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GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning home

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early Monday morning incident in which an injured woman was found inside a burning home east of Colquitt, Georgia. Officials responding to a residential fire in the 4800 block of Georgia Highway 253 reportedly found Georgia Mae Green […]

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Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-25-17

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Illegal dumping has become a problem for code enforcement officials in Lowndes County. Currently the watch areas include approximately 30 sites where the litter and bulk trash is found. The fine for illegal dumping can go as high as $1,000 per incident or 30 days in jail. Cameras have been set up in specified areas […]

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Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. The West Mims Fire was sparked by lightning on April 6 inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The fire grew by 76 percent over the weekend as winds […]

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Morning News Briefs for 4-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 4-24-17

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Albany double shooting over the weekend has taken the life of 15-year-old Jalen Walker. Quatez Strong was hospitalized with serious injuries but later died. Police took 43-year-old Joseph Jones III into custody and the criminal investigation is underway. Jones told police that a vehicle had followed him and his family-pulled up next to where […]

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Thomasville wraps up sixth annual Due South Festival

Thomasville wraps up sixth annual Due South Festival

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – The City of Thomasville wraps up it’s sixth annual Due South Festival. Music, vendors, and art, all coming together for one weekend, and leaving people with memories they’ll never forget. “It’s really casual. Come as you are. Have a good time. Everyone is a friend,” says Sara Anders. “It’s pretty awesome,” says Brad […]

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Man wanted for Miami murder arrested in Madison County

Man wanted for Miami murder arrested in Madison County

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. – A man wanted for a murder in South Florida was caught at a rest stop in Madison County on Wednesday. 36-year-old Emmanuel Saint Fleur was arrested driving a stolen truck, which was first spotted by officers at the Agricultural Inspection station near Live Oak. Saint Fleur is accused of shooting two […]

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Crews prepare for growing Okefenokee wildfire to march north

Crews prepare for growing Okefenokee wildfire to march north

| April 21, 2017 | 1 Comments

FOLKSTON – Firefighters are getting ready for a wildfire that’s burned 35 square miles of public land near the Georgia-Florida state line to spread northward in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Currently, the fire is roughly a third of the size of Tallahassee’s city limits Leland Bass of the Georgia Forestry Commission said Thursday forecasters […]

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Guns stolen after Thomasville burglaries found in pond

Guns stolen after Thomasville burglaries found in pond

| April 21, 2017 | 1 Comments

  THOMASVILLE – Investigators say guns stolen from several car break-ins were found thrown into a nearby pond. The Thomasville Police Department used a dive team to find the stolen guns. Stephone Thomas was charged in connection with the break-ins as well as the theft of a pickup truck. Read more.

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Thomasville prepares for 6th annual Due South Festival

Thomasville prepares for 6th annual Due South Festival

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – Thursday kicks off a weekend full of festivities in Downtown Thomasville. The 6th annual Due South Festival is full of art, music, and Red Hills Heritage. It will also unveil the City’s new amphitheater downtown. Wednesday, workers were busy laying sod and making final touches to the fresh venue. The Thomasville Center for […]

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West Mims Fire continues to grow

West Mims Fire continues to grow

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

FARGO, Ga. – The West Mims Fire continues to grow, burning hundreds more acres of the Okefenokee swamp. It has now charred close to 22,000 acres along the Florida-Georgia line, and is still only 3 percent contained. 330 personnel are currently assigned to helping battle the blaze. Counties in the impacted area are taking more […]

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