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FEMA deadline is today for Georgia storm survivors

FEMA deadline is today for Georgia storm survivors

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

ALBANY, Ga. (WCTV) – People who suffered damage in January’s southwest Georgia tornadoes have only a few days left to register with FEMA for help. The deadline is Monday, March 27. Register by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at DisasterAssistance.gov. FEMA reports that so far, more than $11 million in federal assistance has been provided. FEMA […]

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Judge modifies gag order in case of slain Georgia teacher

Judge modifies gag order in case of slain Georgia teacher

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. (WCTV) – A judge has agreed to modify a gag order barring attorneys, investigators and others from publicly discussing the case of a slain Georgia high school teacher who went missing nearly 12 years ago. Attorneys for several media organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked Superior Court Judge Melanie B. Cross to […]

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Morning News Briefs for 3-27-17

Morning News Briefs for 3-27-17

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rebekah Anne North age 21 of Hahira was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with injuries sustained in a Lowndes County vehicular crash on Shiloh Road over the weekend. According to Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol her Toyota reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Wesley Griffin age […]

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Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

MOULTRIE – A woman has been charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient at a Moultrie senior living facility. Carolyn Edwards has reportedly been charged with two counts of simple battery and two counts of exploitation of an elderly person. Officials have released few details about the arrest, but it came after an […]

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Former Meigs mayor sentenced for theft, violation of oath of office

Former Meigs mayor sentenced for theft, violation of oath of office

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEIGS, Ga. – The former mayor of Meigs, Linda Harris, has been sentenced for theft and violation of oath of public office. Thursday morning, Harris was sentenced to five years of probation, 90-180 days in a probation detention center, 200 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. Harris was also […]

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Morning News Briefs for 3-24-17

Morning News Briefs for 3-24-17

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Judge Richard Cowart sentenced the former Mauor of the City of Meigs, Linda Harris to five years of probation. She was convicted in February of violation of her oath of office and theft by taking. Harris will also have to spend between 90 and 180 days in a detention facility but remains free until assigned. […]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 5.3 percent in February

Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 5.3 percent in February

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in January. In February 2016, the unemployment rate was also 5.5 percent. “Our unemployment rate fell as Georgia set new record highs for the […]

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Sunday alcohol sales coming soon to Thomasville

Sunday alcohol sales coming soon to Thomasville

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – Folks in Thomasville are saying goodbye to dry Sundays. A new ordinance, which passed by an overwhelming majority, says alcohol can now be sold on Sundays in restaurants and stores. The question of whether or not it would happen, has been looming for months. Many residents felt like it was well overdue. “I […]

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Thomasville approves Sunday alcohol sales

Thomasville approves Sunday alcohol sales

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE – New alcohol rules are coming to Thomasville. On Tuesday evening, voters approved rules regarding the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The first rule allows bulk sales in the city. That passed with 71 percent approval. In addition, 73 percent of voters voted ‘yes’ to individual sales in Sundays. These changes will take effect […]

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Grand Jury indicts Jeffrey Peacock in quintuple murder

Grand Jury indicts Jeffrey Peacock in quintuple murder

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT Co. – The indictment for Jeffrey Peacock was handed down in Colquitt County Superior Court, Tuesday morning. It’s been 9 months since Peacock allegedly set fire to a Moultrie home after killing Jordan Croft, Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Jones Pidcock, and Reid Williams. Court documents accuse Peacock of shooting all five people in the […]

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