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Search underway for Georgia college freshman reported missing by family

first_imgAlbany, Georgia Police DeptBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ALBANY, Ga.) — A search is underway for an 18-year-old college student who vanished after telling his mother he was coming home for the weekend, according to police.Tyson Williams, a first-year student at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, was reported missing by his mother on Saturday afternoon, a day after she said she last spoke to him.“Because we don’t know, we’re trying not to jump to conclusions. We’re just looking for him right now,” Williams’ mother, Sonya Poitier, told ABC News in a telephone interview Monday morning.The Albany Police Department and Albany State University Police are investigating Williams’ disappearance.Poitier said police canvased a wooded are near Albany State on Sunday looking for her son but turned up no clues as to his whereabouts.She also said she last spoke to her son on Friday and he told her he was planning to come home for the weekend.“He doesn’t have a car, so he takes the bus. I usually will purchase the bus ticket for him and he just comes home,” Poitier said.She said her son, who is majoring in business management, has never disappeared without telling her or other family members where he was going.She said she went online, but tickets for the Greyhound bus Williams usually takes home were sold out, so she texted her son, telling him to try to catch another bus on Saturday.Poitier hasn’t heard from him since, she said.Albany police officials released a statement Sunday saying Williams was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.Poitier said her son left his cellphone behind at his apartment, located several blocks from the university.She said one of her son’s roommates found the cellphone and used it to call her on Saturday around 12:30 p.m. to inform her he was missing.“He (the roommate) said, ‘We’re concerned because we thought Tyson was in the apartment sleeping, but he’s not here and his phone is here,’” Poitier said. “And I said, ‘That concerns me because he never goes anywhere without his phone.’ He said, ‘Well, we just wanted to call and let you know that he’s missing.’”Poitier said she and her daughter immediately got in their car and drove four hours to Albany from their home in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta.She said she contacted the police when she arrived in Albany Saturday afternoon and found that her son still hadn’t turned up.Poitier said police have found no evidence suggesting foul play was involved in her son’s disappearance.“We have not heard back from Tyson. None of his roommates have heard from him,” she said. “I’m just hoping that he’s somewhere doing what college kids do and just didn’t think to call his parents and say, ‘I’m traveling, I’m moving about.’”Poitier said she spent Sunday passing out missing person flyers and posting them around the campus and city.“There were about 50 students that came together yesterday to canvas the campus,” she said. “They are doing everything they can to help us locate him. “Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Revivalists Welcome Neal Francis, Chris Gelbuda At David Shaw’s Fifth Annual Big River Get Down [Videos/Photos]

first_imgThe Revivalists’ David Shaw welcomed artists and fans to his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio for the 2019 installment of his annual Big River Get Down event on Saturday.The main event which took place at the city’s RiversEdge Amphitheater followed the intimate acoustic performance from Shaw on Friday at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, where Shaw worked through a number of favorites from The Revivalists’ catalog in addition to a handful of covers. Saturday’s main event featured performances throughout the day from The War and Treaty, Brent Cobb, Southern Avenue, Neal Francis, and Chris Gelbuda.The Revivalists’ 18-song headlining performance featured another plentiful mix of originals in addition to a late-set encore cover of The Who. The performance also saw Shaw welcome Neal Francis to help play on “Got Love” and “Celebration”, with Chris Gelbuda also coming to the stage to help perform “Wish I Knew You” during the encore.Check out some of the fan-show videos from Saturday below. Fans of The Revivalists heading to the band’s performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Saturday, September 21st should make sure to head to Denver’s Cervantes’ on Thursday, September 19th for Live For Live Music‘s official The Revivalists Red Rocks pre-party edition of The Funk Sessions. Tickets are available here.Scroll down for a full gallery of photos from Saturday’s performances, courtesy of photographer Ron Valle.Setlist: The Revivalists | RiversEdge Amphitheater | Hamilton, OH | 9/7/2019Set: Criminal, It Was A Sin, You and I, You Said It All, Change, Oh No, When I’m With You, All My Friends, Otherside Of Paradise, Got Love*, Celebration*, Some People Say, Hurricane Winslow, Catching FirefliesEncore: Soul’s Too Loud, Eminence Front (The Who cover), Wish I Knew You^Encore Two: SoulfightNotes:* w/ Neal Francis^ w/ Chris GelbudaBig River Get Down | The Revivalists, The War and Treaty, Southern Avenue, Brent Cobb | RiversEdge Amphitheatre | Hamilton, OH | 9/7/19 | Photos: Ron Valle Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Experience of a Lifetime

first_imgThe Port Arthur Junior Bees were invited to the NFL Experience on Friday and Saturday. The event on Friday was only open for Pop Warner kids. The Pop Warner league has a partnership with the NFL. On Saturday, 30 youths from Port Arthur and 35 from Beaumont went on a trip to the Experience at the George R. Brown Center. (Courtesy photo)last_img

Morocco foils smuggling over 2 tons of cannabis

first_imgMarijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014. The first-ever cannabis farmer’s market in Los Angeles began on July 4 and opens weekly from Friday to Sunday. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES – Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY BUSINESS) Moroccan police foiled on Saturday an attempt to smuggle 2.28 tons of cannabis in the central city of Fez, the police said in a statement.The banned substance was concealed inside a car, the statement said, adding that three people aged between 25 and 47 years old were arrested.One of the suspects fired four shots at the security forces for resistance, forcing them to retaliate before arresting him, but no casualties were reported.The suspects were placed under investigative custody, the police said.Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis farming in the last decade, Morocco remains one of the world largest producers of the cannabis resin, according to the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime.Related Morocco seizes 1.63 tons of cannabis Morocco Strawberry Festivalcenter_img Morocco: Massive cocaine smuggling attempt foiled in Casablancalast_img read more

AG1 rider wins signed shirt

first_imgThe season card holder from Avonmouth takes the AG1 bus to every game at Ashton Gate, and was randomly selected as the winner upon his arrival in BS3. The shirt was presented as part of a giveaway for supporters who use the Ashton Gate bus services, in addition to five voucher codes handed out for First Day tickets.Bears return to Gallagher Premiership action at Ashton Gate on Saturday, March 23rd when they entertain Worcester Warriors (3pm KO) and First Bus will be running its usual routes to the stadium. For a full timetable, click here.last_img read more