T&T businessman selected as UWI Chancellor

first_imgEducationNewsRegionalTertiary T&T businessman selected as UWI Chancellor by: Caribbean Media Corporation – April 20, 2017 Share 44 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Robert Bermudez (Photo: CMC)PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidadian businessman, Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI).Education Minister Anthony Garcia made the announcement at a post cabinet press conference on Thursday.Bermudez will be the second Trinidadian to hold this position following Dr Eric Williams.The term of the current chancellor George Alleyne expires in late July 2017.Garcia said the UWI Council had established a search committee – that included representatives from contributing governments, the UWI Senate, the UWI Students’ Guild, the Post- Graduates Association and the University Teachers Group – to find a new chancellor.The decision to appoint Bermudez was ratified by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads in their last meeting in Guyana.Bermudez is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bermudez Group of Companies and has led the growth of the Bermudez Group from a local, family-owned business, to a regional business throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.He has enjoyed a distinguished career in business and is associated with several other corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.He is also a non-executive director of the Massy Group.He was elected to the Board of Neal & Massy Holdings Limited, now Massy Holdings Ltd, in 1997 and has served on the company’s Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees.last_img read more

Argos Take On Valdosta State, Montevallo In First GSC Games of 2019

first_imgSCOUTING MONTEVALLO * The Falcons are currently 6-8 overall and 2-2 in GSC play. The team is 3-1 at home, 1-4 away and 2-3 on neutral floors.* Montevallo is currently riding a three-game winning streak, a span that includes two GSC victories over West Georgia and Shorter.* The team is known as one of the best rebounding squads in the conference this season. The Falcons are third in rebounding offense (37.6) and are first in rebounding defense (30.0).* De’Marco Owens has had an excellent individual rebounding season. He is third in the GSC with 7.5 boards per game.* Cam Copeland currently ranks eighth in the GSC in assists at 4.2 per game. He is also third in the conference in steals at 1.9 per game.* UWF is 3-13 vs. Monvtevallo since 2006 but scored a pair of wins over the Falcons last year. The Argos defeated the Falcons 83-74 in the first round of last year’s conference tournament.For the latest information on UWF men’s basketball, follow the team on Twitter @UWFMensBBall. ARGO DEFENSE TOPS GSC LIST FOR STEALS IN A SINGLE GAME * UWF men’s basketball (4-8, 0-4 GSC) got back on the winning track with a 77-55 win over LaGrange College Sunday at the UWF Field House. Jon Brown netted a career-best 23 points, Henri Ventoniemi posted a double-double, and four Argos scored in double figures.* The Argos were led by Jarrett Henderson and Brett Carter Jr. in the first half. Henderson piled up 11 points, two rebounds, one block and one steal in 15 minutes off the bench. Carter Jr. also came off the bench to notch 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field and 3-of-3 shooting from deep. Henderson would finish with 11 points, and Carter Jr. finished with 14.* Brown scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to help the Argos lead comfortably in the game’s closing minutes. The redshirt freshman shot a very efficient 7-of-13 (.538) from the field, 2-of-4 (.500) from deep and 7-of-10 (.700) from the line. He also added five rebounds and two assists.BENSON MOVES INTO SECOND ON UWF STEALS LIST* Rashaan Benson recorded four steals in the game’s first 20 minutes to surpass former teammate DJ Thorpe for second place on the Argos all-time career steals list.* Benson finished with six steals, a personal season-high. He now stands at 133 for his UWF career, just six behind all-time program record holder Deondre Boynton.* UWF played outstanding defense all game vs. LaGrange. The team helped to force 30 Panther turnovers and recorded 17 steals. Both were season-highs. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versioncenter_img * The 17 team steals vs. LaGrange are the most in a single game by a GSC team this season. Benson’s six steals were the most by an individual in a single game this season.* Only one other team has recorded at least 15 steals in a game this year (West Georgia, 16 vs. Palm Beach Atlantic Nov. 9).SCOUTING VALDOSTA STATE * The Blazers are currently 10-2 overall and 3-1 in GSC play. The team is 6-1 at home, 3-1 away and 1-0 on neutral floors.* Valdosta State lost for just the second time this season vs. Emmanuel College 77-73 Dec. 30.* The Blazers have now lost two of three. The team suffered its only GSC loss of the season 71-70 Dec. 15 at Lee.* The Blazers lead the GSC in scoring (93.3 points per game) and are the only team in the conference with more than 1000 total points (1119).* Valdsota State shoots a conference best .415 from beyond the arc.* VSU is led by last year’s GSC Player of the Year, Beau Justice, who is second in the conference with 22.2 points per game this season. Winston Morgan is ninth in the conference with 14.3 points per game.* UWF is the only team to beat Valdosta State twice last season. The Argos are 8-20 vs. VSU since 2005 and 2-14 in Valdosta during that span. THURSDAY: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEOSATURDAY: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEOPENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF men’s basketball gets back to Gulf South play Thursday at Valdosta State. Tip vs. the Blazers at The Complex is slated for 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT. The team will return home Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. GSC contest vs. Montevallo.UWF closed the 2018 calendar year with a 77-55 win over LaGrange College Sunday. The Argonauts will host five home games in the month of January after playing just three in the Field House over the first two months of the season.ARGOS WIN AT HOME VS. LAGRANGE COLLEGElast_img read more

36 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In The State Of Alaska, Two New Mandates Issued

first_imgRemain in your designated quarantine location for a period of 14 days, or the duration of your stay in Alaska, whichever is shorter.You may leave your designated quarantine location only for medical emergencies or to seek medical care.Do not visit any public spaces, including, but not limited to: pools, meetings rooms, fitness centers or restaurants.Do not allow visitors in or out of your designated quarantine location other than a physician, healthcare provider, or individual authorized to enter the designated quarantine location by Unified Command.Comply with all rules or protocols related to your quarantine as set forth by your hotel or rented lodging.If you are required to self-quarantine and there are other individuals in your residence, hotel room, or rented lodging, you are required to comply with social distancing guidelines. The second mandate issued during the press conference goes into effect March 25, at 12:01 a.m., and will be reevaluated by April 21, 2020.This mandate is issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. The Governor looks to establish consistent mandates across the state in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The goal is to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.The purpose of this mandate is to control the ingress to Alaska from outside localities in order to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-QuarantineEffective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020:All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure (see Attachment A).Critical infrastructure is vital to keeping Alaska safe, and as a result businesses and employees of critical infrastructure industries must take special care to protect their staff and operations during this pandemic. If your business is included in Attachment A, and your workers must travel to enter Alaska, you must submit a plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development by 3:00 p.m. March 24, outlining how you will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function.Pursuant to the Governor’s declaration, the State of Alaska hereby orders the following. Upon arrival in any community in Alaska from another state or nation, you must:Proceed directly from the airport to your designated quarantine location, which is the location identified and affirmed by you on the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form (attached).If you are a resident, your designated quarantine location is your residence.If you are a visitor or worker, your designated quarantine location is your hotel room or rented lodging. The state issued two additional health mandates. The ninth statewide mandate effective at 5pm on Tuesday, March 23, is Mandate 9.1 – State of Alaska – Personal Care Services and GatheringsAll businesses, congregations, or gatherings in the State of Alaska, where individuals are within six feet of each other must stop all operations. This includes:Hair salonsDay spas and esthetics locationsNail salonsBarber shopsTattoo shopsBody piercing locationsMassage therapy locationsTanning facilities FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy during a press briefing on Monday announced four additional cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, bringing the total number of cases to 36 in the state. During the briefing two additional health mandates were issued. This mandate supersedes any local government travel restrictions.The failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.035 and Alaska Statute 12.55.135 The governor was joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum. The four new cases are in the Anchorage and according to Dr. Zink all new cases appear to be travel related. Additionally, no gatherings of more than 10 people may take place, and if a gathering does take place people must be six feet apart from each other.This Mandate prohibits the delivery of services in any of the above business locations by individuals holding licenses issued by the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers and Board of Massage Therapists.This Mandate prohibits operations for rolfing, reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, and similar services.This Mandate prohibits licensed massage therapist services spas.This Mandate prohibits business operations to continue at tanning facilities.The prohibitions in this Mandate apply to services that may be delivered in the customer’s home or in the home of the licensee.This order shall take effect March 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and remain in full force and effect until the Governor rescinds or modifies the order.This mandate does not include urgent, and emergent health care needs, nor health care facilities; however, health care facilities must do risk assessment screening prior to entering the facility.last_img read more

Well Red meets: Marlon Pack

first_imgWe’ve seen some great football with two points from your first two games – it hasn’t been a bad start has it?Absolutely. When you look at how we have started, we have put in dominant displays and have been unlucky not to win. The signs are good, we are playing good football and we need to start turning our chances into goals to make things a bit easier for ourselves.And you’ve captained the side in those opening games with Bailey Wright missing through injury.I’m enjoying that role and responsibility. It’s a big part of your career if you can captain a side so it’s great personally. I’ve taken the captaincy in my stride since Bailey picked up his injury. I think I am someone who, with or without the armband, is someone who the lads can look to for guidance or leadership. I am a senior member of this team now and I have to step into the role and take it on board.last_img read more

High school baseball: Benton completes sweep of North DeSoto

first_imgIn the teams’ first District 1-4A game Thursday at Benton, the Benton Tigers needed an extra inning to defeat the North Desoto Griffins.The Tigers quickly took all the suspense out of the second and final 1-4A game between the two Friday evening at North DeSoto, scoring seven runs in the first inning en route to a 12-2, five-inning victory.Benton, which won 4-3 Thursday, improved to 22-6 overall and 9-0 in 1-4A. The four-time defending champion Tigers have won 25 straight district games. Their last loss was to North DeSoto 3-0 on April 7, 2015.North DeSoto dropped to 19-8 and 6-2.Benton sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning. Cole Horton had two singles. Garrett Hable, Sam Simmons and Connor Jack Smith had one apiece.Cody Norris and Coleman Nerren had RBIs in the inning. The Tigers took advantage of four walks and a hit batter.Benton had five consecutive hits with two outs in a three-run second inning. Simmons started with a double. Kade Scott, Smith, Norris and Horton followed with singles.Horton went 4-for-4 on the day. Scott went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Simmons went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Norris also went 2-for-3.Smith and Hable both went 2-for-4. Hal Gatti had a double.The Tigers finished with 16 hits. Will Hine had another outstanding performance on the mound. He pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight with just two walks.North DeSoto’s Drake Foster, who hit three home runs in the first game, smacked a two-run homer in the third.Benton, which was No. 3 in the latest Class 4A power rankings, resumes district play at Minden on Thursday. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Vols say they’re ready for The Swamp

first_imgLinebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin promises to have the Vols ready to play in front of a raucous Florida crowd Saturday.Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin promises to have the Vols ready to play in front of a raucous Florida crowd Saturday.KNOXVILLE — Two weeks ago, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops raised eyebrows across Tennessee with his comments downplaying how the raucous Neyland Stadium environment might impact his team.Now, as the Vols (2-1) prepare for their first SEC road game of the season, they are the ones brushing off questions about the role the road atmosphere might have in the game.Asked how he is preparing his teammates to play at Florida (3-0, 1-0 SEC) on Saturday (2:30 p.m. Central, WTVF-5), linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin turned defensive.“We play in Neyland Stadium,” the Clarksville native said. “That’s the top-tier. We’ll be used to anything.”Vols praise ‘impressive’ Gators defenseSEC rankings: Ole Miss moves upBluster aside, Tennessee’s first trip outside the state will likely leave at least some of the team’s youngest members wide-eyed. Of the players who will be traveling to the game, 29 have never been part of an SEC road trip. Only 12 current Vols traveled to Florida for the 2013 game.“There are a lot of new learning experiences for this football team (this week), going on the road and playing in ‘The Swamp,’ ” Tennessee coach Butch Jones said.Reeves-Maybin doesn’t experience the worst of the crowd noise when on the road because fans usually quiet down when their team is on offense. At Neyland Stadium, the loudness can disrupt defensive communication for Reeves-Maybin and his teammates, but he said that’s a small price to pay for the chaos it can create for opposing offenses.“I’m pretty sure it can’t get any louder than it does in our own stadium,” safety Todd Kelly Jr. said.The Vols’ season-opening win over Bowling Green at Nissan Stadium in Nashville didn’t constitute a true road game, according to Jones.“That was a home game for us,” he said.Florida pokes fun at #CheckerNeylandButch Jones: SEC ‘grind’ will test young VolsSaturday’s matchup will be anything but. For that reason, Jones is emphasizing routines when the team departs for Gainesville.“You don’t change things up,” Jones said. “You have a consistency in approach each and every day, and that’s how you approach it, and we’ll prepare for Florida just like we prepared for our other three opponents.”Jones has spent part of the week of preparation by showing the Vols videos of past Florida games so that they fully understand what awaits them. Reeves-Maybin promises that Tennessee will be ready for the trip.“In the SEC, we play in big-time stadiums every week,” he said. “I tell them just look to it like any other game. It’s nothing that should catch us by surprise.”Reach Matt Slovin at mslovin@tennessean.com and on Twitter @MattSlovin. NEXT GAME TENNESSEE (2-1, 0-0) at FLORIDA (3-0, 1-0) When: 2:30 p.m. Central, Saturday TV/radio: WTVF-5/104.5-FMInteractive graphic Ranking the 14 SEC teams after three weeks of actionlast_img read more

Q&A: Stoops optimistic about injured players

first_imgSep 13, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats place kicker Austin MacGinnis (99) kicks a field goal during overtime against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 36-30. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsSep 13, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats place kicker Austin MacGinnis (99) kicks a field goal during overtime against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 36-30. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsKentucky head coach Mark Stoops made his weekly appearance on the SEC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday to update his team’s status before a Thursday game against Auburn. You can read a full transcript of his comments below:Opening statement: “We’re excited about the game. We’re excited about hosting Auburn on a Thursday night, first time we’ve played aThursday night game in a long time. So team has had good preparations, good 11, 12 days to prepare for Auburn, given us a chance to heal up a bit and develop some of our younger guys and continue to build depth on this team and we’re going to need some depth here against Auburn and down the stretch here in the second part of the season. Looking forward to the game here Thursday.”On getting a Thursday night upset for a program: “It would mean a great deal for us to get any win. I think you know when you’re building a program that wins are super important, certainly in this conference playing a team like Auburn, will be a tough hard fought game and getting a victory on Thursday night would certainly help. I think there’s a lot of people that watch this game. There’s not a whole heck of a lot of games on Thursday night, so the opportunity to play on national TV against Auburn, if we were fortunate enough to get a victory, would mean a great deal to our program, just the exposure and continue to build the excitement we have going on here.”On if game-day routine will change at all due to Thursday game: “Game day will not change for us. The only difference is it’s a little different for them when they get some down time, there’s not much going on as far as TV. They’ll have to watch some soap operas or something instead of watching football. So that will be a little different, but they won’t go to class on Thursday. They’ll be in the hotel and we’ll have our meetings and walkthroughs. It will be a normal preparation for us. It does change. We’ve been talking about it since last Saturday that that was Monday for us. We’ve been hammering our players on each day so they get in their routine, what they might do on a Wednesday night or aThursday night, and all those things. It’s just now for me, I’m preparing for my last-minute notes to go in and talk to the team here Friday — it’s a Friday to me — so when I was getting ready for this teleconference, it is a little different. It throws you off a bit because I had my mind focused on a typical Friday for myself. We’re adjusting to it and do the best we can, but as far as the game day routine, it will be very much the same for the players.”On injury updates of Jordan Jones, C.J. Johnson and Austin MacGinnis: “We’re pretty optimistic that those guys will play. I’m unsure about Jordan Jones; he’ll be the one that’s most up in the air.”On upheaval in SEC East (Chubb injury, Spurrier leaving, Florida losing Will Grier): “Well, there has been a lot of news in college football and in the East the last several weeks, so I can’t answer that whether I’m surprised or not, just more and more news, you know? We just try to put our heads down and go to work, honestly. You really can’t worry too much about anything you have no control over, so I’m just constantly talking to our players about doing the very best we can and watching everything they put in their bodies and all those things. We’re just trying to handle our business and get better. We have a long way to go and just excited about the opportunity we have here Thursday.”On biggest personnel issue UK has faced like the Chubb situation: “It’s a good question, I think we lost Boom (Williams) for the last game, our starting tailback, and that set us back a bit in that game. And we’ve had quite a few injuries. We’ve had a rotation going at offensive line. We’ve had some guys injured and banged up and that’s been the biggest obstacle for us. As far as Chubb, I just felt for him as a player. I just have tremendous respect for him as a football player and everything I can see and read, just seems like he’s a great young man. And when you see that injury, you just feel for him because that was a devastating injury and he’s certainly a great football player and we wish him nothing but the best.”last_img read more

Costa looks healthy as Spain tops El Salvador 2-0

first_imgOn Sunday, he and his teammates will board a flight to Brazil, knowing that his performance all but alleviates La Roja’s biggest concern of the last few weeks.Spain beat El Salvador 2-0 in a final tuneup Saturday, with Costa showing no hitch in his step from the strained right hamstring that limited him to nine minutes in the Champions League final May 24.“It was good to get rid of the fear I had,” Costa said through an interpreter. “I am not 100 percent, but about the injury, it is clear that I am very well, that I am better. So this week I must work hard.”David Villa scored in the 60th and 88th minutes amid numerous near-misses for the Spaniards, who will face the Netherlands on Friday in a Group B opener — a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.Facing an overmatched El Salvador squad being rebuilt after a match-fixing scandal, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was mostly concerned about form and fitness. The mid-80s temperature was as much of a test as the opponent, with the Spaniards controlling 80 percent of the possession and goalkeepers Iker Casillas and David de Gea splitting a shutout without either having to make a save.Costa, who missed Spain’s friendly against Bolivia on May 30, was therefore front and center, and not just because he was stationed in his customary spot at the top of the attack. The game was less than five minutes old when he got behind the defense to chase down Xabi Alonso’s long ball and was taken down by Henry Hernandez near the top of the box.The penalty was given, but Cesc Fabregas failed to take advantage when his spot kick sailed over the crossbar.Costa went on to have several more of his team’s scoring chances. None was better than his point-blank header that was somehow saved by the outstretched right hand of the leaping Hernandez in the second half.Costa nearly played a part in Villa’s first goal in the 60th minute. When Alonso crossed to Sergio Ramos, Hernandez committed himself to the ball and left the net open. Ramos headed the ball back to the middle, and Costa swung his right leg high for a sure-fire strike — but Villa barely got there first and headed it in.Costa was subbed for Xavi Hernandez in the 74th minute. With the leg looking fine, the final step is to get back in full game shape.“He did some good things,” del Bosque said. “But obviously he hadn’t played in a couple weeks, so he’s regaining his fitness. But overall, I thought he did well.”___Follow Joseph White on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JGWhiteAPlast_img read more

Cricket News If IPL doesn’t happen, it will be difficult for Dhoni to make comeback: Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir says if IPL is not played this year, it will be difficult for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to make a comeback to the Indian team. Dhoni last played for India in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July last year. Since then he hasn’t played any competitive cricket and legends such as Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have already said that it’s getting increasingly difficult for the Jharkhand dasher to make an international return after such a prolonged sabbatical.MSD was expected to be seen in action at this year’s IPL but the chances of T20 league being played are remote due to the COVID-19. “If the IPL does not happen this year, then it will become very difficult for MS Dhoni to make a comeback. On what basis can he (Dhoni) be selected since he’s not been playing for the last one or one and a half year,” Gambhir said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.The 38-year-old Gambhir picked KL Rahul, who has been keeping in ODIs, as an “apt replacement” for Dhoni. “Obviously his (Rahul’s) keeping is not as good as Dhoni’s, but if you are looking at T20 cricket, Rahul’s a utility player, can keep and bat at No. 3 or 4. If the IPL does not happen, then Dhoni’s chances for a comeback look dim. “Ultimately, you are representing India, so whoever dishes out the best performance and can win the match for India should play for the team,” added Gambhir.The southpaw also felt that retirement was Dhoni’s personal decision. “As far as his retirement plans go by, that’s his personal choice,” said Gambhir. However, his former teammate and test specialist VVS Laxman feels that Dhoni can continue playing IPL. “Not only this IPL, he (Dhoni) will probably play in the next couple of IPLs, and then we will take a call about his future as a cricketer,” Laxman said on the same show.However, Laxman, a veteran of 134 Tests, said that the new selection committee, chaired by former spinner Sunil Joshi, will have to discuss Dhoni’s future with him. “Dhoni will be very clear, as far as his plans are concerned, I’m sure he must have communicated that with (captain) Virat Kohli, (coach) Ravi Shastri immediately after the 2019 World Cup in England,” said Laxman. “The new selection committee will have to sit down with MS Dhoni and understand his future, as far as Indian cricket is concerned. But MS Dhoni will continue to play for CSK and do well for CSK,” said Laxman, who amassed 8,781 Test runs.  last_img read more

Search that began Wednesday ends with discovery of a body on Thursday

first_imgGRANTSBORO, TN (WLAF) – On Wednesday evening, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Cove Point community in reference to a missing employee from a construction site.   The employee was reportedly completing contractor work on a home in the area.  Co-workers had limited information regarding the employee stating it was his first day on the job.  Identified only by the first name, Sonny, co-workers claimed the man had wandered away from the job site.  Initial reports were that he may have gone to cool off in the lake.  After noticing his extended absence, co-workers searched the surrounding area and were unable to locate him.  The prompted a call to E-911.Upon arrival, deputies searched the area, and the La Follette Rescue Squad used side scan sonar to search the lake by boat.  After an extended search, the missing man was unable to be located and the process was initiated to file a missing persons report.Chief Deputy Matt Wasson was able to make contact with the girlfriend of the missing man and gather his personal information. The missing man was identified as Sonny D. Southall. While completing the missing persons report, Deputy Brian Osborne discovered Southall was entered as a fugitive, after escaping from federal custody in Illinois. According to officials, Southall had a history of drug and weapons related charges.Investigators and a trained cadaver K-9 returned to the area Thursday morning and were still unable to locate or track the movements of Southall. However, later in the day a resident of the Cove Point community discovered a body in an area that had been repeatedly been searched Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.  Investigators believe the body is that of Southall and have requested an autopsy for confirmation.Chief Wasson said, “The investigation is open and ongoing and the cause of death remains unknown.  No foul play is suspected.  However, given Southall’s  history, it is suspected drugs may have been a factor in his death.”  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/04/2020-7PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more