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Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares many who have long called U.S. home

Border-crossers aren't the only targets. Thousands of illegal immigrants with deep roots in their adopted communities are being locked up and separated from their families. And as Morena Vasquez's experience shows, the impact can be devastating. By MICA ROSENBERG and READE LEVINSON Filed June 20, 20

REUTERS - 2018-06-20 15:18:00

Help Wanted Ad Goes Unanswered

The county has been advertising to find two people to work with the county road department but there have been few, if any, takers.

JDLEDGER.COM - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

Big Businesses: Large retailers, distribution centers some of the largest private employers

Editors note: The SunLight Project team — representing newspapers in Valdosta, Thomasville, Moultrie, Dalton, Tifton, Milledgeville, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla. — took a look at a few of the largest private sector employers in each of the papers’ coverage areas. Part I was published June 17.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-21 16:00:00

Man drowns in Turner County pond

The man has two listed names: Alex Rivera, date of birth 1-26-97 and Domingo Velasquez Perez, with a DOB 5-1-88.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Truck hits, kills 2 children at mudding event in Georgia

The Georgia State Patrol says a driver lost control of his truck at a mudding event and fatally struck a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the children were killed in the incident Saturday at the South Creek Mud Boggin' in Milledgeville and pronounced dead at the


Drowning victim may be from Colquitt County

The man has two listed names: Alex Rivera, date of birth 1-26-97, and Domingo Velasquez Perez, with a DOB 5-1-88.


Ghost hunters investigate Ashburn’s Crime and Punishment Museum

Roger Taylor, John Richard, Rick Bilodeau and Jasmine Mielle brought cameras, phones, and a “spirit box” to the Crime and Punishment Museum in Ashburn.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 14:00:00

HGTV’s Scott scheduled to be here Saturday for ‘town hall’ conversation

Scott and his production company are to be at Blackshear City Hall for a “town hall” meeting with area residents to discuss energy, energy technology, the generation and cost of energy, and how it affects personal livelihoods here in the Waycross/Blackshear area, particularly farmers, according to p

BLACKSHEAR TIMES - 2018-06-19 20:16:00

Alma Police investigate shots fired into home

Sunday morning, June 17, Alma Police responded to a shooting in the 200 block of East 10th Street.


GMA to host Wiregrass Freedom Festival June 30

TIFTON — Break out the red, white, and blue on June 30 when visitors will celebrate their patriotic pride at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.


Tift County Sheriff’s Office holds Coffee with a Cop

TIFTON, Ga. — Residents will have the opportunity to talk with Tift County Sheriff’s Office personnel at Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at Starbucks, according to a press release from the TCSO.“Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions an

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-20 17:00:00

Commissioners weigh $26.5 million budget

“We were one of the first counties they came to…and they had no track record to show,” said Carter. “Right now, the majority of our region is being served by Grady.”

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-06-20 12:00:00

Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S.

OCILLA, Georgia (Reuters) - Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

WHTC.COM - 2018-06-20 16:19:00

FREE snow cones in the City Park Thursday

Come beat the heat on the first day of summer with a free snow cone. Snow Cones will be available for free from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, at the Blackshear City Park.

BLACKSHEAR TIMES - 2018-06-19 20:14:00

City of Tifton holds Family Fun Day for its employees

Lunch consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage dogs, prepared by members of the Tifton Fire Department.


Suspected migrant worker drowns in Turner County

Deputy Coroner Jim Lumpkin said the body has tentatively been identified. The victim is known by two names: Alex Rivera, born Jan. 26, 1997, and Domingo Velasquez Perez, who has a May 1, 1988 birthdate.


Highway 133 from Moultrie to Berlin almost complete

It is one of 10 segments Georgia DOT plans to widen and reconstruct from the Lowndes-Brooks County line to Dougherty County. The first two were completed in 2016. Next to finish this summer will be 9.63 miles from Old Quitman Adel Road in Brooks County to County Road 256 in Colquitt County. Old Quit


Omega police seize drugs, cash after traffic stop

During the traffic stop, the officer found 55 Adderall pills, 26 Percoset pills, 2 Roxy pills and a crystal meth rock.


Brewton-Parker Head Men's Soccer Coach Matt Payne Leaves For North Carolina

Mount Vernon, GA--CoachMatt Paynehas accepted another head coaching position and will be leaving Brewton-Parker at the end of the month. Along with coaching the men's soccer team, Coach Payne was also an Associate Athletic Director and helped with operations.


Big Businesses: A look at the largest private sector employers

TIFTON — Kindall Keyek grew up in Orlando, Fla., and spent a fair amount of time around amusement parks.