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Storm leaves behind washed out roads and downed trees in Troup County

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Severe storms passed through the Chattahoochee Valley Thursday night and Friday morning. The storms caused serious damage as they continue to pound the Carolinas and more. Troup County is one of the places that was impacted the most. Roads like Wright Road and Bill Taylor R


$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Multiple Troup Co. roads closed due to flooding.

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Several roads in Troup County have been closed after a morning of severe weather in the Chattahoochee Valley. Whitesville Road (Hwy 219) at 4949- diverting traffic at Bartley Rd. and Baughs Cross Rd.


Lanett woman wins case over mishandled conservatorship

LANETT — Three years ago, Lanett native Shelbie Hunt was mourning the loss of her grandmother, when she came across a surprising discovery — several bank documents with her name on it.


Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C


With five months until the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, UGA needs more citizen scientists

As bees emerge from their nests this spring, have you ever wondered just how many there are out there?. If so, you are not alone. University of Georgia entomologists are recruiting an army of citizen scientists to help count Georgia’s pollinators this August.


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


Alabama man runs from deputies, says he needed ‘to feed and water his hogs,’ deputies report

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies said a man who ran from approaching deputies told them he was in a hurry to take care of his hogs. It happened April 11, when the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies patrolling in the Martling Road area found a vehicle parked in the middle of the road.


Lee County Sheriff's Office searching for missing Smiths Station woman

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Smiths Station woman. Brittany Leanne Mitchell, 28, was discovered missing at about 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday by family. The family then filed a missing person report to police, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Opelika Police search for man suspected of theft, forgery

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - The Opelika Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of theft and forgery. Police say the incident occurred on February 14th at the Home Depot on Tiger Town Parkway. The suspect allegedly entered the store and purchased multiple items using


Lanett mayor, council would be among county’s highest paid with pay increase

LANETT — Under a proposed salary increase, the mayor of Lanett would go from one of the lowest paid mayors in Chambers County to one of the highest, and the city council would also receive a $500 bump in pay. It would be the first salary increase for the mayor or council since 1988.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.


Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.