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Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Authorities ask for help in Adel shooting

ADEL, GA (WALB) - Investigators want your help to get justice in a shooting that led to the end of a National Guardsman’s life. That same shooting led to a teen being hurt and another man fighting for his life.


Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. Melquan Robinson, 12, died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October, The Augusta Chronicle reported. It happened a


1 dead, 2 injured in Cook Co. shooting

COOK CO., GA (WALB) - One man is dead following a shooting that happened on the 100 block of West First Street in Adel around 1 a.m. After gun shots were reported, the Adel Police Department arrived at “The Stage” to a large crowd running from the scene, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigat


Only 39 rental units available for every 100 low-income families in Georgia

Updated: April 20, 2019, 4:47 p.m. Two new reports from national nonprofits and research groups link a shortage of affordable housing with poorer health outcomes, and that correlation is evident in low-income neighborhoods across Gainesville and Hall County.


Teen killed, two injured in Adel shooting

ADEL — One teen was killed and two others wounded in a shooting early Sunday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. At about 12:50 a.m., Adel police were called out to The Stage, 105 W. First St., on a report of shots fired, according to a GBI statement. Officers found a large crowd flee


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Court of Appeals meets in Cook County

ADEL — Cook County residents got a look at their judiciary at work Wednesday as a Georgia Court of Appeals panel heard arguments in three cases in Adel. Students from Cook High School and Cook Middle School watched as the three-judge panel met in the county courthouse.


North Georgia couple's dream of opening a men's and women's clothing boutique blossoms into three retail locations

Zach Cross is 31 years old with a college degree in business administration; Courtney Cross is 30 with degree in communications with a focus on human resources. Together, the young entrepreneurs are in their sixth year of running a profitable business.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


Ever Vigilant: Body cams keep police on the record

DALTON – Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer nearly five years ago in Ferguson, Mo. His death sparked protests and raised questions about police officers use of force across the country.


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Valdosta Resident Opens Children’s Salon

VALDOSTA- For Johneine Grate, beauty and confidence was always something she prided herself in doing for others. Grate worked at a local hair salon franchise for a few years and realized that many of her clients were children however, the salon was not necessarily tailored to children clients needs.


Making Story: Multiple authors

And more people are writing books about their stories than at any time in history. At least according to the introduction to "Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot."


Valdosta reacts to Mueller report

VALDOSTA — With special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report being released Thursday, some Valdosta residents said they are eager to move forward. The Valdosta Daily Times welcomed feedback from readers about the report's release. Some responded that the report was a waste of time and taxpay


Cooling assistance offered in May

VALDOSTA – Coastal Plain Area EOA will accept appointment calls for cooling assistance for residents aged 65 or older and people who are medically homebound in the month of May.


Body cameras vital law-enforcement tool

VALDOSTA — The bloody shooting victim is curled up on the ground in one corner of the image. The disembodied voice of a police officer is talking to him. "Who shot you?" asks the officer. "Tell me something real quick — now I need to know. What did the guy look like? What was his name?"


High winds rip through Lowndes County

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lowndes County residents buckled down Friday as high winds blew through the region. On Friday morning, Lowndes County residents were notified through the CodeRED alert system of severe thunderstorms rolling through the area. Lowndes County officials said about 2,000 res