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Ware County neighborhoods experiencing nearly 10 days of flooding
Southeast Georgia experienced inches of rainfall Friday that caused major problems on the roads and in residential neighborhoods. STORY: Ware County students on early release schedule Friday due to weather conditions.
Georgia Store Owner, Ten Customers Plead Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud
A Georgia store owner and ten of his customers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to food stamp fraud charges for their involvement in a scheme whereby customers traded food stamp benefits for cash.
Brantley County schools to remain closed due to flooded roads
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Brantley County schools will remain closed Wednesday due to the number of closed and impassable dirt roads that resulted from Sunday and Monday's heavy rain. Ware County will reopen its schools Wednesday even though 20 roads in the county remain impassable due to flooding.
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.
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.
Georgia man seeks changes after police stun, cuff him
BLYTHE, Ga. (AP) — A 62-year-old Georgia man who said he was shocked by police and handcuffed after a debilitating diabetic episode is speaking out. Walter McNeil, of Hephzibah, said Blythe Police got it wrong Dec. 5 when he suffered the episode. He said he wants to ensure officers can distinguish b
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
Ware County students on early release schedule Friday due to weather conditions
Ware County Schools announced Thursday evening that students will follow the Early release schedule Friday, Dec. 14 due to the heavy rain and storms expected in the afternoon. "Many of our county roads are still not completely dried out. We are taking this proactive measure to ensure that students a
Atkinson jury convicts killer in 30 minutes
PEARSON, GA (WALB) - Roderick Brock, 44, was found guilty in the 2015 brutal slaying of Marlene Murray, in short order, Wednesday. The jury only deliberated about 30 minutes before finding Brock guilty of murder.
Railroad crossings scheduled for repairs in Ware County
A couple of railroad crossings in Ware County will be closed for repairs, according to a post by Ware County Schools. The school district announced on Facebook that CSX is set to close crossings for Albany Avenue and Genoa Street beginning Dec. 11 and Blackshear Avenue crossings beginning Dec. 13.
USC Salk Men’s Basketball
USC Salkehatchie Men’s Basketball team fell short to nationally-ranked Daytona State 62 to 80, on December 5th. Vince Cole led the way with 26 points and 7 rebounds. They traveled to Waycross, GA on Tuesday to face South Georgia State, but as of press deadline, we had not received any scores.
Shop with a Firefighter: VFD helps area kids for Christmas
VALDOSTA — Four-year-old Lovanzo Booker Jr. rode his brand-new Hot Wheels bicycle up and down the aisles at Walmart Tuesday evening. Lovanzo, a participant in the Valdosta Fire Department’s Shop with a Firefighter program, was one of several kids receiving toys for Christmas at the Norman Drive stor
Indians beat Atco, fall to Pierce, Wilcox, Maidens swept
The Charlton County Indians and Maidens played three games each last week with the Tribe defeating Atkinson County for the only win of the week. The young Maiden squad continues to gain valuable experience despite their shortcomings.
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.
Georgia man convicted of killing man who tried to be mentor
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been convicted of killing a man who tried to serve as a mentor. The Macon Telegraph reported a jury in Perry convicted 25-year-old Daniel Maurice Thomas of Warner Robbins of murder and aggravated assault.
DeKalb officer is Georgia’s 5th killed in line of duty this year
In 2018, five Georgia police officers gave the ultimate sacrifice. They all died in the line of duty while protecting others. Georgia has lost a total 721 officers in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, since such records were kept. And December has been the deadliest mont
Georgia Officer Fatally Shot, K-9 Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop
Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was conducting a traffic stop on Thursday evening when a subject fled on foot, opening fire on Flores as he ran. Flores was struck and subsequently died from his wounds. Image courtesy of ODMP.
Pier Village drainage project to begin next month
The first phase of a project to overhaul the drainage system and disrupt traffic in the Pier Village area on St. Simons Island is now slated to begin the first week in January.
Game times changed for December 20 contests
The Charlton County Indians Basketball games against Brantley County scheduled for Thursday, December 20 have changed playing times. The junior varsity boys teams will start at 4:00 p.m. and the Varsity girls teams will start at 6:00 p.m. The Varsity boys teams will begin immediately following the g
1 killed, 2nd injured in Pierce County shooting
PATTERSON, Ga. - Deputies with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office are investigating a deadly shooting Sunday night in Patterson, Georgia. A man was shot and killed about 9 p.m. near Tyre Bridge Road. A second victim was transported to the hospital with injuries and a third person was arrested, deput