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Coffee Co. residents demand safety improvements at railroad crossing
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - A second train crash at the same South Georgia railroad crossing has some residents shaken and demanding safety improvements. Trains traveling at high-speeds across an unarmed railroad crossing has community members in Coffee County on edge.
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
Delta Community Credit Union expands to allow Paulding and Douglas members
Delta Community Credit Union has expanded its field of membership to be able to serve more than 400,000 people living or working in Douglas, Paulding and Rockdale counties. With this expansion, membership in Delta Community is now open to residents of 14 metro Atlanta counties.
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
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.
Two Coffee County Men Arrested For Church Burglaries
Two men are charged with burglary after proactive local churchgoers caught the criminals red-handed. Coffee County deputies responded to a report of a burglary at Cornerstone Church off GA Hwy. 32.
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
Man charged in November Douglas fatal shooting
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - The Douglas Police Department charged one man with murder after a November shooting, according to the department’s Facebook page. Samuel Edward Jones, 29, was charged in the death of Terrance Daniel Gibson, 31.
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.
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.
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.
Missing Woman One of Two Bodies Found
DOUGLAS, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab has positively identified two bodies found in Coffee County on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 around 7 p.m. The victims were found off Deep Woods Road near Nicholls after receiving a call from an unidentified woman advising a home located at 500 De
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
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 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
Flood watch expanded to more counties as heavy rain moves through
ATLANTA - Widespread rain that swept through north Georgia not only brought flooding across parts of the metro, but the region also saw thunder, lightning, hail and even sleet in the northern communities.
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.
Meth ring busted in Ben Hill County
BEN HILL CO., GA (WALB) - Two men are behind bars in Fitzgerald and more arrests could be coming after Ben Hill County Sheriff’s deputies busted a meth ring, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office,
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.
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