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Spirit of the Entrepreneur: Domino's
VALDOSTA — Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, and everyone does it a little differently. Some open online stores, while others open brick-and-mortar storefronts. Some go all in and invest their lives into a new venture, while others start a new business as something to do on the side. Regardle
Barentine promoted to UGA Extension coordinator
TIFTON — Dooly County Extension Coordinator Ronnie Barentine was promoted to the role of University of Georgia Extension Southwest District Program Development Coordinator. As Southwest District PDC, Barentine will develop training programs for county agents in cotton, peanuts, corn, vegetables and
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.
Ruth's Cottage breaks ground on new facility
After months of fundraising, Ruth's Cottage in Tifton broke ground for a new facility on Monday. Ruth's Cottage is a non-profit that fights domestic abuse. The new facility will allow them to house more victims of domestic abuse and house some of the organizations operations.
City names new downtown manager
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The City of Albany issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, in which Lequrica Gaskins was announced as Albany’s new Downtown Manager. She officially takes office on Wednesday January 9, 2019. Previously, Gaskins worked in downtown development with the City of Tifton.
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.
Love letter written by veteran in 1954 discovered in Georgia Walmart, reunited with family
Call it a miracle on aisle 7. A veteran's love letter, written in 1954 and discovered inside a Walmart in Georgia, was reunited with his family on Friday, thanks to the persistence of store employees.
Woman in Turner County officer-involved shooting charged with murder
After a "be on the lookout" was issued that turned into an officer-involved shooting in Turner County, one woman is facing murder charges. Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer, 42, was trying to leave the metro-Atlanta area on Monday after becoming a suspect in a murder. A BOLO was issued, and she was being pur
Georgia Goodwill store must give back wages total over $100K to employees
A Georgia Goodwill corporation had to pay back wages over $100,000 for violating federal laws to 165 employees. After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc. – based in Savannah, Georgia – has paid $114,936 in back wages t
Ashburn freshman earns ABAC Foundation scholarship
TIFTON — Mary Grace Lavender from Ashburn has been awarded the Captain D’s scholarship from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22-Feb. 1
TIFTON — Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22-Feb. 1.
No. 20 Arizona State rallies from 18 down to defeat Georgia
No. 20 Arizona State overcame an 18-point deficit to upend Georgia 76-74 on Saturday night at Athens, Ga. After Luguentz Dort made just 1 of 2 free throws with 7.9 seconds left, Georgia (5-4) inbounded the ball with Nicolas Claxton taking it the length of the court before misfiring on a mid-range ju
Blue Devils lose seniors but return many in 2019
TIFTON — 2018 was a historical season for the Tift County Blue Devils on the football field. For the first time as Tift County High — a history that goes back to 1962 — the Blue Devils made the quarterfinals in the state tournament two straight seasons. It is an amazing feat considering Tift entered
UGA researchers plan to dismantle crop roadblocks
TIFTON — With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.
Meet the 2018 Worth County Farmers of the Year
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Peanut Festival is pleased to congratulate the Worth County 2018 Farmers of the Year. Watch these video vignettes and learn about the 2018 winners.
Trucker says he was ‘wrongfully’ stopped and arrested by Georgia troopers
The driver claims the troopers tried to delete this cell phone footage after he was arrested. A truck driver says his dash cam video and cell phone footage proves he was wrongfully stopped and arrested after an encounter with two Georgia troopers.
This Must-Try Farmhouse Restaurant Is Hiding In Georgia’s Most Charming Town
Usually when you’re driving through a small town in Georgia, you can only hope to find charming, quaint restaurants that are excellent representations of the area. In the small town of Austell, you’ll find just that. Nestled in the heart of this small town of around 6,500 inhabitants you’ll find thi
Georgia man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia St
Cook Co. fire probed after body discovered
LENOX, GA (WALB) - Multiple agencies responded to the report of a camper on fire about 2:00 Thursday morning in northern Cook County, on Judge Lott Road, just east of Lenox. Emergency personnel who arrived on the scene found the structures fully engulfed. When they got the flames put out, they found
Body found inside burning camper in Cook County
LENOX, GA (WTXL) - A body has been found inside a burning camper in South Georgia. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating after an early morning fire in northern Cook County.