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“Calling the Dawgs to Tifton:” UGA Tifton campus unveils new bulldog statue

Joseph Jones, a student at UGA’s Tifton campus, led the ceremony’s attendees in “calling the Dawgs,” while students removed the covering hiding the statue.

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-20 12:00:00

GBI: Sylvester Police Investigator Arrested

On Friday, August 17, 2018, Sylvester Police Department Investigator Jaton Johnson, 46, was arrested for Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, False Swearing, and False Statements. Johnson turned himself in and was booked into the Worth County Jail.

SOWEGALIVE.COM - 2018-08-21 08:33:30

Driver in ditch charged with DUI

After placing the car in park and removing the keys, the deputy was able to wake the driver after “multiple attempts using an loud voice and having to physically shake” the driver, who appeared disoriented upon gaining consciousness.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-20 22:30:00

City of Tifton takes county to court over water system

The letter, which was included in the court filing, said that the city decided to terminate the agreement after a water rate study that looked at water rate equalization between city and county residents called into question the need for the agreement to continue.


Man dies in Dervan Street shooting Monday morning

Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for APD, said a call came in through dispatch about a man down in a vacant area shortly before 11 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Dominic Alexander Hunt, 25, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-08-20 20:00:00

Plant Telecommunications donates to Tifton Alzheimer’s Association

Plant Telecommunications is one of the sponsors for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event for the Tifton Alzheimer’s Association. The employees of Plant Telecommunications also show their support by wearing purple and donating to the cause. Picture are Plant Telecommunications employees and board m

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 16:00:00

Resident accused of threats against deputies

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County man wasn’t the one deputies were looking for on Friday, but his hostile attitude to their arrival -- specifically alleged threats against the officers -- led to his arrest.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-20 23:10:00

Rec Authority encourages seniors to walk

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority will start a new program on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 8 a.m. named Seniors Walking Off Weight.

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-08-20 22:58:00

Vehicle stolen from dealership lot

TIFTON — A 2018 Jeep Wrangler valued at $42,955 was recently reported stolen from a car dealership, according to a Tifton Police Department report.


Monday morning shooting suspect arrested - Cordele Dispatch

CRISP COUNTY- August 20, 2018 Jermall Romine Burks Jr. 20-year-old male resident of Cordele, Georgia was arrested Monday, August 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. As the investigation from this morning’s shooting unfolded, evidence lead authorities to Jermall Burks Jr. At 10:52 a.m. Crisp County Communications

CORDELE DISPATCH - 2018-08-20 20:55:30

GBI arrests Sylvester police officer

SYLVESTER — Sylvester Police Department Investigator Jaton Johnson, 46, was arrested for violation of oath by a public officer, false swearing, and false statements, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release.


Suspects sought in two Valdosta robberies

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - In South Georgia, police are searching for suspects in two robberies.They say a man robbed employees at gunpoint inside a Valdosta Family Dollar.Police released surveillance video from last Thursday showing a gunman entering the Family Dollar on North Ashley Street.

WTXL.COM - 2018-08-20 07:52:00

Surcheros coming to ABAC campus

Surcheros is the popular Tex-Mex franchise throughout Georgia that offers customizable options with its various entrees. It began as a small restaurant in Douglas, Georgia. Luke Christian founded the company in 2007, and it has since expanded to nine locations in Douglas, Waycross, Tifton, Dublin, M


Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006, file photo, teacher Tara Grinstead is displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga. New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Jou


Suspects in missing teacher's death admitted slaying, court documents say

A photo of missing teacher Tara Grinstead is seen on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga., Oct. 4, 2006. (Associated Press)Two former students of a south Georgia teacher missing since 2005 told friends at a party that they had killed her and burned her body, new court documents suggest.


Board votes to outsource substitute teachers

Finance Director Klinton Guess said that the reason for the move is because of stipulations from the Affordable Care Act and the contract with ESS would cost the school system anywhere from $10,000 to $21,000.


Tifton man arrested in Omega for Taco Bell break-in in Moultrie

According to an article from The Moultrie Observer, Kelvin Russell, 46, of Tifton, broke into the Taco Bell on Veteran’s Parkway North in Moultrie at approximately 3:30 a.m. to attack his ex-girlfriend, who was working at the time.


Up with People: Cities, counties work to manage growth

Population affects anything from the representation in state government to state and federal grants, such as money for roads, that are awarded based on a city or county’s number of residents, he said.


UGA Tifton to kick off centennial celebration

The celebration will open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7:30. Shuttles from the UGA Tifton Conference Center to the front circle of campus will be provided due to a large portion of Moore Highway being shut down for the event. The event and concert, with the exception of the food and drink vendor


3 people charged, 2 more sought in drug operation

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Since the beginning of August, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team has been working an undercover drug operation at a house located at 820 Sixth St. S.E.