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2 charged with drug distribution

Police recovered suspected marijuana that they say was packaged for sale, as well as a larger bag of the substance and nearly $1,000 after a Georgia State Patrol trooper spotted the items in a large plastic container in the floorboard during a Friday night road check at Dunn Road and Highway 111. Ja

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-23 02:41:00

South Main St. store robbed - 3rd time since Jan. 2017

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Wednesday night armed robbery at a South Main Street convenience store was the third hold up at that location in a little more than a year. At about 9:36 p.m. two armed men entered the 3025 S. Main St. U.S. Food Store, according to police. "They were dressed in all black, had shirt

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-23 02:48:00

Chickens go wild at Fitzgerald festival

FITZGERALD - When life was groovy, Burmese chickens settled in the Colony City. What attracted them, no one knows, but the City of Fitzgerald has hosted the vibrant game bird since they landed there in the 60s. Originally, the birds were released at the Ocmulgee River, more than 70 miles away, to be


Two arrests made in home invasion

TIFTON - Two suspects were arrested and one is still sought in connection with a home invasion on Mar. 14. According to a report from the Tifton Police Department, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of Oak Forest Lane. One of the


Replica depot displays neighbors' impressive collection of train memorabilia

Helicopter pilots usually don't have difficulty finding work. They can get jobs in everything from medical transport to law enforcement. They are hired for gigs in the timber and oil industries. A career in helicopter aviation is an open field. But not the field Kyle Collins prepared to fly over thi

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-24 20:15:00

Sheriff's office seeking registered sex offender

TIFTON - Tift County Sheriff's Office and The Department of Community Supervision Tifton Office is currently seeking Richard Carl Bryant, a registered sex offender, convicted of the offense of sexual battery on a child, according to a press release. Bryant is currently on parole and as a condition o


Over 1,500 Attend 2018 Wiregrass Artists Guild's Children Art Festival

More than 1,500 people, including hundreds of children, attended this year's Wiregrass Artists Guild Children's Art Festival, which was held this past Saturday, March 10. The annual event serves as the Guild's yearly celebration of art in the Douglas and Coffee County community and will be followed

DOUGLASENTERPRISE.NET - 2018-03-23 18:26:20

City of Tifton reimburses utility customers for payment fees

TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - The City of Tifton is reimbursing some utility customers, after they where charged a fee to pay their bill. Utility customers in Tifton where charged a 95-cent fee while making payments online. The city noticed the fees about a month ago, and it's not the city, but the processin


Dorman takes up mantle as CEO of Tift Regional Health Systems

TIFTON - When his daughter Lenore was born in November 2012, Chris Dorman knew he had to make a change. Dorman was working for Community Health Systems, one of the largest operators of acute care hospitals in the country. The longer he was there, the more projects he had become involved with. On the


Police ID suspect in non-fatal shooting

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie man shot in the chest on Tuesday evening drove himself to the hospital and was able to identify his assailant, who is being sought by police. Leeroy Sheppard, 35, told Moultrie police that he was shot by a man with whom he had recently had an issue. He was in a 2004 Ford E


Ty Ty pastor running for U.S. President

TIFTON - The next President of the United States could be from Tift County. The Reverend Samuel Lee Pridgon of Ty Ty is running for the office of President in the 2020 election. Pridgon, 50, officially filed with the Federal Election Committee on Oct. 24, 2017 and is getting his campaign underway. P


Suspects charged in 2 shoplifting incidents

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two shoplifting cases were among the investigations that led to arrests for law enforcement officers on Monday. At about 2:12 p.m. Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway, reported having a shoplifter in custody who had no identification on him. When police arrived they learned that the suspe


Pink Heals raising money to paint fire truck

TIFTON - Pink Heals Tifton/Tift County has received their first fire truck. The fire engine, which arrived on Sunday, Mar. 11, was donated to PHTTCO by the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. "It was a long process, which started back in November," said PHTTCO president Austin Martin. "I worked direc


Work Begins On Splash Pad

Work began Monday on the City of Hazlehurst Splash Pad being built behind the old football field on the Baxley Highway. The splash pad is one of several improvements planned for the site, including building two soccer fields for the Jeff Davis Recreation Department's growing soccer program and erect


Georgia State Patrol trooper remembered as 'Rising Star'

The Georgia State Patrol Trooper who was killed in a wreck in Crisp County on Monday has left fond behind memories for those closest to him. Tyler Parker died Monday afternoon after his personal truck wrecked along Arabi Warwick Road in Crisp County. First responders believe Parker's truck hydroplan


Police arrest suspect in March 4 fight

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie woman who is a suspect in a March 4 fight in which her opponent received a cut to the shoulder was taken into custody on Sunday. Tanika Twon Hightower, 35, 618 Fourth Court N.W., was charged with aggravated assault on an arrest warrant taken the day after the incident at 2


1 dies in weekend pedestrian-involved accident in Ashburn

1 person died in an accident over the weekend on Pate Avenue in Ashburn. (Source: WALB) ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Ashburn police said one person died Saturday in a pedestrian-involved accident. According to Turner County Coroner Edgar Perry, Delmar Hall, 48, died due to massive bodily trauma Saturday ni


Some Harveys grocery stores are closing in Middle Georgia. Is your store on the list? | The Telegraph

Three Harveys grocery stores in Middle Georgia are on the list of 94 underperforming stores its parent company expects to close. Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers announced late Thursday it voluntarily agreed to a court-supervised restructuring agreement to save $500 million, it will


Milan, Turin discussing possible 2026 Olympic bid with CONI

Milan and Turin are in discussions with the Italian Olympic Committee about a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Games. Turin Mayor Chiara Appendino sent a letter of interest to CONI on Sunday despite divisions in her own party, the populist 5-Star Movement, on a candidacy. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala m


The Apothecary holds grand re-opening

Pictured center cutting the ribbon is owner Julie Gay, along with family, staff, Doerun city officials and community friends.Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce DOERUN, Ga. - The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce recently held a grand re-opening ribbon cutting for The Apothecary