Mitchell County, GA

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Mitchell County Hosts All Sports Camp

CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - Over in Camilla, this was a big weekend for Mitchell County as the Eagles hosted an All Sports Camp. Athletes of all ages were given the chance to give every sport a try with lessons coming from many of the Eagles best. Current and former coaches...
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Albany, GAAlbany Herald

Sheila Ann Hatcher

Ms. Sheila Ann Hatcher, 66, of Albany, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the chapel of Hall and Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Chris E. Turner officiating. Following the funeral, Sheila will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell County. Born May 3, 1955, in Albany, Sheila was the daughter of the late Vonel and Zelda Freeman Hatcher. She retired as an executive secretary and was a member of Lighthouse Ministries of Putney. Sheila loved sharing the love of Jesus with anyone she could and spending time with her family was most precious to her. She also enjoyed cooking, crafting, painting, and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Sttettnisch. Survivors include her children, Dale Smith and Renae Smith both of Albany; brothers, Allen Hatcher and Judy of Albany and Nathan Hatcher of Albany; her twin sister and best friend, Sheryl Hatcher Foister of Vada; 4 grandchildren, Alayna, Big Emily, Little Emily, and Kimberly; a special aunt, Azalea Freeman Thompson of Crandall; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral service at Hall and Hall Funeral Home.
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Tifton Gazette

Dusty Griffis to coach Tiftarea baseball

CHULA — Dusty Griffis has been announced as Tiftarea Academy’s new head baseball coach, but future opponents need not count on a long adjustment period. Griffis, a former assistant on Tiftarea state championship teams, knows the program inside and out. Griffis, who takes over from Chance Benson, comes over from...
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Camilla, GAAlbany Herald

Treaver Lee Pollock, Sr

Treaver Lee Pollock, Sr., 78, of Camilla died Friday, June 4, 2021 at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Delwood Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Andy Hall and Rev. David Pickering will officiate. Active pallbearers...
Camilla, GAAlbany Herald

Burt Allmond Spence, Sr.

Burt Allmond Spence, Sr., 70, of Camilla passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 8 at The Oak Shed (James Lee Adams Farms, 5841 South Curve Rd, Camilla) with interment in Oakview Cemetery. Lunch will be served for family and out of town guests following the services.
Mitchell County, GAWALB 10

Heroes Among Us: Willie C. Marcus

MITCHELL Co., Ga. (WALB) - Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates recognize the “Heroes Among Us.” We spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran or a fallen hero. This month, we’re honoring and remembering Willie C. Marcus from Mitchell County. Marcus was a paratrooper in the Army...
Thomasville, GAThomasville Times-Enterprise

Bulldogs put on strong showing in spring game

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville High School’s cheerleaders got their running in Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The cheerleaders take the large team flags and run behind the end zone after a touchdown. With the Bulldogs football team scoring TDs in rapid succession Friday night in a spring scrimmage against Mitchell County, there was a lot of running to be had.
Thomasville, GAThomasville Times-Enterprise

THS ends spring with scrimmage against Mitchell County

THOMASVILLE — Two weeks of physicality comes to an end Friday night for the Thomasville Bulldogs. The team that has focused this year's spring practices on running the ball and being more physical will see how it performs when the Bulldogs host Mitchell County in the spring scrimmage. “We've really...
Mitchell County, GAmetteradvertiser.com

Tigers, Lady Tigers place second at Sectionals

All seven members of the Lady Tiger Track Team qualified in events at the GHSA Sectionals held at Mitchell County High School this past weekend. Sarissa Ferrell won the 100m hurdles and the 4x400 relay with Jamie Faith Ferry, Tamira Walker and Jeniya Lawrence. Ja’Khia Edenfield qualified in the shot...
Baconton, GAAlbany Herald

Baconton student earns spot on Junior Olympic team

CAMILLA — Bethany High, the 2019 salutatorian at Baconton Community Charter School and a college Senior at Emmanuel College, recently made the USA Junior World Selection Olympic Team in bunker trap shooting. High, 19, attended the five-day qualifying event held in Kerrville, Texas. The best shooters from across the country...
Pelham, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Pelham man arrested on child exploitation charge

May 10—PELHAM — Mitchell County resident Leon Robert Tinsley III was arrested last week and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of children (possession of child pornography) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Tinsley's online...
Mitchell County, GAWALB 10

GBI: Mitchell Co. man arrested for child porn

PELHAM, Ga. (WALB) - A Mitchell County man was arrested for possession of child pornography, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Leon Robert Tinsley III, 45, was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of children. The GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit started an investigation after...
Baconton, GAwtvy.com

Baconton Charter alum makes Jr. Olympic shooting team

CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - Bethany High, the 2019 salutatorian of Baconton Community Charter School and a senior at Emmanuel College, recently made the USA Junior World Selection Olympic Team in target shooting. The best shooters from across the country competed for a spot on the travel team in Kerrville, Texas....
Baconton, GAWALB 10

Baconton Charter alum makes Jr. Olympic shooting team

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Bethany High, the 2019 salutatorian of Baconton Community Charter School and a senior at Emmanuel College, recently made the USA Junior World Selection Olympic Team in target shooting. The best shooters from across the country competed for a spot on the travel team in Kerrville, Texas....
Camilla, GAWALB 10

Camilla church offers food to neighbors

CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is offering free food for Mitchell County residents. The drive-thru food giveaway is set for Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m., until all the food is gone. Friendship Missionary Baptist church is just east of Camilla, at 4585 Highway 37 East, Camilla,...
Colquitt County, GAMoultrie Observer

Severe thunderstorm warning for Colquitt County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning GAC007-071-095-177-205-273-287-321-241430- /O.NEW.KTAE.SV.W.0072.210424T1328Z-210424T1430Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 928 AM EDT Sat Apr 24 2021 The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Dougherty County in southwestern Georgia... Western Turner County in south central Georgia... Mitchell County in southwestern Georgia... Southern Lee County in southwestern Georgia... Northeastern Baker County in southwestern Georgia... Colquitt County in south central Georgia... Southeastern Terrell County in southwestern Georgia... Worth County in south central Georgia... * Until 1030 AM EDT. * At 928 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Dawson to near Newton to 9 miles southeast of Colquitt, moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Newton, Albany, Moultrie, Sylvester, Leesburg, Pelham, Putney, Camilla, Ashburn, Norman Park, Baconton, Poulan, Doerun, East Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Turner City, Riverside, Worth, Terrell and Schley. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 300 PM EDT for south central and southwestern Georgia. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. && LAT...LON 3106 8365 3108 8440 3162 8428 3162 8431 3179 8429 3180 8367 TIME...MOT...LOC 1328Z 272DEG 52KT 3178 8443 3132 8443 3109 8460 TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...<.75IN WIND...70MPH.
Mitchell County, GAsouthgatv.com

Mitchell county man wanted for multiple violations

CAMILLA, Ga. — Dewayne Latimore Redding is wanted by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office for failure to register as a sex offender and violation of parole. The Sheriff’s Office asks that any citizen having information on Redding’s whereabouts contact them at 229-336-2030.
Colquitt County, GAMoultrie Observer

Female investigator continues family law enforcement tradition

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The stereotype says few little girls dream of being a sheriff’s deputy when they grow up, but for Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Kat Johnson, there aren’t many other career options she would’ve chosen. Growing up in Blakley, Ga., she is the third generation of law enforcement...
Camilla, GAAlbany Herald

Margaret Rackley Spence

Margaret Rackley Spence, 94, of Camilla passed away peacefully on April 12, 2021 at her residence with family members by her side. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Oakview Cemetery. Reverend Keith Goodlett will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, before services, at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home.