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Nationally-recognized landscape artists return to Thomasville
Once again, big-name artists are interested in being involved in the growing art scene in the area. Joe Palmerio, a master plein air artist from Sarasota, Florida, was here — along with other regional artists — painting on Broad Street for Victorian Christmas. Soon after, from Feb. 8-10, renowned ph
Gang activity suspect to be extradited from Florida
THOMASVILLE — Gathering of evidence by city detectives pointed to an inmate in a South Florida jail, according to authorities. The suspect, Nash Stephen Baker, 21, 10861 Marble Brook Blvd., Lehigh Acres, Florida, will be charged with aggravated battery and criminal street gang activity in Thomasvill
Georgia K-9 that lost eye after being shot in head is released from hospital
A Georgia K-9 that was shot during a traffic-stop confrontation that killed a police officer has lost an eye, but was released from a veterinary hospital Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery.
FEMA rebuilding advice available at Thomasville Lowe’s
ATLANTA — Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?
Thomasville celebrates the holidays with a Victorian Christmas
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Many are journeying into the past to get into the holiday spirit. In Thomasville, hundreds of people are planning to visit the 32nd annual Victorian Christmas Festival.
Outgoing county commissioner recalls boyhood courthouse visits
THOMASVILLE — At his last Thomas County Commission meeting Tuesday, District 1 Commissioner Merrill Baker, who did not seek re-election this year, told fellow commissioners about visiting the Thomas County Courthouse as a child.
Victorian Christmas events moved due to rainy weather
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Despite a rainy forecast for much of Friday, Victorian Christmas organizers say the show must go on. Event organizers have announced a revised plan for Friday night’s celebration that will allow the event to go on as planned with some modifications.
Put a bow on it: Local booksellers pick gift ideas for readers
I always look forward to this column, and the one in which local booksellers pick their summer reads, because it’s so easy to put together. I don’t have to do a thing, except ask, and then put the results together. What a life! With that said, let the booksellers take it away.
Elderly man who disappeared from Ocala is found in Georgia
OCALA, Fla. -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies are searching for an elderly man considered to be missing and endangered. Desmond Gray, 84, was last seen around 9:20 a.m. Sunday at his home on SE Maricamp Road near the intersection with Water Place in Ocala.
Lawsuit: Council members conspired to defame TPD chief, command staff
THOMASVILLE — At the crux of a lawsuit filed Wednesday is a letter, the suit states, Thomasville's mayor ordered a former Thomasville Police Department officer to write that the filing says is defamatory toward the police chief and the command staff.
$20K Second Harvest donation going to Hurricane Michael disaster victims
THOMASVILLE — Hurricane Micheal left some Southwest Georgia counties in shreds and shambles. Efforts by Second Harvest of Georgia to aid storm victims was enhanced this week by a $20,000 donation from AgGeorgia Farm Credit and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, along with CoBank.
Man arrested in Tallahassee for transmission of HIV
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Quincy man has been arrested after investigators say he knowingly had sex with a victim without telling them he had HIV. Anthony Thomas, 38, was arrested on Wednesday.
Third suspect in October homicide, Dontavious Thomas, turns himself in
ALBANY — The third suspect in the fatal shooting of Johnny Young, 33, turned himself in on Wednesday, officials with the Albany Police Department said. Dontavious “June June” Thomas, 30, was wanted by the APD for his suspected involvement in Young’s death in October.
'Discover Thomas County Horses' poster contest winners named
The Thomas County 4-H Program recently held its second annual “Discover Thomas County Horses” Poster and Photo Contest. All of the photos had to be taken of horses in Thomas County.
Owner & customers plead guilty to food stamp fraud in South Georgia
A former grocery store owner in southern Georgia plead guilty to food stamp fraud. The former co-owner of a Donalsonville, Georgia grocery store, along with ten other customers, have pled guilty to charges related to defrauding the federal food stamp program, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the Unite
TFR urges fire safety during the holidays
THOMASVILLE — Exciting celebrations and bright light displays are staples of the holiday season. However, such beautiful displays can also pose safety risks. With the holiday season upon us, Thomasville Fire Rescue would like to stress to the community the importance of fire safety during the holida
Thomasville holds 32nd annual Victorian Christmas Festival
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Thomasville is a town full of rich history and 150 year old buildings. One business owner is merging the town's history with modern-day creativity by hosting a gingerbread house making competition.
City, county approve '19 budgets
THOMASVILLE — Thomasville City Council and Thomas County Commission approved 2019 budgets this week after months of discussions and planning by the entities for the coming year.
Denise Williams murder trial: State will rest case this morning
Prosecutors will wrap up their case against Denise Williams this morning with a final witness, likely the woman who became a confidential informant for the state police investigating the murder of Mike Williams.
Georgia man convicted of molesting 10-year-old child
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia man was convicted of molesting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child, according to the district attorney's office. District Attorney Jackie Johnson announced Jeromy Truman Chandler of Woodbine faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison for the incident,