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Officals: Injuries reported after explosion in Homerville

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) -Three people have been airlifted after an explosion in downtown Homerville, according to the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner's office.BREAKING: 3 people airlifted after explosion in downtown#Homervilleat Coffee Corner on Dame Ave, according to GA Safety Fire Commissioner's of

WTXL.COM - 2018-08-17 18:40:00

Explosion reported at coffee shop in Homerville

By: WCTV Eyewitness NewsAugust 17, 2018HOMERVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- First responders are currently on the scene after a reported explosion in Clinch County.We're told that the incident happened at the Coffee Corner in downtown Homerville.Valdosta Todayis reporting three people injured.We have reached o

WCTV - 2018-08-17 14:20:00

Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006, file photo, teacher Tara Grinstead is displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga. New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Jou

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-08-18 01:19:42

Homerville closes for 'downtown issues'

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) -The City of Homerville posts on its Facebook page that people should stay out of the downtown vicinity, because of unnamed 'issues.'It says 'The City of Homerville has closed down due to ongoing issues within the downtown area. Please stay safe and avoid the downtown area unti

WTXL.COM - 2018-08-17 18:28:00

The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

This photo provided by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office shows a destroyed coffee shop after an explosion and fire in Homerville, Ga., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The explosion and fire destroyed the coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, injuring a few workers and

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-18 03:41:48

Three injured in explosion at Coffee Corner in Homerville

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (WFXL) -- Three Coffee Corner employees have been taken via helicopter to nearby hospitals after an explosion Friday afternoon in Homerville.Officials with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commission say that an arson investigator was requested by Clinch County officials.Investigators s

WGXA.TV - 2018-08-17 15:46:09

Board votes to outsource substitute teachers

Finance Director Klinton Guess said that the reason for the move is because of stipulations from the Affordable Care Act and the contract with ESS would cost the school system anywhere from $10,000 to $21,000.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 14:00:00

Georgia dad dies saving daughter, 4, from oncoming car, family says

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Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic

Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, said investigators do not suspect foul play in the blast that rocked the tiny city of Homerville at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. Allen said investigators are looking at whether a construction crew digging in the a

NEWS/TALK 750 WSB - 2018-08-17 17:07:00

After Coffee, Bacon next on Fitzgerald’s menu

“It feels like a long time,” said second-year head coach Tucker Pruitt. Yet at the same time, he said, it feels like practice began just yesterday.


Tifton man arrested in Omega for Taco Bell break-in in Moultrie

According to an article from The Moultrie Observer, Kelvin Russell, 46, of Tifton, broke into the Taco Bell on Veteran’s Parkway North in Moultrie at approximately 3:30 a.m. to attack his ex-girlfriend, who was working at the time.


Lanier man sentenced on meth charge

Wallace H. "Wally" Hendley, 55, of Lakeland was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison by senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, according to a justice department statement.


Police investigate death of local man

According to Police Chief James Godfrey, on August 6 at approximately 11:05 a.m., Baxley Police Officers responded to Vidal’s Mobile Home Park, Lot 14, in reference to a person not breathing and not responding. On arrival officers met with some friends who had come by to check on the resident and up


Police: Man broke into restaurant to confront ex-girlfriend

The suspect, Kelvin Russell, had argued with employee Dianna Johnson in the day, Moultrie Police Department Sgt. Vernon Nobles said.


Ga. Peanut Commission seeks national nominee

Neil Lee of Bronwood, Ga., serves as the current alternate for the state of Georgia. The term for the current Georgia alternate expires Dec. 31, 2018.


ABAC Performance Preview set for Aug. 16

This preview event will highlight the new additions and spotlight the returning series such as the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, the First Tuesday concerts, An Evening for ABAC, the Baldwin Players’ productions, and all other musical performances at the college.


The Long History Of Water Woes – By Tommy Purser

That quote from Edmund Burke has been on my mind a lot over the last decade or so. Because, after 45 years of chronicling the happenings in Jeff Davis County, I see the mistakes of history repeated over and over.


Plan ahead for storm safety

An average of 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic during that time, bringing with them heavy rains, powerful winds and accompanying floods and tornadoes.


Georgia father rescues daughter from oncoming car, dies

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Songwriters to play at Playhouse

To be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the Downtown Valdosta Songwriters Showcase will feature performances from Nashville writers Greg Barnhill and Johnny Bulford and Valdosta musician Joe Smothers.