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Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Gas leak at Georgia College contained, operation resume as scheduled

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia College says a gas leak that was reported earlier has been contained. All classes and operations will resume as scheduled. Georgia College originally reported a gas leak detected at McIntosh and Wilkinson Streets. Students and faculty were asked to evacu


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Milledgeville man arrested for aggravated battery

A 34-year-old Milledgeville man was jailed Tuesday morning on criminal charges following a domestic dispute and subsequent assault on a woman at a residence on Harrisburg Road in Baldwin County, authorities say.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Class action lawsuit filed against Georgia Power

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power customers are filing a class action lawsuit against Georgia’s largest utility company. The company has approximately 2.5 million customers across the state. This case, first filed in 2011, claims Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The suit


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


Authorities seize 140 pounds of marijuana in south Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A man is accused of transporting 140 pounds of marijuana when he was pulled over last week in south Georgia, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk told the newspaper.


Baldwin County changes euthanasia procedures

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. — Some prodding by county citizens prompted a change in the way Baldwin County handles its euthanasia practices. Dozens of people made their voices heard at Tuesday's Baldwin County commission meeting, a week after they felt two dogs were wrongly put down. One of those dogs had a


Lunch and Learn program at the Georgia Archives to cover state’s historic gardens

MORROW — Just in time for spring planting, the Georgia Archives is hosting a Lunch and Learn program all about historic gardens. On March 8 from noon to 1 p.m. residents are invited to attend for free “Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens.” The program will be presented by author


Drive-by shooting being investigated at The Manor

A 37-year-old man is lucky he wasn’t injured after someone fired several shots at him while he was sitting on the porch of an apartment building Sunday afternoon at The Milledgeville Manor Apartments, local authorities say.


Georgia Department of Transportation to install streetlights at Gray Highway, Gray Bypass intersection

MACON, Ga. — When the sun goes down, your chances of crashing at night go up. The National Safety Council says you are three times more likely to die in a car crash at night than during the day.


Plans underway for new health department facility

Plans for the new state-of-the-art Baldwin County Health Department are underway with the design phase of the project nearing completion and bids for construction are expected to be received later this spring.


Now Hiring: Central Georgia job openings (February 21)

Here are this week's featured job openings provided by the Georgia Department of Labor. Requirements: Applicants must have at least a High school diploma or equivalent and have at least 6 months experience, along with a Regular driving license.


Local hospital reaches financial milestone

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — When Judy Ware told members of the Navicent Health Baldwin hospital board of directors that she had nothing but good news to share with them at Tuesday’s meeting, she wasn’t kidding.