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Statesboro Police Department invite public to experience police work with police simulator event

The Statesboro Police Department will be hosting their first open simulator day on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Madison Bridges Warren, community information specialist for the Statesboro police department, said that the event will center around a police simulator. Warren said that this simulator


Lady Devils host second round of playoffs

The Statesboro Lady Blue Deil basketball team will be looking to advance to the state Class AAAAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2011 as they host Veterans Friday night in the state sweet 16 Wednesday at 6:00.


Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Council screening Boro manager applications

Statesboro's mayor and council have received at least 35 applications in their search for the next city manager and are screening for those they will interview. Last week City Clerk Sue Starling posted a notice for a called City Council meeting to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, before the counc


Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.


Water systems working on ISO upgrades

While the Statesboro Fire Department continues to hold public meetings to help homeowners better understand changes to Insurance Services Office, or ISO, standards, local water companies are working to upgrade systems to meet the new demands and help lessen insurance costs to customers.


Men go 2-0, women’s streak snapped

For the second time in two weeks, the Georgia State men’s basketball team (18-8, 9-4) found itself in a double-digit hole. However, this time was different as the Panthers were able to overcome an 18-point deficit and grab a 90-81 win over South Alabama (12-14, 5-8) on Friday.


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.


Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst

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Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


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.


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.


Annual Statesboro run supports local homeless shelter

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Runners in Statesboro have a chance to help out a local homeless shelter this weekend as they participate in the annual Chocolate Run. The run brings around 6-700 runners to Statesboro’s streets. Open Hearts Community Mission opened to address an issue that’s growing in commu


When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.


Inside Bulloch Business - A strong start in 2019 for new businesses

2019 has started strong with new businesses entering our market, along with expansions and residential development. Here are a few new developments that are in the works:. Jimmy Jazz is opening in the Southern Square Shopping Center (between Jackson Hewitt and Seasons of Japan). Jimmy Jazz is a clot


UPDATE | Georgia Power on scene of Augusta house fire, no one injured

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Traffic has slowed down and Georgia Power is on the scene after a fire broke out at a home in Augusta early Wednesday morning. Dispatch tells News 12 it broke out around 4:48 a.m. on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The fire was confined to the front door a


For Georgia gardeners, February means it’s time to talk about the trees and the bees

Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration, Feb. 16, was a great time for Georgians to show some love for the state’s pollinators by planting trees that help support their habitat, said Becky Griffin, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension School and Community Garden coordinator.


A CLOSER LOOK: New Georgia DUI ruling

SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) - The Georgia Supreme Court overturns a law that allowed a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer to be used as evidence against them. The court agreed on Monday that it violates the state's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.