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Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006, file photo, teacher Tara Grinstead is displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga. New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Jou

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-08-18 01:19:42

Ordeal in Cordele: Americus-Sumter loses a hard-fought, heartbreaking overtime game to Crisp County in Coach Larry Harold’s debut - Americus Times-Recorder

CORDELE – Friday night, August 17, was the dawning of a new era for Americus-Sumter High School Football as first-year coach Larry Harold led his Panthers across Lake Blackshear and into Cordele to take on the Cougars of Crisp County. It was a defensive struggle for most of the game. The game turned

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2018-08-18 04:56:55

After Coffee, Bacon next on Fitzgerald’s menu

“It feels like a long time,” said second-year head coach Tucker Pruitt. Yet at the same time, he said, it feels like practice began just yesterday.


Board votes to outsource substitute teachers

Finance Director Klinton Guess said that the reason for the move is because of stipulations from the Affordable Care Act and the contract with ESS would cost the school system anywhere from $10,000 to $21,000.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 14:00:00

“Beauty Matters:” The Citizens’ Art Gallery on display at city hall

The collection was initiated by then-Tifton City Council member Bob Ragsdale when The Myon was restored the first time, in 1987, according to Blackmarr.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

Judge rules evidence from Peacock's truck can be used in his murder trial

That testimony came during a Friday pre-trial hearing on motions filed by attorneys representing Peacock in his capital murder case. Peacock, 26, is accused of killing four men and a woman on May 15, 2016, at their 505 Rossman Road residence and then setting the house on fire. Each had been shot in

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-17 21:23:00

Tifton man arrested in Omega for Taco Bell break-in in Moultrie

According to an article from The Moultrie Observer, Kelvin Russell, 46, of Tifton, broke into the Taco Bell on Veteran’s Parkway North in Moultrie at approximately 3:30 a.m. to attack his ex-girlfriend, who was working at the time.


Robbers strike at 2 Flash Foods stores 9 miles apart

Just after 1:20 a.m., a black man dressed in all black held up the Flash Foods at 10136 Hawkinsville Road, across from Elberta Road, Warner Robins police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson said.

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 06:50:00

3 people charged, 2 more sought in drug operation

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Since the beginning of August, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team has been working an undercover drug operation at a house located at 820 Sixth St. S.E.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 23:14:00

Delta and Middle Georgia State University present partnership to pilot students - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

EASTMAN, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT ) – Delta Airlines is looking to hire over 8,000 pilots within the next few years.To help fill positions, Delta has partnered up with Middle Georgia State University’s pilot program to train students to work for Delta after graduation.- Advertisement -

41NBC.COM - 2018-08-16 14:41:02

Lanier man sentenced on meth charge

Wallace H. "Wally" Hendley, 55, of Lakeland was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison by senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, according to a justice department statement.


Hearings to begin Thursday in mass murder case

Attorneys defending Jeffrey Alan Peacock and prosecutors are set to argue defense motions in the case. Some 80 defense motions have been filed, and three days, including Friday and Aug. 24 if needed, have been set aside for Colquitt County Superior Court Judge James E. Hardy to hear attorneys from b


Judge denies motion to toss Peacock indictment

Peacock, who is accused of shooting five friends in the head with a shotgun and then setting their house on fire in 2016, is represented by two attorneys from that office.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 23:39:00

Suspicious person found during car fire investigation

MOULTRIE, Ga. — “Good fences make good neighbors,” wrote poet Robert Frost, but a taller fence may have made a better neighbor for one Colquitt County family Tuesday night.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 17:00:00

Ga. Peanut Commission seeks national nominee

Neil Lee of Bronwood, Ga., serves as the current alternate for the state of Georgia. The term for the current Georgia alternate expires Dec. 31, 2018.


Plan ahead for storm safety

An average of 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic during that time, bringing with them heavy rains, powerful winds and accompanying floods and tornadoes.


Congo native visits UGA through Mandella Fellowship

Greg Fonsah, left, a University of Georgia Tifton campus professor, will lead Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow visiting UGA-Tifton from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in banana research. Akonkwa is taking part in Fonsah’s research through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leade


Police: Man broke into restaurant to confront ex-girlfriend

The suspect, Kelvin Russell, had argued with employee Dianna Johnson in the day, Moultrie Police Department Sgt. Vernon Nobles said.


Cordele technical college to host trade job fair

Jobs available range from crew leaders, formulators, LPNs, RNs, customer service, assembly operators and many more. Participating employers include but are not limited to Helena Chemical, Innovative Senior Solutions, Crisp Regional Hospital, All State Truck Stop, Flex-Tec, Inc., Goldens Foundry, Res


Man, teen charged with marijuana

The driver, identified as Shanquille Walker, failed to maintain lane, leading to the traffic stop, said Sgt. Channing McDowell of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team.