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Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Georgia Guidestones: A backroad curiosity with a mysterious origin

ELBERTON, Ga. — There’s a 40-year mystery in northeast Georgia that has some people asking this question: Why is there a Southern Stonehenge in the middle of a cow pasture?


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magdaleno Garcia Alonso offered cash to an IRS agent who audited his tax returns in 2015 and 2016 if she reduced the amount of money he ow


28 Georgia Middle School Students Hospitalized After Eating Candy on Valentine's Day

More than two dozen students at a middle school in Georgia were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after eating candy that left them feeling ill. The students, who attend Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, complained that they were feeling sick after eating candy and snacks at school on Thursday, accor


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Anderson man faces 30 years in prison after fatal shooting two years ago, Solicitor says

ANDERSON, SC (FOX CAROLINA) -- An Upstate man now faces 30 years in prison after being apprehended in Knoxville, Tennessee, following the fatal shooting of a victim in White City Park Bridge between Anderson and Pendleton, that took place two years ago officials released.


Columbia County Sheriff's investigator fired after DUI arrest

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office fired one of its investigators Monday. Staff Sgt. Michael Williamson, 46, was terminated after being arrested Saturday for driving under the influence in Elbert County.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Florida Georgia Line Shares Jason Aldean 'Can't Hide Red' Collaboration

Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album, Can't Say I Ain't Country, is out! The record, released on Friday, Feb. 15, includes the collaboration with Jason Aldean on "Can't Hide Red," which the guys shared to celebrate the release of their latest record.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation


28 Georgia students sickened by Valentine's Day candy and treats

ATLANTA (WTVD) -- Authorities in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after more than two dozen middle school students were sickened after eating Valentine's Day treats. Students at Sandtown Middle School in South Fulton County, Georgia, reported feeling ill after eating candy and snacks.


Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off in Henry County Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Stockbridge Elementary School, where students packed the gym to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.


Abbeville man faces domestic violence charge

Alexander Leon McBride, 30, of 1319 Watts Road, Abbeville was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree domestic violence. Greenwood police met with a woman Thursday at a Brown Avenue residence who had swelling, discoloration and a scratch mark on her face, according to a report. The woman tol


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. The new measure, introduced Thursday in the Georgia House, would give patients who are already allowed to possess low potency marijuana oil access to the product. It would close a loo


Sheriff: S Carolina man shoots dad who broke into his home

BELTON, S.C. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Anderson County, South Carolina, says a man kicked down the door of his son's Belton home and was shot. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports 67-year-old Woody Ray Duncan, of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, was arrested Monday night and charged with burglary. D


Abraham sizzles, Eagles annihilate Anderson 96-70

ANDERSON, S.C. — Malik Abraham sneaked into a wooden horse, emerged within the walls of the Abney Center and reigned down 3 after 3 on Anderson (13-11, 7-9 South Atlantic Conference) Wednesday night in the Electric City to power Carson-Newman (13-10, 6-9 SAC) to its first road win in two months.