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Argument turns into deadly shooting in Vidalia

VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) - Vidalia Police were called to a shooting at the Huddle House on E. First St. in the early morning hours on Saturday. Police say what started as an argument turned deadly when Zeary Devontae Davis, 25, opened fire on a car that was exiting the parking lot. The driver of the vehic


Kiwanians hear about financials from Edward Jones consultant

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club held a meeting February 5 at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 20 members were joined by four guests: Windy Ward, Micki Gaudry, Brad Owen, and Randy Sparks, who was on hand to present the evening’s program.


Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.


Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US

A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.


VERIFY: Georgia's laws for removing elected officials from office

MACON, Ga. — Over the past few years, Central Georgia has seen several local elected officials end up on the wrong side of the law. In early 2018, Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon Junior was suspended after he was indicted for grabbing a woman inappropriately.


EGSC professor helps VHA chess team to victory

Recently, one of Vidalia Heritage Academy’s high school scholastic chess teams won the 2019 GICAA High School Chess State Championship. VHA entered two high school chess teams, and both ended up making it to the championship rounds with one team making it to the final round.


Only 20 students qualified for the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. One is from Columbus.

A Muscogee County School District student is among 20 in the state who have earned the right to compete in the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. Ryan Tadiparthi, a fifth-grader at Reese Road Leadership Academy, qualified for the state bee by finishing as the runner-up at the Region 6 bee Saturday at Fort V


Maze teaches Toombs Co. students the cosequences of bad decisions

TOOMBS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) -Organizations in Toombs County are coming together this week to offer students a chance to get some important life lessons and learn how one mistake can change their life.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O‘Keefe paintings at risk

The Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses some 140 oil paintings by the iconic American artist, along with thousands of additional works from O'Keefe's prolific career. But the oil paintings have been developing tiny pin-sized blisters, almost like acne, for decades. Conservationist


One rule on the Toombs County High School prom list is now revised

TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga., (WSAV)- There's a new list of rules for students attending the Toombs County High School prom. One parent reached out to News 3 saying one rule on the original list was discriminatory.


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Police searching for missing and endangered runaway from Georgia

The Brunswick Police Department asked the community for help in locating a missing and endangered runaway. Alyssa Paige was last seen near the downtown Brunswick area on Friday.


South Georgia has Oscar ties

VALDOSTA — South Georgia has a double tie to the Oscars. Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire


Two local students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/22/2019)– The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.


Georgia Aquarium says goodbye to Oz the sea otter

The Georgia Aquarium is mourning the loss of long-time attraction Oz, the 18-year-old sea otter that was part of the aquarium when it opened in 2005. After suffering several seizures Tuesday, Oz was given an MRI which revealed lesions on the brain.


Lady Eagles advance to Final 4

The second round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs was a battle of the Eagles as David Emanuel and Grace Christian Academy squared off Friday, February 15, at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. The game came down to the wire as only 3 points separated the contenders. Ultimately, DEA edged


Boy’s home helps to clear remains of Tattnall Co. family’s house after Hurricane Michael

TATTNALL CO, GA (WTOC) -A Tattnall County family will soon have a new house after Hurricane Michael destroyed their home. Much of the help comes from a boy’s home that helps troubled teens get back on track.


Young to speak at New Hope

On February 24 at 3 p.m., Syvetta Drisdom Young will be the keynote speaker for a black history service at New Hope World Outreach. The theme for the service is “Making A Difference.”


Bulldogs’ baseball season begins with two wins

The ECI baseball team started the 2019 season last week with wins against two Region 2-AA teams. Tuesday, the Bulldogs took the short trip up Lambs Bridge Road to take on their neighbors at Tiger Field. ECI defeated Swainsboro 9-2 on a windy, rainy afternoon to pick up their first win of the season.