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$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages.


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


High winds rip through Lowndes County

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lowndes County residents buckled down Friday as high winds blew through the region. On Friday morning, Lowndes County residents were notified through the CodeRED alert system of severe thunderstorms rolling through the area. Lowndes County officials said about 2,000 res


Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.


With five months until the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, UGA needs more citizen scientists

As bees emerge from their nests this spring, have you ever wondered just how many there are out there?. If so, you are not alone. University of Georgia entomologists are recruiting an army of citizen scientists to help count Georgia’s pollinators this August.


Overcoming Obstacles: Painter finds passion, purpose in art

NASHVILLE — Throughout Mary VanLandingham’s life, art has always been present. It’s been a constant, even during those moments when she has been discouraged. “I’ve always loved art, even when I was a kid, always doing crafts,” she said. “It was just something that was kind of clear that it was somet


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Tree crashes through home in Brooks County

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) -- A tree has fallen on a house in Brooks County as severe weather swept through the area on Friday. The home is near the corner of Troupeville and Hines.


Storm causes Brooks Co. veteran to lose his home

BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) - A 79-year-old Vietnam Veteran and his daughter in Brooks County must now pick up and move after a tree fell on their home early Friday morning. Richard Conklin and his daughter packed up what’s left of their belongings in the wake of losing their home. He walked us through wh


Making Story: Multiple authors

And more people are writing books about their stories than at any time in history. At least according to the introduction to "Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot."


Stories behind 'The Greatest Story Ever Told'

VALDOSTA — Here's a look at Easter symbols, words and related items. Christ comes from the Greek word, "Christos," meaning "the anointed one." Easter is this weekend and it is the celebration of Christ rising from the dead after the Crucifixion and ascending to Heaven.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Omega Psi Phi brothers serve Easter Dinner at Salvation Army

ALBANY — The Omega Psi Phi fraternity was founded with uplifting others as one of its primary principles. On the Thursday before Easter, that's exactly what brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Eta Omicron Chapter did at the Salvation Army.