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Hugans not offered contract to return as Harper principal

THOMASVILLE — Harper Elementary School Principal Melvin Hugans will not be returning to the position for the 2019-20 school year. Hugans was not offered a contract by the school board. The Thomasville City Schools board had a packed room at its meeting Tuesday, with the majority of the attendees the


Thomasville leaders preparing for 98th annual Rose Show and Festival

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Across the City of Thomasville, preparations are underway ahead of this weekend’s 98th Annual Rose Show and Festival. To kick off festivities, the Thomasville Police Department (TPD) is holding its annual command inspection.


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


City OKs new alcohol catering policy

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville City Council members unanimously approved an alcohol catering license as part of its alcoholic beverage license code. Council members voted 4-0 at their meeting Monday to adopt the second reading of the ordinance.


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.


Hepatitis A outbreak grows in Georgia

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Health is urging the public to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A as the infection continues to spread in the state. The state agency reports that it has identified hundreds - as many as 250 - of cases involving the highly-contagious liver infection since June 201


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Thomasville business observes Superhero Day, honors 200 local heroes

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Many in South Georgia are celebrating Superhero Day, a way to honor people who go above and beyond. It started five years ago with a company called Everfan in Thomasville. Since then, they've gone from celebrating 50 superheroes to this year, a total of 200.


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


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


Millpond Plantation to stay with family

THOMASVILLE – Millpond Plantation is no longer available for purchase and will remain with the original family, according to the Wright Group. Consequently, new significant land holdings in the Red Hills Region will be brought to market this spring, representative said.


'I hope the verdict is guilty’: Pelham murder victim’s mother wants speedy trial

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Horace “Chucky” Ross III, who turned himself in for the deaths of Steven Freeman and Denarrius Johnson back in December could be arraigned in May. Joe Mulholland, the district attorney for the South Georgia District Attorney’s Office, said he could be arraigned on May 22.


TPD to hold inspection in the street

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Police Department will hold its annual inspection and review in downtown Thomasville on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. This is an impressive review of TPD and will include a community meet-and-greet with officers once the review is completed.


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


Monticello man wins $1 million in lottery

Everyone dreams, at some point or another, of winning big in the lottery – and for a Jefferson County man, that dream has now become a reality. On Friday, April 19, the Florida Lottery announced that Carl Madison, 60, of Monticello, was one of the lotto's newest winners.


Man stabbed in domestic violence; he and wife both charged

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County couple’s drunken Sunday morning quarrel sent one man to the hospital with stab wounds and later to jail, where his wife already was in custody.


7-year-old girl dies after being shot in head in Georgia

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Ten days after being shot in the head, a 7-year-old girl has died at a hospital in Georgia, police confirmed Monday. Mariasia Thomas was injured during a drive-by shooting while she sat on her couch inside her foster home in Ellenwood, Georgia, on April 12, The Atlanta Journal-Const


2 to face trial in murder of 79-year-old Mitchell Co. store owner

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - On Tuesday afternoon, a South Georgia district attorney said two men could go to trial this summer for the death of 79-year-old Bob Bettison. Police said he was killed at his own store in Pelham.


Area baseball teams to defend home diamond as state playoffs open

THOMASVILLE — Home field advantage will be put to the test this week. The Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets, 24-4 for the season, will host Jones County (16-10) in the first round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. at TCCHS.