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Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


Millen native becomes GSU college professor

Millen native James Thomas Jr. recently joined Georgia Southern University (GSU) as a Professor in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Professor Thomas began his career in Public Health after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion, as well as a Master’s degree i


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Millen Garden Clubs Promote Garden Week in Georgia!

The State of Georgia has proclaimed April 21-27 as Garden Week in Georgia. The state recognizes the fact that gardeners seek to add beauty, splendor, fragrance, and nutrition to our lives through the growing of herbs, vegetables, foliage and flowers. Gardening also promotes a healthy lifestyle that


Burke County murder suspect arrested in Macon

MACON, Ga. — A man wanted for a Waynesboro homicide was arrested Tuesday morning in Macon. According to a news release, Bibb gang and drug investigators tracked the suspect to a home off Peavy Drive around 10 a.m.


Jenkins County Cattlemen’s Association wins two state awards at convention

The Jenkins County Cattlemen’s Association brought home two awards from the State Cattlemen’s Convention held at the Perry fairgrounds on April 4th. The local chapter received awards for having the largest net increase in membership of any association in the state and for having the largest percenta


CAPTURED: A third man wanted in a Waynesboro murder is now in custody

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A third man wanted in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old Waynesboro man has been apprehended. According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, Cyrus Mincey was taken into custody Tuesday at 10 a.m. following several community leads.


Work on school sewer project underway

Work by the City of Millen on its school sewer project is progressing on College Avenue. The City was awarded a $456,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors to fund the project. The city will pay 1.63% interest on the


Newton student wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System is pleased to announce Newton High School freshman, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp highlights his first 100 days in office

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday by launching a statewide tour to meet with citizens from across the state and highlight his accomplishments from his first weeks as the Peach State's chief executive.


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


Georgia mother convicted in stabbing death of husband, 4 children

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The mother accused in the deadly stabbing of her husband and four of her children in July 2017 was convicted and sentenced Tuesday. Isabel Martinez, 35, was convicted on five counts of murder and one count each of aggravated assault and cruelty to children in t


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


Third arrest made in Waynesboro homicide

A third arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Waynesboro man in early April. According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, Cyrus Mincey was taken into custody in Bibb County at 10 a.m. Tuesday in a joint effort by the U.S. Marshall's office and the sheriff's office. Mincey was the last s


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


Georgia Gets $10.3 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse. The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to m


Bulloch County man found dead inside of a house on fire

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga., (WSAV) - News 3 is learning more about a Bulloch County death that happened over the weekend. The man's body was found in a burning house in Clito, that's just north of Statesboro.


The Citadel falls at Georgia Southern, 5-3

STATESBORO, Ga. – A costly throwing error in the eighth inning helped Georgia Southern score three runs and hand The Citadel a 5-3 defeat Tuesday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium.


Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other