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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.


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


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


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.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


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.


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.


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.


Boy’s home helps to clear remains of Tattnall Co. family’s house after Hurricane Michael

TATTNALL CO, GA (WTOC) -A Tattnall County family will soon have a new house after Hurricane Michael destroyed their home. Much of the help comes from a boy’s home that helps troubled teens get back on track.


Maze teaches Toombs Co. students the cosequences of bad decisions

TOOMBS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) -Organizations in Toombs County are coming together this week to offer students a chance to get some important life lessons and learn how one mistake can change their life.


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.


JDMS Blue improves to 3-0

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Jayvees fall in eight to Wayne

Jeff Davis High’s jayvee baseball team fell to Wayne County 6-5 in eight innings last Wednesday in Jesup. The JD Jackets out-hit the Wayne Jackets 7-5 but six fielding errors doomed them.


Class AAA blog: First-round results set up interesting projections for Round 2

Here's a look at what transpired in the first round of the Class AAA high school basketball tournament and what to expect (possibly) in Round 2:. Survivors: Just one No. 1 seed lost in the first round, and it happened in the top-right quadrant of the bracket where Central-Macon lost to at-large seed


Record Showing for Chattooga Wrestlers at State Tournament

2A-160 Devon Heroch jumped straight onto the mat in the Fall after a stellar freshman season on the football field. As a fullback, Heroch was undersized but made up for it with pure heart and ferociousness. On the mat, Devon proved capable of holding his own time and again against his older competit


3 arrested in connection to Coffee Co. deaths

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Coffee County sheriff’s detectives have charged three men in connection to the deaths of Kristian Bell, 25, and Steven James Ward, 35. Bell and Ward were located buried in a makeshift grave on property off Deep Woods Rd. just outside of Nicholls on Feb. 9 during an investigation


In Georgia prisons, 3 inmates die in just over a week

Three inmates died in a span of just over a week at Georgia state prisons, one in an apparent homicide and two in suspected suicides, officials said. The first was Calhoun State Prison inmate Raymond Nelson, 50, who was two years from completing a 10-year sentence for failing to register as a sex of


Three arrested in Nicholls double homicide

Coffee County Sheriff’s Office detectives announced Friday that three men have been arrested and charged in connection to the deaths of 25-year-old Kristian Bell and 35-year-old Steven James Ward.