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Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

Brewton-Parker Student Shot, Killed at College Party

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

MOUNT VERNON — A student was shot and killed while attending a college party over the weekend. Stevenson Derival, 20 of Decatur, was attending a large gathering near Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.  According to reports from WSB-TV, Mount Vernon Police Chief Calvin Burns stated that hundreds of people were at the event early Sunday […]

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Dozens of sea turtles back in Georgia after Irma evacuation

Dozens of sea turtles back in Georgia after Irma evacuation

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (WCTV) – Dozens of sick, injured and newborn sea turtles are back in their tanks on the Georgia coast after evacuating nearly 450 miles to escape from Hurricane Irma. The Brunswick News reports the 29 turtles and 50 hatchlings being cared for at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island came […]

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Commissioner Black, Secretary Perdue Surveyed Irma Crop Damage

Commissioner Black, Secretary Perdue Surveyed Irma Crop Damage

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – Commissioner Gary Black and Secretary Sonny Perdue recently surveyed the crop damage from Hurricane Irma in Peach, Berrien and Colquitt counties.  Official press release below: Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 21, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689  Commissioner Black and Secretary Perdue Assess Damage from Hurricane Irma Atlanta – Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture […]

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Georgia woman accused of exploiting, neglecting elderly

Georgia woman accused of exploiting, neglecting elderly

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

FORSYTH, Ga. (WCTV) – A woman is accused of exploiting and neglecting at least 14 elderly and disabled people in unlicensed personal care homes across Georgia. The Telegraph of Macon reports 39-year-old Michelle Oliver was booked into the Monroe County Jail on Tuesday on charges including felony exploitation of disabled or elderly persons, felony neglect […]

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Courier Van Heist nets $1.8 million Theft

Courier Van Heist nets $1.8 million Theft

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

DECATUR — Thieves targeted an ATM courier van and came away with a reported $1.8 million during a heist in Decatur Wednesday. According to reports from WSB-TV, the ATM courier van was outside the Citizens Trust Bank on South Hairston Road in Decatur Wednesday night when thieves broke into the van and drove off with […]

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Inmates accused of Killing Officers Indicted

Inmates accused of Killing Officers Indicted

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

EATONTON — The two inmates accused of killing two state corrections officers have been indicted of their murder. Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose are charged with the murder of corrections officers Sgt. Chris Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue during an escape attempt.  They also later hijacked a car. The pair face 6 counts, including two […]

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All of Georgia now eligible for disaster tax relief

All of Georgia now eligible for disaster tax relief

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – Hurricane Irma victims in the state of Georgia now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday. The deadline is eligible for all Georgians. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that […]

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Protests at Tech turn Violent over Police Shooting

Protests at Tech turn Violent over Police Shooting

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — A protest over a police shooting on campus turned violent at Georgia Tech Monday night. A campus police car was set ablaze and two campus police officers were injured. According to reports from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery to a police officer.  […]

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Justice Department to Investigate Equifax Insider Trading

Justice Department to Investigate Equifax Insider Trading

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More fallout is coming from the massive data breach at Georgia-based Equifax. Now, investigators want to know if Equifax officials took advantage of insider information to sell shares they owned of the company’s stock before the news of the breach became public. The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation related […]

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Gas prices hit three year high

Gas prices hit three year high

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – According to AAA, gas prices are at a three year high. Over the last month, prices in Florida have increased by 46 cents. In Georgia, prices increased 50 cents. Customers filling their tanks in Tallahassee on Monday took notice. “They have been going up quite a bit,” said Tallahassee resident Bob Fink. […]

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