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2 charged with drug distribution

Police recovered suspected marijuana that they say was packaged for sale, as well as a larger bag of the substance and nearly $1,000 after a Georgia State Patrol trooper spotted the items in a large plastic container in the floorboard during a Friday night road check at Dunn Road and Highway 111. Ja

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-23 02:41:00

City of Tifton reimburses utility customers for payment fees

TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - The City of Tifton is reimbursing some utility customers, after they where charged a fee to pay their bill. Utility customers in Tifton where charged a 95-cent fee while making payments online. The city noticed the fees about a month ago, and it's not the city, but the processin


Two arrests made in home invasion

TIFTON - Two suspects were arrested and one is still sought in connection with a home invasion on Mar. 14. According to a report from the Tifton Police Department, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of Oak Forest Lane. One of the


Sheriff's office seeking registered sex offender

TIFTON - Tift County Sheriff's Office and The Department of Community Supervision Tifton Office is currently seeking Richard Carl Bryant, a registered sex offender, convicted of the offense of sexual battery on a child, according to a press release. Bryant is currently on parole and as a condition o


Police ID suspect in non-fatal shooting

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie man shot in the chest on Tuesday evening drove himself to the hospital and was able to identify his assailant, who is being sought by police. Leeroy Sheppard, 35, told Moultrie police that he was shot by a man with whom he had recently had an issue. He was in a 2004 Ford E

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 01:51:00

South Main St. store robbed - 3rd time since Jan. 2017

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Wednesday night armed robbery at a South Main Street convenience store was the third hold up at that location in a little more than a year. At about 9:36 p.m. two armed men entered the 3025 S. Main St. U.S. Food Store, according to police. "They were dressed in all black, had shirt

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-23 02:48:00

Dorman takes up mantle as CEO of Tift Regional Health Systems

TIFTON - When his daughter Lenore was born in November 2012, Chris Dorman knew he had to make a change. Dorman was working for Community Health Systems, one of the largest operators of acute care hospitals in the country. The longer he was there, the more projects he had become involved with. On the


Suspects charged in 2 shoplifting incidents

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two shoplifting cases were among the investigations that led to arrests for law enforcement officers on Monday. At about 2:12 p.m. Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway, reported having a shoplifter in custody who had no identification on him. When police arrived they learned that the suspe


UPDATE: Hahira man killed in train accident

CECIL - A Lowndes County man was killed early Wednesday when he was hit by a train in Cook County, according to authorities The crash happened around 1:25 a.m. near Cecil, according to a statement from the Georgia State Patrol. A Norfolk Southern freight train with four locomotives and 35 rail cars


Former Meigs mayor sentenced to probation, restitution

THOMASVILLE - A former Meigs mayor was sentenced to probation and restitution upon entering a guilty plea to one count of felony theft by taking involving City of Meigs revenue. Cynthia Chaney entered a guilty plea to being in unlawful possession of Meigs water revenue account money. She was indicte


Chickens go wild at Fitzgerald festival

FITZGERALD - When life was groovy, Burmese chickens settled in the Colony City. What attracted them, no one knows, but the City of Fitzgerald has hosted the vibrant game bird since they landed there in the 60s. Originally, the birds were released at the Ocmulgee River, more than 70 miles away, to be


Pink Heals raising money to paint fire truck

TIFTON - Pink Heals Tifton/Tift County has received their first fire truck. The fire engine, which arrived on Sunday, Mar. 11, was donated to PHTTCO by the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. "It was a long process, which started back in November," said PHTTCO president Austin Martin. "I worked direc

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 17:04:00

TPD arrests three after finding cocaine inside car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three people were arrested after the Tallahassee Police Department found cocaine and drug paraphernalia inside their car. Daniel Nealy, 38, was also arrested for driving with a suspended license. Kayla Davis, 29, and Rossa McBride, 37, were both found with cocaine and dr


Moultrie firearm felon sentenced to 98 months

A Moultrie man was sentenced to 98 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of domestic violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (File Photo) A Moultrie man was sentenced to 98 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a person previously


Shooting leads to release revocation

VALDOSTA - A Lanier County man will spend four years in prison after his supervised release was revoked in Valdosta federal court. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson ordered Frederick Tyrone Calhoun, 35, of Lakeland to serve 48 months after revoking his supervised release for a firearms offense,


1 dies in weekend pedestrian-involved accident in Ashburn

1 person died in an accident over the weekend on Pate Avenue in Ashburn. (Source: WALB) ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Ashburn police said one person died Saturday in a pedestrian-involved accident. According to Turner County Coroner Edgar Perry, Delmar Hall, 48, died due to massive bodily trauma Saturday ni


Student charged with making bomb threats

TIFTON - One high school student has been charged for making bomb threats at Tift County High School, according to the Tifton Police Department. A press release from the TPD states that on Mar. 14, students in an 8 a.m. class reported that another student had made possible threats about a bomb at th