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Feeling hungry? Georgia’s best burger for 2021 is...

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — Ready for a road trip? Georgia’s best burger has been named and it’s just a short drive down Interstate 75 South. The Georgia Beef Board opened up voting for the Georgia’s best burger for 2021. The final four were revealed last month:. Hell’s 1/2 Pounder from CASEY’S...
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Marietta's Big Chicken may soon drop to second place in Georgia

In as soon as eight weeks, Marietta’s Big Chicken may be eclipsed by an even bigger chicken in Georgia. The frame of a 62-foot tall chicken-shaped topiary, at least six feet taller than Marietta’s 56-foot Big Chicken at the KFC off Cobb Parkway, is slated for completion in eight to 10 weeks, according to Jim Puckett, mayor of Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Former Red Roof Cafe owner sentenced to 2 weeks in jail in arson case

Jun. 2—Former Red Roof Cafe Owner Maureen Therese Doubek, 60, of Helena, was sentenced to two weeks in jail for her role in the 2018 arson fire that destroyed the local business. Judge Christopher Abbott on Thursday ordered Doubek to serve two consecutive weeks in the county jail, to be...

Burger from Hawkinsville restaurant voted best in Georgia

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- A Middle Georgia restaurant is being recognized for having the best burger in the state. The Georgia Beef Board made the announcement on Friday. The Grill in Hawkinsville entered its Full Monte burger -- featuring bacon, pimento cheese, and a fried egg. There were two burgers from...
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Officials investigating firebombing of Georgia Captain D's restaurant

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. — Above video: Your Tuesday headlines. The Georgia state fire marshal's office is investigating after a fast food restaurant was firebombed. Authorities responded Saturday just after midnight to a Captain D's restaurant in Dodge County. A fire damaged portions of the back wall, roof, and telephone lines...

State investigating ‘firebombing’ at Eastman restaurant

EASTMAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia State Fire Marshals Investigations Unit is investigating a “firebombing” at an Eastman restaurant. That’s according to a news release from the Office of Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. Agents were called to Captain D’s in Eastman, located at 6006 Oak...
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Eastman Captain D's firebombed, investigators looking for tips

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. — The Eastman Police Department and fire department are looking for information after a fast food restaurant was firebombed. According to a news release, it happened just after midnight Saturday at the Captain D’s location on Oak Street. 911 operators were called about a fire that damaged the back wall, roof, and phone lines.
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Southeastern Grocers / Harveys will offer COVID-19 vaccines

Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will begin offering 600 Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 1,170 Pfizer vaccines in four Georgia Harveys Supermarket and eight Winn-Dixie store locations.

SAM Shortline, Wolf Creek Winery plan 'wine train' excursions

CORDELE — The SAM Shortline excursion train, in partnership with Wolf Creek Winery of Americus, is raising a glass to the native grape by hosting a wine-tasting train in April. There will be two trips departing from Georgia Veterans State Park the evening of April 3. The first will leave...