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JDMS Blue improves to 3-0
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Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US
A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.
Reviving My Dashed Dream — By Tommy Purser
I received in the mail last week a magazine from Toccoa entitled “Living on Main Street — A Visitor’s Guide To Main Street Toccoa.” One of the first things you see is a group of some 100 people behind a banner for Main Street Toccoa.
This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O‘Keefe paintings at risk
The Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses some 140 oil paintings by the iconic American artist, along with thousands of additional works from O'Keefe's prolific career. But the oil paintings have been developing tiny pin-sized blisters, almost like acne, for decades. Conservationist
Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman
LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.
JD Forward Leadership Academy Begins
The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce kicked off the JD Forward Leadership Academy last month with a team building and leadership retreat facilitated by Georgia EMC. The JD Forward Class of 2019 participants are Daniel Alejo (Arising Industries), Doug Alexander (Jeff Davis Middle School), Ro
Argument turns into deadly shooting in Vidalia
VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) - Vidalia Police were called to a shooting at the Huddle House on E. First St. in the early morning hours on Saturday. Police say what started as an argument turned deadly when Zeary Devontae Davis, 25, opened fire on a car that was exiting the parking lot. The driver of the vehic
Only 20 students qualified for the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. One is from Columbus.
A Muscogee County School District student is among 20 in the state who have earned the right to compete in the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. Ryan Tadiparthi, a fifth-grader at Reese Road Leadership Academy, qualified for the state bee by finishing as the runner-up at the Region 6 bee Saturday at Fort V
Police won’t be filing charges in deadly Douglas shooting
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - The Douglas Police Department (DPD) has said it will not be filing any charges after a deadly shooting on Feb. 6, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
Police searching for missing and endangered runaway from Georgia
The Brunswick Police Department asked the community for help in locating a missing and endangered runaway. Alyssa Paige was last seen near the downtown Brunswick area on Friday.
Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks
STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.
South Georgia has Oscar ties
VALDOSTA — South Georgia has a double tie to the Oscars. Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire
Two local students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, GA (02/22/2019)– The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.
Lady Eagles advance to Final 4
The second round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs was a battle of the Eagles as David Emanuel and Grace Christian Academy squared off Friday, February 15, at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. The game came down to the wire as only 3 points separated the contenders. Ultimately, DEA edged
Kiwanians hear about financials from Edward Jones consultant
The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club held a meeting February 5 at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 20 members were joined by four guests: Windy Ward, Micki Gaudry, Brad Owen, and Randy Sparks, who was on hand to present the evening’s program.
EGSC professor helps VHA chess team to victory
Recently, one of Vidalia Heritage Academy’s high school scholastic chess teams won the 2019 GICAA High School Chess State Championship. VHA entered two high school chess teams, and both ended up making it to the championship rounds with one team making it to the final round.
Coffee Co. residents demand safety improvements at railroad crossing
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - A second train crash at the same South Georgia railroad crossing has some residents shaken and demanding safety improvements. Trains traveling at high-speeds across an unarmed railroad crossing has community members in Coffee County on edge.
Maze teaches Toombs Co. students the cosequences of bad decisions
TOOMBS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) -Organizations in Toombs County are coming together this week to offer students a chance to get some important life lessons and learn how one mistake can change their life.
Haynes named to Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker
Dominique Haynes qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, Georgia, for the Fall 2018 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, Vice President for Academic Services. Qualifying students were enrolled in 12 or more hours and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better.
Jackets off to 3-0 start
Jeff Davis High’s baseball team got off to an eye-opening start on the 2019 season, as the Class 2A Jackets blanked Class 3A Appling County 10-0 in five innings last Thursday in Baxley behind a no-hitter by Garrison Miles, and took a pair of wins over Class 5A powerhouses Jones County and Wayne Coun