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Adel family fights to raise thousands for toddler with deadly heart condition

ADEL, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia family needs to raise $13,500 to help their toddler, who suffers from a deadly heart condition. Samuel Leverett, or as most call him “Samuel the Cardiac Warrior,” was born with three heart conditions.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Tift Regional Health System extension hosts ‘Halfway Home’ celebration

ADEL, GA (WALB) - An extension of the Tift Regional Health System celebrated the halfway mark of construction on its new facility Friday. The replacement facility for the Cook Medical Center will include a convenient care clinic for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses.


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Georgia Power supports Imagination Library

VALDOSTA — The Georgia Power Foundation presented a check to the Rotary Foundation in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Lowndes County, which is sponsored by the Valdosta Rotary Club and the Valdosta North Rotary Club.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Man wanted for burglaries in Thomas, Brooks counties arrested

STATESBORO, Ga. (WCTV) – A man wanted on burglary charges in multiple South Georgia counties has been arrested by US Marshals. Kenneth Gilley was taken into custody in Statesboro Wednesday by the United States Marshal’s Service.


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Troopers: 1 dead after three-car crash in Lowndes County

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) -- The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a three-car accident that left one person dead on Thursday afternoon along Highway 221. According to GSP, troopers are on the scene at Lakeland Highway at Delmar Road.


Florida Georgia Line Shares Jason Aldean 'Can't Hide Red' Collaboration

Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album, Can't Say I Ain't Country, is out! The record, released on Friday, Feb. 15, includes the collaboration with Jason Aldean on "Can't Hide Red," which the guys shared to celebrate the release of their latest record.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


28 Georgia Middle School Students Hospitalized After Eating Candy on Valentine's Day

More than two dozen students at a middle school in Georgia were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after eating candy that left them feeling ill. The students, who attend Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, complained that they were feeling sick after eating candy and snacks at school on Thursday, accor


Sheriff seizes 140 pounds of pot

VALDOSTA — Inside the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is 140 pounds of packaged marijuana that was seized earlier this week. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Sheriff Ashley Paulk said.


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. The new measure, introduced Thursday in the Georgia House, would give patients who are already allowed to possess low potency marijuana oil access to the product. It would close a loo


GSP: One person killed in car accident in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Georgia State Patrol is investigating a car accident that left one person dead Thursday. WALB reports that GSP troopers are on the scene at Lakeland Highway at Delmar Road.


Miracle Field Complex nears completion

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Volunteers in Valdosta and Lowndes County are getting ready to make miracles. On Friday, community volunteers were working hard to get the Miracle Field Complex playground ready for opening day.


Fatal Valentine’s Day Wreck in Valdosta

VALDOSTA – According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol there has been a fatal three-car accident on the Lakeland Highway/221 on Valentine’s Day afternoon, leaving one dead.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.