THOMASVILLE — A 58-year-old Bainbridge woman is accused of exploiting and stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly Thomas County couple.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie man was charged Monday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in 2018.

ALBANY, Ga. – The ring-leader of an illicit drug operation that reached into communities across middle and south Georgia was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Monday, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. 

CAIRO — Cairo City Council members are likely to take action on a proposed ordinance that would regulate short-term leasing within city limits sometime next month.

THOMASVILLE — J. Perry Mustian, president and Chief Executive Officer of Archbold Medical Center, recently announced his intent to retire following 20 years of service in Archbold’s regional health system.

DALTON, Ga. — Members of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners say they still plan to vote on a resolution to place a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on the May general primary ballot by the end of January.

DALTON, Ga. — Sam Sanders, who takes the Dalton Board of Education seat of Pablo Perez after defeating him in November's election, wants to keep the school system "moving in the right direction."

DALTON, Ga. — When the Dalton Board of Education meets for the first time in 2020 today, it'll have two new members, including Jody McClurg, who won her seat in November without opposition and brings her experience as a mother of children in the school system and as a member of the Dalton Education Foundation's board of trustees.

ATLANTA — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg told an Atlanta crowd Friday there needs to be “less partisanship, less divisions and less tweeting” in American politics.

CAIRO — A Grady County judge sentenced Anna Marie McBride to three years in state prison for her involvement in a January 2019 wreck that took the life of Thomasville High School senior Levi Knop.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Two thousand and seven hundred gallons of sewage spilled into the wetlands near 31st Avenue Southeast Jan. 2, leaving the City of Moultrie to clean it. City Manager Pete Dillard said it could’ve been worse.

DALTON, Ga. — City of Dalton officials say they are trying to verify two invoices totaling more than $20,000 for work done almost three years ago on the historic Crescent City train car.

DALTON, Ga. — The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners had planned to vote this coming Monday on an intergovernmental agreement that would spell out how a four-year, $66 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) would be spent.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Shortly after announcing a steady increase in the number of influenza cases, Colquitt Regional Medical Center has enacted stricter visitation measures to limit the spread of the disease.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Moultrie citizens and merchants can look forward to more parking spaces over 2020 as the city starts the South Main Street parking lot improvements.

CUMMING — Tift County’s swim teams took sixth place at the Lambert Holiday Invitational last weekend. It was a balanced effort from the Swim Devils; the girls were fifth at 218 points and the boys were seventh at 131.

TIFTON — Mayor Julie Smith, District 2 Council member Jack Folk and District 4 Council member M. Jay Hall were sworn in for four year terms at the Jan. 6 workshop meeting of the Tifton City Council.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — School is just starting back, but it’s time for parents to already begin looking ahead to the next school year.

ATLANTA — Independent pharmacies in Georgia are saying big pharmaceutical management companies are running them out of business, and lawmakers are struggling with what they can do to even the playing field. 

DALTON, Ga. — For the second straight year, Brookwood School has achieved Distinguished School status from the Georgia Department of Education.

DALTON, Ga. — Developer Anish Govan withdrew a request to rezone 1.7 acres his family owns at 108 Kinnier Court, in the Dickson Acres subdivision, to C-2 commercial from R-1 residential just before the opening of the Dalton City Council meeting Monday night.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A motorcycle ride in support of a Moultrian recovering from a motorcycle wreck will now be held in memoriam after Dustin Brown died Thursday.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s newest Senator, businesswoman Kelly Loeffler has been sworn into the Senate.

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VALDOSTA – By raising funds for their school theatre productions, 44 Valdosta Middle School Players students garnered approximately $85,000 in scholarships.

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The first day of early voting for the House District 171 Special Election saw Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger visit the Colquitt County Courthouse Annex to watch the new paper-ballot voting system in action.

THOMASVILLE — A man charged recently with impersonating a law enforcement officer and released on bond is now charged with human trafficking involving an Albany teen.

THOMASVILLE — With the voting process increasing from one machine to three, the Thomas County elections office is out of machine storage space.

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