Body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn recovered, boyfriend arrested on unrelated charges

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(MACON, Ga.) — The body of 23-year-old Georgia college student Anitra Gunn has been recovered days after she mysteriously disappeared, authorities said.Gunn’s body was found in a wooded area of Crawford County, Georgia, near the Peach County line, on Tuesday afternoon, officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement on Wednesday.“Please continue to pray for us as there are no words to describe this hurt,” her father, Christopher Gunn, wrote on Facebook Wednesday.An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine Gunn’s cause and manner of death, authorities said.Gunn, a student at Fort Valley State University, was last seen on Friday, Feb. 14, at approximately 11:30 a.m., just outside Fort Valley, according to the Department of Public Safety. Fort Valley is about 30 miles outside of Macon.Gunn’s family contacted the police on Saturday when they couldn’t reach her, and later on Saturday, the 23-year-old’s car was found in the city limits of Fort Valley, authorities said.Gunn’s boyfriend, Demarcus Little, has been arrested on unrelated charges, GBI officials said.Little, 23, was charged with criminal damage to property after the tires were slashed on Gunn’s car and the windows were smashed at her apartment, the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety said. More charges are possible, according to the department of public safety.“Thank you to all who helped search and post and call and prayed for Anitra’s return,” Christopher Gunn said in his statement Wednesday. “We are processing the devastating news and kindly ask for respect and privacy during this time as we wrap our hearts and minds around all of this. ” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tickets on Sale for Children’s Theater Series at Music Pier

first_imgThe Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will once again present five family-friendly theatrical productions this summer.After a successful casting process, OCTC has assembled talented casts to bring to life a wide range of stories and tales. The Ocean City Music Pier will be the perfect place to let your imagination soar as creative costumes, colorful sets, exceptional talent and educational musical tunes captivate audiences each Monday at 10:30 a.m.The 2015 Children’s Theatre Series kicks off on July 6 with a hilarious and zany retelling of the classic tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” On July 13, OCTC provides its own spin and flair on the magical story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Snow White would like to invite all kids to attend this production in their favorite prince or princess outfit.In a southern New Jersey premiere production, “The Perfect Dog” leaps off the pages and onto the stage on July 20. Based on the famous children’s book by actor and dog enthusiast John O’Hurley, this musical production has won over audiences around the Country.It certainly will be a good day at the Music Pier on July 27, but not for Alexander as OCTC presents “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Rounding out the season is a twist on a tale everyone knows and loves! You think you know this tale inside and out? Well, we have another side of the story to tell. Join us for the musical “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” on August 3.OCTC’s professional Children’s Theatre Series is under the direction of John Anker Bow with Andrew Hink as Music Director and Colleen Kreisel as Choreographer.“So many special memories will be created as kids, families, and the young at heart enjoy live family theatre at an affordable price,” said Michael Hartman, OCTC Artistic Director. “Monday mornings are my favorite part of the summer because you get to experience first hand the joy and magic theatre can bring to a kid!”All tickets are $10.For tickets to the Monday morning shows at the historic Ocean City Music Pier call 609-525-9248 or visit’s 2015 Children’s Theatre Season is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.— News release from the Ocean City Theatre Companylast_img read more

Karen Ziemba & More Will Star in Almost Home Off-Broadway

first_imgTony winner Karen Ziemba, along with Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini and Brenda Pressley, will star in Almost Home off-Broadway. Written by Walter Anderson and directed by Michael Parva, the new drama will begin previews on September 12 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row and run through October 12. Opening night is set for September 18. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 12, 2014 In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents’ dreams for his future and a police captain with plans of his own. Almost Home will feature set design by Harry Feiner, lighting design by Graham Kindred, costume design by Michael McDonald, sound design by Quentin Chiappetta and Hair/Wig Design by Leah J. Loukas.center_img Related Shows Almost Home Ziemba will play Grace. She won the Tony for her performance in Contact and was most recently on stage in Bullets Over Broadway. Lisi will play Harry. His Broadway credits include Take Me Out; his screen credits include Third Watch and The Sopranos. McCaffrey will play Pappas; his screen credits include Rescue Me. Orsini will play Johnny. His Broadway credits include Macbeth and The Nance. Pressley, who will play Luisa, has appeared on the Great White Way in shows including Dreamgirls and The Lyons.last_img read more

IMCA to honor 40 tracks with sanction awards at national banquet

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Forty tracks will be honored with sanction awards during the national IMCA banquet on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.Marshalltown Speedway will be recognized with a 30 consecutive year award for Stock Cars.Tracks receiving 25 consecutive year plaques are Arlington Raceway for Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Stock Cars; the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Shawano Speedway for Modifieds; and Jackson Speedway for Stock Cars.Awards for sanctioning 20 consecutive seasons go to Abilene Speedway, Beatrice Speedway, Dawson County Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway for Modifieds and Independence Motor Speedway and Luxemburg Speedway for Stock Cars.Aztec Speedway and Salina Speedway receive plaques for 20 total years of sanctioning their Modifieds with IMCA.Fifteen consecutive year awards will be presented to Rattlesnake Raceway for Modifieds, 281 Speedway for Stock Cars and Beatrice Speedway for Hobby Stocks.Cumulative awards for 15 years of sanctioning go to Hancock County Speedway for Modifieds and Stock Cars, Hamilton County Speedway and Merced Speedway for Modifieds, Jackson County Speedway for Late Models and Lee County Speedway for Stock Cars.Awards for sanctioning 10 consecutive seasons go to 281 Speedway for Hobby Stocks and Southern SportMods and to Quad City Speedway for Late Models.Ten total year recipients will be Cardinal Speedway and Winnemucca Regional Raceway for Modifieds and Estevan Motor Speedway for Stock Cars.Tracks honored for five consecutive years of sanctioning will include Canyon Speedway Park, Casper Speedway and Davenport Speedway, Modifieds; Osborne Speedway, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Raceway Park, Stock Cars,Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Phillips County Raceway, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks; Estevan Motor Speedway and I-35 Speedway LLC, Hobby Stocks; Elmwood Park Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Lee County Speedway, RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway, Northern SportMods; Desert Thunder Raceway, Southern SportMods; and Buena Vista Raceway and Stuart Speedway, Sport Compacts.Awards for five total years go to Thunderbowl Raceway, Modifieds; Southern Iowa Speedway, Hobby Stocks; and Lubbock Speedway, Southern SportMods.In all, 40 tracks are to receive length of sanction awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 consecutive or total years. A total of 56 awards are to be presented.Drivers winning championships and rookie of the year awards will also receive awards during the banquet, at the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony to follow.Twenty-six IMCA marketing partners will receive special awards during the evening in recognition of five, 10, 15 or 20 years of sponsorship.RSVPs are also requested from those planning to attend the Friday, Nov. 29 open house at the Smith Collection of American Speed, on the Speedway Motors campus in Lincoln.last_img read more