Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Friday, March 17, 2017:
- LAKE PARK, GA (VALDOSTA TODAY) – A Lowndes County farm is pulling out all the stops to protect their crops from the overnight freeze.
- MORVEN, GA (WTXL) – In Brooks County, the weather has been ravaging peach orchards and costing local farmers thousands of dollars in business.
- PANAMA CITY BEACH Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Panama City Beach Police investigators have released the name of the man killed in a shootout with officers Tuesday night.
- MACON, GA (MACON TELEGRAPH) – A 47-year-old Macon man is charged with aggravated assault after a man was shot Thursday night in northeast Bibb County.
- MACON, GA (MACON TELEGRAPH) – A report of sexual attacks and forced prostitution at a Macon motel in February led to an arrest Thursday.
- ATLANTA, GA (AJC) – Georgia’s race for governor is expected to formally kick off within weeks when the first round of candidates announce their campaigns, but the emerging contest is still shrouded in mystery.
- NEWS: ESPLOST Renewed, Sunday Alcohol Sales in Thomasville, Miller County Sheriff Will Go to Runoff, Lowndes Bus Driver DUI and More
- NEWS: Albany Police, FBI Searching for Bank Robber, Duo Arrested for Fake Money, Man Who Stabbed APD Officer Dies and More
- NEWS: Robbery Leads to Homicide, Governor Reviewing Dawson Mayor’s Indictment, and More
- NEWS: BHS Principal Retiring,Tuesday Afternoon Plane Crash in Alabama, Bird Flu in Georgia, Arrest Reports and More