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$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


City of Homeland hires two officers

The Council for the City of Homeland held a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 11. During the meeting Homeland Police Chief Brad Todd recommended to hire Scott Woodman and Wyatt Garvin as part time officers. After brief discussion, a motion was made and unanimously approved to hire the offi


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


'The Magnet Angler' reels in mortar from Georgia creek

FOLKSTON, Ga. - A Georgia man got quite the catch while fishing in Folkston Creek. Andrew Glisson, a fisherman who uses a magnet instead of a hook, thought he was reeling in a heavy boat anchor on Wednesday. Turns out, it was a mortar.


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Commissioners hear concerns from several citizens regarding event

The Charlton County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m. During the meeting, Folkston Police Chief Wesley Green spoke to the commissioners concerning the annual Easter event, which is held at Chatham Mobley Park.


Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.


DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns after meeting with Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A shake-up in the Trump administration Sunday as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Nielsen is leaving after a meeting with her at the White House Sunday afternoon.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.


With five months until the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, UGA needs more citizen scientists

As bees emerge from their nests this spring, have you ever wondered just how many there are out there?. If so, you are not alone. University of Georgia entomologists are recruiting an army of citizen scientists to help count Georgia’s pollinators this August.


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Civil suit filed in police shooting death

WOODBINE — A civil lawsuit has been filed against the city of Kingsland and one of its former police officers facing criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man last year.


Joleen Cummings' mother says she's praying for 'justice to be served'

YULEE, Fla. - The case against Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with murder in the disappearance of her former co-worker, went before a judge yet again Tuesday morning. Though Kessler was not in court, her attorney said his office is still awaiting the results of a psychiatric evaluation, which s


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Camden County

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Camden County, Ga. during Friday afternoon storms. The NWS says an EF-0 tornado touched down near Georgia Highway 40W around 12:06 p.m.


Fuel from gas station causes car to break down, couple says

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - There's a consumer alert in Nassau County, where a Fernandina Beach couple said fuel from a gas station caused their car to break down. Alan Rossmeissl said he went to the Flash Foods gas station on South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach on March 30. Just minutes after fill