Argyle, GA

Georgia man charged with raping woman in Virginia hotel

MANASSAS, Va. - A man from Georgia is accused of raping a woman inside a hotel room in Northern Virginia, according to police. Prince William County Police say around 1 a.m. Wednesday officers responded to the Red Roof Inn at 10610 Automotive Drive in Manassas to investigate a sexual assault.
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2: WayGreen Local Fare Market, 10 a.m., Okfenokee Heritage Center, 1460 N. Augusta Avenue. 2: Word and Water Missions peach sale, 2 p.m., across from Twice the Ice, 11618 Brantley Avenue S., Hoboken. A half-bushel (25 pounds) box is $25. Proceeds benefit Word and Water Missions. 4: July 4 Celebration,...

Clinch woman arrested for allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

A Clinch County woman, 44-year-old Mary Shannon Smith, was recently charged for allegedly pulling behind a woman's vehicle in her driveway and stabbing her "multiple times." Deputies also stated that Smith was said to have contacted 911 shortly before the incident occurred and made complaints regarding the victim's driving. Officials...

Train derails near Waycross, no injuries reported

WAYCROSS, Ga. — No injures have been reported following an early morning train derailment in Waycross. The Ware County Sheriff's Department says that Jamestown Road from Devandrene Avenue to US-1 is closed and traffic is being detoured to US-1 until further notice. CSX says 19 railcars and one locomotive...
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Weekly Video: June 28th, 2022

Starting this week we will have a sponsor at the end of the video and two weekly videos, one for our weekly paper and another for our weekend paper. There are some front page crime reports with one being the death of Rashad Green. Green was shot on the 300 black of Garlington ave and was transported to Memorial Satilla where he was pronounced deceased. Another victim was wounded in the shooting which has not been identified. Kai'Jamon Smith was arrested for the shooting.

William Henry ‘W.H.’ Warren

William Henry “W.H.” Warren, 82, of Folkston, formerly of Homerville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, in Folkston after a short illness surrounded by his family. He was born in Wheeler County, GA to the late William and Martha Sellers Warren. Mr. Warren lived in Homerville most of his life where he retired from Conner Logging after many years of service. He was a member of Folkston Church of God and loved to go to church, his family, working, and especially loved to ride.
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Larry Keith Hughes

WAYCROSS — Mr. Larry Keith Hughes of Waycross lost his short battle with cancer Sunday morning, June 19, 2022, at the Satilla Hospice House ultimately winning the war of this earthly life by receiving his heavenly reward!. Rev. Hughes was born January 14, 1942, and reared in Waresboro to...
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William Lamar ‘Billy’ Hiott

WAYCROSS — William Lamar “Billy” Hiott, 68, of Waycross died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Memorial Satilla Health after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Waycross, Hiott was born December 31, 1953 to the late Newt Hiott and Louise Ivey Hiott. He retired from Big Lots and loved racing.
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Sr. Msgt. Clarence Hershel Moore Jr

SUMTER, S.C. — Senior Master Sergeant Clarence Hershel Moore Jr., died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the age of 67 at his residence in Sumter, S.C. Moore was born January 22, 1955 in Folkston to the late Clarence Hershel Moore, Sr., and his mother, Marcelle Sikes Moore. He...
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Geneva Diann Baldwin Bowers

WAYCROSS — Geneva Diann Baldwin Bowers, 67 of Waycross, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House. Born August 8, 1954 in Waycross, Mrs. Bowers lived in Ware County most of her life. Always a hard worker, she had worked for Winn-Dixie in Waycross for 13 years until it closed and went to work for Kroger, retiring after 17 years of service.

Atkinson Co. mobile home struck twice by lightning

PEARSON, Ga. (WALB) - A mobile home was struck by lighting Friday after a severe thunderstorm, according to a Facebook post by Atkinson County EMA/Fire (ATCO). ATCO Fire Department responded to Live Oak Homes, a mobile home dealer in Willacoochee late Friday afternoon. During a thunderstorm lighting struck twice. The...
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No New City Manager?

Waycross is still in the market for a City Manager. The City Commission rejected a motion earlier this week to hire Joey Cason as successor to Tonya Parrish. The motion by Commissioner Henry Strickland to name Cason was seconded by Diane Hopkins. Those two were the lone affirmative votes when...
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Two jet skis collide at Lake Blackshear

According to local officials two jet skis collided near the new boat ramp at the Georgia Veterans State Park. Emergency and law enforcement vehcicles were on site. We will update more as information becomes available.

Lace Futch, South Georgia's biggest champion, passes at 83

Former Willacoochee mayor, Atkinson County commissioner, and South Georgia’s biggest champion Marion “Lace” Futch, age 83, passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2022, in Savannah following a brief illness. Lace, as he was known to all, was a lifelong resident of Willacoochee, Georgia. He was born October...

Suspect charged in Pearson robberies receives more charges

One of the suspects who allegedly committed numerous armed robberies in Atkinson County, 18-year-old Ashton Zane Hamilton, has now received additional charges in Douglas in connection to a similar local burglary that occurred this month. DouglasNow has also learned Hamilton has a history with local law enforcement, having been arrested numerous times over the last year and was on probation at the time of his arrest.

Douglas man charged with Felony Murder

PEARSON – A Douglas man has been arrested and charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with Felony Murder. The GBI has arrested and charged Marcus Hunt, 43, of Douglas, Georgia, with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault. On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the Pearson Police Department requested the GBI to conduct a death investigation.

2 arrested for targeted robberies, 1 wanted

Two individuals have been arrested in connection to an Atkinson County armed robbery investigation. The GBI has arrested and charged 18-year-old Ashton Hamilton, of Pearson, GA, with armed robbery and 19-year-old Mica’enya Jordan, of Douglas, GA, with criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Authorities are searching for Roderick Hillman,...