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Killer loses appeal in Cordele shooting death
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Varocus Antonio Grant has lost the appeal of his murder conviction in the Georgia Supreme Court for the murder of 30-year-old Travis Sintell Shivers in Cordele, in 2011.
GDOL, Big Tex Trailers plan job fair
CORDELE — The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Big Tex Trailers to host an upcoming resource fair. The event will be held on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at South Georgia Technical College, 402 North Midway Road in Cordele.
Georgia Supreme Court affirms Augusta man's murder conviction
A man convicted of murder 26 years after an elderly woman was beaten and stabbed to death in her home was fairly tried and convicted in 2013, the Georgia Supreme Court has found.
Georgia high court strikes down part of DUI law
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to DUI prosecutions, saying a driver’s refusal to have their breath tested for alcohol cannot be used against them at trial.
Walmart shooting: Driver shot, killed in parking lot of Georgia store, police say
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - There are a lot of questions after someone shot and killed a driver in a car outside a Walmart store in Douglas County, Georgia. Douglasville police confirmed to Atlanta's WSB-TV that the shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. Sunday outside the store on Thornton Road.
Crisp County commissioner speaks out amid prostitution investigation
CRISP COUNTY, Ga. — A Crisp County commissioner accused of being involved in a prostitution investigation at Fort Valley State University said he will not step down. The investigation at Fort Valley State University in Peach County began in October 2018, when several school employees were arrested f
Should nonviolent Georgia felons be allowed to vote?
A resolution introduced in the Georgia Senate calls for some nonviolent felons to get their voting rights back. The proposal comes after voters approved a similar measure in Florida in November, automatically restoring the voting rights of about 1.5 million felons as long as they weren’t convicted o
Trucking company, jobs headed to Cordele
CORDELE, GA (WALB) - More than 100 new jobs are coming to Cordele. The Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Development Council said the Indian River Transport company is building a new terminal.
Cougars hold off Kendrick for first round playoff win
CORDELE— The Crisp County High School boys’ basketball team (now 12-12 on the season) defeated the Kendrick High School Cherokees (17-11) 74-69 in Cordele on Saturday night in the first round of the GHSA class AAA state tournament.
Two people killed in crash on Georgia hwy in Banks Co.
BANKS COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are dead after one driver failed to adhere to a stop sign on Georgia 164 Sunday around 3:30 p.m. Cpl. Major D. Patterson said one vehicle was traveling east on GA 164 and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia 164 and Georgia 59. Another vehicle t
Indian River Transport starts new Cordele terminal
CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A company famous for delicious citrus fruit and juice is expanding to South Georgia. Indian River Transport Company announced Monday that it plans to build a new trucking terminal in Cordele, off Interstate 75 at Exit 102.
Meet Georgia's Most Annoying Robocallers
ATLANTA, GA — Few things are as irritating as seeing your phone buzz, picking it up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to trick you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to waste your time.
Trump’s emergency declaration draws support, protests in Georgia
Georgia officials on Monday scrambled for more information about President Donald Trump’s recent move to declare a national emergency and whether it could be used to divert money from the state’s military construction projects to pay for a wall on the southern border.
AAA Gives Just One Georgia Restaurant 5-Diamond Rating
ATLANTA, GA — AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and one restaurant in Georgia made the cut, while 12 earned four diamonds. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, jus
Georgia lawmakers want Tennessee to give up a portion of border, Tennessee River
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Georgia lawmakers are again seeking to claim land in Tennessee they believe belongs to their state. House Resolution 51 was passed in the Georgia Legislature last Thursday by a vote of 163-4. The resolution cites a flawed survey of Georgia's northern border with Tennessee and North
Georgia law under consideration would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets
A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather. Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick is proposing legislation that would protect people from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in danger, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Natural Georgia: Stinky ’shrooms have purpose
During a wet spell a few winters ago, the strong stench of a dead animal emanated from the shrub island adjacent to our garage. I called my wife out to have a sniff. Packed too much punch to be a gray squirrel. Oh dear, a dead cat? We started hunting and after many minutes remained convinced that ca
New bill could expand 3 historic Georgia sites
WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVM) - A new bill is currently working its way through Congress and if it passes it could mean a large expansion for three of Georgia’s most popular national historic sites.
Shooting claims life of Hawkinsville man
A man was mortally wounded Friday night in Hawkinsville. The shooting happened at 6:18 p.m. at Henry Way Apartments at 62 6th St., Lindsey G. Wilkes, special agent in charge of the GBI office in Eastman, said in an email.
CCHS baseball shuts out Westover in home opener
CORDELE— The Crisp County High School baseball team picked up their first victory of the 2019 season on Friday night with a 6-0 shutout win over the Westover Patriots. Pitchers Jordan Grinnell and Toby Stripling combined for seven innings of shutout baseball for the Cougars, while the CCHS batting o