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Charles “Chuck” Carswell
Millen, Ga. – Mr. Charles “Chuck” Carswell, 79, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta. He was born in Nashville, TN, was a United States Air Force veteran, the resident engineer for the Augusta Housing Authority, a member of Screven Lodge #248 F&Am and
Police seek to ID suspect accused of using stolen card at Savannah hospital
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Police are working to identify a man accused of using a stolen credit card at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. According to the Chatham County Police Department, the card was stolen at another location several days before being used at the hospital on Nov. 4.
An increase in reported cases of sexual violence at Georgia Southern University and in Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV)- An official at Georgia Southern University said there has been an increase in the number of reported sexual violence this year on campus and in the community.
3 Statesboro men arrested after drug bust
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Three people have been arrested on felony drug charges as a result of an investigative operation that lasted over a month. On Dec. 6, the Statesboro Police Department’s SWAT and Impact Teams jointly executed a search warrant at a home on Spruce Street. During the search, they
LOCAL SPORTS: Georgia Southern finishes strong to beat Mercer 89-74
MACON — Ike Smith was 5 of 9 from long range to total 24 points and Isaiah Crawley added 19 to go with 10 rebounds as Georgia Southern took control late for its sixth win, beating Mercer 89-74 on Saturday.
Sudanese refugee receives doctorate from Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - More than 1,000 Georgia Southern University graduates walked across the stage in Statesboro on Friday, and others will follow suit Saturday. Every graduate on the field, no doubt, has a story of how they or their family sacrificed for their education, but not quite like one i
Terminated Waynesboro police officer appeals city for job
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) - - A Waynesboro police officer is off the job after being accused of organizing a mass resignation within the department. Now that officer, a supervisor, is appealing the decision.
One Statesboro man disagrees with the city's new marijuana ordinance
STATESBORO, Ga., - STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV)- On Tuesday, Statesboro City Council approved a new marijuana ordinance that eliminates jail time for one ounce or less, and instead individuals would pay a fine of up to $500. However, one resident disagrees with this vote.
Meet Statesboro Police's newest addition: Mono the drug-sniffing dog
Statesboro, Ga. (WTGS FOX28) — K-9 Mono, the Statesboro Police Department's newest addition to their K-9 Unit. He's the department's second drug-sniffing dog. "If he smells drugs he'll alert by sitting down," said Office Brice Scott.
Judge to decide whether to grant insanity plea after fatal Taco Bell crash in Swainsboro
EMANUEL COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - There’s been a turn in the case against a teenager accused of driving into a crowded restaurant last fall in Swainsboro. Prosecutors joined the defense in asking the defendant to be ruled insane.
Giving Your Best: Sandra Sherrod and Celess Deal
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - This month's Giving Your Best award goes to not just -one- individual, but two!! And their impact in Jenkins County, Georgia is tremendous. Two women who started a much needed service: rescuing stray dogs in Millen and the county at large. Thanks to their hard work, hundreds of
Stillmore Holiday Market slated for this weekend
The Emanuel County Farmers & Artisans Market will host a special holiday market on Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Stillmore City Park. “Among the many items for sale at this market will be local honey, baked goods, hand-sewn goods, handmade wooden crafts, lotions, soaps, and arti
Minor injuries in Highway 23 North crash
The driver of a white Toyota Corolla received minor injuries when she struck the rear of a truck. She was protected by her seatbelt as well as the air bags. The crash occurred on Friday, November 30, on Highway 23 North in Garfield. Emanuel County EMS and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies responded,
Small plane lands in Candler County cotton field
CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC) - The Candler County Sheriff’s Office is working an off-airport landing off Portal Highway. Luckily, the pilot is not injured. However, the sheriff’s office is asking everyone to avoid the area at this time.
SAR workshop held in Swainsboro
In response to a request from Sonny Pittman, vice president of the East Region of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Wiregrass Chapter hosted a registrar workshop Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 a.m. until noon inside New China Restaurant’s conference room.
Small plane lands in cotton field near Metter
METTER, Ga. (WSAV) - Candler County authorities are responding to an "off-airport landing" in a cotton field off of Portal Highway. According to the Candler County Sheriff's Office, the pilot is not injured.
Georgia Southern, Savannah State commencement ceremonies this weekend
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Students across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are getting ready to move to the next phase in their lives. Georgia Southern University – Statesboro campus students graduate Friday afternoon at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m.
Twin City reschedules parade for this weekend
Due to inclement weather, Twin City’s Christmas parade has been rescheduled to Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Twin City Volunteer Fire Department, all proceeds collected from this event will go toward parade necessities and assisting with the purchase of fire safety equipment worn by the ci
Marijuana ordinance passes in City of Statesboro
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - New rules in Statesboro mean possession of marijuana might get you a ticket instead of being arrested. An ounce or less of marijuana would land you a citation- a ticket- with a hefty fine and a court appearance instead of a jail cell. The vote comes after serious debate about
New pot ordinance will change role of police officers
Statesboro, Ga. (WTGS FOX 28 ) — The role of police officers is changing in Statesboro when it comes to marijuana. On Tuesday, city council passed a new pot ordinance. Starting Jan. 1, anyone facing a charge of simple marijuana possession, meaning an ounce or less, will get a fine and no jail time.