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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.

“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...

Georgia Peanuts: Through the Eyes of a Farmer – Tom Ingram – Video

It’s #FarmerFriday and time for you to meet Tom Ingram from Dawson, Ga! Tom’s farm is Motnella Farms. They grow peanuts and cotton. Tom enjoys farming because he feels like it’s in his blood. He enjoys reminiscing of memories from peanut farming as a child. Look for this video and more in the series on the Georgia Peanuts Facebook page, Instagram, TikTok or the Georgia Peanut Commission YouTube page.

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...

Joyce Barlow to speak at Dawson youth summit

DAWSON -- Businesswoman Joyce Barlow, the Democratic nominee for the state House District 151 seat, will be the keynote speaker at a Youth Summit and Talent Show here July 8. The event, which is for young people ages 17 and up, will be held at 432 Crawford St. Northeast in Dawson. Attendees will have an opportunity to register to vote or apply for college at the youth summit.

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.

New businesses expected to come to the city of Parrott

PARROTT, Ga. (WALB) - A regional entrepreneur in Albany is trying to expand the city of Parrott by bringing in more businesses. Some of the things that have been missing in the city of Parrott in the last 15 years are they haven’t had a convenience store or restaurant.

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...

Luke Bryan’s Fourth Of July As A Kid Depended On How ‘Poor We Were’

Luke Bryan is looking towards this long Fourth of July weekend while looking back at the past and what he and his family did while growing up in Georgia. Luke told us, “A typical Fourth of July, we would float a watermelon in the pool. Fourth Of July was always based on how poor we were. If it was a good year, we’d go over to Fort Gaines and cook hamburgers at the community park and grill there, and we’d go waterskiing.”

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.