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Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Festival brings in millions

DUBLIN, Ga. — Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone, but one Central Georgia city is still celebrating. Tourism officials say the events are pumping lots of green into the local economy.


Bill to ease restrictions on hospital business passes Georgia Senate

After a decade of trying, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has struck a deal with the Georgia Hospital Association to lift a state law that constrains its growth in Georgia.


Dublin school bus accident under investigation after students released from hospital

DUBLIN, Ga. — Georgia State Patrol is still investigating a Dublin school bus accident that sent more than a dozen high school soccer players to the hospital. The Laurens County community is still wrapping their heads around what happened.


Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

GUYTON, Ga. – Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty


Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday.


VERIFY: Did a Laurens County deputy assault a parent in front of their child?

MACON, Ga. — Earlier this week, a Laurens County woman posted on Facebook claiming a sheriff's deputy arrested her unlawfully after a disagreement with school officials. Then, the sheriff took to Facebook to defend his deputy, so we set out to VERIFY if the viral post is true.


Man steals Georgia ambulance with driver inside, gets caught robbing drug store

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in. Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. M


Dublin water park set to open Memorial Day Weekend

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – This summer, Laurens County residents will have a place to splish and splash. Right in the center of the Southern Pines Regional Park in Dublin is the new Southern Pines Water Park.


Georgia lawmakers closer to banning 'step therapy'

ATLANTA (WJBF) - Georgia lawmakers took another step toward banning “step therapy” Monday. That’s when your insurer can make you try older, outdated medications before the ones your doctor prescribes.


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


Oconee Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

OCONEE, GA — Time for your weekly weather report, as reported by Darksky. Rain starting in the evening. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Clear throughout the day. Clear throughout the day.


Bus overturns with Dublin girls soccer team inside

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A bus carrying the Dublin High School girls soccer team overturned Thursday, according to a Dublin City Schools Facebook post. It happened off Buckeye Road. The post says the team was traveling to a contest at Washington County.


Two arrested in triple murder

Two men have been arrested and charged in the deaths of three Chauncey residents. According to law enforcement reports, Ronnie Wayne Hackle, Jr., age 27, Mercedes Maelyn Hackle, age 17 and Bobbie Lynn Moore, age 22, had been missing from their Chauncey residence since Tuesday, March 12, after Moore’


Two Dublin businesses hit in GBI gambling raid

DUBLIN, Ga. — Multiple arrests are pending after two Dublin businesses were raided Monday by the GBI’s gambling unit and Dublin Police. According to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, two search warrants were executed this morning for violations of Georgia’s gambling laws.


GSP: 2 men killed in PIT maneuver to end Laurens County high-speed chase

DUBLIN, Ga. — Georgia State Patrol has identified the two men killed Friday in a high-speed chase on Interstate 16 in Laurens County. ORIGINAL STORY: High-speed chase on I-16 in Laurens County leaves two dead.


Dive team finds body of missing Cochran boater

COCHRAN, Ga. — The Bleckley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the body of a missing boater has been recovered. According to Chief Deputy Daniel Cape, the Georgia State Patrol dive team found 52-year-old Larry Morrison on Monday morning.


Oconee Legislators Vote In Favor Of Partisan Voting Machine Bill

Oconee County's three legislators in the Georgia General Assembly last week voted in favor of House Bill 316 that selects new voting machines and responds to allegations that voters last year were denied access, absentee ballots were not counted and vote tallies were incomplete.


Missing man found dead in Wilkinson County

The body of a 69-year-old Baldwin County man who had been reported missing last weekend was discovered Monday morning in neighboring Wilkinson County, authorities say. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Capt. Brad King, who heads the criminal investigations division, confirmed the missing man


Romello Height Keeping His Options Open

Dublin, Georgia athlete Romello Height played on both sides of the ball this past season. Defensively Romello plays defensive end but...


Sheriff: Ocmulgee boater found dead in Bleckley County

BLECKLEY COUNTY, Ga. -- A boater who was stranded and then went missing while on the Ocmulgee River last week was found dead after several days of searching. Bleckley County sheriff Kris Coody said 52-year-old Larry Timothy Morrison was found in the river downstream from where investigators believe