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Three teens arrested for stealing guns from Fitzgerald firearms store

FITZGERALD, Ga. (WALB) - Fitzgerald police have arrested three teenagers for driving a stolen truck through the walls of Broome’s Firearms store, and then stealing several guns from the store. The break-in took place at Hills Midtown Mall Plaza in Fitzgerald. The police department hasn’t released how many or...
FITZGERALD, GA
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One arrested, four wanted for RICO charges

The Douglas Police Department has charged five individuals with RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and various white-collar crimes. Georgia law says a person may be charged with RICO (O.C.G.A. 16-14-4) if they participate in an interrelated pattern of criminal activity motivated by or resulting in monetary gain or economic or physical threat or injury.
DOUGLAS, GA
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HHS awards over $200,000 to four SWGA health centers

Four local health centers in Southwest Georgia received a combined $262,200 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to advance health equity through better data. Today, during National Health Center Week, the HHS through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $2,226,696 in American Rescue Plan...
ALBANY, GA
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State patrol reports three traffic fatalities in July

State troopers from The Georgia State Patrol Post 36 in Douglas investigated 45 traffic crashes during the month of July. Sergeant First Class Harding said the traffic crashes resulted in 35 injuries and 3 fatalities. Sergeant First Class Harding said troopers from Post #36 also issued 572 traffic citations during...
DOUGLAS, GA
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Coffee Co. law enforcement, leaders join forces to tackle gang issues

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - The gang and crime activity in Douglas has brought the attention of several of law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement officials said gangs have now become more organized and more aggressive. Several law enforcement agencies and Coffee County leaders met Thursday to bring not just awareness to...
DOUGLAS, GA
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City receives $5.2 million in grants

Substantial regional planning efforts led by the City of Douglas, Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC), and Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority have enabled three grants to be awarded to the City of Douglas for Economic Development. The City of Douglas will receive approximately $5.2 million in grant funding for water and sewer expansions for economic development.
DOUGLAS, GA
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City offers incentives for Enterprise Zone areas

In accordance with the State of Georgia’s Enterprise Zone Employment Act of 1997, the City of Douglas has established five Enterprise Zones in the city to encourage revitalization and investment in the areas. Property owners, who apply for the incentive program and successfully achieve and maintain the criteria set by the program, may qualify for abatement of municipal ad valorem (property) taxes for a ten year period on business, commercial, and residential properties within the established Enterprise Zone geographic areas.
DOUGLAS, GA
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City of Douglas awarded over $5 million for economic development purposes

The City of Douglas is expected to receive an award for economic development purposes. Substantial regional planning efforts led by the City of Douglas, Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC), and Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority have enabled three (3) grants to be awarded to the City of Douglas for Economic Development.
DOUGLAS, GA
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GBI makes arrest in theft investigation

The GBI Region 4 Douglas Office secured an arrest warrant for Angela Whittle Evans, age 47 of Ambrose, Georgia. Evans was arrested on one count of Felony Theft by Taking. Preliminary information indicates that Evans was working at American Truck Parts in Douglas, Coffee County, Ga. as the Office Manager. The company conducted an audit, and it was determined that funds were missing. According to the arrest warrant, the amount of missing money totaled $215,000. Evans was arrested and transported to the Coffee County Law Enforcement Center where she was processed into the jail.
AMBROSE, GA
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Parker White named BEE Award winner at CRMC

Parker White has received the BEE Award for the first quarter of 2022. Five caregivers nominated Parker, recognizing the consistent hard work and care he puts into his work. His fellow caregivers described him as dedicated, eager, helpful, polite, hardworking, happy, and positive. We are proud to have Parker on our team and excited to honor him with this very-deserved recognition.
DOUGLAS, GA

Man Delivers 21 Handmade Memorial Benches to Uvalde Shooting Victims’ Families

An Etsy shop owner has gifted each Robb Elementary victim with a memorial bench. Sean Peacock made his first memorial bench in 2008 after his sister passed away. Now, the artist and Etsy shop owner who resides in Eastman, Georgia, sells them and other memorial products through his business, Jass Graphix. When April Elrod, mother of Robb Elementary shooting victum Makenna Lee Elrod, contacted him, he knew he had to do something special.
EASTMAN, GA
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