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Suspect arrested for multiple armed robberies in Moultrie

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - The Moultrie Police Department have arrested a man Friday they say is responsible for three armed robberies. Police told WALB they were able to connect one man to multiple armed robberies because each crime was carried out the same way, by locking the victims in a bathroom each


Georgia high court strikes down part of DUI law

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to DUI prosecutions, saying a driver’s refusal to have their breath tested for alcohol cannot be used against them at trial.


Police link suspect to other robberies

MOULTRIE, Ga. — William Green, the suspect arrested after the robbery of Advance Auto Parts on Friday, has been linked to several other robberies. Moultrie Police Department Sgt. Eric Hill said the robber at Advance Auto Parts Friday used methods similar to those use in two previous robberies — too


Georgia Supreme Court: Refusing to submit to DUI breath test can't be used against you at trial

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday that part of a state law which says if a person refuses a roadside DUI breath test, that refusal can be used against them in court, is unconstitutional.


Two people killed in crash on Georgia hwy in Banks Co.

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are dead after one driver failed to adhere to a stop sign on Georgia 164 Sunday around 3:30 p.m. Cpl. Major D. Patterson said one vehicle was traveling east on GA 164 and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia 164 and Georgia 59. Another vehicle t


Moultrie kicks off ‘Coffee and Commerce’ to help expand businesses

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Colquitt County leaders are finding new ways to encourage economic growth and networking among its local business owners. Tommie Beth Willis with the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce said they’re kicking off their new initiative, Coffee and Commerce at the end of Fe


Walmart shooting: Driver shot, killed in parking lot of Georgia store, police say

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - There are a lot of questions after someone shot and killed a driver in a car outside a Walmart store in Douglas County, Georgia. Douglasville police confirmed to Atlanta's WSB-TV that the shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. Sunday outside the store on Thornton Road.


Historic clock tower gets modern upgrades in south Georgia

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) - A historic clock tower is chiming the correct time again in south Georgia thanks to some modern upgrades. WALB-TV reports Colquitt County has finished renovating the clock that towers above downtown Moultrie from atop the old county courthouse.


Georgia lawmakers want Tennessee to give up a portion of border, Tennessee River

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Georgia lawmakers are again seeking to claim land in Tennessee they believe belongs to their state. House Resolution 51 was passed in the Georgia Legislature last Thursday by a vote of 163-4. The resolution cites a flawed survey of Georgia's northern border with Tennessee and North


AAA Gives Just One Georgia Restaurant 5-Diamond Rating

ATLANTA, GA — AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and one restaurant in Georgia made the cut, while 12 earned four diamonds. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, jus


Meet Georgia's Most Annoying Robocallers

ATLANTA, GA — Few things are as irritating as seeing your phone buzz, picking it up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to trick you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to waste your time.


Robber locks employees in restroom; suspect captured after chase

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Moultrie police nabbed a suspect who locked two store employees in a restroom during a Friday morning robbery after he ditched his car and tried to escape officers on foot.


Georgia law under consideration would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets

A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather. Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick is proposing legislation that would protect people from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in danger, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


Tifton woman enters guilty plea on drug charge in federal court

TIFTON — A Tifton woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a drug charge after she was arrested carrying four kilos of methamphetamine and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute the illegal drugs, officials from the U.S. Middle District of Georgia federal court said Friday.


Natural Georgia: Stinky ’shrooms have purpose

During a wet spell a few winters ago, the strong stench of a dead animal emanated from the shrub island adjacent to our garage. I called my wife out to have a sniff. Packed too much punch to be a gray squirrel. Oh dear, a dead cat? We started hunting and after many minutes remained convinced that ca


Should nonviolent Georgia felons be allowed to vote?

A resolution introduced in the Georgia Senate calls for some nonviolent felons to get their voting rights back. The proposal comes after voters approved a similar measure in Florida in November, automatically restoring the voting rights of about 1.5 million felons as long as they weren’t convicted o


Woman, man charged with prostitution, solicitation

THOMASVILLE — Responding to complaints about prostitution and drug activity in the Wall and Booker streets area, Thomasville Police Department increased patrols and discovered a sex act in progress during the weekend, according to a TPD incident report.


Flowers bakery fire doused, began in oven exhaust stack

THOMASVILLE — Calls to 911 came rushing in Saturday night from people seeing smoke in the Flowers Baking Company vicinity on South Madison Street and the surrounding area. The smoke resulted from a fire in the insulation of a bakery oven's exhaust stack.


Two plead guilty for Adel Zaxby's robbery

Two Coffee County men will each be facing over 10 years in prison apiece after pleading guilty to a 2017 armed robbery in Coffee County. Officials with District Attorney Dick Perryman say that Chamon Joiner and Simeon Damon, both 20, took part in robbing Zaxby's in Adel.


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.