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Check your numbers! Georgia winners have yet to claim $200,000 Powerball prizes

While there's no winner in the ever growing Powerball jackpot, now at about $750 million, Georgia was lucky in Saturday's drawing. Two winning tickets were sold in Saturday's drawing - a $150,000 ticket sold online through www.galottery.com and a $50,000 ticket sold at the Georgia Visitor Informatio


Georgia Tech Player Dies At 21

VALDOSTA – Senior defensive tackle, Brandon Adams, died at the age of 21 on Saturday. Adams grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee and was recruited by Georgia Tech coming out of high school. The Atlanta Journal Constitution named his a player to watch this spring.


Georgia Council on Aging praises Senate budget vote

ATLANTA — Vicki Vaughn Johnson, the chairwoman of the Georgia Council on Aging, issued a statement Monday praising the vote on the $27.5 billion 2020 budget by the Georgia Senate for a spending plan that provides funding to address the needs of the elderly.


Small plane crashes near Georgia home killing pilot

CALHOUN, Ga. (WSB) - A pilot died in a small plane crash in north Georgia over the weekend leaving neighbors stunned. The plane went down shortly after takeoff Saturday afternoon in Gordon County, about an hour north of Marietta.


Barr: Mueller found no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Sunday that a sweeping investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of coordination between Russian Intelligence and the Trump Campaign in 2016, as Barr said there was not enough evidence to pursue allegations of obstruction of just


Blue Tide baseball split two with Bears

The Long County baseball team opened its second 3 game series in region play on the road Monday night in Blackshear as they took on the Pierce County High School Bears. The Bears took an early lead and held on to win 7-6, moving their region mark to 4-0 on the year.


Mustangs complete sweep of Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs completed a Region 2-AAAAA sweep of Ware County in Waycross on Friday. They skinned the Gators 9-5 after beating them early in the week 7-4 and 2-0.


Police search for two teens reported missing out Ware County

WAYCROSS, Ga. — Both the Waycross Police Department and the Ware County Sheriff's Office are searching for two teenagers, according to a report from the Waycross Journal-Herald.


Ogeechee Tech’s iGot Campaign sets new record

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - A local technical college celebrated a milestone Thursday afternoon. Volunteers with Ogeechee Tech’s annual iGot Campaign set a new record, raising more than $440,000. Volunteers went to businesses in Bulloch, Evans, and Screven counties on Tuesday and asked for donations to


Bacon Co. shuts down Metter

The Metter High Tigers struggled to find their footing against region opponent Bacon County in their recent three-game series. In their first matchup, the Tigers were outdone 5-1 by Bacon Co. Metter got on the board in the first inning when they scored one run on a stolen base but was unable to move


911 call from deadly Waycross hotel shooting involving Yungeen Ace released

WAYCROSS, Ga. — The 911 call made during a deadly Waycross hotel shooting reportedly involving Yungeen Ace was released Wednesday. On Sunday morning, the caller told dispatch he heard gunshots outside his window at the Hampton Inn at 1720 Brunswick Highway.


AREA ROUNDUP: Nine-run inning carries Brunswick over Ware

An explosive sixth inning lifted Brunswick to a 10-5 comeback win over Ware County on Tuesday at “Bud” Couch Field. Trailing 3-1 with just six outs remaining, the Pirates rallied as eight consecutive batters reached in the bottom of the sixth. Pinch-hitter Skyles Taweny led off the inning with a sin


Proud to be a Farmer: Steven Griffis, Appling County

APPLING COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - This month, we’re showcasing just a few of the farmers of our region who help make Georgia agriculture what it is. Steven Griffis has already seen changes in farming in just his first 15 years.


Authorities search for missing brother and sister last seen in South Ga

ATKINSON CO., GA (WTOC) - Law enforcement in South Georgia are looking for Ronnie and Mercedes Hackle. The brother and sister were last seen near Willacoochee in Atkinson County, just west of Waycross.


ON THE RUN: Brunswick High runners, friends ink LOI

Best friends since Day 1, Brunswick High cross country standouts Mia Colucci and Dalton Pender signed letters-of-intent together Tuesday in front of a crowd in the school’s auditorium.


Burchett leads runoff for District 176

VALDOSTA — James Burchett of Waycross has apparently won the runoff election, marking a massive political shift for the House District 176. He beat Franklin Patten of Lakeland to fill Jason Shaw's former Georgia House of Representative seat, according to preliminary numbers from the Georgia Secretar


Tiger Track & Field competes in Screven

Last Thursday the Metter High Track and Field traveled to Screven County to compete in their first meet of the season. The team has very few returning track members, so this was a new experience for most of the entire team. The Tigers competed very well against the other schools there.


Tribe falls to Telfair, beats Brantley, Bradwell and Hilliard

The young but scrappy Charlton County baseball team dropped their first Region 2-A contest of the year to Telfair County, but bounced back with tenacity in edging Brantley County, Bradwell Institute, and Hilliard last week.


Jacksonville rap artist survives ambush that killed 1, injured another

WARE COUNTY, Ga. - One person was killed and a second was injured early Sunday at a Waycross hotel after a concert at a nightclub featuring Jacksonville rap artist Yungeen Ace.