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High school basketball playoffs: North Hall girls topped by Hart County, 73-66, in second round of state

Grace Hollifield scored 18 points to lead four North Hall scorers in double figures as it lost to Hart County 73-66 in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs Wednesday in Hartwell.


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Truck dangling off side of bridge over Lake Hartwell after deadly crash

ANDERSON, S.C. — A person is dead after a crash between a car and an 18-wheeler near the border between Georgia and South Carolina, according to reports. NBC affiliate WYFF in Greenville reports the crash happened around 4:30 on Highway 24, over Lake Hartwell.


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.


'She's my hero': Pistol-packing Georgia great-grandma fires shots at burglar

JACKSON Co., Ga. (WDBJ7) -- A Georgia great-grandmother used her pistol to fend off a home intruder. Gwendolyn Agard, 79, of Jackson County Georgia always said, "Don't ever let anybody come in and run you out of your own house."


SLED: Former Oconee Co. employee used public funds for her personal use, now charged with embezzlement

SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced Thursday that a former Oconee County employee was arrested after an investigation into embezzlement.


GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hart Co. denies Jefferson region title in fourth meeting this year between teams

Unfortunately for Jefferson, the fourth time was the charm for Hart County.The Bulldogs (21-6) topped the Dragons 68-64 in the girls’ Region 8-AAA championship Saturday in Hartwell after Jefferson won the first three meetings between the teams this season.


Athens man dies days after being sentenced to life in prison

A prisoner at the Clarke County Jail died Wednesday, less than a week after he was sentenced to life in prison for a 2017 home invasion in which he shot a woman in the head. George Frederick Jones, 48, of Norwood Circle was found Wednesday morning unresponsive in his cell by a deputy after an inmate


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


GBI dismantles Cuban drug trafficking operation in four Georgia counties

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke Counties relating to an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrants were the culmination of a two year long investiga


Three Georgia residents tied to theft here

Three Georgia residents arrested on theft charges early Wednesday near Uniontown have been tied to the theft of a cash register from a Seymour motel, police report. Askari Greer, 27, and Tamecia James, 23, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacobey Nelson, 23, of Forest Park, Georgia, face potential char


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.


'Turn around, don't drown!' Flooding washes out roads in north Georgia

NORTH GEORGIA - Flooding across north Georgia is snarling traffic and affecting some schools and after-school activities. A Flood Watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday for parts of north Georgia for an inch of additional rainfall.


Dispatch: Tree crashes into Anderson Co. home

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Nobody was hurt Thursday evening after a tree crashed into a home. Anderson County dispatchers tell FOX Carolina the call came in just before 10 p.m. According to them, all occupants at the home on Ashley Avenue escaped injury.


The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals

When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.


Georgia leaders rally around Ralston amid threat of revolt

The silence at the statehouse over House Speaker David Ralston’s future is over. And the Republican has the threat of a revolt among rank-and-file members to thank for it. As news of state Rep. David Clark’s resolution calling on Ralston to resign his position ricocheted around the Capitol, a string


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.


Deputies: Man reportedly pulls handgun at Anderson business, then detained in Olive Garden parking lot

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to an Olive Garden in Anderson County, Friday. The call came in just after 3 p.m. Deputies say that a person reportedly pulled a handgun at the Harley Davidson store across the street, they detained the suspect in


Dozens of college police chiefs attend conference in South Georgia

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of police chiefs from colleges and universities across the state came to Crisp County for a conference Thursday. It's the 11th year of university police chiefs learning new methods and techniques.


Portion of US 123 closed in Oconee County after water main break washed away part of roadway

WESTMINSTER , SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County Emergency Services said a section of US 123 is closed in Westminster Thursday after the roadway was washed out. Officials said a water main broke past Tabor Road and eroded part of the asphalt.