CHATSWORTH, Ga. — "It appeared" the 23-year-old stepfather of a 2-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a truck in Murray County on Tuesday was inside a house playing video games when the child got out of the house, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

VALDOSTA – The mother of a daughter with Down syndrome, Dora Harding advocates for awareness. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Ivy Odom spends her days living the dream of anyone who enjoys Southern culture and Southern food: writing recipes and filming her show “Hey Y’all,” which caters to the millennial Southern woman with a blend of old school Southern hospitality and modern-day ease.

ATLANTA — Even after a temporary block of Georgia’s abortion ban, advocates are vigorously campaigning against the controversial law with a series of videos posted on social media. 

The lead defense attorney in the upcoming death penalty murder trial of Donnie Rowe requested Tuesday that the trial be moved to Grady County since that is where the jury will be drawn. 

TIFTON — A little over a week after Tift County’s high school softball schedule ended with losses in the region playoffs to Camden County, head coach Taylor Barber has reflected on the season.


HAHIRA – At 12, Tierney Walton has accomplished what several students her age have not. 

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — Following the appointment of a former fired employee to the town council, Stacy Tebo resigned last week as White Springs’ town manager.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Fifty-nine osteopathic medical students will symbolically don white coats — the uniform of the clinical practitioner — at a White Coat Ceremony planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 10 a.m.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County Grand Jury has indicted a man accused of stealing a television set and video game system at gunpoint.

DALTON, Ga. — Morris Innovative High School’s Jairo Cruz Flores received second place in the Latin American Association’s art contest, and since the contest launched in 2016, he is the first individual from outside the Atlanta metropolitan area to finish in the top three.

DALTON, Ga. — With temperatures starting to cool and leaves beginning to change colors, many north Georgia residents will be tempted to get outdoors. Maybe they’ll be camping out and starting a campfire. Maybe they’ll be raking leaves and burning them. Maybe they’ll have a bonfire and invite friends over.


VALDOSTA – The third plein air art competition took place Saturday afternoon during Makers Market with pastelist Preston King taking home top prize.


ADEL — Firefighters were working the scene of a trailer fire Sunday afternoon in this Cook County town.

TIFTON — Pet a friendly farm animal, create a scarecrow doll, or gather around for a spooky story at the annual Trick or Treat in the Village event from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

TIFTON — The Exchange Club of Tifton presented the 2019 Firefighter of the Year Award to Captain Bryan Altman with the Tifton Fire Department at a recent club meeting, according to a press release.

TIFTON — Members of the Tallassee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently celebrated the Constitution.

VALDOSTA – Authorities and residents focused on gun violence and gangs Thursday during When Leaders Meet Summit 2.0. 

VALDOSTA – Breast cancer survivors will soon be honored at the Valdosta Community Church.

DALTON, Ga. — A former Georgia State Patrol trooper charged on Wednesday with making false statements and writings could face more charges once the case is turned over to the District Attorney’s Office, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said.


VALDOSTA – When Kenneth Daniels II established the Trunk n Treat Cruise-In four years ago, the father of two simply wanted a safe place for his kids to trick or treat. 

ATLANTA — Lawmakers voiced concern during budget meetings last month that layoffs, job freezes and furloughs will have negative impacts on state government but they may be necessary to comply with the governor's cost cutting mandate. 

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Little Theatre is bringing “The Laramie Project,” a play that is said to have helped attenuate prejudice and instill tolerance through productions across the world since its premiere in 2000 in Colorado, to the community this weekend and next.

LIVE OAK — Following years of hearing complaints about low teacher pay and years of complaints about the state’s Best and Brightest Teacher Program, Rob Bradley wants a change.

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