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Justin Stevens (left) was recently named the Jefferson Police Department Officer of the Year. He is pictured with Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman. Stevens is an eight-year veteran of the department. Wirthman pointed to Stevens’ work earlier this year in helping rescue a woman who was tra…

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David Gillespie (left) was recently named the Jefferson Police Department Citizen of the Year for his assistance to the department and his work with the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently responded to New Kings Bridge Rd. after a Jackson County School System bus driver reported seeing a man and woman wrestling on the road. She believed the man was assaulting the woman.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently responded to a dispute on Roquemore Rd. between a divorced couple. The ex-wife allegedly slapped her ex-husband, but because of her broken leg, the Jackson County Jail refused to accept her.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS recently responded to Brooks Dr. where a woman suffered cardiac arrest. EMS pronounced the woman dead at the residence.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently responded to a dispute between a husband and wife on Maysville Rd. where the husband threatened to cut their property in half with a chainsaw.

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A representative with a bank in Elberton recently contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office because she believed an elderly Commerce man was being exploited by his caretaker.

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Multiple people at East Jackson Comprehensive High School complained about a masked man acting strange at a school function. The man left the campus, but was caught by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies off campus.

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Arcade Police Department officers were recently called to a residence on Rambler Inn Rd. where a man and step-son got into an argument which turned physical.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently met a woman at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center who may have been sexually assaulted.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently responded to a residence on Pleasant Acres Dr. that was broken into. The residence was ransacked and some items were stolen.