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Alma PD looking for suspect in armed robbery

ALMA, GA (WTOC) - Alma Police are asking for help to find the suspect in an armed robbery that happened earlier this month. It happened at a home on West 11th Street. The victim told officers she walked out of her front door on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 2, and was approached by a man with a gun.


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


Bacon Co. volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

BACON CO, GA (WTOC) - A Bacon County volunteer firefighter has been arrested and charged with arson after an investigation into a fire on Sunday. Investigators with Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck’s office responded to a fire at an old wooden structure on Old Dixie School Road on Sunday. Their inv


Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.


South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing


Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County

ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.


Dozens of college police chiefs attend conference in South Georgia

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of police chiefs from colleges and universities across the state came to Crisp County for a conference Thursday. It's the 11th year of university police chiefs learning new methods and techniques.


The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals

When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course

MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.


Bus driver faces DUI charge after crashing school bus with 13 kids on board

BLACKSHEAR, Ga. — A Pierce County Schools bus driver faces 15 charges after crashing her bus the morning of Friday, February 15th with 13 elementary students aboard. Police say 38-year-old Annie Darlene Perritt was intoxicated.


Coffee Co. residents demand safety improvements at railroad crossing

COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - A second train crash at the same South Georgia railroad crossing has some residents shaken and demanding safety improvements. Trains traveling at high-speeds across an unarmed railroad crossing has community members in Coffee County on edge.


County to consider appointing interim CFO following resignation

Following the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Tonya Miller, the Glynn County Commission is expected to appoint someone at its meeting today to serve in the interim. “In order to continue operations, (county commissioners) must name an interim CFO to perform essential duties upon Ms. Miller’s


Georgia leaders rally around Ralston amid threat of revolt

The silence at the statehouse over House Speaker David Ralston’s future is over. And the Republican has the threat of a revolt among rank-and-file members to thank for it. As news of state Rep. David Clark’s resolution calling on Ralston to resign his position ricocheted around the Capitol, a string


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Brunswick, Coffee square off for third time in second round

Brunswick High hopes to make it so today when it hosts Coffee County for a 7 p.m. tipoff in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. The Pirates lost a pair of games against the Trojans earlier this season, falling 72-57 in Douglas on Dec. 15 and 73-66 at Brunswick Square Garden on Jan. 19.


Reviving My Dashed Dream — By Tommy Purser

I received in the mail last week a magazine from Toccoa entitled “Living on Main Street — A Visitor’s Guide To Main Street Toccoa.” One of the first things you see is a group of some 100 people behind a banner for Main Street Toccoa.


Jackets off to 3-0 start

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team got off to an eye-opening start on the 2019 season, as the Class 2A Jackets blanked Class 3A Appling County 10-0 in five innings last Thursday in Baxley behind a no-hitter by Garrison Miles, and took a pair of wins over Class 5A powerhouses Jones County and Wayne Coun


‘You’re not God. To me, you’re just the devil’

Coffee County, GA (WALB) - A Coffee County father is angry and demanding justice for his murdered daughter. Jimmy Bowen feels like a part of him has been snatched away. Kristi Bell was the mother of a toddler looking to straighten out her life, but Bowen said her life was tragically cut short and he


Delta Community Credit Union expands to allow Paulding and Douglas members

Delta Community Credit Union has expanded its field of membership to be able to serve more than 400,000 people living or working in Douglas, Paulding and Rockdale counties. With this expansion, membership in Delta Community is now open to residents of 14 metro Atlanta counties.