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Cairo Teen Arrested for Terroristic Threats

CAIRO, GA – A Cairo High School student has been arrested for threatening a fellow student with a gun he carried on campus Thursday. Stacy Burks, 17, has been suspended and is to be charged with a felony for the threat, according to the Cairo Police Department and the Cairo High School administratio


Cairo officials pass new alcohol laws

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) - The Cairo City Council recently passed a new alcohol ordinance that lets more businesses through the city purchase alcohol permits and expands a boundary for future community events like a "sip and stroll."


Arrest made in Cairo New Year's Day homicide

CAIRO, Ga. (WFXL) -- On Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with the Cairo Police Department, arrested 67-year-old Alex Smith, III of Cairo on one count of Malice Murder, one count of Felony Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Possession of a Knife during the c


Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US

A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.


Police searching for missing and endangered runaway from Georgia

The Brunswick Police Department asked the community for help in locating a missing and endangered runaway. Alyssa Paige was last seen near the downtown Brunswick area on Friday.


CHS student faces felony charges after bringing BB gun to school

CAIRO — The Cairo High School student who was arrested and charged with two felonies after allegedly threatening another student with a BB gun is facing expulsion in a disciplinary tribunary hearing.


Cairo man charged with murder in January homicide

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - A 67-year-old Cairo man has been charged with murder and other offenses stemming from a Jan. 1 incident, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Alex Smith III was arrested Thursday and charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a kni


Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Nivel Manufacturing bringing dozens of new jobs to Cairo

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) - More than 60 new jobs are on the way to Cairo. That's great news for people living and working in the small Georgia community. In the coming months, Cairo will be home to about 60 new jobs at a 110,000 square foot storage facility. This is all thanks to Nivel Parts and Manufactur


This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O‘Keefe paintings at risk

The Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses some 140 oil paintings by the iconic American artist, along with thousands of additional works from O'Keefe's prolific career. But the oil paintings have been developing tiny pin-sized blisters, almost like acne, for decades. Conservationist


South Georgia has Oscar ties

VALDOSTA — South Georgia has a double tie to the Oscars. Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Two local students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/22/2019)– The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.


Only 20 students qualified for the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. One is from Columbus.

A Muscogee County School District student is among 20 in the state who have earned the right to compete in the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. Ryan Tadiparthi, a fifth-grader at Reese Road Leadership Academy, qualified for the state bee by finishing as the runner-up at the Region 6 bee Saturday at Fort V


Baby bear escapes wildlife rescue in Georgia

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Georgia wildlife rescue is on the hunt for a bear cub that escaped from a fenced-in enclosure and managed to elude police. Lorraine Conklin of the Nepenthic Society wild animal rescue in Thomasville said the bear, which is about 8-10 weeks old and resembles a small puppy, was brou


Thomas Co. student taken into custody for BB gun

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A sixth grade student was taken into custody Friday morning by the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, after he was found to have a BB gun, according to the Thomas County Schools Facebook page.


Cairo company's expansion expected to add 65 jobs

CAIRO — Nivel Parts and Manufacturing Company plans to expand their current facilities in Cairo in a move which will create approximately 65 new jobs. The Jacksonville-based golf cart manufacturer plans to renovate the former MadJax building on 2nd Avenue NE and employ a team of machinists, machine


Worth County tops Cairo on Cason King’s eighth inning homerun

CAIRO — Worth County’s Cason King blasted a two-run homerun in the eighth inning to give the Rams a 3-1 vicotry over Cairo Thurdsay in Cairo. The win moves Worth’s record to 3-1 as they head into Friday’s game with Westover.