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Woman injured in crash while watching TV; driver arrested for DUI
The only thing between a Brunswick couple and an alleged drunk driver early Saturday morning was a stop sign and the front wall to their home at 1919 Goodyear Ave. State troopers say Kralith Hanson Jones ran that stop sign, then plowed a 2007 Honda Accord into the living room where Eugene Smiley and
McIntosh marks Black History Month
The McIntosh Art Association is gearing up for a big weekend. It will kick off its Black History programming with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien.
Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia
PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We
Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia. News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in
Glynn County officer, wife charged in domestic dispute
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) - A police officer and his wife were arrested on Valentine’s Day following a domestic dispute. According to the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to the home of Matthew and Joan Zakimi on Thursday, Feb. 14 around 4:15 p.m.
Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party
Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea
Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta
» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.
Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.
Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst
Authorities seize 140 pounds of marijuana in south Georgia
VALDOSTA, Ga. - A man is accused of transporting 140 pounds of marijuana when he was pulled over last week in south Georgia, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk told the newspaper.
Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?
In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi
A CLOSER LOOK: New Georgia DUI ruling
SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) - The Georgia Supreme Court overturns a law that allowed a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer to be used as evidence against them. The court agreed on Monday that it violates the state's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.
Six Flags Over Georgia hosts hiring event for 2019 season
Six Flags Over Georgia announced a hiring event for numerous positions at the park for the 2019 season. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia is hiring on the spot for positions in admissions, aquatics, culinary, catering, entertainment, games and
UPDATE | Georgia Power on scene of Augusta house fire, no one injured
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Traffic has slowed down and Georgia Power is on the scene after a fire broke out at a home in Augusta early Wednesday morning. Dispatch tells News 12 it broke out around 4:48 a.m. on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The fire was confined to the front door a
Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.
For Georgia gardeners, February means it’s time to talk about the trees and the bees
Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration, Feb. 16, was a great time for Georgians to show some love for the state’s pollinators by planting trees that help support their habitat, said Becky Griffin, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension School and Community Garden coordinator.
Georgia College graduate seeks to raise awareness of fatal bacteria — after devastating Puerto Rico hurricanes
Three Category 4 hurricanes struck Puerto Rico in less than a month in 2017, causing billions of dollars in damage: Harvey, Irma and Maria. The last, Maria, was a direct hit with winds of 155 mph.
When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.
Georgia Senate unanimously passes Dyslexia legislation
ATLANTA, GA (WFXG) - The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 48 Wednesday which requires the State Board of Education to develop policies for identifying dyslexia in Georgia’s students. The legislation calls for the preparation of a statewide screening program for all Kindergarten students and an addi