Category Archives: Around our Area

NEWS: Flint River Yellow Jackets, Rainfall Gauge, Thomasville Armed Robbery, Arrest Reports and More

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – A huge nest was spotted by Angler Lee Harper in the Flint River, and now experts are warning South Georgians to stay far away from it. DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) – Dougherty County Police say they continue to investigate the violent home invasion shooting of a South Georgia business owner, but with no arrests so… Read More »

NEWS: Okefenokee Fire is Out, 4 Year Old Nearly Drowns in Albany Hotel Pool, Memorial Hospital Holds Active Shooter Drill and More

JACKSONVILLE, FL (FLORIDA TIMES UNION) – The West Mims Fire is out and the water is up in the Okefenokee Swamp as the enormous wildlife refuge is returning to its summertime normal, officials said. LOWNDES, CO. (WCTV) — One person has now died due to injuries sustained in a Thursday crash on Interstate 75 in Lowndes County. THOMASVILLE,… Read More »

NEWS: Lowndes County I-75 Crash Involves 4 Semi Trucks, Lt Gov in Thomasville, Decatur County Car Break Ins and More

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) – Georgia State Patrol spent several hours Thursday night cleaning up after a fiery crash that injured one and involved four tractor-trailers on I-75 South near mile marker 3 in Lowndes County. DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) — The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office requests that members of the community be vigilant and report unusual or suspicious persons or… Read More »

NEWS: Thomas County Exploring EMS Options, Tropical Storm Cindy Causes Coastal Flooding, Arrest Reports and More

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) – Thomas County Commissioners said the county is paying nearly triple the amount others do for their ambulance services, and they want to do something about it. CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he will reduce the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job.… Read More »