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Offset Facing Felony Charge in Georgia for Alleged Gun Possession

——— Migos rapper Offset has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for alleged gun possession, E! News can confirm. On Friday, the artist, who is currently on probation, was driving a vehicle that was pulled over for having tinted windows, TMZ reported. It was during a search of the car that authorities


Man accused of shooting, robbing UGA student arrested

Police have arrested the gunman suspected of shooting and robbing a University of Georgia lacrosse player and robbing another UGA student. The Athens-Clarke County police said a tip led officers to a Gwinnett County address at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. With the assistance of the GBI, FBI Safe Streets and t


Proudly it waves over Swainsboro

On Friday, April 12, the Sons of the American Legion presented a new 5’x8’ U.S. flag to be flown at Swainsboro Fire Headquarters. Henry Thompson, commander of SAL Squadron 103, stated the flag was dedicated to the memory of the late Alton “Al” W Lawson, an SAL member who passed in February.


7-year-old Georgia girl dies days after drive by shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — A 7-year-old Georgia girl has died 10 days after being wounded in a drive-by shooting while she was sitting on a couch inside a house. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Mariasia Thomas was staying with a foster family in DeKalb County when the shooting happened April 12. Three


2 years after deadly Taco Bell crash, Swainsboro driver released to parents' custody

Oliver Cope, who crossed five lanes of traffic to smash into a Swainsboro Taco Bell in 2017, is being released to his parents' custody. The ruling was made Monday in Emanuel County court, months after Cope was declared not guilty by reason of insanity for the crash that killed one person and injured


Georgia Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck

CAIRO, Ga. – In January, Anna McBride, 18, was following too closely to another vehicle on Highway 319 when she wrecked, WALB reported. In the process, she killed 18-year-old, Levi Knop, a Thomasville High School student.


Georgia bill to ease opioid access for dying patients awaits Kemp’s pen

More people could handle morphine under a bill that is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. Hospice patients are typically near the end of their lives, expecting to live six more months or less. That makes their care different. Hospice workers focus on making the patient comfortable, not on curing


New officers for Emanuel County Republican Party

During the Emanuel County Republican Party’s county convention held in the Emanuel County Courthouse last month, four individuals were elected to serve 2-year leadership terms. Greg Johnson was elected chairman, Lisa Parham was elected vice chairman, Gary Mason was elected treasurer, and Zac Frye wa


Suspect arrested after University of Georgia student shot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting of a 22-year-old University of Georgia student at a bus stop near the campus. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Tuesday that a news conference is planned later in the day to discuss the arrest of a suspect in Mond


Miss Patrick, Mr. Denney to marry next month

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Patrick Jr. of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Maggie Lee Patrick, to Mr. Austin Denney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Denney of Springfield.


These are some of Georgia's most horrific crimes in recent memory

Georgia has seen a number of what could be considered "heinous" crimes throughout the years pass through the area's courtrooms. The details in each of the crimes on their own are definitely gut-wrenching, but when taken together, they are simply heartbreaking. Most of these tales could be looked at


The Jolt: Here comes the movie version of Georgia’s 2018 election

The changes that result from a nationalized race for governor can be difficult to quantify, but a greater availability of resources – some that arrive without asking – is certainly one of them.


What to do if your car fails while driving on Georgia roads

ATLANTA - Regular maintenance will usually keep your vehicle running efficiently, but the unexpected can happen. Follow these tips should you find yourself with car trouble on Georgia roads.


Georgia man gets tiny visitor year after year

A Georgia man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That same hummingbird migrates south every year, but around this time of year--always finds his way back. It's a story that proves--friends--come in all shapes and sizes.


Statewide Hepatitis A outbreak reported in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) after 250 cases of the infection have been identified. The department says the cases date as far back as June 2018. The number of cases identified is nine times higher than the total of 24 infections


Woman set to stand trial in Georgia cold case died 6 months ago, officials say

Prosecutors have learned the woman accused in the 1975 death of her teenage roommate has died, weeks before she was set to stand trial in Middle Georgia. Authorities only recently found out Mary Jane Stewart died six months ago while in hospice care in Texas, according to the Macon Telegraph. She wa


Dogs found in abandoned South Georgia home

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Nearly two dozen dogs are now in need of adoption in South Georgia after they were found in an abandoned home. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society rescued the dogs last week. Staff say that, now that it's kitten and puppy season, dogs are being left at the shelter eve


Rapper T.I., church post bail for nonviolent offenders in Georgia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1′s “Love and Hip Hop” personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars.


Georgia Sen. David Perdue responds to rumors Stacey Abrams may challenge for his seat

Glennville, GA(WJCL-TV) — Stacey Abrams still hasn’t told us exactly what she plans to do. There have been rumors of a potential Senate run. She’s also rumored to be a candidate for President in 2020. But if she plans on running for David Perdue’s Senate seat, the incumbent is ready for that fight.


Reported incident at Folkston, Georgia prison

FOLKSTON, Ga. — First Coast News received several calls and Facebook messages regarding after numerous fights broke out at the D. Ray James correctional institution in Folkston, Georgia Monday night.