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Arrests made by police, deputies

Travis Johnson, age 28, of Eastman, was arrested for simple battery. Timothy Poole, age 22, of Eastman, was arrested for a probation violation. Andrew Benjamin, Jr., age 24, of Rochelle, was arrested for a bench warrant.


Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.


Dodge Co. courthouse closed due to pigeon poop

EASTMAN, Ga. — It all started with some bad smells in the Dodge County courthouse. Now, several county departments are moving out due to problems with pigeon droppings. County manager Spencer Barron says people started noticing the smell a couple weeks back and they traced to it to the attic of the


Police searching for missing and endangered runaway from Georgia

The Brunswick Police Department asked the community for help in locating a missing and endangered runaway. Alyssa Paige was last seen near the downtown Brunswick area on Friday.


Dodge County courthouse shuts down because of pigeon droppings

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. — People were surprised to find the courthouse doors locked during business hours. Dodge County Manager Spencer Barron says it's because of what they found in the attic.


Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US

A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.


Only 20 students qualified for the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. One is from Columbus.

A Muscogee County School District student is among 20 in the state who have earned the right to compete in the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. Ryan Tadiparthi, a fifth-grader at Reese Road Leadership Academy, qualified for the state bee by finishing as the runner-up at the Region 6 bee Saturday at Fort V


One person is dead after chain-reaction crashes on I-75 near Perry

One person is dead after a series of chain-reaction crashes along northbound Interstate 75 near Perry early Friday, authorities say. Details were sketchy with the GSP working all four crashes along a northbound stretch of I-75 from Exit 136 at Sam Nunn Boulevard to Exit 134 at South Perry Parkway.


Two local students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/22/2019)– The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.


This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O‘Keefe paintings at risk

The Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses some 140 oil paintings by the iconic American artist, along with thousands of additional works from O'Keefe's prolific career. But the oil paintings have been developing tiny pin-sized blisters, almost like acne, for decades. Conservationist


7 charged in drug bust near Warner Robins High School

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Seven people were arrested after a drug bust down the street from Warner Robins High on Thursday. According to Jennifer Parson with Warner Robins Police, officers with the narcotics unit and a SWAT team served a warrant on a home in the 800-block of Crestwood Terrace.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


South Georgia has Oscar ties

VALDOSTA — South Georgia has a double tie to the Oscars. Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire


Two Killed Helping Stranded Ambulance in Georgia

COCHRAN, Ga. (11Alive) — Two people from Macon have been identified as the people killed in an accident on I-16E in Bleckley County Tuesday night. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when an ambulance pulled over on the side of the road afte


One year after shocking homicide, witnesses share experiences from night at Barberitos

Warner Robins, GA — Nineteen-year-old Ansley Cochran was in her third month of her first job when someone came in the unlocked back door of at Barberitos just after 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday in January 2018.


Dublin HS student chefs hope their signature dish takes 1st place

DUBLIN, Ga. — Dublin High School's cooking team heats up the kitchen in hopes that their buffalo chicken wrap will win big. It'll be Shamequa Ervin's first time competing at the state competition.


GBI: Hawkinsville argument leads to fatal shooting

HAWKINSVILLE, GA (WALB) - On Friday, February 15, 2019, a man was shot to death in Hawkinsville, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office to investigate.


The Latest: Smollett quiet after posting bond, leaving jail

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond. Smollett walked out of the Cook County jail in Chicago on Thursday about two hours after a hearing in which the judge set his bond at $100,000.


UPDATE | Two friends killed on I-16E while helping stranded ambulance driver

COCHRAN, Ga. — Two people from Macon have been identified as the people killed in an accident on I-16E in Bleckley County Tuesday night. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when an ambulance pulled over on the side of the road after running


Shooter identified in deadly shooting in Hawkinsville, still under investigation

HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- The Eastman GBI office is helping Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office investigate a shooting that happened on Friday, February 15th. According to a GBI news release, the shooting occurred around at 6:18 pm outside of Henry Way Apartments.