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2 charged with drug distribution

Police recovered suspected marijuana that they say was packaged for sale, as well as a larger bag of the substance and nearly $1,000 after a Georgia State Patrol trooper spotted the items in a large plastic container in the floorboard during a Friday night road check at Dunn Road and Highway 111. Ja

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South Main St. store robbed - 3rd time since Jan. 2017

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Wednesday night armed robbery at a South Main Street convenience store was the third hold up at that location in a little more than a year. At about 9:36 p.m. two armed men entered the 3025 S. Main St. U.S. Food Store, according to police. "They were dressed in all black, had shirt

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Two arrests made in home invasion

TIFTON - Two suspects were arrested and one is still sought in connection with a home invasion on Mar. 14. According to a report from the Tifton Police Department, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of Oak Forest Lane. One of the


Chickens go wild at Fitzgerald festival

FITZGERALD - When life was groovy, Burmese chickens settled in the Colony City. What attracted them, no one knows, but the City of Fitzgerald has hosted the vibrant game bird since they landed there in the 60s. Originally, the birds were released at the Ocmulgee River, more than 70 miles away, to be


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


City of Tifton reimburses utility customers for payment fees

TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - The City of Tifton is reimbursing some utility customers, after they where charged a fee to pay their bill. Utility customers in Tifton where charged a 95-cent fee while making payments online. The city noticed the fees about a month ago, and it's not the city, but the processin


Dorman takes up mantle as CEO of Tift Regional Health Systems

TIFTON - When his daughter Lenore was born in November 2012, Chris Dorman knew he had to make a change. Dorman was working for Community Health Systems, one of the largest operators of acute care hospitals in the country. The longer he was there, the more projects he had become involved with. On the


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


Over 1,500 Attend 2018 Wiregrass Artists Guild's Children Art Festival

More than 1,500 people, including hundreds of children, attended this year's Wiregrass Artists Guild Children's Art Festival, which was held this past Saturday, March 10. The annual event serves as the Guild's yearly celebration of art in the Douglas and Coffee County community and will be followed

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UPDATE: Hahira man killed in train accident

CECIL - A Lowndes County man was killed early Wednesday when he was hit by a train in Cook County, according to authorities The crash happened around 1:25 a.m. near Cecil, according to a statement from the Georgia State Patrol. A Norfolk Southern freight train with four locomotives and 35 rail cars


Police ID suspect in non-fatal shooting

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie man shot in the chest on Tuesday evening drove himself to the hospital and was able to identify his assailant, who is being sought by police. Leeroy Sheppard, 35, told Moultrie police that he was shot by a man with whom he had recently had an issue. He was in a 2004 Ford E


Officials Working To Improve School Safety

MARY ANN ANDERSON In last Thursday night's regular meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council, the council members agreed to a sit-down with representatives of the Jeff Davis County Board of Education, the Jeff Davis County Commissioners, the Hazlehurst Police Department, and the Jeff Davis County She


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


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


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


City drafts goals at retreat

Thomas Lynn | The Valdosta Daily TimesValdosta City Council and Mayor John Gayle met for the annual two-day retreat late last week to discuss goals for the year. VALDOSTA - For the last time, the Valdosta City Council held its annual retreat last week at the Lenox River Ranch in Lenox. Next year, th


City Council set to vote on water system improvements March 19

TIFTON - The Tifton City Council is expected to vote on the project plan for water, sewer and stormwater improvements at the Mar. 19 meeting, according to the agenda for the meeting. The project was discussed at the Mar. 5 workshop meeting. City manager Pete Pyrzenski presented the plan to the counc


Another crash at site of November fatality

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two people were injured Sunday in a collision at a Colquitt County intersection that has been the site of several wrecks in recent months, including a fatality in November. The two-car crash occurred at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 37 and Thigpen Trail in the


1 dies in weekend pedestrian-involved accident in Ashburn

1 person died in an accident over the weekend on Pate Avenue in Ashburn. (Source: WALB) ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Ashburn police said one person died Saturday in a pedestrian-involved accident. According to Turner County Coroner Edgar Perry, Delmar Hall, 48, died due to massive bodily trauma Saturday ni


Some Harveys grocery stores are closing in Middle Georgia. Is your store on the list? | The Telegraph

Three Harveys grocery stores in Middle Georgia are on the list of 94 underperforming stores its parent company expects to close. Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers announced late Thursday it voluntarily agreed to a court-supervised restructuring agreement to save $500 million, it will