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Georgia man sentenced to 13 years for operating $9.5M drug network

A Georgia man who authorities said operated a $9.5 million drug trafficking network is headed back to prison, according to court documents. Horace Mayfield, 33, of Winder, was sentenced to 13 years and six months after pleading guilty to methamphetamine and cocaine possession and distribution.


Vince Dooley on Georgia schedule change: ‘It benefits Auburn’

On Wednesday, it was announced that Georgia’s annual series against Auburn, better known as the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, would be breaking from tradition. The game will now be played in October instead of November, starting in 2020. And one of the key figures in the rivalry, legendary Georgia co


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.


Tall ships to sail to Georgia's coast for public tours

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A replica of the Santa Maria - the flagship from Christopher Columbus’ expedition - will soon sail to Georgia for tours. The Brunswick News reports that the St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance is bringing the replica ship to the Brunswick Landing Marina from April 8-15.


Southwest Georgia residents furious at liquor store approval

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Some residents are in an uproar after a southwest Georgia city approved a new liquor store that dozens who live in the neighborhood say they don’t want. WALB-TV reports about 50 people gathered Thursday in Albany to discuss their next steps in trying to block the business. Bishop


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.


Georgia State Panthers at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Pick 02/23/19

SBC foes will clash when the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (12-13, 6-7 SBC) take on the Georgia State Panthers (19-8, 10-4 SBC) at the HTC Center. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 23, 2019.


Three Georgia residents tied to theft here

Three Georgia residents arrested on theft charges early Wednesday near Uniontown have been tied to the theft of a cash register from a Seymour motel, police report. Askari Greer, 27, and Tamecia James, 23, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacobey Nelson, 23, of Forest Park, Georgia, face potential char


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Looking Ahead: Georgia's situation at left tackle this spring

Spring practice at Georgia begins in approximately four weeks. Once the Bulldogs return from spring break, it'll be time for the team to get started with 15 practices that will prepare them for the start of preseason camp.


'I'm going to blow your damn brains out!' Pistol-packing granny, 79, is heard on 911 call firing two shots at burglar who broke into her Georgia home

A suspected burglar who broke into the home of a gun-toting, 79-year-old Georgia woman got way more than he bargained for earlier this month when she started shooting at him, recently released 911 audio has revealed.


Georgia Southern coach addresses arrest of 3 football players

STATESBORO, Ga. - Three Georgia Southern students are out of jail after being arrested. Logan Wright, J.D. King and Ivan Corbin, Jr. were arrested Sunday morning. Corbin is a quarterback. Wright and King are running backs.


Pistol-packing Georgia grandma captures burglar

JACKSON COUNTY, Georgia (WXIA/ NBC) — A frantic 911 call paints a picture of the terrifying moments a 79-year-old woman fended off a burglar as he tried to get inside her Georgia home.


5-Star Recruit Arik Gilbert Visited Alabama, Georgia This Weekend

Although Georgia is listed as the favorite to land five-star recruit Arik Gilbert, the Bulldogs will have competition from other top schools as well. He projects as a tight end at the college level, yet the do-it-all athlete will have tons of offers because of his ability to play both sides of the f


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


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.


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


Clemson, Georgia lead pre-spring top-25

Clemson and Alabama will likely top the polls one way or another this season (and beyond) but not everybody sees them as the top-two for 2019. Stadium's Brett McMurphy released his pre-spring top-25 rankings that puts the reigning champ Tigers on top and then SEC runner-up Georgia next. Alabama chec


Georgia football rivalry with Auburn could be moving dates

ATHENS — The Georgia-Auburn football rivalry could be moving to an early date in the season starting in 2020, according to an Auburn reporter citing anonymous sources. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity had no official comment on the matter when contacted by DawgNation on Tuesday night.