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Blood Donations Needed

Blood Donations Needed

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

SGMC’s Berrien Campus will be facilitating blood collections in south Georgia by hosting a blood drive with Life South Community Blood Centers. The blood drive will take place on September 21, 2017 from 8am to 4:45pm at the SGMC Berrien Campus located at 1221 E. McPherson in Nashville, Georgia. Life South is the sole provider of blood […]

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Georgia Tech Student Killed on Campus after Officer Shooting

Georgia Tech Student Killed on Campus after Officer Shooting

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — A Georgia Tech engineering student was fatally shot and killed by a police officer on the school’s midtown campus Saturday night.  The incident is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The student, Scout Schultz, 21 of Lilburn, was reported to have been barefoot and wielding a knife when the shooting occurred.  […]

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Georgia Teen dies during alleged fraternity hazing

Georgia Teen dies during alleged fraternity hazing

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

BATON ROUGE — A Georgia teen was killed this week after an alleged hazing incident at Louisiana State University. Maxwell Gruver, 18 of Roswell, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Louisiana. Gruver was a graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell and had just begun his […]

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Software Firm blames Equifax for Security Breach

Software Firm blames Equifax for Security Breach

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The software firm responsible for securing data for Equifax blames the client for the security breach that has exposed over 143 million Americans to potential fraud. Apache Struts Software Foundation was quoted Thursday in the Atlanta Business Chronicle that hackers took advantage of a lack of Equifax updating their security software as the […]

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Irma hits Georgia’s pecan and cotton crops, but could boost peanuts

Irma hits Georgia’s pecan and cotton crops, but could boost peanuts

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (WCTV)- Agricultural leaders say Irma’s path through Georgia has left pecan and cotton crops vulnerable, but could signal a boost for another signature state crop. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black told WABE-FM that 50 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop might be lost. The station reports that crop consultants estimate between 25 percent and 50 […]

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Man shoots would be assailants while walking dog

Man shoots would be assailants while walking dog

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Police in DeKalb County are reporting one suspect is dead and another one on the run after a robbery attempt goes bad. Reports out of Atlanta from WSB-TV note two assailants attempted to rob a man while walking his dog in Lithonia, east of Atlanta, Wednesday night.  They were not expecting him to […]

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Robbery Suspect Sought in Thomasville

Robbery Suspect Sought in Thomasville

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

THOMASVILLE — A robbery suspect is being sought by Thomasville Police in connection with the robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant on Wednesday. According to a report from WALB on Thursday, the incident occurred at the McDonald’s location on East Jackson Street close to midnight Wednesday. The report states two employees, carrying the night’s deposit envelope, […]

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Lowndes County Hurricane Irma Recovery Update

Lowndes County Hurricane Irma Recovery Update

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Release from Lowndes County POWER Power company personnel continue to work around the clock to restore power.  As of this afternoon there are approximately 8,600 customers still without power.  Citizens are encouraged for safety reasons to refrain from attempting to address utility lines themselves.  Downed lines are very dangerous and should be considered live until […]

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Cleaning Up After Irma

Cleaning Up After Irma

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valdosta officials requests the patience of citizens during the enormous task VALDOSTA – The City of Valdosta Public Works Department has all hands on deck to pick up the enormous amount of debris that was left behind by Tropical Storm Irma on Sept. 10-11. The city is requesting the patience of citizens as it employs […]

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Gov. Deal Warns Of ‘Slow’ Irma Recovery

Gov. Deal Warns Of ‘Slow’ Irma Recovery

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal warned that the recovery from Irma is “going to be a little more slow” because it affected the entire state and knocked out power to more than a million people. The governor asked for state residents and the thousands of evacuees from Florida to stay put (Tuesday) while workers continue […]

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