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Sheriff's office seeking registered sex offender

TIFTON - Tift County Sheriff's Office and The Department of Community Supervision Tifton Office is currently seeking Richard Carl Bryant, a registered sex offender, convicted of the offense of sexual battery on a child, according to a press release. Bryant is currently on parole and as a condition o

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 14:37:00

Big Bend, South Georgia counties placed under tornado watch

(WTXL) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the north Florida and south Georgia area. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia until 7 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/Wv3hDlcY4k The tornado watches are valid until 7 p.m. Tuesday in the foll

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-20 14:51:00

Suspects charged in 2 shoplifting incidents

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two shoplifting cases were among the investigations that led to arrests for law enforcement officers on Monday. At about 2:12 p.m. Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway, reported having a shoplifter in custody who had no identification on him. When police arrived they learned that the suspe

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 03:00:00

Roughly 10,000 customers affected by power outages

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee says that roughly 10,000 customers are being impacted by outages all over the city. After speaking to COT officials, WTXL ABC 27 learned that roughly 10,000 people were affected by outages. Roughly 10,000 customers currently without power on west s

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-19 17:15:00

One dead after wreck at Exit 22

VALDOSTA - One person is dead following a wreck on I-75 Monday morning, authorities said. At approximately 7:30 a.m. a car and a semi-truck collided off Exit 22 on I-75, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk. One female from Indiana died in the wreck, Paulk said. Another individual h

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-19 13:50:37

Man dies from suspected overdose

Photo provided by Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division Multiple opiates were recovered from the scene of a suspected overdose at a Tisha Cooper Road residence Sunday morning. THOMASVILLE - An Albany man died Sunday morning from a suspected overdose, according to law enforcement. Wesley Reynolds, 39


Students punished for walkout confront school board

MOULTRIE, Ga. - "There are two sides to every story," said Colquitt County School Superintendent Doug Howell at the county school board meeting Monday night. At the meeting, two people - a high school student and the older sister of another - presented another side of last Wednesday's school walkout

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 03:02:00

Police arrest suspect in March 4 fight

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie woman who is a suspect in a March 4 fight in which her opponent received a cut to the shoulder was taken into custody on Sunday. Tanika Twon Hightower, 35, 618 Fourth Court N.W., was charged with aggravated assault on an arrest warrant taken the day after the incident at 2

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-20 00:06:00

Ty Ty pastor running for U.S. President

TIFTON - The next President of the United States could be from Tift County. The Reverend Samuel Lee Pridgon of Ty Ty is running for the office of President in the 2020 election. Pridgon, 50, officially filed with the Federal Election Committee on Oct. 24, 2017 and is getting his campaign underway. P

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

TPD looking for information on missing 18-year-old girl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department's Special Victims Unit is looking for information on the location of 18-year-old Lillian Wilson. Wilson was last seen March 18, in the area of the 2200-block of Holton Street. Wilson was last seen wearing a black and white striped dress.


City of Moultrie public works crew monitoring weather conditions

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - Our area is no stranger to severe weather. In just the past year we have seen heavy storms roll in, knocking out power and taking down many trees. That's why the City of Moultrie Utility and Public Works crews say are monitoring the weather conditions now, ready to help when n

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-19 21:14:00

LCSO arrest woman for hitting her mother over not having functional car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman was arrested for hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone over not having a functional car. Edidiong Eno, 21, was charged with domestic battery by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on March 12 after hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone. According


Moultrie YMCA planning downtown facility

MOULTRIE, Ga. - The Moultrie YMCA is working to open a new location in the heart of downtown Moultrie. Recently, the Y team set out to create an 18-month plan that would drive the Y to serve more and be more for the community, according to a press release from the organization. Part of that initiati

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-20 01:53:00

Moultrie firearm felon sentenced to 98 months

A Moultrie man was sentenced to 98 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of domestic violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (File Photo) A Moultrie man was sentenced to 98 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a person previously


Moultrie named pilot site for youth mental health programs

MOULTRIE, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has chosen Moultrie as one of two pilot sites for a new NAMI Georgia initiative, which will include four programs designed to provide support and care to the youth in the local community. The four classes incl

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-19 17:00:00

TPD arrests three after finding cocaine inside car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three people were arrested after the Tallahassee Police Department found cocaine and drug paraphernalia inside their car. Daniel Nealy, 38, was also arrested for driving with a suspended license. Kayla Davis, 29, and Rossa McBride, 37, were both found with cocaine and dr


Brooks man gets 15 years for cocaine plea

VALDOSTA - A Brooks County man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for cocaine charges. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Burt Denson, 41, of Quitman to 185 months in federal prison Thursday in Valdosta federal court. The sentence stems from two counts of possession with int


Thieves load car with used auto batteries

MOULTRIE, Ga. - There are a lot of former police-model Crown Victorias out there with beefed-up shocks for law enforcement use. Whether a Crown Vic loaded Tuesday morning with 100 auto batteries was one of those or not, it must have been noticeably hugging the ground with that kind of weight along w


Welcome spring with dirt on your hands!

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart." Victor Hugo. "It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" Mark Twain. "In the spring, at th


Shooting suspect hospitalized after wreck

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie man wanted in connection with a barrage of shots fired outside a motel in February was in a Thomasville hospital Wednesday after wrecking a car early that morning. Zachery Smith crashed the car at about 5:15 a.m. in Northwest Moultrie, Moultrie Police Department Lt. Freddi