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Offset Facing Felony Charge in Georgia for Alleged Gun Possession

——— Migos rapper Offset has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for alleged gun possession, E! News can confirm. On Friday, the artist, who is currently on probation, was driving a vehicle that was pulled over for having tinted windows, TMZ reported. It was during a search of the car that authorities


7-year-old girl dies after being shot in head in Georgia

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Ten days after being shot in the head, a 7-year-old girl has died at a hospital in Georgia, police confirmed Monday. Mariasia Thomas was injured during a drive-by shooting while she sat on her couch inside her foster home in Ellenwood, Georgia, on April 12, The Atlanta Journal-Const


Man accused of shooting, robbing UGA student arrested

Police have arrested the gunman suspected of shooting and robbing a University of Georgia lacrosse player and robbing another UGA student. The Athens-Clarke County police said a tip led officers to a Gwinnett County address at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. With the assistance of the GBI, FBI Safe Streets and t


Georgia bill to ease opioid access for dying patients awaits Kemp’s pen

More people could handle morphine under a bill that is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. Hospice patients are typically near the end of their lives, expecting to live six more months or less. That makes their care different. Hospice workers focus on making the patient comfortable, not on curing


Dogs found in abandoned South Georgia home

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Nearly two dozen dogs are now in need of adoption in South Georgia after they were found in an abandoned home. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society rescued the dogs last week. Staff say that, now that it's kitten and puppy season, dogs are being left at the shelter eve


The Jolt: Here comes the movie version of Georgia’s 2018 election

The changes that result from a nationalized race for governor can be difficult to quantify, but a greater availability of resources – some that arrive without asking – is certainly one of them.


Wood PLC Looking for You

LOWNDES – Wood PLC, a world-wide construction company, has been contracted to construct and install a Solar Field near Moody Air Force Base. They will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 1st, from 10am to 2pm at the Valdosta Career Center. The Job Fair is located at 221 S. Ashley Street in Valdosta.


What to do if your car fails while driving on Georgia roads

ATLANTA - Regular maintenance will usually keep your vehicle running efficiently, but the unexpected can happen. Follow these tips should you find yourself with car trouble on Georgia roads.


Woman set to stand trial in Georgia cold case died 6 months ago, officials say

Prosecutors have learned the woman accused in the 1975 death of her teenage roommate has died, weeks before she was set to stand trial in Middle Georgia. Authorities only recently found out Mary Jane Stewart died six months ago while in hospice care in Texas, according to the Macon Telegraph. She wa


Georgia Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck

CAIRO, Ga. – In January, Anna McBride, 18, was following too closely to another vehicle on Highway 319 when she wrecked, WALB reported. In the process, she killed 18-year-old, Levi Knop, a Thomasville High School student.


Georgia man gets tiny visitor year after year

A Georgia man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That same hummingbird migrates south every year, but around this time of year--always finds his way back. It's a story that proves--friends--come in all shapes and sizes.


Suspect arrested after University of Georgia student shot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting of a 22-year-old University of Georgia student at a bus stop near the campus. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Tuesday that a news conference is planned later in the day to discuss the arrest of a suspect in Mond


Valdosta State Prison Inmate 7th to Die in Year

VALDOSTA — A Valdosta State Prison inmate died in the hospital Sunday, April April 14, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Simon Warren had attempted suicide April 6 and prison medical staff attempted to save him, but he expired eight days later, the statement said.


Georgia Sen. David Perdue responds to rumors Stacey Abrams may challenge for his seat

Glennville, GA(WJCL-TV) — Stacey Abrams still hasn’t told us exactly what she plans to do. There have been rumors of a potential Senate run. She’s also rumored to be a candidate for President in 2020. But if she plans on running for David Perdue’s Senate seat, the incumbent is ready for that fight.


Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Florida & Georgia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The number of cases of hepatitis A in Florida has continued to steadily increase, with the largest concentration of the outbreak in the Tampa Bay area, according to numbers posted on the state Department of Health website.


Rapper T.I., church post bail for nonviolent offenders in Georgia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1′s “Love and Hip Hop” personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars.


Reported incident at Folkston, Georgia prison

FOLKSTON, Ga. — First Coast News received several calls and Facebook messages regarding after numerous fights broke out at the D. Ray James correctional institution in Folkston, Georgia Monday night.


City presents Click 'N Fix to public

VALDOSTA — The city held a presentation this week for its Click 'N Fix app allowing residents to alert the city to pot holes, litter and more. Ashlyn Becton, Valdosta City's public information officer, said the app was initiated to fix problems throughout the city, improve neighborhoods and be a pla


Lowndes profs to attend national meeting

MADISON, Fla. – Two Lowndes County residents are among a team of North Florida Community College professors to attend a national conference. Sharon Brave Heart and Marie Guest, both of Lowndes County, along with Michelle Ginn and Dr. David Palomino, are sharing best practices with college and univer


France honors Army veteran, World War II hero

VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Hundreds of people gathered in a South Georgia Medical Center lobby to honor a 93-year-old World War II hero. George Aigen was bestowed the highest honor in France: induction into the French Legion of Honor as a knight, or chevalier, April 11, 2019, in Valdosta, Ga.