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NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Weeks Honey Farm a sweet success

TIFTON — Success is sweet, especially when your business is honey. Weeks Honey Farm in Omega was held up a success story for the Small Business Administration and United States Department of Agriculture’s program.


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Tift County schools pass accreditation assessment

TIFTON — The final report of the AdvancEd accreditation process for the Tift County School System was presented to the Tift County Board of Education at the Apr. 9 meeting. Chief Academic Officer Mickey Weldon presented the final results at the meeting.


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages.


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Going’ Hog Wild Car Show slips into gear

TIFTON — The 27th Annual Goin’ Hog Wild Car, Truck & Bike Show will cruise into the UGA Tifton Conference Center April 12-13. The yearly show is put together by the Tiftarea Auto Club.


Wiregrass Farmer’s Market opens at GMA for 2019 season

TIFTON — Dreary weather and the threat of rain could not stop the crowd from gathering Saturday for the opening day of the Wiregrass Farmer’s Market 2019 season. A large crowd milled about under the pole barn at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, even just after 9 a.m. when the market officially ope


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Tornado Watches, Warnings Issued for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter


Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Georgia go public in plea for help

(CNN) — Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the country of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea for international help.


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


Human trafficking in Georgia

ATLANTA (WJBF) - Also called modern day slavery, human trafficking affects millions of lives -- and unfortunately Georgia is one of the leaders in the number of people trafficked.


Georgia man set foreclosed mansion on fire, cops say

A Georgia man allegedly set his former mansion on fire months after the residence went into foreclosure, authorities said Thursday. Stanley Stephens, with help from Donald Luallen, set fire to the 5,900-square-foot home in the northern town of Rome on Feb. 10, police said. No one was hurt in the fir


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


The Latest: Storms down trees, power lines in Georgia

ATLANTA – The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):. A storm system moving through Georgia has knocked down trees, caused minor flooding and cut off power to thousands of residents.


Georgia Department of Revenue Updating System; Motor Vehicle Department Closed May 23rd-May 28th

The Georgia Department of Revenue will install a new system for motor vehicle registration, and as a result, local offices will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions for several days at the end of May.


Justin Rogers ready for the road ahead with the Packers

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Justin Rogers has been the head coach at Jones County for the past 5 years. He helped turn that program around and is now trying to help the Packers find yet another state title.


11 warrants issued in Sylvester J&J Grocery shooting

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Warrants for a Sylvester shooting have been issued. Sylvester Police Department Detective Jonathon McDaniel confirms 11 were issued. We have not had it confirmed what those warrants were issued for.