Cordele, GACordele Dispatch

Motorcycle accident turned into a fatality

Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Valdosta post came to Cordele to gather. evidence to determine the cause of a motorcycle accident Thursday at 7:35 pm. Adonis Smith of Cordele was killed when he lost control at the entry to the 24th Ave. bridge that crosses over the Norfolk Southern...
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Jacksonville council opposes relief route bypass

Jun. 12—The Jacksonville council, after receiving citizen comments regarding the relief route formerly proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation, elected to support a resolution opposing the route. "Some of the council members had been approached as to the current status to the relief route and what our stance is...

Closed bridge built in 1950 to go undergo reconstruction in Cochran

COCHRAN, Ga. -- Another bridge replacement is coming to Bleckley County thanks to a newly awarded million-dollar contract. Georgia Bridge and Concrete were awarded a $1.095 million contract covering 0.133 miles of bridge and roadway reconstruction on Hendricks Road over Jordan Creek southwest of Cochran. This structure was closed to...
Wilcox County, GACordele Dispatch

Wilcox crash splits car into two pieces

A one-car Wilcox County crash left an automobile torn in half. The car was traveling north Saturday around 11 am, on U.S. Highway 129. As he approached Ga. Hwy. 233, the driver lost control and hit a tree, splitting the auto in two pieces. Witnesses said the driver left the scene and went to the Wilcox EMS on his own to report it. The driver had non-life threatening injuries. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.
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Pedestrian hit, killed on Hawkinsville Road in Macon

MACON, Ga. — A pedestrian was hit and killed on Hawkinsville Road Saturday evening. According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, it happened around 10:25 p.m. in the 5500 block of Hawkinsville Road. The release says a vehicle was traveling south on Hawkinsville Road when the driver suddenly saw a...

Chester man airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crash

May 26—A Chester man has been hospitalized with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash Tuesday. Joseph Picou, 20, failed to negotiate a curve on Chester Road southwest of Wine Hill Road in Randolph County about 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, according to Illinois State Police. His motorcycle left the roadway at struck...
Pinehurst, GACordele Dispatch

Semi fire on I-75

Pinehurst and Vienna firefighters worked to try to contain a tractor trailer fire on northbound Interstate Highway 75 at Findley Road. Three separate explosions could be heard as the fire began. Dooly County EMS director said the exact cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, however, he said the fire began in the engine compartment. It was unknown what the truck was carrying. Photo by Neil McGahee.

Section of SR 112 to be closing for railroad work

ROCHELLE – The State Route (SR) 112 railroad crossing in Rochelle is scheduled to close Wednesday, May 5, for maintenance. The crossing is immediately south of Railroad Avenue. It is scheduled to close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The date is subject to change. If that occurs, updates will be posted at and

Cochran, Georgia Man Killed in I-16 Crash Thursday Morning

A Cochran, Georgia man was killed in a single car crash on the westbound lane of I-16 at mile marker 123 in Bulloch County Thursday, April 22. Bulloch 911 dispatched emergency services to the I-16 crash around 8 am. Upon arrival they found a victim entrapped in a heavily damaged Chevy Impala in a wooded area off the shoulder of the interstate.

Two dead, five injured in DUI collision – The Mercury News

PITTSBURG — Lanes of West Leland Road remained closed Monday night while investigators were at the scene of a collision that killed two people and injured five others, authorities said. At 6:03 p.m., officers responded to reports of a two-car collision on West Leland east of John Henry Johnson Parkway.
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Cordele railroad awarded grant

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the non-profit that supports the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, has been awarded a grant from the John Emery Rail Heritage Trust. The grant of $12,000 was one of 22 awarded by the Trust. SAM manager Chris Lockwood...

Dodge County Hwy 230 bridge project to cause 120-day detour

RHINE, Ga. — Drivers who frequent Highway/SR 230 are in for a long detour, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday. It’s because crews will begin rebuilding the bridge at 230 and Lower River Road – just northwest of Rhine -- starting on March 15. The bridge upgrades will cost...
Cordele, GACordele Dispatch

Heavy rains cause wreck

Heavy rains that occurred mid-morning caused the driver of a Dodge Challenger to hydroplane and crash into a tractor-trailer rig at 2105 E. 16th Ave. The driver was transported to Crisp Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. According to Cordele Police Capt. Andrew Roufs, no charges are pending at this time.

One seriously injured in semi crash near Plainfield

Feb. 9—PLAINFIELD — One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a semi crash Monday afternoon. The accident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Highway 218 near Plainfield. A Freightliner driven by Zoltan Pusenyak of St. Paul, Minn., was headed south when he crossed over the median and struck a Peterbuilt driven by Isaac Snow of Hanover, Ontario, Canada, according to the Bremer County Sheriff's Office.