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South Ga. seeing uptick in COVID cases

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia health experts said COVID-19 cases are going up. As much as we want to think that COVID is over, it is not. Masks are still needed to help protect yourself and your family from the virus. That’s according to the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Southwell Medical Center in Tifton.
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GBI makes arrest in fatal shooting of Savion McRae

A 19-year-old of Douglas has been charged with murder in the recent fatal shooting of 18-year-old Savion McRae, according to an official with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI official confirmed to DouglasNow that Shamond Jaquavious Campbell is currently being held in the Coffee County Jail in connection to...
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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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Douglas PD warning residents of false social media post

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - The Douglas Police Department is warning residents of false information that is circling on social media, according to a Facebook post by the agency. Officials said the post was published by the Douglas GA Swap and Shop page on Facebook. The post states that there are two suspects on a killing spree in Douglas.
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Tifton man sentenced to prison for trafficking heroin

VALDOSTA — A Tifton resident was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison resulting from his role in actively trafficking large quantities of heroin into south-central Georgia from sources in metro Atlanta. Joshua Gannon Deanda, 24, was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison to be followed by three...
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Arrest made in Lanier County shooting death of Savion McRae

An arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of 18-year-old Savion McRae. On Saturday, June 18, McRae and two others were shot while traveling in a vehicle in Lanier County. Savion was pronounced dead on the scene. On Wednesday, June 22, 18-year-old Shamond Jaquavious Campbell, of Douglas,...
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Ashburn shots fired incident under investigation

ASHBURN, Ga. (WALB) - The Ashburn Police Department is looking for information regarding shots fired near an apartment complex, according to a release from the department. On Monday, officers were dispatched to the area of Adams Street Apartments in reference to shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, the victim told officers that a white vehicle pulled in the front of their residence and continued to discharge firearms from the vehicle.
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Ashburn Police Department investigating discharge of firearm, no one injured

Investigators with the Ashburn Police Department are working to track suspects involved in a discharging of firearm incident. On June 27, Ashburn Police Officers were dispatched to the Adams Street Apartments in reference to shots fired. A victim at the scene told officers that a vehicle pulled to the front...
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Ray’s Millpond Cafe recognized in nationwide contest

RAY CITY – Ray’s Millpond Cafe was one of three small business to be awarded $20K for nationwide Small Business Hero Day contest. Ray’s Millpond Cafe has been a pillar within the community for nearly 60 years. Michael and Heather Heard took over the family’s generational cafe in January 2020 – just before COVID hit – and experienced several short-term closures. Even when the cafe was losing money, these owners ensured that every employee was still paid – and they even raised their wages to help them through the difficult times.
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Catherine (Cathy) Jane Weaver

Catherine (Cathy) Jane Weaver, age 76, of Hahira, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Cathy was born in Patterson, New Jersey on April 26, 1946, to the late George Frank and Almeda Alberta Washburn Schaffer. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church serving in the Ladies auxiliary and was an active member of the choir. She had worked as an accountant/bookkeeper for several business in Valdosta beginning with ITT Thompson, and retiring with Stewart, Fowler, Holley.
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Two juveniles arrested for allegedly shooting their father

A ten-year-old and twelve-year-old from Douglas have been charged with aggravated assault in connection to the recent shooting of their father. According to officials with the Douglas Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence on East Franklin Street around midnight on June 18 in reference to an individual with a gunshot wound.
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Suspect arrested on 20 charges after alleged assault on girlfriend

A 29-year-old man is now in custody on 20 charges, including aggravated assault, after he allegedly choked and hit a woman because she didn't make him a sandwich. The suspect, Austin Lowe, was apprehended after an officer pulled his weapon on him while attempting to run back inside the victim's home.
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