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Police, deputies make arrests
Eastman Police Department reported the following arrests for November 21, 2018 through December 11, 2018. Stephanie Louise Allison, age 41, of Eastman, was arrested for burglary- 2nd degree (felony), criminal trespass, criminal damage to property – 2nd degree, and theft by taking.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
Officials: Boston murder suspect arrested in Georgia
HAMPTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Clayton County Police have arrested a man suspected of two murders in Boston. Officials say the initial incident happened in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on June 30, 2018. Police were called to the scene and found two men dead from gunshot wounds.
Georgia teacher admits to biting teen girl’s butt while in pool: offered cop $200 bribe
Jonathan William Herbert a Dacula, Georgia, Gwinnett County middle school teacher reaches plea deal after biting 14 year old girl’s butt in swimming pool. A former Gwinnett County middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to biting a 14-year-old teenage girl’s butt as she played water volleyball duri
JUST IN: Georgia AG Carr touts Obamacare ruling in suit Georgia helped bring
Reaction in Georgia was swift to a ruling Friday night from a federal judge in Texas striking down the entire Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Chris Carr, Georgia’s attorney general, said the ruling was just what he and other Republican leaders had argued, when Carr in February added Ge
Dublin Man Gets 20 Years For Spearheading Pimping Ring
MACON, Ga – A Dublin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and 5 years supervised release for spearheading an organized interstate pimping ring. According to Charles Peeler, the United State Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 39 year old Jesse Lee Hall plead guilty in May to several
Man shot to death after forcing his way into home in McRae
A man died during a home invasion in McRae on overnight on Sunday. A GBI news release says the call came in just after midnight about a home invasion and shooting on Bowen Street in McRae-Helena located in Telfair County.
TRAFFIC ALERT: 18 wheeler overturned traveling north of I-75
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office delays are to be expected this morning traveling through Monroe County. At about 5:00 a.m., an 18 Wheeler traveling north on I-75 near MM 179 overturned.
Dublin man sentenced to 20 years in prison for running pimping ring
A 39-year-old Dublin man is headed to prison for pimping out women he met on Backpage.com. According to the US Department of Justice, Jesse Lee Hall Jr. pleaded guilty back in May to the seven charges – five counts of transportation for illegal sexual activity, one count of conspiracy to commit sex
GBI: Home invader shot, killed in Telfair Co.
TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agents found a 28-year-old man dead "from apparent gunshot wounds" inside of a home on Bowen St. in McRae on Monday.
Bell makes history in Dublin performance
On Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, 11-year-old Yi’zhariah Bell made history by being the first African American to play the leading role of Clara in Dublin Theatre’s Nutcracker. She is a 5th grade student at Swainsboro Elementary School in Ms. Rachel Burkeholder’s homeroom class and an
Two arrested for kidnapping, child molestation in Laurens County
DUBLIN, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A man and woman are facing child molestation charges, accused of lying about a school field trip to lure a child in Laurens County. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Robert Lee Hall of Sandersville and Latora Marie Roundtree of Dublin. Both are
Morris State expands in southeastern Ga. with FMB acquisition
Morris State Bancshares in Dublin, Ga., has agreed to buy FMB Equibanc in Statesboro, Ga. Morris State said in a press release Wednesday that it will pay $23.6 million for FMB. The purchase, which is expected to close in the second quarter, allows Morris to enter Bulloch County in southeastern Georg
Georgia man convicted of killing man who tried to be mentor
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been convicted of killing a man who tried to serve as a mentor. The Macon Telegraph reported a jury in Perry convicted 25-year-old Daniel Maurice Thomas of Warner Robbins of murder and aggravated assault.
Trucker says he was ‘wrongfully’ stopped and arrested by Georgia troopers
The driver claims the troopers tried to delete this cell phone footage after he was arrested. A truck driver says his dash cam video and cell phone footage proves he was wrongfully stopped and arrested after an encounter with two Georgia troopers.
Georgia man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia St
Owner & customers plead guilty to food stamp fraud in South Georgia
A former grocery store owner in southern Georgia plead guilty to food stamp fraud. The former co-owner of a Donalsonville, Georgia grocery store, along with ten other customers, have pled guilty to charges related to defrauding the federal food stamp program, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the Unite
Telfair Co. home 'complete loss' after fire, sheriff asks for community's help
TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. -- Telfair County sheriff Chris Steverson hopes to bring the community together after a devastating fire took one family's home just weeks before Christmas.
Dublin students pen rap songs to learn different styles of writing
DUBLIN, Ga. — Kids in Dublin are taking the music they hear on the radio and turning it into their own in the name of education. Students in Heather Sumner's fourth grade English class at Hillcrest Elementary are getting the chance to write their own music with the goal of understanding different st
Georgia officer shot, killed during traffic stop, K-9 critically wounded, police say
A police officer in DeKalb County, Georgia, was fatally shot during a traffic stop Thursday, officials said. The deadly incident occurred after authorities attempted to stop a vehicle, whose operator drove off, police told Fox 5 Atlanta. A foot pursuit ultimately ensued, following which both an offi