Hawkinsville, GA

GBI investigating Eastman officer’s alleged fight with wife

EASTMAN, Ga. — The GBI is investigating an Eastman police officer who was allegedly involved in a fight with his wife at a business. That’s according to GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles. She said Officer Javier Cruz has not been arrested. Eastman police asked the GBI to investigate. The alleged domestic...
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Perry entertains a brand new Muse

PERRY, Ga.--Downtown Perry is getting a new addition inside an old building. The chandeliers are hung and the mics are standing inside Perry’s freshly renovated Muse Theater. Built in 1950 as a movie theater, the Muse showed its last film in the 70s, before shuffling between hands and going largely...
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4 E. coli cases may be linked to 2021 Georgia National Fair

PERRY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Public Health and North Central Health District are investigating if E. coli was spread at the Georgia National Fair earlier this month. Department spokesman Michael Hokanson told 13WMAZ they've confirmed four cases among children who were at the event in Perry from Oct....
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Yay in Your Day | UPS Driver spreads positivity in Cochran one package at a time

COCHRAN, Ga. — Every Thursday over the next few weeks, we're highlighting Central Georgians who bring positivity to people in their community. This week, we're celebrating UPS Driver Jeff Barron. He's an employee that truly goes beyond the call of duty, and folks in Bleckley County believe he puts a little YAY in their day.
Cordele Dispatch

Interview with Don Cole – Candidate for Ward Three

Don Cole’s interview was accidently left out of Wednesday’s edition of the Cordele Dispatch. We apologize for the inconvenice that this has caused. Don Cole is a candidate for the Ward Three Cordele City Commission seat. He is an ordained Baptist minister and was the county manager of Camden County, Ga.

Hundreds line up to get COVID-19 booster shot

CORDELE, GA-Traffic was backed up on North 7th Street in Cordele Wednesday as people waited patiently to get the jab. Crisp Regional Hospital began administering the free Moderna booster on Tuesday. They will be giving out more free Moderna booster shots next Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 AM to 12...
Moultrie Observer

Reinke's 'Finding a Cure is Pivotal' celebrates 10th year

MOULTRIE, Ga. — At the recent Sunbelt Ag Expo, Reinke Manufacturing continued its “Finding a Cure is Pivotal” campaign to fight breast cancer. 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the campaign that supports 26.2 with Donna: The Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. “I’m very proud that Reinke does this” said...

Perry ‘Sweets and Treats’ event returns

PERRY, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)— Halloween is approaching and the city of Perry wants to make sure you have some fun. Perry’s annual Sweets and Treats is back. The free event takes place Friday, October 30th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizers encourage the community to wear costumes to the family-friendly event, and to shop local.

Cordele gives residents $100 credit towards their utility bills

Residents of one city are in disbelief after a $100 free credit appeared in their utility accounts over the weekend. Over the weekend, Cordele city officials gave every resident in the city with an active utility account a $100 credit on their next month's utility bill. City Manager Roland McCarthy...

Man steals dog from Dollar General parking lot, deputies say

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. -- Wilcox County authorities are looking for a man who stole a dog. Deputies state the theft happened on Saturday in Rochelle. They say the dog's owner went into a Dollar General to go shopping and left their dog in the parking lot. Anyone with information about...