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Southwest Georgia Resident Faces Life in Prison for Armed Fentanyl Trafficking

April 12, 2024

Defendant Admitted to Possessing 4+ Kilos of Fentanyl for Distribution in the Community ALBANY, Ga. – A Southwest Georgia resident with a lengthy criminal history pleaded guilty to armed drug distribution charges today and faces life in prison for admitting to distributing large quantities of fentanyl. Larry Roger Sparks, Jr., 46, of Albany, pleaded guilty…

Tyren Martin Appointed as Newest Community Protection Division City Marshal

April 12, 2024

The City of Valdosta proudly announces the appointment of Tyren Martin as the latest addition to its esteemed Community Protection Division, assuming the role of City Marshal. This appointment marks a significant milestone in Martin’s journey, underscoring his remarkable progression from his formative years in the Great Promise Partnership (GPP) program to his current leadership…

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Attorney General Chris Carr Files Suit Against President Biden’s Latest Lawless Student Loan Plan

April 12, 2024

    ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a seven-state coalition in filing suit against the Biden administration’s latest lawless student loan plan, which will cost taxpayers an estimated $475 billion overall. “Despite the Court having already settled this issue, the Biden administration continues to brazenly violate the law,” said Carr. “Georgia…

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Boating Caution: Slow Down, Watch for Manatees, Sea Turtles

April 5, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024 – 10:30 With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals. Boat strikes are a leading cause of sea turtle strandings and manatee injuries and deaths. Manatees and all sea turtle species found in Georgia are…

Leave Wildlife Where They Are Found

April 2, 2024

Social Circle, Ga. Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – 11:13 Before you pick up or attempt to assist any wildlife, no matter its age or condition, remember that it is best to leave young birds, bunnies, or fawns where they are found, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (DNR WRD). “While…

Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo set for April 5-6

April 2, 2024

  TIFTON—Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will present its annual “Gee Haw Whoa Back” rodeo as a part of Homecoming Week 2024 from April 5-6. “We always look forward to the rodeo,” said Randi Hickman, Development Officer for ABAC. “We always have great competitors from across the southeast at this event. You’ll see some great professional…

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