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Area Births: Little Miss Thomas
Ashley Paige Thomas and Brian James Thomas of Griffin are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Louise-Faith Thomas. She was born Jan. 31, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.
Griffin Hammett of Loganville Has Been Accepted to the University of Evansville
EVANSVILLE, IN (02/21/2019)– Griffin Hammett of Loganville, GA (30052) has been accepted to the University of Evansville for enrollment in the Fall 2019 semester. Located in Evansville, Indiana, the University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university with over 80 majors and more than 100
South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing
Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.
Only one in 12 University of Georgia students is black. Why?
Why are African-American students still underrepresented at the University of Georgia? How do we change that?. Two guest columnists tackle that question today. Before retiring, Jerry Arkin was the University of Georgia Griffin Campus administrator and a UGA professor. Jack Bernard, a retired corpora
Henry County’s Most Wanted
McDONOUGH — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for fugitives on their Ten Most Wanted List. William Thomas Armstrong, 39, is wanted on felony aggravated stalking related to a Jan. 10, 2018 incident in McDonough, as well as misdemeanor failure to appear for a fingerprintable charge.
Lady Dogs lose playoff’s first round
The Thomson Lady Dogs’ season ended Friday in the first round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs. The Spaulding Lady Jaguars defeated Thomson 57-40 in Griffin. “We did well rebounding but once again, we can’t just win a game with 25 turnovers against a team of the Jags’ caliber,” said Thomson head coa
UPDATE: Body found in Henry County lake identified as missing grandfather
A body pulled from a Henry County lake Monday was identified as a missing grandfather with early-onset dementia who walked away from his home nearly two weeks ago. Timothy Russell Osborne, 58, was reported missing Feb. 6 after he slipped out of his Peeksville Road home in Locust Grove while his wife
Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home
JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.
Better Call Harry: Helicopter bill threatens family’s finances
DAWSONVILLE, GA (CBS46) After Better Call Harry helped save a Griffin family more than $24,000 on an air ambulance bill, he received a plea from a Dawsonville family. They owed the same air ambulance company more than $30,000 after insurance paid a portion of the bill to transport 7-year-old Luca fr
Winning lottery ticket sold in Locust Grove
LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Someone in Locust Grove could be $3 million richer if they come forward to claim their prize. Georgia Lottery officials say a lotto ticket worth 3.2 million was sold at the Publix on Highway 155 South.
Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course
MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.
GBI: Snacks that sent 28 middle school students to hospital contained THC
ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in a food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.
Popular radio host tased during traffic stop to sue city of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (CBS46) There's new developments in the case of an Atlanta radio host who was tased during a traffic stop and then later released. Qri Montague says she plans to sue the city of Atlanta.
Butts County Courthouse gets 'makeunder' for film production
The spotlight is about to shine on the Butts County Courthouse. While passersby might think the county is clearing out in preparation for upcoming renovations to the 1898 building, the courthouse is actually being prepped for a spot in a film production, according to county officials.
2 people helping stranded ambulance driver killed in crash
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Two people helping a stranded ambulance driver have been killed in a crash. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells the Macon Telegraph that 22-year-old Shemar Brooks and 21-year-old Zhaniesha Burnette were killed in the Tuesday evening crash.
Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County
ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.
Traxx murder suspect arrested in Clayton County
JONESBORO — Clayton County Police have arrested a man wanted in Henry County in connection with the fatal Traxx Nightclub shooting in December 2018. Monte Glover Jr. of Payne Drive in McDonough was in the Clayton County Jail Thursday charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, for w
Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.