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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.


Jackson native serving aboard guided-missile cruiser in Hawaii

PEARL HARBOR — A Jackson native and 2013 Jackson High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser, USS Port Royal. Ensign Samuel Di Rito has served in the Navy for one year and is a U.S. Navy surface warfare officer aboard guided-missile cruiser operating out of Pea


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


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.


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.


Prison guard charged with sexual contact with inmate

Another guard at the Burruss prison has been charged with having sexual contact with an inmate. Lajay Chambliss, 38, of Jackson, is accused of being a law enforcement officer having sexual contact with a person in custody between March 1 and April 30, 2018 at the Burruss prison.


“Leaving Neverland” Director Speaks On Graphic Content & Michael Jackson’s Death

Some say let the dead rest. Others say that truth will always come to the light. Leaving Neverland‘s first trailer dropped earlier this week reviving questions about its filmmaker’s intentions. The documentary’s director, Dan Reed, recently gave an interview in anticipation of these concerns. He dis


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.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


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.


State senator introduces bill for state control of Hartsfield-Jackson

State Sen. Burt Jones has introduced a bill that would create a state authority to control Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The legislation -- opposed by the city of Atlanta, which owns and operates Hartsfield-Jackson and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, its largest tenant -- faces an uphill


‘Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns self in on felony disorderly conduct charge

CHICAGO - Police continue to investigate the reported attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who told authorities he was assaulted in the predawn hours Jan. 29 by a pair of men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him.


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Class action lawsuit filed against Georgia Power

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power customers are filing a class action lawsuit against Georgia’s largest utility company. The company has approximately 2.5 million customers across the state. This case, first filed in 2011, claims Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The suit


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


Area Births: Little Miss Botts

Rhett and Savanna Botts are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Sage Botts. She was born Feb. 8, weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Kristina Peterson of Barnesville and Richard Botts of Griffin, and Starla and Jason Brown of Jackson.


Search is on for $3.2 million lottery winner in Henry County

An unsuspecting grocery shopper in metro Atlanta is $3.2 million richer after nailing all six numbers in Monday night’s Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing. The lucky ticket was sold at the Locust Grove Publix on Ga. 155 in Henry County, the Georgia Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday.


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo