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What's going on under the Gold Dome?

Pierce County's legislative delegation looks for the budget, education and rural development to be the main issues in this election year session of the Georgia General Assembly. State Representative Chad Nimmer (R, Blackshear) represents Pierce County in the House of Representatives, while Senator T

BLACKSHEAR TIMES - 2018-01-17 15:13:00

Shore sworn in as police chief

Rob Shore has been named Chief of the Metter Police Department. He was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon at Metter Depot. Shore joined Metter Police Department in October 2016, serving first as captain and then as interim chief. Chief Shore was born in Renton, Washington, and grew up in Portland, Oregon

METTERADVERTISER.COM - 2018-01-17 14:48:00

GSP: Clinch woman dies in Lowndes wreck

VALDOSTA - A 34-year-old Clinch County woman died Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 94 at Boring Pond Road, according to a report by Georgia State Patrol Post 31. Kimberly Ann Poythress, 34, of Homerville was pronounced dead by the Lowndes County Coroner Austin Fiveash, according to the G


Prince Automotive Makes $200K+ Donation To Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Prince Automotive Group has made a donation of $214,248.66 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's automotive program. The group donated parts and equipment from all dealerships including Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, and Douglas to the college. The donated parts and equipment are for Honda, Mazda, For


Elixir CEO Sahm To Serve As Keynote Speaker At Chamber's 91st Event

The Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce will host its 91st Annual Event on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at The Atrium in downtown Douglas, and tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. On Tuesday, January 16, the Chamber announced that Christopher A. Sahm, CEO of Elixir Industri


FLU SEASON: Doctors here seeing 10 cases every day

If you haven't gotten your flu shot, you might not want to put it off any longer. Dr. Brent Waters of Georgia Physicians South in Blackshear says doctors in their office are seeing "about 10 confirmed flu cases daily with mostly fever, cough, nasal congestion and body aches." Dr. Waters says some pa

BLACKSHEAR TIMES - 2018-01-17 15:06:00

Dr. Angela Battle's MLK Day Celebration Speech

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Angela Battle of Hazlehurst Pediatrics was the featured speaker Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She gave a stirring presentation, the text of which follows.] Good Morning everyone! I am so thrilled that you could come to t


Mr. Randall 'Randy' Aubrey McKinnon, 63 Of West Green, Ga., Passes Away

Mr. Randall 'Randy' Aubrey McKinnon, age 63, of West Green, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at his residence in West Green, Georgia. Mr. McKinnon was born on April 17, 1954, in Coffee County, Georgia, to the late Aubrey McKinnon and late Jessie Ruth Hester McKinnon. Randy enjoye


Armed, masked man attempts to rob Anniston convenience store

A masked, armed man on Wednesday morning attempted to rob a convenience store on Alabama 202 in Anniston, police said on Thursday. Anniston police responded to the Circle K store shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday after an employee called 911, Sgt. Kyle Price said. "They're open 24 hours," he said. "At

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-01-18 18:28:00

Blountsville woman dead after her car left the road and struck a ditch near Oneonta

An elderly woman died Thursday when she drove into a ditch on Valley Grove Road, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Marilyn D. Williams, 74, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet HHR on Valley Grove Road when the crash happened. She was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. The crash hap

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 02:58:23

Fleeing suspect Tased 3 times, then shot, while dragging deputy

An east Alabama man dragged a Cherokee County sheriff's deputy with his vehicle several hundred feet before he was Tased and then shot by the lawman. Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the incident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday when a deputy stopped 42-year-old Brett Littlejohn of Cedar Bluff. During the st

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 14:24:14

Floyd County man jailed after 130 mph chase

A Silver Creek man fled from county police early Thursday morning and faces at least nine charges, including a felony for fleeing or attempting to elude police. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Deonte Labron Morgan, 22, of 150 Preacher Smith Road, was arrested after a chase between 7:30 and 8

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-01-19 01:34:00

Frozen pipes and flooding forced Marshall Co. Schools to cancel Thursday

DOUGLAS, Ala. - Marshall County Schools were supposed to open Thursday on a delay after days of icy condition cancellations, but cold weather issues at several campuses forced school leaders to close another day. Instead of the sound of kids Thursday morning the sound of staff filled Robert D. Sloma

WHNT-TV - 2018-01-18 23:25:08

20 guns reported stolen from home

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is looking for a person or persons responsible for the theft of 20 guns from a home. The guns were reported stolen from a home off Tyus Carrollton Road. "A vehicle was also broken into that was in a subdivision of Tyus Carrollton Road earlier this week," said Chie

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-01-19 05:10:00

Hunter: 'There is dissatisfaction' with Gadsden City School Board

District 8 State School Board member Mary Scott Hunter strongly suggests that the Gadsden City Board of Education heed the message being sent by Rep. Mack Butler's proposal to let residents vote on having an elected board: "There is dissatisfaction with your performance." Butler indicated he's heard

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-01-18 23:08:10

A full week off? Schools announce Friday closings and delays

Some Alabama schools are already announcing closings and delays for Friday in the wake of sub-freezing temperatures and ice that has left parts of the state paralyzed since Tuesday. Every public school district in the state was closed Wednesday as snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures threatened

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 22:39:16

AFD: Fire at Silver Spur Motel Office Causes $60,000 in Damage

AMARILLO - The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Silver Spur Motel on Amarillo Blvd. East this morning. Just after 11 a.m., AFD arrived and found the single-story office building of the motel on fire with what they said was heavy black smoke pouring out of the east and we

MYHIGHPLAINS.COM - 2018-01-18 21:49:13

Armed Pizza Shop Employee Shoots And Kills 1 Of 2 Armed Robbers

AMARILLO, TX - When it came to the lives of one or both of two robbers or the life of a responsibly-armed store employee, one pizza shop worker decided that he was going to come home safe that day. He survived the encounter not only because he was armed - but because the employees made an almost unf


Day Two in Capital Murder Trial of Jeremy Spielbauer

Courtesy: Randall County Sheriff's Office Day two of the Jeremy Spielbauer capital murder trial focused on the technical aspects of the case. Much of the afternoon testimony featured the lead investigator on the stand. The district attorney gave the timeline of deception by Spielbauer, and today he

MYHIGHPLAINS.COM - 2018-01-18 23:22:21

Fees could be coming for commercial vehicles at Rick Husband

Some taxi cab, Uber and Lyft drivers voiced their displeasure this evening as Rick Husband International Airport staff discussed their proposal to implement new fees. Airport staff held a public meeting to gain input on the proposal of an ordinance that would impose a one dollar fee for those pickin

KFDA - 2018-01-19 03:57:16