Following the arrest of a former Irwin County man on a murder charge in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead more than 11 years ago, her parents say the arrest was an answer to prayers and that they hope the community can now heal.

I am primarily the public safety reporter, but also cover a variety of other news events and special features. I am a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Philosophy and have been with the Herald since April of 2016.