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Lights go out on the Tree of Hope

For three decades the Leyland Cypress tree that stood in the Wiley Avenue park in downtown Donalsonville represented a special fund raising project of the American Cancer Society and the Seminole County Warpath on Cancer organization – until last week. The tree sustained extensive damage in October


Removal of storm debris shifting gears

Based on the information relayed in a conference call last week, the Corps of Engineers and its contractors will continue to pick up vegetative debris in Seminole County through Friday, January 18. They will also start working to collect construction demolition debris and household debris items in t


14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker

ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.


Will Cobb is the 2019 STAR Student for SCMHS

Seminole County Middle/High School proudly announces Will Cobb as its 2019 STAR Student. Cobb, selected on the basis of his SAT scores, class standing and scholastic averages, has chosen Mrs. Maribeth Burke as his STAR teacher,


February 2nd fishing tournament to benefit Big Jim’s, Spring Creek Park Resort

“We truly appreciate all the support and encouragement we have received from sportsmen. and all of our customers from across a three-state area.” Hurricane Michael did not spare anyone in Seminole County in dishing out devastation on October 10th and that was certainly the case the morning after the


Brinson Register to retire as School Superintendent

Seminole County School Superintendent Brinson Register announced his intentions to retire at Monday night’s meeting of the Seminole County Board of Education. Register said this decision was made after a great deal of thought and prayerful consideration. He assumed the office of Superintendent on Ju


Bainbridge youth shadow law enforcement officers

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Wednesday afternoon, this year's Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Class visited with officers and investigators from Bainbridge Public Safety in an effort to learn more about local policing efforts.


Gordon mayor found guilty on voter fraud charges

After a 45-minute deliberation, a jury came back on Wednesday with a guilty verdict on two counts of voter fraud against Gordon Mayor Elbert Melton. Melton was found guilty in Houston County Circuit Judge Kevin Moulton’s courtroom. He still faces an additional felony offense yet to be tried.


Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Reports for 1-16-19

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety. The addresses listed below are given to us directly by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:


Georgia man arrested for plotting attack on White House

A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack in the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Ga. was taken into custody in Gwinnett County while allegedly trying to exchange his vehicle for explosives, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


Deputies: Suspicious packages showing up in local residents' mailboxes

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies say they have received several reports of suspicious packages being left in people's mailboxes. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, they have received several reports of suspicious packages left in residents' mailboxes.


The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Georgia And You Won’t Want To Miss Out

In case you weren’t already aware about the total lunar eclipse happening in just a week’s time, then get ready to be amazed. If you’re a Georgia resident or visiting the state by next week then you’re in luck, because you can snag a front row seat to nature’s wonder. The first celestial experience


Deputy passes out after exposure to fentanyl

MARIANNA, Fla. - A Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy is taken to the hospital after being exposed to fentanyl during a field test Tuesday afternoon. The deputy was called to the Goodwill store in Marianna in regards to a possible shoplifter.


DFCS: Georgia residents now have access to February SNAP benefits

Georgia residents who receive food stamps can now access their February SNAP benefits. Due to the government shutdown, February benefits were released early to all Georiga residents.


Bozeman to launch new store in downtown Marianna

You may have noticed some activity taking place across the street from the Jackson County Courthouse, at 4438 Lafayette Street. Eric Bozeman will be opening a second location of his business Bozeman Bargains soon.


Marianna man injured in crash

A Marianna man was seriously injured in a Tuesday evening two-vehicle wreck on Fairview Road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Driver Fred E. Honrine, 49, was taken to Bay Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries following the crash. His passenger, Kristopher D. Honrine, 27, of


Dothan man re-indicted on murder charges taken into custody by U.S. Marshal Task Force

A Dothan man whose murder charge was dropped after witnesses failed to show up for trial has been re-indicted. A Houston County grand jury indicted Brandon Allen Ransom in the 2016 ambush shooting of 26-year-old Christopher “Chris” Bailey at Plum’s Lounge; Ransom was arrested without incident along


Suspect crashes into gas station after Georgia State Patrol chase

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia State Patrol chase ended in property damage after a suspect crashed into a gas station. Surveillance footage from the Texaco gas station on Gresham Road shows a suspected vehicle careening off of the off-ramp of Interstate 20 and smashing into the gas s


Arrest in “gang-motivated” Prince George’s killing is made in Georgia, police say

The third person sought in a gang-related homicide in Prince George’s County last year has been taken into custody in Georgia, the county police said Tuesday. They said Francisco Sosa, 18, was arrested in Gwinnett County, Ga., and was awaiting extradition to Prince George’s. Sosa had no fixed addres


Georgia Corporal Named State’s Investigative Game Warden of the Year

Catching poachers and other wildlife violators often involves lengthy criminal investigations and requires diligence and skill for Game Wardens. Cpl. Quinn Fogle, who is assigned to Early County in southwest Georgia, has been named Georgia DNR Law Enforcement’s 2018 Investigative Game Warden of the