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Sheriff: Human remains found in Washington County identified as missing man
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Human remains discovered by a railroad worker outside of Davisboro on March 18 have been confirmed to be a man missing from Tennille since March 5. Sheriff Thomas Smith said his office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, and the GBI's crime lab all examined the evidence
Georgia man who admitted burning teacher's body convicted of concealing her death
A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Prosecutors in Wilcox County charged 34-year-old Dukes with covering up Tara Grinstead's death
Final survey of 11 confirmed tornadoes
MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has wrapped up surveying the damage left behind from last weekend’s storms. Last Sunday, Alabama and Georgia were impacted by a tornado outbreak. Here in Middle Georgia, the National Weather Service has worked all week and
Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000
The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.
She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.
Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says
A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T
Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.
Have you seen him? Georgia police need your help finding missing teen
Authorities need your help finding a missing Georgia teen. Zion McFarland, 18, was reported missing from LaGrange, Ga. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact 911, the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. You can also message u
Putnam Co. man charged with DUI after truck crash
A Putnam County man involved in a single-vehicle crash a week ago in Milledgeville was later cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, local authorities say. The wreck, which happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15, on U.S. Highway 441 just south of O’Connor Drive, injured the driv
Local man indicted on assorted charges
A Baldwin County grand jury returned an eight-count indictment against a local man in connection with a car chase that involved a deputy sheriff, according to court records. Several other defendants also were indicted last week when grand jurors convened at the Baldwin County Courthouse in Milledgev
Bartow train derailment investigation not done after more than 2 months
BARTOW, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's been more than two months since the train derailment in Bartow. Dangerous chemicals leaked into the air and hundreds had to evacuate. Now we're learning the Federal Railroad Administration's investigation won't end until the fall.
Bus overturned with Dublin City Schools’ girls soccer team inside
DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a Dublin City Schools’ Facebook post, a school bus overturned carrying the girls soccer team to an away contest in Washington County.
JMA football star recovering from wreck injuries
A 5-year-old Fulton County boy is fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital while a local high school football star is recovering from serious injuries in a Macon hospital following separate Saturday vehicle crashes in Baldwin County, authorities say.
City election cost $20,000
The Brunch Bill has passed its first leg of approval in Milledgeville — voters overwhelmingly approved the measure Tuesday during a city election. Before the referendum can actually go into effect at restaurants that sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays in downtown Milledgeville, though, city council
Oconee Legislators Vote In Favor Of Partisan Voting Machine Bill
Oconee County's three legislators in the Georgia General Assembly last week voted in favor of House Bill 316 that selects new voting machines and responds to allegations that voters last year were denied access, absentee ballots were not counted and vote tallies were incomplete.
Woman injured in attack; teen charged
An 18-year-old Milledgeville woman was reportedly attacked by a group of individuals and injured to the point she needed medical treatment last week, local authorities say. The attack was video recorded inside a vehicle.
Grand jury indicts 2 on aggravated assault charges
Two Milledgeville men are among more than two dozen defendants indicted last week by a Baldwin County grand jury. Indictments were returned against the men on separate aggravated assault charges along with other charges, according to records released by Baldwin County Superior Court Chief Deputy Cle
OCHS student famous on YouTube
Oconee County is home to many a talented student, including an up-and-coming YouTube star, Oconee County High School junior Ivey Meeks. Meeks first got her taste for acting and entertaining in the fourth grade, when she booked her first commercial. Prior to that, she had performed on the stage in da
Spartan track team fills the leaderboards
While still getting into the swing of the season, the Edmund Burke Academy track team brought home impressive results last Wednesday. The Spartans had their second track meet of the season in Sandersville on March 13.
Voters approve Brunch Bill referendum in Milledgeville
Voters in the city of Milledgeville went to the polls Tuesday and approved the Brunch Bill referendum. Unlike the last election when voters turned out in big numbers to elect Brian Kemp the state’s new governor, though, the latest election drew a much smaller number of voters.