clear
Tuesday February 9th, 2016 1:01AM

SportsTech officials issue memo about president's arrest

By Rob Moore Reporter
HOMER - Officials for SportsTech USA, Inc., are speaking out about Friday's arrest of the company's president, 67-year-old Will Doc 'Buddy' Fowlkes Jr., of Commerce.<br /> <br /> Sgt. Carissa McFaddin of the Banks County Sheriff's Office announced Fowlkes' arrest for child molestation Friday night.<br /> <br /> "We are shocked to learn of the recent events regarding the arrest of Buddy Fowlkes," an email memo from the board of directors of SportsTech USA, Inc., states. "Currently we have not had any contact with Mr. Fowlkes, nor has his family."<br /> <br /> That memo, from SportsTech Executive Director Rick Billingslea and Board Chair Joe Mason, was sent Saturday night.<br /> <br /> "It is our intent to cooperate fully with the investigation," the memo states. "We have begun our own internal investigation as well. SportsTech policies prohibit any kind of misconduct. We have no other comment except to offer our prayers to all concerned and their families. We will issue any statements only after the investigation."<br /> <br /> The law enforcement investigation, which also includes the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is continuing, McFaddin said.<br /> <br /> "I can tell you that additional charges are pending," McFaddin said.<br /> <br /> Anyone with information they believe will help investigators can call the Sheriff's office at (706) 677-2248.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 1 year ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Lula officials growing tired of bridge game
Lula officials are growing tired of a more than 35-year battle over the wooden railroad bridge on Cobb Street.
10:54PM ( 2 hours ago )
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there s...
10:40PM ( 2 hours ago )
North Carolina man faces drug charges in Towns County
A traffic stop on Ga. 17 in Towns County over the weekend led to drug charges against a North Carolina man.
6:06PM ( 6 hours ago )
Former Clarkesville councilwoman announces bid for open seat
Former Clarkesville City Councilwoman Tina Courson Evans has announced she will qualify for the seat vacated when Barrie Aycock resigned to qualify for mayor.
4:25PM ( 8 hours ago )
Assault suspects subject of manhunt, one in custody
​A woman was behind bars Monday afternoon, a man remained on the run after authorities spent about a hour searching for him in connection with an assault on the woman's mother in Hall County earlier Monday.
2:26PM ( 10 hours ago )