and the scheduling and facilitation of interviews. Dr. Sandy Addis will serve as the lead facilitator of the search.

“Our job is to secure a strong pool of applicants and to assist the Board to select the very best superintendent for Gilmer County,” Addis said. “We handle the details of the search and provide the best possible information for the Board to make a good choice but we don’t tell the board who to hire,” Addis stated. “There will be strong interest in the position because of the positive reputation of the school system, the community, and the Board. Gilmer County is one of Georgia’s most desirable and attractive school systems.”

According to their press release, the Board hopes to review applications and conduct interviews in late May and early June and to select the next Superintendent by July. During April, the Board will conduct surveys to determine what characteristics and qualifications the community and school system employees think are most important in the selection process. A survey for parents, students, and community members will be posted on the system web site at www.gilmerschools.com. A similar survey will be emailed to all school system employees.

They stated, “The Board will utilize survey results in the interview and selection process to employ a superintendent that meets the needs and expectations of the community.”

Pickens Sheriff’ Office asks for help to find wanted man

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Detectives from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are in search of Patrick Casey Nunn in connection to theft and other charges.

Nunn is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving, and violation of probation. He also warrants out Additionally, Cherokee and Gordon Counties have warrants out on him. Nunn recently fled on foot from another neighboring jurisdiction.

Detectives ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 706-253-8935. Callers can remain anonymous.

Fetch Your News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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