Dooling, GA

Conviction upheld for man found guilty in murder of Peach County 8-year-old

PEACH COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction for a man found guilty in the shooting death of an 8-year-old Fort Valley boy. Jai'Mel Anderson was playing video games while his stepfather was taking care of him at Oaks Apartments in Fort Valley in January 2015 when more than a dozen rounds of gunfire suddenly came through their unit.
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Houston County man still missing after nearly a year

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- First reported missing on September 21, 2021, 36-year-old Dustin Randy Wallace remains missing. The Houston County Sheriff's Office says Wallace's mother reported her son missing nearly a year ago. Investigators say he was last thought to be heading to the Perry area in August of...
Cordele Dispatch

Woman’s body found near 11th Avenue and Second Street

A troubled life came to a tragic end Saturday. Johnnie Marie Walker, 60, better known by her street name, “Red,” was found behind a home in the 300 block of 11th Avenue East just before 3:30 p.m. She has been listed as a homicide victim. Her body was...

Perry residents to see small utility fee increase

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Perry residents will soon see an increase on their utility bill starting July 1. The average increase will be about 1.5%. The fire protection fee will increase from $22 to $23. The storm water fee will increase from $5 to $5.50 per Equivalent Residential Unit. Natural gas will increase from $4.70 to $5.
Americus Times-Recorder

Schley County Football Team hosts annual FCA seven-on-seven camp

ELLAVILLE – The Schley County High School Football Team hosted a seven-on-seven Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) team camp on Thursday, June 30 at Schley County High School. This was a seven-on-seven camp in which five high school teams: Columbus High School, Terrell Academy, Kendrick High School, Calvary Christian School and Schley County competed against each other in seven-on-seven mini games.
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Georgia Power Regional VP tours South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker program and skills field

AMERICUS – Audrey King, Vice President for Georgia Power South Region, toured South Georgia Technical College and the college’s Electrical Lineworker Program recently with SGTC President Dr. John Watford and Don Porter, Georgia Power local manager and SGTC Board of Directors member and immediate past chairman. King met...

East Cobb real estate sales, June 6-10, 2022

The following deeds for residential East Cobb real estate sales were filed June 6-10 with the Cobb Superior Court Clerk’s Office Real Estate Department. The addresses include ZIP Codes and the subdivision names and high school districts are in parenthesis:. June 6. 691 Serramonte Drive, 30068 (Villas at Parkaire,...
Cordele Dispatch

Harris turns a new chapter in its history

After more than 150 years, the last building of the original Tomlin-Harris Machine Company will be torn down to make room for a newer, more efficient building. “This was the original machine shop built sometime around 1910,” D.J. VanDeusen, president and general manager said. “It even served as a horse barn.”
Americus Times-Recorder

SGTC WIOA nursing graduate returns to say “Thank you”

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant had a big impact on Brian Ogletree. He credits both for helping him complete his practical nursing degree and gain full-time employment in that field. He returned to SGTC recently to say “Thank you.”

Body identified in Cordele; GBI investigates

CORDELE, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s been called after the body of a partially clad woman was discovered in a residential backyard Sunday afternoon. Monday afternoon, Cordele Police Chief Jalon Heard identified the deceased as 60 year old Johnnie “Red” Walker. Walker’s body was...

GBI leader appointed to Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court

Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed Georgia Bureau of Investigation leader Vic Reynolds to the Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court. The GBI leader is filling one of two vacant seats after Judge LaTain Kell and Judge Mary Staley Clark retired this previous May. Reynolds was appointed Director of the GBI on...

BOLO: Perry police looking for subject in connection to entering auto

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Perry police are looking for an individual in connection to an active case. According to investigators, they're looking for the person pictured in connection to an entering auto. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 478 988-2823.
Americus Times-Recorder

SGTC’s Kimberly Sadecky takes bronze medal at National SkillsUSA

ATLANTA – South Georgia Technical College’s Kimberly Sadecky of Montezuma took third place and a bronze medal in the 2022 National SkillsUSA Job Interview competition in Atlanta recently. She is a criminal justice student in Teresa McCook’s program at South Georgia Technical College. Sadecky and Jonathan Large...
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South Georgia Tech and DeVry University to Offer Graduates a Seamless Transfer Pathway

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is helping its graduates continue their education by seamlessly transferring the 60 credits they’ve earned from a qualifying associate degree to DeVry University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management. Students can choose from over 10 specializations in fields that can prepare them for today’s digital workforce when enrolling in DeVry’s Technical Management degree programs. SGTC students can transfer seamlessly through DeVry’s Transfer Advantage60 Pledge, which is designed so community college graduates receive an instant transcript evaluation and keep their earned credits when transferring to DeVry.