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26-year-old dies in drowning incident in Berrien County

A 26-year-old man is dead after a reported drowning in Berrien County on Friday afternoon. Shortly after 7 p.m., on August 5, deputies responded to the Alapaha River on highway 135 at the Berrien Atkinson County Line for a possible drowning. A man at the scene told Deputies that he...
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1 dead in Berrien Co. drowning

ALAPHA, Ga. (WALB) - One person is dead after a reported drowning incident that happened Friday, according to Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. Around 7 p.m., deputies said four men were swimming at the 135 bridge, a popular swim spot on the Alapaha River. One man fell into a hole,...
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Escaped Berrien County inmate captured

An inmate at the Berrien County Sheriff's Office escaped from custody Monday afternoon, according to the Sheriff’s Department. In a Facebook post, the BCSO wrote that James Michael Fountain was on Inmate At Work Detail in Nashville when he escaped. The Sheriff's Office captured Fountain within six hours. Sheriff...
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Georgia: 1980 murder of Moody Air Force Base Airman remains unsolved

GEORGIA (WRBL) – In June of 1980, the body of a young woman was discovered in Berrien County, Georgia by a group of men running their hunting dogs. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the body was that of 23-year-old Mary Susan Humphrey, who had been last seen about two weeks earlier in the next county over in Valdosta, Georgia.
VALDOSTA, GA
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SGMC Advances Plans for Berrien Hospital Expansion

On June 7, Nashville, Georgia and Berrien County elected officials, community leaders, and South Georgia Medical Center representatives met at Chaparral Boats to discuss the future healthcare needs for Berrien County and surrounding communities. Plans for a major expansion to the SGMC Berrien Campus and enhancements to SGMC’s healthcare delivery system for South Georgia were discussed. The $14.5 million project entails a new two-story Emergency Room addition that will expand the current campus footprint by 26,000 feet.
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Motorcyclist dies in Berrien County police chase

A man has died after an early morning police chase with deputies in Berrien County. On Wednesday, May 1, at about 2:00 A.M., deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Highway 76. The Berrien County Sheriff's Office said that the motorcycle would not stop and continued accelerating toward...
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South Health District offering OTC COVID tests

VALDOSTA – At-home COVID-19 test kits is now offered over-the-cunty by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District is now offering over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 test kits at all county health departments. Health departments within South...
VALDOSTA, GA
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Man dies in Berrien Co. police chase

RAY CITY, Ga. (WALB) - A Ray City man died after a police chase with deputies in Berrien County, according to Georgia State Patrol (GSP). GSP said on Wednesday, around 2 a.m., GSP Post 13 in Tifton was requested to assist Berrien County deputies with a chase involving a 2013 Yahama motorcycle.
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Ameris Bank Supports SGMC Rural Hospitals with $50K Contribution

Ameris Bank recently contributed $25,000 each to South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien and Lanier Campuses through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. “We are thankful for the generosity of community partners like Ameris Bank that allow SGMC to continue to provide access to quality and innovative health care to thousands of Georgians that live in rural South Georgia,” stated Hilary Gibbs, SGMC’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer.
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SGMC receives donation from Ameris Bank

NASHVILLE – Ameris Bank has donated over $1.8 million dollars to rural hospitals in Georgia, including the SGMC Berrien campus. As part of the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, Ameris Bank has donated $1,805,000 to 18 rural hospitals throughout Georgia. Ameris Bank has participated in the program since 2018, contributing more than $7,800,000 to rural Georgia hospitals.
NASHVILLE, GA
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Transportation Planning Agency Amends Transportation Planning Program

The public comment period for the FY21-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Area is available for public review and comments from April 29, 2022 until May 31, 2022. The TIP identifies the transportation projects and strategies from the Vision2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan that the VLMPO plans to undertake over the next four years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP as the TIP is the region's way of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a set of short-term transportation priorities. The TIP is updated every four years and is incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Projects within the TIP will help increase the efficiency and safety of the transportation network in the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Area, which includes all of Lowndes County and portions of Berrien, Brooks and Lanier Counties.
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA
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SGMC Honors Hospital Heroes at Berrien Campus

South Georgia Medical Center honored its Berrien Campus Laboratory Staff, as well as Director of Nursing Selena Brady, as the April Hospital Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting. The lab was recognized for its dedication during the January spike of COVID-19, where they were processing significantly more tests...
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