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Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Valley Police Need Your Help Locating Missing Woman

Valley police need your help finding a missing woman. 24-year-old Cayla Brooks was last seen in Valley in the 4600 block of 20th Ave. and the 1500 block of 56th St. She was last seen in early February.


Lanett council seeks funding for airport

LANETT — The Lanett City Council has approved two resolutions to seek state funds for its ongoing airport improvement project. The city is in the final stages of building a new 4,400-foot runway to replace one that was approximately 3,300 feet in length.


WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.


UPDATE: Tree falls on vehicles entering Emory University Hospital parking deck

A tree fell on two vehicles entering an Emory University Hospital parking deck Wednesday morning, officials confirmed. The tree came down over the entrance ramp to the deck on Lowergate Drive, which is on the corner of Clifton Road near the university’s main campus, DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley to


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Missing Lanett woman spotted in LaGrange

VALLEY — A Valley woman who was reported to be missing appears to be fine as she was spotted in LaGrange, according to Lt. Chris Daniel of Valley Police Department. Cayla Leshea Brooks, 24, of Lanett, was seen on surveillance video at a Mexican restaurant in LaGrange earlier this week, but the polic


Six Flags Over Georgia hosts hiring event for 2019 season

Six Flags Over Georgia announced a hiring event for numerous positions at the park for the 2019 season. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia is hiring on the spot for positions in admissions, aquatics, culinary, catering, entertainment, games and


A CLOSER LOOK: New Georgia DUI ruling

SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) - The Georgia Supreme Court overturns a law that allowed a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer to be used as evidence against them. The court agreed on Monday that it violates the state's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.


Police reports from Feb. 20

>Matthew Ryan Rutoskey, 24, of Auburn, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (controlled substance). >Trellis Doral Reese, 43, of Opelika, was arrested and charged with third-degree possession of a forged instrument, second-degree possession of marijuana, third-degree escape, sec


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


3 women wanted in Lanett, AL for theft at Fuller Center Reuse Store

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Three women are wanted in Lanett in reference to theft at a home goods store. According to police, there were two theft incidents at the Fuller Center Reuse Store.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Opelika Police Need Your Help Tracking Down Dollar General Robbery Suspect

Opelika police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. On February 17, the armed suspect went to the Dollar General at 3706 Pepperell Parkway around 8 p.m. The cashier says a black man wearing all black clothing came into the store.


Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.


Kia begins Telluride production in Georgia

The 2020 Kia Telluride should arrive in dealer showrooms over the next few weeks. Kia has officially kicked off production of its all-new Telluride SUV at the company's plant in West Point, Georgia. The Telluride, Kia's largest and most off-road capable SUV to date, debuted earlier this year at the


Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs his first bill on school bus safety

HARRIS COUNTY, (WRBL) - Georgia drivers have a new rule they must adhere to. "What we want to do is we want to protect 100% of our children 100% of the time," says Cheryl Johnson, Harris County Depertment of Transportation.


Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.