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5 charged in southeast Ga. Cuban drug trafficking ring

MILLEN, Ga. — Five Georgia men connected to a Cuban drug trafficking operation based in Miami have been charged after a two-year long investigation. According to a release from the GBI, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four warrants on Tuesday in Jenkins and Burke Cou


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


Georgia Division of Family and Children Services to issue March food stamps on staggered schedule

ATLANTA – Ongoing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants can anticipate receiving two distributions during the month of March, officials with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services said.


Statesboro Mayor McCollar to hold town hall meeting on Georgia Southern Campus

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar will be on the Georgia Southern University Statesboro campus Tuesday, February 26 in the Russell Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. The goal for the meeting is for GS students to voice their concerns and ask their questions regarding the future of Statesboro, according to a


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Mother and son arrested in fight inside Burke County courthouse

A mother and a son were arrested in Burke County on Thursday after starting a fight at the Burke County Courthouse. Takiana Barnes, 41, and her son Christopher Williams, 19, were both charged with misdemeanor affray. According to the sheriff's office, Taquilla Griffin and her 16-year-old son arrived


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Waynesboro man among five arrested in GBI drug bust

A Burke County man is among five people arrested on drug charges as part of a Cuban drug trafficking organization investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Ernesto Rodriguez, 38, of Waynesboro, was arrested Tuesday and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession with intent to di


Class action lawsuit filed against Georgia Power

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power customers are filing a class action lawsuit against Georgia’s largest utility company. The company has approximately 2.5 million customers across the state. This case, first filed in 2011, claims Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The suit


Lunch and Learn program at the Georgia Archives to cover state’s historic gardens

MORROW — Just in time for spring planting, the Georgia Archives is hosting a Lunch and Learn program all about historic gardens. On March 8 from noon to 1 p.m. residents are invited to attend for free “Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens.” The program will be presented by author


Fracas at Burke County Courthouse leads to charges for mom, son, and juvenile

BURKE COUNTY (WRDW/WAGT) -- A mother, son and a juvenile found themselves charged following a fracas outside of the Burke County Courthouse. According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Williams, 19, and his mother, Takiana Barnes, 42, appeared at the courthouse for a previously sched


Family fued leads to 2 arrests

Burke County, Ga. (WJBF) - The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a family dispute. It happened this morning at the Burke County Court House. Deputies say Takiana Barnes and Christopher Williams got into a fight with a 16-year-old boy.


Paving work continues on Highway 56 in Burke County

Pavement patching work on Highway 56 in Burke County is expected to continue for the next couple of weeks. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, contractor C and H Paving Inc. began a $435,000 pavement preservation project on State Route 56 in Burke County this week. Crews are expec


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Gas leak at Georgia College contained, operation resume as scheduled

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia College says a gas leak that was reported earlier has been contained. All classes and operations will resume as scheduled. Georgia College originally reported a gas leak detected at McIntosh and Wilkinson Streets. Students and faculty were asked to evacu


Miss Lanier to marry Mr. Johnson on May 4

Stanley and Connie Lanier of Metter are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Haley Michael Lanier, to Mr. Tommy Evan Johnson, son of Trai and Pam Johnson of Twin City.


City assumes responsibility for $21 million ‘Creek’

Agreements that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday make the Creek on the Blue Mile completely a city project in regard to $21 million in state financing, up to $15.5 million of which, plus low interest, the city will have to repay over 30 years.