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White County residents urged to register for Code RED weather warnings

CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County includes Weather Warnings within the Code RED system in order to provide residents and businesses with automated severe weather alerts. The opt-in service will automatically notify those registered of tornado, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments af


South Georgia prepares for public health emergency

LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lanier County emergency officials prepared for a day they hope never comes on Friday. Communities often prepare for emergencies in regard to severe weather, like hurricanes or tornadoes. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health hosted a preparedness drill for a


Cleveland man is charged with child cruelty, aggravated assault

CLEVELAND, Ga. — Captain Rick Kelley said White County deputies responded to a report of child abuse by executing a search warrant at 152 Rocket Drive on Feb. 7 and arrested 44-year-old Scott Shelby of Cleveland.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Four from Clermont injured in head-on wreck in White County

Four people from Clermont were injured in a wreck Tuesday evening on Ga. 11 at Collins Road in White County, with one passenger considered seriously injured. Georgia State Patrol responded to the wreck after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Cpl. Joshua Hedden said Shon Mitchell Gowery, 24, was heading southbound on


Legend: You'll see a ghost if you stand on this bridge at night

HELEN, Ga. — There's a mystery rising from Chickamauga Creek in North Georgia. Locals say don't cross the Stovall Mill Covered Bridge unless you're ready to face whatever it is calling out after dark.


White County commissioners grapple with short-term rental issues during Tuesday’s called meeting

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Short-term rentals have become a booming industry, forecast to reach $23 billion in the U.S. by 2022. The rise in popularity has left governments struggling with how to regulate rentals, rental operators and neighborhood activists.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Gainesville Police Department increases patrols in Park Hill Drive area

Following two recent serious crimes in the area, the Gainesville Police Department has increased police patrols in the Park Hill Drive area. A social media post on the department's Facebook page said both marked and unmarked vehicles will be working along the corridor.


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


PHOTOS: Walk the Moon performs at Georgia Theatre

Walk the Moon, a rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, performed to a sold out crowd at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, Feb. 16. The band was accompanied by opener Bear Hands from Brooklyn, New York.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops

A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation


Group pushing for new interstate across Georgia - and Texas

ATLANTA — It's been decades since Georgia saw the construction of its last interstate, but a group of young proponents is pushing for a new one connecting Georgia to western Texas.


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. A plan introduced Thursday in the Georgia House would give patients who are already approved to use medical marijuana oil access to the product.


Job fair attracts former Georgia Pacific employees

Karen Strickland said she never thought she’d be looking for a job at 59 years old. She was employed as a kiln operator at the Georgia Pacific Sterling plant the past 17 years and planned to work there until she retired. Those plans evaporated after she learned on Feb. 1 that she was among the 120 w