Colquitt, GA

Newton, Rockdale County earn Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Two local schools received the 2021-22 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, announced recently by the organization and Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives. Newton earned the honor in Region 4-AAAAAAA, and Rockdale County was recognized in 3-AAAAAA. A total of 64 high schools, one winner from each region,...
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Interview with lifelong Blakely resident

Ferguson is believed to be living with a condition that may impair his judgement. Brittney Pettis joins WTVY to talk about this year's "Dog Daze of Summer" event on July 9. WTVY speaks with White House correspondent Jon Decker as he recaps an eventful NATO Summit in Spain.

Arrests made in Blakely aggravated assault investigation

BLAKELY — The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Christian Malik Gray, 21, and Jadrian Sol, 23, both of Blakely, on aggravated assault charges (seven counts), cruelty to children in the first degree (four counts), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in Union City this week.

Man arrested in Bainbridge homicide

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - A man was arrested after the homicide of another man in Bainbridge, according to Chief Redell Walton with Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS). BPS said on June 21 around 5:40 p.m., Cedric Senior, Jr., 20, was found dead at the scene. On June 22, Shoteick Rogers, 19, was arrested for the homicide.

“News4 Hometown Tour” visits Blakely

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The News4 team is loading up every Friday in July and hitting the road for live shows in five Wiregrass counties. The first stop on the tour is to Early County and the city of Blakely. There are a number of great places to visit while...

Blakely shooting suspects arrested in north Georgia

BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — The two suspects that police say were involved in a Blakley shooting in late May have been arrested. Jadrian Sol and Christian Gray were arrested Thursday morning in Fulton County, Georgia, according to Blakely Police Department. Sol and Gray were wanted in connection with the...

Two arrested for May 31 shooting that left 3 injured

Two individuals have been arrested in connection to a May 31 shooting on Palmetto Avenue in Blakely. Three people were injured during the incident. 23-year-old Jadrian Sol and 21-year-old Christian Malik Gray, both of Blakely, were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on the morning of June 30. Sol and...

GBI: Blakely shooters captured in Fulton

UNION CITY, GA- On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the U.S. Marshals Service SE Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Christian Malik Gray, age 21, and Jadrian Sol, age 23, both of Blakely, GA. Both men were arrested for Aggravated Assault (seven counts), Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree (four counts),...

2 suspects nabbed in Blakely shooting

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely police say two suspects have been arrested in a late May shooting that injured three people. Jadrian Sol, 23, and Christian Gray, 21, were taken into custody Thursday morning in Fulton County, Georgia. Both of the suspects are from Blakely, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

2 arrested in Blakely shooting incident

BLAKELY, Ga. (WALB) - Two people were arrested in connection to a shooting that happened in Blakely, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Christian Malik Gray, 21, and Jadrian Sol, 23, were charged with seven counts of aggravated assault, four counts of first degree cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

City of Tifton and Bainbridge awarded Rural Downtown Development Funds

The City of Tifton Bainbridge were recently awarded funding through the FY2022 Rural Downtown Redevelopment Grant funding. Nine communities in total received the grant. Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced the official awards made by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, on Thursday, June 29. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) provided the grants under a special allocation of funding in the Amended FY2022 State of Georgia Budget (H.B. 910).

Shea Campbell attends Georgia Banking School

Shea Campbell with First National Bank in Bainbridge attended the 2022 on-campus session of the Georgia Banking School as a first-year student. Established in 1961, the Georgia Banking School is a three-year specialized school run by the Georgia Bankers Association. The purpose of the school is to prepare bank managers to effectively and profitably serve their hometowns by developing a thorough understanding of banking practices, regulations, and management principles.

Walker Elrod punches ticket to Junior Olympics in North Carolina

Walker Elrod is well known throughout the Bainbridge running community. Now, he is making a name for himself nationally, as he has just qualified for the Junior Olympics to be held in North Carolina in August. While Elrod is a cross-country runner through Grace Christian Academy, he qualified through Tallahassee’s...

Council on Aging plans senior resource fair in Colquitt

ALBANY — Sowega Council on Aging announced Wednesday that a Summer Regional Senior Resource Fair will be held on July 15 from 9 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church in Colquitt. This free event, serving seniors and caregivers from Miller, Calhoun, Early, Decatur and Seminole counties, seeks to connect seniors...

Blakely Police name suspects in Sunday shooting

DOTHAN, Ala. (Press Release) - Update: Joshuah Burden is now in custody. On Sunday June 26th at approximately 12:45 a.m. Blakley Police Officers heard and responded to numerous gunshots coming from North Church St. Officers initially discovered 3 victims suffering from gunshot wounds and began administering first aid. Eric Eafford, 47, was transported by EMS to LifeBrite Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Local banker sharpens skills at banking school

Bert Hines, Market President with First National Bank in Bainbridge, GA, is among the 523 bankers taking part in the 72nd annual two-week session of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Classes got underway May 23 and will continue through June 3, 2022, with courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from twenty-one states to participate in this session.