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County to consider appointing interim CFO following resignation
Following the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Tonya Miller, the Glynn County Commission is expected to appoint someone at its meeting today to serve in the interim. “In order to continue operations, (county commissioners) must name an interim CFO to perform essential duties upon Ms. Miller’s
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
3 Ware County schools hold active shooter drills Thursday
WARE COUNTY, Ga. - Three schools in Ware County will be having active shooter drills Thursday, the superintendent said in a Facebook message. The drills come exactly one year after a shooter opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17.
South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing
Correctional officer, nurse indicted for scheme with federal inmate
A correctional officer with the rank of captain has been indicted on federal charges for having sex with an inmate, and a nurse is charged with facilitating the illicit trysts.
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.
Okefenoke REMC donates to Lions Camp for the Blind
Okefenoke REMC has donated $2,000 to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind in Waycross. Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind was founded in 1972 and has been offering annual summer camps for the visually impaired since 1976.
Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home
JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.
Supreme Court of Georgia ruling affects DUI cases in the state
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of Georgia struck down a portion of the state's DUI law, ruling that a driver can refuse to take the breathalyzer test without it being used against them in the court of law.
Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.
Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course
MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.
THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized
Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.
'Turn around, don't drown!' Flooding washes out roads in north Georgia
NORTH GEORGIA - Flooding across north Georgia shut down dozens of roads Friday as more rain moved through and rivers and streams overflowed. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls was in Douglas County, where Mount Vernon Road shut down after 2 to 3 feet of water flowed over the roadway.
Bus driver faces DUI charge after crashing school bus with 13 kids on board
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. — A Pierce County Schools bus driver faces 15 charges after crashing her bus the morning of Friday, February 15th with 13 elementary students aboard. Police say 38-year-old Annie Darlene Perritt was intoxicated.
Grand jury indicts two for violent crimes
A Glynn County grand jury indicted two men in separate cases on multiple violent crime charges Wednesday. Tyrese Jamaal Holland is charged with four counts of aggravated stalking, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of battery in violation of the state Family Vio
The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals
When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.
Slight Catoosa County property tax cut passes Georgia House
The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this morning that would lower some Catoosa County property owners' tax bills. The local act, sponsored by State Reps. Dewayne Hill and Steve Tarvin, will create a tax break for residents older than 65. If those property owners make less
Here's What A Cool Million Buys In Georgia This Week
GEORGIA — Burrr. The chill of winter is in the air, even for Atlanta. But fret not, Patch has compiled a list of cozy Georgia homes on the market where you can cuddle by the fireplace.
Canadian delegation inspired by Georgia Cyber Center
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Members of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) came to Augusta Friday to learn about the Georgia Cyber Center and its mission to address cyber incidents and attacks.
Dozens of college police chiefs attend conference in South Georgia
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of police chiefs from colleges and universities across the state came to Crisp County for a conference Thursday. It's the 11th year of university police chiefs learning new methods and techniques.