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GBI Arrests Tift County Principal in Theft Investigation

Tifton, GA (February 21, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Chad Stone, age 50, of Tifton, GA, with theft by taking and unauthorized use of a financial transaction card; misuse of government issued cards. On February 6, 2024, the Tifton Police Department asked the GBI to investigate. The investigation shows that Stone, while serving as…

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Families of 3 Georgia Army reservists killed in drone attacks in Jordan prepare for funerals

Killed in the attack were Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrolton; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah.  “I’m still in shock,” said Oneida Oliver-Sanders Monday at her home in Waycross. Her 24-year-old daughter, Specialist Kennedy Sanders, was among the casualties.  Oliver-Sanders said her daughter loved…

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Ray City and Valdosta Man Sentenced to Prison in Separate Project Safe Neighborhoods Cases

By Carol A. Gasser Moore MACON, Georgia – Demetris Gervone Bellamy (32) of Ray City and Shi-Young Lamar Sharper (39) are among three defendants with lengthy criminal histories, who were found guilty by federal juries of illegally possessing firearms resulting.  The convictions and sentencing are the result from Project Safe Neighborhoods investigations in South Georgia. …

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Hard Freeze Warning

HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected. * WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Wednesday. * IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take steps…

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Governor Brian P. Kemp’s 2024 State of the State Address

    Lt. Governor Jones, Speaker Burns, President Pro Tem Kennedy, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, members of the Public Service Commission, Mayor Dickens, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, and my fellow Georgians: Later this year, the people of this state will once again fulfill…

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Tornado Watch From Tue 7 am until 2 pm EST

IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA BEN HILL, BERRIEN, BROOKS, COLQUITT. COOK, IRWIN, LANIER, LOWNDES, THOMAS, TIFT, TURNER, WORTH IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA BAKER, CALHOUN, CLAY, DECATUR, DOUGHERTY, EARLY, GRADY, LEE, MILLER, MITCHELL, QUITMAN, RANDOLPH, SEMINOLE  

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School Closings for Tuesday January 9th due to bad weather

Lanier County Schools Valdosta City Schools Lowndes County Schools Coffee County Schools Thomas County Schools Crisp County Schools Clinch County Schools Atkinson County Schools Echols County Schools Cook County Schools Sumter County Schools (eLearning day) List will be updated as more information is obtained  

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GBI Arrests Mayor of Enigma, Georgia

Enigma, GA (December 22, 2023) – The GBI charged Cecil Giddens, age 79, of Enigma, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, with simple battery, two counts of simple assault, two counts of battery, and two counts of disorderly conduct. Giddens is the Mayor of Enigma, Georgia. He turned himself in without incident to the Berrien County Jail…

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