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Georgia man who admitted burning teacher's body convicted of concealing her death

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Prosecutors in Wilcox County charged 34-year-old Dukes with covering up Tara Grinstead's death

CBS NEWS - 2019-03-21 23:43:41

City to seek professional input in fire station location, construction

Metter City Council is seeking professional assistance in developing a strategic plan for the next 20 years for Metter Fire & Rescue. Details of that plan will include site selection and design of a new city fire station that will serve the needs of the community for the next two decades.


She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.

OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:52:00

Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000

The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 14:47:56

Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says

A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T


VIDEO: Bulloch Resident Says He was Stopped by BCSO Without Cause

A Bulloch County resident is upset over a traffic stop that occurred just outside the city limits, one he says never should have happened in the first place. The incident happened Wednesday on Highway 301 leaving Statesboro.

ALLONGEORGIA.COM - 2019-03-21 18:04:08

Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:06:00

Have you seen him? Georgia police need your help finding missing teen

Authorities need your help finding a missing Georgia teen. Zion McFarland, 18, was reported missing from LaGrange, Ga. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact 911, the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. You can also message u

WJCL - 2019-03-21 09:01:00

Swainsboro baby remains in hospital following sexual assault

EMANUEL COUNTY (WJBF) - An update on a story that broke our hearts. The three month old Swainsboro baby who investigators say was sexually assaulted, is still in the hospital. The Swainsboro Police Department tells us doctors expect her to have a full recovery.

WJBF.COM - 2019-03-21 19:10:00

Suspect pleads guilty to 2015 murder in Lyons

LYONS, GA (WTOC) - A suspect in a 2015 deadly attack in Lyons, GA plead guilty to charges in court on Thursday. Carlito Soldiew-Acosta has plead guilty to a malice murder charge and now faces life in prison with the possibility of parole. He is accused killing Marie Warnock near her car outside of a

WTOC.COM - 2019-03-21 16:12:00

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reports certain crimes in the county rose from 2017 to 2018

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga.,(WSAV)-The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reported certain crimes rose from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, the Sheriff's Office said 822 total crimes were reported. That number increased to.

WSAV-TV - 2019-03-21 06:32:00

Ogeechee River long-term study results due for release Tuesday

A final report on research launched more than four years ago into factors affecting the health of the Ogeechee River is due out next week. When Georgia Southern University’s biology department, its geology and geography department and the independent nonprofit Phinizy Center for Water Sciences held

STATESBORO HERALD - 2019-03-22 00:16:00

Man charged in armed robbery

Statesboro police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for a March 14 armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments. Detectives identified Omar Jarez Baldwin, of Circle Drive, as the suspect who entered a woman’s apartment at the South Mulberry Street apartment complex and robbed her at gunpoint

STATESBORO HERALD - 2019-03-20 23:39:00

Semi carrying Little Debbie snacks overturns on I-16

BULLOCH COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A semi carrying Little Debbie Snack Cakes overturned on Interstate 16, and it shut down traffic for several hours. Georgia State Troopers say the wreck happened just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday. They say the truck was heading east near mile marker 123 and passed a constru

WTOC.COM - 2019-03-21 08:03:00

Grant from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture could help improve Metter Fire Department

CANDLER COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A federal loan could help firefighters in Metter better protect citizens. Firetrucks and radios can take a big chunk from a small town’s budget. That’s why Metter is looking for help from Washington.

WTOC.COM - 2019-03-20 20:19:00

Memorial service being held for siblings killed in South Ga

VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) - Friends and family will be able to pay respects to two siblings who were killed earlier this month. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20 for Mercedes and Wayne Hackle Junior. It's from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home on North Street West in Vidalia.

WTOC.COM - 2019-03-20 15:48:00

“I never dreamed that anybody could ever do this to my children at all”

VIDALIA, GA (WALB) - The mother of Ronnie “Wayne” Hackle and Mercedes Hackle is waiting for justice for her children’s death. Authorities across South Georgia are continuing their investigation into the death of Mercedes, Wayne, and Wayne’s girlfriend, Bobbielynn Moore.

WALB 10 - 2019-03-20 04:00:00

Evans County investigators warning drivers of fake roadblocks

EVANS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Evans County Sheriff’s Office has received calls about suspicious activity along Daisy Nevils Highway. It’s a road many take to Statesboro. WTOC spoke with a woman who ran up on a barricade and knew something wasn’t quite right.


Chatham students named Region 8 STARs

Abigail McMillian didn't capture top honors at Wednesday's annual Region 8 STAR Student/Teacher Banquet, but the Southeast Bulloch High School senior said she would always appreciate being named to represent Bulloch County for 2019.

STATESBORO HERALD - 2019-03-21 23:58:00

Lounge operator fined, jailed over repeat licensing violations

A man found guilty Monday on two counts of selling alcohol without a license was arrested after court on a warrant for selling tobacco without a license. All three violations took place over the past eight months at Coco’s Lounge on West Main Street, according to Statesboro Police Community Informat