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3 arrested after traffic stop leads to manhunt in Nicholls

NICHOLLS, GA (WALB) - Three people were arrested after a traffic stop led to a chase in Nicholls. Nicholls Police Chief Chief Jamie Merritt tried to stop a car for speeding. He said the vehicle was going 40 mph in a school zone (25 mph) on Berrien Street Highway around 2 p.m. Tuesday.


14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker

ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.


JSO: Body found in car trunk Dec. 30 not foul play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The body found Dec. 30 in the trunk of an abandoned car on a Northside street has been identified as 34-year-old Terry Michael Mercer Jr. of Brogdon Road in Waycross, Ga., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.


Wayne Co. woman accused of stealing senior cruise money facing new charges

WAYNE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The woman accused of keeping payment money for a high school senior cruise in Wayne County is facing new charges. Jackie Dean is now facing charges of felony theft by conversion and 28 new misdemeanor charges. That’s on top of racketeering and theft charges brought last Aug


American Red Cross in urgent need of local blood donations

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver


Charlton hoops teams fall to Pierce, Lanier

The Charlton County basketball teams opened up their post-Christmas part of the schedule with both the Indians and Maidens dropping a pair of games to Pierce County and Lanier County.


Council Backs Out of “Handshake” Agreement

While only one item was on the agenda for last Saturday’s called meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council, the time it took to discuss it clocked in at nearly two hours. The council met to talk about last-minute lease options on the former medical office of Dr. Sidney P. Johnson, a building the city r


Alma PD looking for man wanted on child molestation, aggravated sexual battery charges

ALMA, GA (WTOC) - Police in Alma are looking for a man who is wanted on charges of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. Officials say 58-year-old Carl Jerome White should be considered armed and dangerous. He is 5′11 and weighs around 165 pounds. He is known to drive a black Chrysler 300