Georgia has more than 100 news organizations statewide that work hard to keep Georgians informed, entertained and educated about the issues and events that surround them. Many of these organizations have websites that list their most popular stories. Looking at these stories can give us a good idea of what news items captivated the attention of Georgians each week. This is a roundup of the stories you and your fellow Georgians have been reading this week.
Driving to jail in style: A Gwinnett County man found out his girlfriend was in jail for driving a stolen vehicle. According to police, he hopped into his stolen vehicle and drove down to the jail to bail her out, but instead joined her in her stay. Police found two more stolen cars at their home.
Manhunt: One of the top stories on several websites in north Georgia this week was about two double-murders that occurred Thursday in Rockmart and the manhunt that ensued for the suspect.
Missing Teen: In metro Atlanta, a Douglasville teen named Heaven Fudge went missing. Any time a missing child is in the news, it garners attention and this story was no different.
Never Apart: On a much sweeter note, the story of an elderly Warner Robins couple who never wanted to live without each other and eventually died just two days apart from one another was the most read story on the Macon Telegraph’s website.
Man charged with murder of infant: A 21-year-old Macon man was charged with murdering his infant son. According to WXGA, while there was no visible injury observed by staff at the hospital, an autopsy revealed that the child had been struck in the head.