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Authorities find escaped inmate in Clinch County

Authorities find escaped inmate in Clinch County

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News CLINCH CO. – Michael Chance Copeland, 31, an inmate that escaped over two weeks ago from the Clinch County Jail, was caught last night around the Dupont area in Clinch County, according to the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office this morning.   Copeland was found in the woods around 10:30 […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

Morning News Briefs for 6-28-16

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An I-75 high-speed chase out of Cook County ended in Lowndes Friday night when the suspect fleeing in a stolen vehicle crashed near mile marker 19. The driver, James Eldridge Scott out of East Point, Georgia, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Scott faces several traffic charges, as well as […]

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Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

Lowndes County reminds residents of new fireworks law

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – This past session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 727, which impacts fireworks legislation approved by the state in 2015. The new legislation changes the allowed hours of usage on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., allowing for 9:01 p.m. until 12:00 midnight to […]

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Co-workers, friends raise funeral funds for slain Adel woman

Co-workers, friends raise funeral funds for slain Adel woman

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

ADEL – Friends and co-workers are raising money for the family of a pregnant Adel woman who was shot and killed last week by her younger half-brother. Kadijah Adkinson, 22, was reportedly shot Wednesday by her 14-year-old half-brother at a home in the 800 block of Guy Street. Investigators are trying to determine exactly what […]

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Couple identified in fatal Thomas County fire

Couple identified in fatal Thomas County fire

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

COOLIDGE, Ga. – Officials have released the names of a couple who died in a house fire early Monday morning in Thomas County. Marvin and Holly Patterson were not able to get out of their home on West Chastain Road before it was engulfed in flames. The couple had lived in the house for more […]

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High-speed chase ends in wreck, suspect in hospital

High-speed chase ends in wreck, suspect in hospital

| June 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

LOWNDES CO. – A high-speed chase Friday night on Interstate 75 ended in when the driver of a reported stolen vehicle crashed in Lowndes County. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle failing to stop for Cook County deputies while traveling south on I-75, said LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones. […]

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Deadly fire under investigation in Thomas County

Deadly fire under investigation in Thomas County

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

COOLIDGE, Ga. – Investigators have reportedly pulled two bodies from a Thomas County mobile home that was engulfed in flames early Monday morning. Fire crews were called at approximately 3 a.m. to respond to a fire at a home on Wade Chastain Road in Coolidge. It is unclear how many people were inside the home, […]

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Morning News Briefs for 6-27-16

Morning News Briefs for 6-27-16

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement team arrested a Florida pair on drug and financial forgery charges Thursday. 27-year-old Jacqueline Sotolongo was pulled over for driving 90 miles per hour on Interstate 75. Deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with credit cards, a device for coding the cards, a computer, handgun and […]

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I-75 Brighton Road Ramps Now Open

I-75 Brighton Road Ramps Now Open

| June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

TIFT Co. – All Exit 66/Brighton Road ramps on Interstate 75 are now open. Work remains to be done on the overpass, including the approaches to the bridge and paving and permanent striping on Brighton Road. The bridge is scheduled to open in July. The interchange closed Dec. 3 for reconstruction and was originally scheduled […]

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Valdosta Announces Independence Day Sanitation Schedule

Valdosta Announces Independence Day Sanitation Schedule

| June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, July 4. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their recyclables, special pickup (junk piles) and yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on […]

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