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Georgia parents charged after 5-week-old has broken bones, brain injuries

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. — An East Dublin mother and father are charged with child cruelty after their 5-week-old was found to have extensive bodily injuries. According to a news release from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified about child abuse by Eggleston Children’s Hospital on April


Kissing Bug, Nocturnal Disease Carrier, Confirmed In Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — The sometimes deadly "kissing bug" — a nocturnal, bloodsucking parasite that carries an inflammatory infectious disease — has been confirmed in dozens of U.S. states, including Georgia, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Chagas disease is spread by the triatom


Arrest made in Louisiana for 2016 murder of South Georgia woman

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Local and state authorities from Georgia and deputies from Louisiana have arrested a 49-year-old man for the 2016 murder of a Moultrie woman, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.


Drug traffickers plead guilty to distributing crystal meth in South Georgia, including Coffee County

Two men have pled guilty to conspiring to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine from Atlanta and throughout the Southern District of Georgia, including Coffee County. Enio Camacho-Pineda, a/k/a “Tony,” a/k/a “Tony Montana,” 31, of Atlanta, and Ricardo Santana-Hernandez, a/k/a “Richard Hernande


Get ready: Rain to move into Georgia beginning tonight

ATLANTA - After days of dry weather -- there's a big change coming, beginning tonight. The system that's brought heavy rain, and even some severe weather to Texas, is moving our way.


Georgia residents arrested in Troy for alleged drug scam

TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Three Georgia residents were arrested after allegedly trying to use fake prescriptions at drugstores in Troy, according to police. Jameel Marquis Davis, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia; Malik Bobby Rowe, 23, of Decatur, Georgia and Megan Korea Davis, 19, of Jonesboro, Georgia were arrest


Next week is Georgia Cities Week, here are the activities

The City of Douglas announces plans for hosting a variety of events in celebration of Georgia Cities Week, April 21 through April 27, 2019. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia’s Cities: True Colors,” which will showcase how cities share information about the valuable services pr


Huge gator trapped in Georgia

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - A 9-foot 9-inch gator was trapped in Brunswick, Georgia, on Tuesday. The gator originally came out of the marsh along Highway 17. Several people pulled the gator out of the bushes before it rolled around and tried to get away. The Officers with the Brunswick Police Department had


Douglas PD looking for man on rape, kidnapping and other offenses

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - The Douglas Police Department (DPD) is looking for a man on a slew of arrest warrants, according to the department’s Facebook page. Richard Morris Bennett, Jr. is being sought by police for a number of warrants stemming from an April 10 home invasion incident.


Georgia ground beef provider recalls 113,000 pounds of ground beef

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A ground beef provider based out of Carrollton, Georgia is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. K2D Foods, which also does business as Colorado Premium Foods issued the recall on Tuesday and impact products sent to distributors in Norcr


Georgia Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak

VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health says there is an out break of Hepatitis A and it has to be controlled. Since January, 214 cases have been reported which is skyrocketed from 2017 and 2016.


Chattanooga man arrested in Georgia last week on child rape charges after lengthy investigation

A Chattanooga man was arrested in Georgia last week on child rape charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation. Floyd King, 62, is accused of raping a girl beginning when she was 12 years old, according to Hamilton County court records. He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Monday.


Joe Biden picks up support from prominent Georgia Democrat

Former Vice President Joe Biden nabbed the endorsement Thursday of ex-U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, who called the Democrat an experienced leader who “appeals to the best instincts of our country.”


GBI investigating complaint of misconduct by Telfair County school officer

MCRAE, Ga. — The GBI is looking into a complaint of alleged misconduct by an officer at Telfair County High School. Lindsey Wilkes, the special agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office, says they're first investigating what happened between the officer and a student and whether any crime actually


Kemp signs CON bill, freeing cancer hospital to grow in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed House Bill 186, unlocking future growth for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Georgia and ending a decade-long battle between CTCA and the state’s nonprofit hospitals. CTCA, a private health care business, won.


South Georgia Baseball set to charge in playoffs

SOUTH GEORGIA, GA (WALB) - South Georgia will be leading the charge to the state title game, as 20 South Georgia baseball teams take the mound this Wednesday for the GHSA state playoffs.


Jackets Host East Laurens Wednesday

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team enters the 2019 Georgia High School Association State Playoffs with a 22-4 record. The Jackets won their second Region 2-AA Championship in the last three years and face 10-13 East Laurens, the Region 3-AA No. 4 seed, today (Wednesday) in a double header at home. A th


Roppe Is Sole Finalist For Superintendent

The Jeff Davis County Board of Education unanimously selected Jeff Davis High Principal Chris Roppe as the sole finalist for Superintendent of Schools to replace Dr. Stan Rentz who will retire at the end of the school year. The action was taken at Monday’s April board meeting.


Council Making Room For Cremains

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. That could have been the title for an agenda item during last week’s April meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council. The council offered lengthy discussions during both Monday night’s work session and Thursday night’s regular session on updating the cemetery ordinance to


Street Names — By Tommy Purser

Ever wonder how some of our streets got their names?. Cromartie Street is an easy one, named after the Hazlehurst state legislator who introduced legislation to create Jeff Davis County out of parts of Appling and Coffee counties. He intended to name the county Cromartie County but the law prohibite