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Gowen recognized as a hero

The City of Swainsboro recognized Dean Gowen, son of Jimmie and Ann Gowen of Folkston, Monday night, February 4, for his heroism in rescuing William Middlebrooks from an airplane crash. Gowen was on a nearby golf course when he saw the plane crash at Swainsboro airport. He pulled a golf cart up agai


Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


City of Folkston adopts Distilled Spirits Ordinance

The Council for the City of Folkston held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, January 14. During the meeting, Bruce Young was sworn into office by City Attorney J. Patrick Brooks. Young was the only candidate to qualify for the position left vacant due to the passing of Johnny Milton.


Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia. News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Charlton County Sheriff’s Office make multiple arrests

On January 18 at 8:45 p.m., Charlton County Deputy Doug Popp conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Georgia Highway 252 and Reynolds Road in Folkston. The purpose for the traffic stop was due to a vehicle weaving over the roadway. The vehicle, a 2001 silver Dodge Dakota, was driven by Tabit


Man sentenced for 1987 murder, conviction affirmed by Supreme Court of Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a news release from Houston District Attorney George Hartwig, Willie Winters’ 2016 murder conviction was unanimously affirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.


Drury earns Journeyman Lineman Certification

Brian Drury of Folkston joined Okefenoke REMC as an apprentice II lineworker in March of 2015, and works out of the co-op’s Hilliard office. After hours of bookwork, nearly four years of on-the-job training and laboratory testing, Drury is celebrating his completion of the Northwest Lineman College’


When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Is 'Real Anxious' to Find out Gender of Second Child

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, are eagerly awaiting their second child. The baby, due to arrive in August, will either be a little brother or sister to their daughter Olivia, who turned 1 in December – and Hubbard can't wait to find out which it will be.


Groups Sue Camden County, Spaceport Consultants For Witholding Public Safety Documents

Georgia Conservation Groups File Suit against County, Consultants for Withholding Key Documents. Group alleges Camden County Keeps Local Residents in the Dark about Spaceport Risks.


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


Flood watch expanded to more counties as heavy rain moves through

ATLANTA - Widespread rain that swept through north Georgia not only brought flooding across parts of the metro, but the region also saw thunder, lightning, hail and even sleet in the northern communities.


Guardians to replace officers in Nassau County elementary schools

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - Armed police officers will not be in elementary schools in Nassau County next year because of budget issues, Sheriff Bill Leeper said Tuesday. Instead, the schools will be staffed with armed school guardians. The Guardian Program was signed into law in Florida after the deadly


At Georgia hearing, Democrats demand fed oversight of elections

Stacey Abrams and other voting rights activists brought their case for far-reaching changes to Georgia’s electoral system to a U.S. House panel on Tuesday to probe allegations of suppression and intimidation in last year’s vote.


Tribe splits opening games with Brantley and Long

The Charlton County Indian baseball team opened up their season last Monday with a win over Brantley County, but the young Indian squad couldn’t keep the momentum up as they dropped the following game on Thursday at Long County.


Local teams ready for next round of high school basketball playoffs

The depth of basketball talent in the Coastal Empire has been evident as 14 teams are alive in the second round of the GHSA playoffs, while a pair of teams have advanced to the GISA Class 2A semifinals.


Sports, local and otherwise

Congratulations go out to Tommy Layden for placing fifth at the state wrestling meet that concluded in Macon last Saturday. The Indian baseball squad slit a pair of games last week to open the season defeating Brantley County before falling to Long County.


Six Flags Over Georgia holding job fair Saturday

AUSTELL, Ga. – Six Flags over Georgia is holding a job fair Saturday, February 23. The theme park will hold interviews for positions from entry-level to management roles. The park will hold on-the-spot interviews for positions in:


Bethune Maidens beat Hilliard twice, Camden

The Bethune Middle School Maiden softball team improved their record to 5-2 after posting two wins over Hilliard and adding another win over Camden Middle School. Last Monday, the Maidens scored five times in the top of the seventh inning to pull away from Hilliard and claim an 11-7 win over the Fla