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$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On April 13 Khadijah Shantell Lafay Banks, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and window tint violation. According to reports, a black Honda driven by Banks was stopped on the Madison by-pass near Cox Road for an alleged window tint violation. Conse


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Amici’s, Empire Mills awarded

The City of Madison prides itself on preserving its local history while enabling progress to move forward in order to improve the quality of life for its citizens. Two Madison businesses were honored last week for achieving that exact delicate balance between history and progress.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


Former newspaper workers gather for reunion

A reunion of Madisonian staff recently gathered at the home of a local priest who now resides in the historic building that once housed the prized local newspaper. The group enjoyed at tour of the renovated building and shared stories from days past.


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Board OK’s added $1.3 million for new schools

As the new schools project enters its last phase with the construction for the new Morgan County Middle School on a consolidated campus beside the new Morgan County High School, new costs have risen. The Morgan County Board of Education approved another $1.3 million in expenditures related to the ne


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.


Oconee County sheriff's blotter

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:. UNLOCKED VEHICLES: On April 11, a deputy responded to a theft on Manor Ridge Drive in Bishop where a 44-year-old man left his vehicles unlocked and a thief stole almost $3,000 worth of merchandise and cash. The man said he receive


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.


Large sinkhole shuts down road between Rockdale schools in Conyers

Police said that since they posted video and photos of the sinkhole, it has grown so much that it swallowed up police barricades. A bridge at Eastview Road and Norton Road is shut down after water from Boar Tusk Branch Creek completely flooded the roadway.


Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dead at 92

MONROE, Conn. - Lorraine Warren, who investigated haunted houses and other paranormal activity, died Thursday in Monroe, Conn., The New York Times reported. She was 92. Warren’s death was announced on the Facebook page of the New England Society for Psychic Research, which she and her husband, Ed Wa


Documents released in death of 10-year-old student Raniya Wright

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. — Documents have been released in the death of 10-year-old Raniya Wright. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office released the documents, which included the 911 call from the Forest Hills Elementary school as well as statements from 15 students who were in the classroom when the f


Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home

A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.