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Arrest made in Coffee Co. shooting
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that occurred earlier this month in the Oak Park community.
Atkinson jury convicts killer in 30 minutes
PEARSON, GA (WALB) - Roderick Brock, 44, was found guilty in the 2015 brutal slaying of Marlene Murray, in short order, Wednesday. The jury only deliberated about 30 minutes before finding Brock guilty of murder.
Ware County neighborhoods experiencing nearly 10 days of flooding
Southeast Georgia experienced inches of rainfall Friday that caused major problems on the roads and in residential neighborhoods. STORY: Ware County students on early release schedule Friday due to weather conditions.
Guilty Verdict in Brutal Slaying of Marlene Murray
ATKINSON CO – Roderick Brock, age 44, was found guilty in the 2015 brutal slaying of 64-year-old Marlene Murray. Officials from the Atkinson County Sheriff’s office say Murray was found in her home on Highway 64 East, and the situation was suspicious.
Chase stretches across South Georgia
STATENVILLE — A South Georgia man is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase while damaging police cars along a 47-mile route. Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson said no officers or deputies were injured in the Tuesday pursuit that ran through multiple counties and reached speeds
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Wrote a Cookbook That Pays Tribute to Her Southern Baptist Roots
Jennifer Nettles wants you to learn how to cook like her!. The Sugarland singer and her mom Carla Temple teamed up to write a family-friendly cookbook entitled Sweet, Savory & Simple, that was inspired by her Southern roots. Growing up in Douglas, Georgia, one of Nettles’ biggest influences througho
Guilty verdicts handed down in 2015 Atkinson County murder
Two people have been found guilty and sentenced for their part in the death of 63-year-old Marlene Murray in 2015. 44-year-old Roderick Brock will be serving life without parole after being found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm b
Ware County students on early release schedule Friday due to weather conditions
Ware County Schools announced Thursday evening that students will follow the Early release schedule Friday, Dec. 14 due to the heavy rain and storms expected in the afternoon. "Many of our county roads are still not completely dried out. We are taking this proactive measure to ensure that students a
Georgia teacher admits stealing 9-year-old student's violin to pay ticket, police say
DECATUR, Ga. – A Georgia teacher told police he stole a 9-year-old student's violin because he needed money to pay for a $700 ticket. Citing an incident report, news outlets report that video showed 21-year-old Kalif Jones of Stone Mountain stealing the instrument from the cafeteria. It also showed
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Georgia For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Georgia are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Georgia.
Kids In Georgia Want This Toy For Christmas
ATLANTA, GA — Just how does Santa know exactly which toys kids in Georgia want to find under the Christmas tree? Perhaps he powers up the computer at the North Pole and consults Google. That could explain how he knows American kids are just wild about Power Wheels, the riding toy from Fisher-Price t
Elderly man who disappeared from Ocala is found in Georgia
OCALA, Fla. -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies are searching for an elderly man considered to be missing and endangered. Desmond Gray, 84, was last seen around 9:20 a.m. Sunday at his home on SE Maricamp Road near the intersection with Water Place in Ocala.
Republican Kemp's desperate bid to win the Georgia governor's seat covered up his own incompetence
Remember how, just 72 hours before the November 6 election, Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp responded to the news that in his current job, he allowed the state's voter registration system be vulnerable to hackers? How he used it attack Democrats and say the
3 SEC schools make top 7 for blue-chip Georgia LB
Fans are anxious to find out which players are about to sign with their team in the class of 2019 with the early signing period starting Wednesday. Class of 2020 recruits want some attention, too.
Georgia Teacher Allegedly Stole $730 Violin from 9-Year-Old Student to Pay Off Ticket
An elementary school teacher from Georgia was arrested for allegedly stealing a 9-year-old student’s violin. Kalif Brown, 21, a teacher from Brockett Elementary School in Tucker, Georgia, was arrested after surveillance footage caught him stealing the student’s instrument, according to court documen
Get free ‘express parking’ for fast Mall of Georgia shopping
Need to run in to the Mall of Georgia for a last-minute purchase and don’t have time to fight the hordes for parking? You can get a free reserved space for half an hour through app MyPark.
Love letter written by veteran in 1954 discovered in Georgia Walmart, reunited with family
Call it a miracle on aisle 7. A veteran's love letter, written in 1954 and discovered inside a Walmart in Georgia, was reunited with his family on Friday, thanks to the persistence of store employees.
Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: Dec. 9-15
Principal Carmalita Dillard says the excitement that the kids showed warmed her heart. 2. Dublin students pen rap songs to learn different styles of writing. Teacher Heather Sumner says the rap helps students better grasp the information.
Georgia Goodwill store must give back wages total over $100K to employees
A Georgia Goodwill corporation had to pay back wages over $100,000 for violating federal laws to 165 employees. After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc. – based in Savannah, Georgia – has paid $114,936 in back wages t
Investigation Details How Gov. Elect Brian Kemp’s Staff Smeared Georgia Democrats Days Before His Election
Georgia’s Governor-Elect Brian Kemp survived a bruising race against Stacey Abrams in November, narrowly avoiding becoming the first Republican to lose a statewide election in more than a decade. But it turns out he won after throwing a big sucker punch, according to a new investigation by the Atlan