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Troup County DUI/Drug Court Program Celebrates Graduating Class

Troup County DUI/Drug Court Program  Celebrates Graduating Class

Troup County DUI/Drug Court Program Celebrates Graduating Class

Judge Jeannette Little presenting Justice Benham a plaque of appreciation.

Troup County DUI/Drug Court Program had another successful graduating class. The graduation ceremony was held Thursday at the Troup County Government Center. There were 11 graduates from the program. The program normally has around 50 participants at any given time. Guest speakers included Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham and Charles Wardlaw, Chairman of Accountability Troup, Inc. Honorable State Court Judge Jeannette Little stated “So many people want help, but getting treatment and staying in treatment is sometimes harder than just getting started. With this program they know that failure to comply, it could mean jail time. We have sanctions and incentives to help keep participants on track. We work with them as best we can to get them through the program successfully.” She continued to explain “One of the great things about this program is they are getting treatment while staying in their community.”

Judge Little recognized the many officials, pastors, and everyone who attended for all they have done to help the participants get their life back. She introduced Pastor William Harris from New Beginning Baptist Church and the President of the West Georgia Ministerial Alliance, who gave the invocation.

Man Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Children

under sixteen years of age.

The suspect, Kipling Lee Hammitt, was arrested Friday afternoon at his home in Pine Mountain after deputies were unable to locate him at his place of business, Hammitt Automotive.

Hammitt, age 47, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with two counts of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes.

Hammitt was later released from the Troup County Jail on $30,000 bond.

Deputies advised, due to the sensitive nature of this case and the ages of the victims, no additional information can be released at this time.

These incidents are still under investigation.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident, please contact Investigators at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-8831616 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips submitted to Crime Stoppers can be left completely anonymously.

Vicki Sharpton Staff Writer