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Grady named state's top small hospital
CAIRO — Grady General Hospital was recently ranked Georgia's finest small hospital. The 60-bed facility landed the top spot in Georgia Trend Magazine's 2018 Top Hospital list.
Slain Georgia police officer was ‘a person of great promise’
ATLANTA — He was young, just 24 years old, recently engaged to be married. None of the last four officers killed by gunfire in Georgia was older than 30. In each case, the incidents leading to their deaths had seemingly routine beginnings. Around 5 p.m. Thursday, DeKalb County Police Officer Edgar F
Grady elections chief refutes claim on voting
CAIRO — Grady County elections superintendent Denise Maddox says online claims of voting irregularities during the December runoff election are invalid. “The run-off ran very smoothly,” Maddox said. “We encountered no problems or issues at all.”
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
City selects firm to manage construction of new police station
CAIRO — A Bainbridge construction management firm has been awarded the rights to develop the new city police department by the Cairo City Council. The council selected PDC Construction to manage the building of the new structure, which will be located on 3rd Avenue NE.
Georgia teacher admits to biting teen girl’s butt while in pool: offered cop $200 bribe
Jonathan William Herbert a Dacula, Georgia, Gwinnett County middle school teacher reaches plea deal after biting 14 year old girl’s butt in swimming pool. A former Gwinnett County middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to biting a 14-year-old teenage girl’s butt as she played water volleyball duri
Grady Co. man convicted of 2017 murder
CAIRO, GA (WALB) - A Grady County jury returned guilty verdicts in the murder trial of Nicholas Lopez on Monday. The jury found that Lopez killed Ronald Moon on May 26th, 2017.
BPS makes major marijuana bust during traffic stop
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Mike Prindle performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling on Cemetery Street. The traffic stop led to the arrests of Mikale Bell and Malcolm Green after illegal substances were found and a struggle ensue
Trucker says he was ‘wrongfully’ stopped and arrested by Georgia troopers
The driver claims the troopers tried to delete this cell phone footage after he was arrested. A truck driver says his dash cam video and cell phone footage proves he was wrongfully stopped and arrested after an encounter with two Georgia troopers.
Georgia man convicted of killing man who tried to be mentor
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been convicted of killing a man who tried to serve as a mentor. The Macon Telegraph reported a jury in Perry convicted 25-year-old Daniel Maurice Thomas of Warner Robbins of murder and aggravated assault.
Georgia man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia St
Food Network list says these Georgia BBQ restaurants are the nation's best
It may come as no surprise to locals, but Georgia has some of the best BBQ in America. Food Network released its list of ‘Best barbecue from Coast to Coast,’ and Poole's in Ellijay made the list, along with Heirloom Market BBQ on Akers Mill Road SE in Atlanta.
Gang activity suspect to be extradited from Florida
THOMASVILLE — Gathering of evidence by city detectives pointed to an inmate in a South Florida jail, according to authorities. The suspect, Nash Stephen Baker, 21, 10861 Marble Brook Blvd., Lehigh Acres, Florida, will be charged with aggravated battery and criminal street gang activity in Thomasvill
Annual Christmas Parade lights up Cairo
CAIRO — Christmas arrived in Cairo Thursday night. The winter holiday was celebrated with floats, bands and a special appearance by Santa Claus himself during the annual Cairo Christmas Parade.
Convicted killer had been 'an ongoing problem'
CAIRO — Law enforcement officials say residents can rest easy after a south Georgia jury convicted a Cairo man for a deadly 2017 shooting. Nicholas Lopez was found guilty Wednesday of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime following a two-day trial.
Georgia vs. Texas: Sugar Bowl preview, betting trends, prediction
No. 5 Georgia meets No. 15 Texas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in the Louisiana Superdome in a matchup of blue-blood programs looking to take the next step in 2019. Georgia (11-2) missed out on the College Football Playoff after a loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game, but the Bulldogs can use
Man arrested in Tallahassee for transmission of HIV
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Quincy man has been arrested after investigators say he knowingly had sex with a victim without telling them he had HIV. Anthony Thomas, 38, was arrested on Wednesday.
Community left in shock as police search for Pelham murder suspect
PELHAM, GA (WALB) - After two men were found shot to death and another injured, residents in Pelham are still in disbelief. Knowing the third victim, Bacardi Griffin, 23, who was hurt in the shooting, is expected to make a full recovery has given some residents relief. Others said they’re coping wit
Lawsuit: Council members conspired to defame TPD chief, command staff
THOMASVILLE — At the crux of a lawsuit filed Wednesday is a letter, the suit states, Thomasville's mayor ordered a former Thomasville Police Department officer to write that the filing says is defamatory toward the police chief and the command staff.
Victims identified in Pelham shooting
PELHAM , GA (WALB) - Mitchell County Coroner, Stedderick Thomas, have released the names of the victims that were killed in the shooting on Cannon Street. According to the Coroner, Denarrius Johnson, 21, and Steven Freeman, 23, were shot and killed.