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Seminole County deputy apprehends Baker County suspect

On March 4th, at 5:26 p.m., Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ed Moorhead was traveling east bound on Highway 84 inside Decatur County when he met a gray Dodge Challenger that he believed to be involved in the assault of a law enforcement officer earlier that date in Baker County. A lookout ha


Crews respond to gas leak in Bainbridge

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Utility crews are currently on the scene of a gas leak in Bainbridge. Bainbridge Public Safety says the leak happened Monday morning in the area of Julia Circle and Pecan Drive.


Atlanta child murders: Georgia officials retesting 22 cases; Wayne Williams jailed for crimes

Atlanta officials announced they are reopening 22 cases related to the decades old murders of African-American children and young adults. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erica Shields announced they were taking another look at the cases. At least 28 children, teens and adults wer


Small plane crashes near Georgia home killing pilot

CALHOUN, Ga. (WSB) - A pilot died in a small plane crash in north Georgia over the weekend leaving neighbors stunned. The plane went down shortly after takeoff Saturday afternoon in Gordon County, about an hour north of Marietta.


Check your numbers! Georgia winners have yet to claim $200,000 Powerball prizes

While there's no winner in the ever growing Powerball jackpot, now at about $750 million, Georgia was lucky in Saturday's drawing. Two winning tickets were sold in Saturday's drawing - a $150,000 ticket sold online through www.galottery.com and a $50,000 ticket sold at the Georgia Visitor Informatio


Judge hands down life sentence in Kaycha Smith murder case

A life sentence was imposed last Friday upon Damieyon Dontrell O’Neal for the 2017 shooting death of Kaycha Smith. The body of Smith, who was pregnant, was found in a field in Jackson County. Authorities say O’Neal shot her three times and left her body there on April 27, 2017.


Woman arrested on DUI and drug charges after crashing car

MARIANNA, Fla. (WCTV) – A woman is facing several charges after she reportedly crashed into a road sign in Jackson County. Officers with the Marianna Police Department responded around 6:15 p.m. Friday to a single-vehicle crash in the area of Jefferson Street near the Jackson County Courthouse.


Arlington police chief reinstated for second time

ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) - The Arlington City Council has reinstated the city’s police chief — again. City council members held a public hearing Monday night. Police Chief Donald Bryant told WALB that council members voted to reinstate him.


A year later, capital murder charges for activist Kenneth Glasgow await a grand jury decision, Jamie Townes indicted

A grand jury indicted one of two men charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings a year ago; no determination has been made in a case against the second suspect.


FFA’s annual plant sale begins March 27

From left to right and front to back: Thomas Chance,. Hunter Lee, Olin Spooner and Brock Dixon. Now that Spring has officially sprung, the Seminole County FFA will begin their Annual Spring Plant Sale on March 27th and sell through the 29th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.


The City of Blakely is celebrating being peanut proud

BLAKELY, GA. (WTVY) - The City of Blakely knows how to celebrate one of South Georgia's most important crops…peanuts. Mike Newberry, Co-Chairman for the 2019 Peanut Proud Festival, says "We have vendors all around this square. We have entertainment, we have kid zone going on, a peanut butter obstacl


Forensic interviewer expert to testify in former children’s minister’s jury trial, trial continued

The trial for a former children’s minister accused of sexual abuse of a child has been continued to allow a forensic expert to conduct interviews. Thomas Smith, defense attorney for William Wesley Williamson, told the court that the defendant has hired Dr. David Ghostley as a forensic interviewer ex


Location does not tell all in counties’ health ranking

ALBANY — Despite some of the resources Dougherty County has relative to some of its neighbors in southwest Georgia, it earned an overall ranking of 151 out of 159 counties in the state in the most recent County Health Rankings report.


Superior, again! Green Machine earns Top Scores

On Friday, the Seminole County Green Machine concert band traveled to Bainbridge and performed at the Georgia Bandmaster’s Association Region Concert Band Festival, held at the Kirbo Center on the SRTC/ABAC campus.


Man convicted of killing pregnant girlfriend sentenced to life in prison

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Jackson County man accused of shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison. Damieyon O'Neal pleaded no contest to second-degree murder with a firearm in February.


Officials: Faulty phone charger to blame in Bainbridge fire

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Bainbridge Public Safety says a faulty phone charger is believed to have sparked a house fire earlier this week. The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a home on Ridgefield Drive in southwest Bainbridge.


Animal shelter movement kicks into high gear

Bryan Applefield watched as complaints about conditions and overcrowding at the Dothan Animal Shelter reached a boiling point in 2007. Each time he commented “what is going on?” and “why can’t they resolve this problem?” it aggravated his wife, Helen.


Woman killed in Friday morning crash

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — A woman is dead following a two vehicle crash near Dothan Friday morning. The wreck happened about 8:40 AM at the intersection of East Main Street and Forrester Road.


Superintendent Larry Moore addresses Marianna Middle School threat

MARIANNA, Fla. - Wednesday, more than half of Marianna Middle School students were not in attendance, following news of a threatening email being received by a parent, Tuesday.


Teen charged with fatally shooting grandmother

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida teen fatally shot his grandmother. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with murder.