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He Came For One Year, Stayed Here 53
When Dr. Sidney Johnson hangs up his stethoscope, takes down his shingle, and closes his office on December 18, he’ll end his medical practice that began in Hazlehurst more than five decades ago.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
Chaneys Have Dreams For Downtown Hazlehurst
Solving the mystery of how to draw people and businesses to downtown Hazlehurst after its heyday, one that seems to have peaked in the 1990s, has proven elusive. Until now, that is. That quandary may well be answered by a new generation of local visionaries who are seeking to preserve the old archit
Georgia teacher admits to biting teen girl’s butt while in pool: offered cop $200 bribe
Jonathan William Herbert a Dacula, Georgia, Gwinnett County middle school teacher reaches plea deal after biting 14 year old girl’s butt in swimming pool. A former Gwinnett County middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to biting a 14-year-old teenage girl’s butt as she played water volleyball duri
Officials: Boston murder suspect arrested in Georgia
HAMPTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Clayton County Police have arrested a man suspected of two murders in Boston. Officials say the initial incident happened in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on June 30, 2018. Police were called to the scene and found two men dead from gunshot wounds.
Evelyn Simmons Named Parade Grand Marshall
Evelyn Simmons of Hazlehurst, known as the woman who started Peaches to Beaches while she served on the Jeff Davis County Board of Tourism, has been chosen as the 2018 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal by the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce. The parade will be held Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
A judge struck down Obamacare nationwide. Here's how it could affect Georgia:
ATLANTA - A Texas judge on Friday evening struck down the entire Affordable Care Act nationwide. If the ruling is upheld, it will impact far more than the half-million Georgians who have an insurance plan through the health care exchange, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
GBI: Home invader shot, killed in Telfair Co.
TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agents found a 28-year-old man dead "from apparent gunshot wounds" inside of a home on Bowen St. in McRae on Monday.
Arrest made in Coffee Co. shooting
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that occurred earlier this month in the Oak Park community.
Man shot to death after forcing his way into home in McRae
A man died during a home invasion in McRae on overnight on Sunday. A GBI news release says the call came in just after midnight about a home invasion and shooting on Bowen Street in McRae-Helena located in Telfair County.
TRAFFIC ALERT: 18 wheeler overturned traveling north of I-75
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office delays are to be expected this morning traveling through Monroe County. At about 5:00 a.m., an 18 Wheeler traveling north on I-75 near MM 179 overturned.
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Wrote a Cookbook That Pays Tribute to Her Southern Baptist Roots
Jennifer Nettles wants you to learn how to cook like her!. The Sugarland singer and her mom Carla Temple teamed up to write a family-friendly cookbook entitled Sweet, Savory & Simple, that was inspired by her Southern roots. Growing up in Douglas, Georgia, one of Nettles’ biggest influences througho
Jackets Win Two, Drop One
Jeff Davis High’s boys won a pair of Region 2-AA games last week, rolling over Toombs County 85-59 Tuesday in Lyons and getting a big win over ranked Metter Friday in Hazlehurst 78-70. Saturday, the Jackets traveled to the Atlanta Area and played well against a strong team from South Paulding in a b
Georgia man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia St
Georgia vs. Texas: Sugar Bowl preview, betting trends, prediction
No. 5 Georgia meets No. 15 Texas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in the Louisiana Superdome in a matchup of blue-blood programs looking to take the next step in 2019. Georgia (11-2) missed out on the College Football Playoff after a loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game, but the Bulldogs can use
School To Join USA High School Clay Target League
Members of the Jeff Davis County Board of Education want to arm students ….. in a safe, responsible manner through participation in the USA High School Clay Target League. At Monday night’s board meeting, the proposal of establishing a clay target team at Jeff Davis High School was suggested by Boar
BREAKING: Officer and K9 Shot In Georgia
A police officer and K9 have been shot in DeKalb County. DeKalb County, GA - A DeKalb county officer and a police K9 were shot Thursday evening. The incident started as a traffic stop on Candler Rd, according to WSB-TV.
Telfair Co. home 'complete loss' after fire, sheriff asks for community's help
TELFAIR COUNTY, Ga. -- Telfair County sheriff Chris Steverson hopes to bring the community together after a devastating fire took one family's home just weeks before Christmas.
Georgia: 6 UGA Annual Ag Forecast Meetings, Jan. 22-Feb. 1
Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. The annual meetings allow UGA agricultural economists to address Georgia’s far
Toombs County man, woman jailed on manufacturing marijuana charges
TOOMBS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Two Toombs County residents are behind bars after an investigation into manufacturing marijuana. According to Toombs County Sheriff Alvie Kight, the sheriff’s office and the Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office conducted an investigation into 41-year-old Isauro Lo