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Coroner officially IDs body in Metter human remains case

METTER, Ga. (WSAV) - The coroner has identified one body found in a Metter scrap yard in December along with two other sets of human remains. Candler County Coroner Allen Tyler confirmed Wednesday that Eric Collins has been positively identified. Collins was born in 1905 and died in 1983.


SPD city two DUI’s

Jermaine Benemon, 40, of Metter was arrested January 4 at 10:21 p.m. Charles Odell Coulter, 28, of Rowesville, South Carolina was arrested January 5 at 4:48 a.m. By submitting a comment you grant Emanuel County Live a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappr


Emanuel County man jailed on child molestation charges

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14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker

ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.


Another Dollar General store robbed

The Dollar General on Highway 46 in Pulaski is the latest such store to be robbed at gunpoint, after a masked man held up two clerks Sunday night. Regional law enforcement officials are working together to investigate a rash of similar armed robberies at Dollar Generals and convenience stores in sev


Dog breeder charged in Montgomery Co.

Angela Powell, 51, of Ailey was arrested on Monday of this week by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on charges of cruelty to animals. She has been released on a $2500 bond, according to Montgomery Co. Sheriff Doug Maybin.


Jane Fishman: Road food and the Pigzilla challenge in Metter

It’s everyone’s dream, especially if you have a good palate, you like to cook and you love to eat. First, you work hard and save your money. Then you leave your job. Then you open a barbecue joint. That’s what Metter’s Von Johnson did. For 31 years he coached, taught high school science and history,


One sentenced in Superior Court

During the Emanuel County Superior Court’s October 2018 term, Cassandra Delane Richards negotiated a plea of guilty on one count aggravated assault/family violence. She received 20 years probation and a $1,500 fine.


Mold in one student housing forces hundreds of Georgia Southern University students to relocate

STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV) - STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV)- For some Georgia Southern students the spring semester brought new classes and new housing. That's because mold was found in one dorm building forcing hundreds to relocate.


‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Almost 10 years ago to the day, I was sitting in the balcony of the Emma Kelly Theater filming part of a dress rehearsal for the Averitt Center’s initial production of “Driving Miss Daisy.”


Suspect crashes into gas station after Georgia State Patrol chase

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia State Patrol chase ended in property damage after a suspect crashed into a gas station. Surveillance footage from the Texaco gas station on Gresham Road shows a suspected vehicle careening off of the off-ramp of Interstate 20 and smashing into the gas s


Metter remains identified; man arrested

The remains of three people found two weeks ago in a Metter-area scrapyard were identified Thursday, and one man is in jail on charges of abandoning dead bodies. Percy Hodges, 70, owner and director of Hodges Funeral Home, is charged with “throwing away or abandonment of dead bodies,” Official Code


Candler County coroner speaks about the way unclaimed bodies should handled in the county

METTER, Ga., (WSAV) In a News 3 follow up we are learning more about the protocol for funeral homes if a body is not claimed. This comes after three sets of human remains were found in Metter.


City to pay half for ‘Blue Creek’ coordinator

Statesboro City Council by a 4-1 vote Tuesday evening approved spending $50,000 as half the one-year cost of employing a coordinator for the Creek on the Blue Mile project. The Blue Mile Foundation Inc., which received Statesboro’s $1 million third-place America’s Best Communities prize in 2017, is


Man drowns in Twin City pond

A man drowned Sunday as he tried to rescue a child adrift in a boat in a Twin City pond. Emanuel County Coroner Randy Love said emergency responders were called to a private pond on Durden Road around.


Hundreds of German Shepherd dogs found in neglectful conditions in Candler County

CANDLER COUNTY, GA. (CBS46/FOX Carolina)- More than 150 dogs ranging in age and health status were found living in extremely neglectful conditions in Metter, Georgia. The Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded on Thursday, January 3, to a neglect case involving approximately 165 Germ


Lady Tigers lose to Toombs

On Friday the Metter Lady Tigers traveled to Lyons to take on the Toombs County Bulldogs. In a slow start, the local Ladies were down 18-9 at the end of the 1st quarter. By halftime, Metter scrapped and fought for rebounds and were down 23-16.


Feds Arrest Georgia Man Who Threatened ‘Jihad’ on White House

A Georgia man was stopped by FBI agents after allegedly plotting to carry out a “jihad” terror attack on the White House and other targets in Washington. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that Atlanta resident Hasher Jallel Taheb was in federal custody, suspected of “plotting to de


State patrol issues two DUIs

The following is a list of all Emanuel County DUI citations for the past week released by Georgia State Patrol’s Post 19:. Stanley Ridgeway, 63 of Snellville, Tennessee, was arrested January 9 at 9:12 p.m.


County discusses fire department improvement needs

Plans to beef up the Bulloch County Fire Department include the immediate hiring of three full-time firefighters, but a funding plan and other supporting factors must be decided on, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.