Pinehurst, GA

Cordele Police arrest bank robbery suspect within minutes

CORDELE, GA – In just his second day on the job as Cordele’s Chief of Police, Mike Hathaway has to be impressed with his new department. Tuesday morning following the robbery of the First Planter’s Bank in Cordele, Cordele Sergeant Michael Telfair and his partner identified the suspect, tracked him to his residence and arrested him, and also recovered an estimated $5,000 stolen in the heist. All in less than 15 minutes.
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How former President Donald Trump's rift with Governor Brian Kemp, top state officials could impact 2022 election

PERRY, Ga. — When he came to Perry for a rally this weekend, former President Donald Trump endorsed a slate of pro-Trump candidates who are running for office next year. They include: Congressman Jody Hice to run against current Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, state Senator Burt Jones to campaign to fill Geoff Duncan's seat for Lieutenant Governor, and Herschel Walker to run against Senator Raphael Warnock.
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You Can Plan An Entire Ghostly Weekend Getaway In Georgia This Halloween Season

Are you the type of person who loves a good fright? Do you enjoy being scared, especially when the Halloween season rolls around? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’re in luck. Just three hours south of Atlanta is the tiny town of Americus, Georgia. While most people find Americus to […] The post You Can Plan An Entire Ghostly Weekend Getaway In Georgia This Halloween Season appeared first on Only In Your State.

Americus events coming up

1. Women's Wine and Chocolate Walk 2021; 2. PERFORMANCE ACADEMY PAGEANT; 3. Tiftarea Academy JV Football @ Southland Academy; 4. English - Men's Walk #222; 5. Comedy and Cocktails at Swamp Fox Distilling Co.;

Perry Police ask for public's help in finding stolen camper

PERRY, Ga. -- Perry Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a stolen camper. The theft happened around the area of Valley Drive. The stolen camper is a 2015 Starcraft 26-foot single slide camper. If you have any information on this theft, please contact Detective Amanda Wilson...
Cordele Dispatch

Mr. Olynthia “Jermaine” Turner

Mr. Olynthia “Jermaine” Turner departed this life on September 18, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memory sons Jordan Blake and Jamaal Blake, parents Arthur Lee and Willie Lou Turner, sisters Chanel Turner and Renata Turner, brother Gregory Turner, and nephew Devon (Lacy) Atkinson. Mr. Turner was a retired Navy Veteran with 20 years of service. He also served as a federal law enforcement officer with I.C.E.

Houston County opens new government building in Perry

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — On Tuesday, the doors are opening for the new Houston County Government building at 2030 Kings Chapel Road in Perry. The county is hosting a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Houston County Commissioners’ chairman Tommy Stalnaker says the project finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

Fort Valley Mayoral candidate challenged for residency qualifications

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Today, a hearing was held challenging a Fort Valley Mayoral candidate. Gordon L. Jack Joyner represented Fort Valley in the hearing that challenged mayoral candidate Jeffrey Lundy. Joyner stated that four voters filed a challenge on Lundy's residency qualifications. Joyner says that Lundy for the past...

Traffic update: Willeo Creek Bridge reopening delayed

But Cobb DOT recently sent out this message, and later updated it to say that the new estimated date for reopening is now Dec. 20:. “Baldwin Paving Company, Inc., the contractor for the Willeo Road over Willeo Creek project, has encountered challenges during construction of this project which have resulted in significant delays. Therefore, the contractor will be unable to reopen the bridge to traffic on September 29, 2021 as the county previously expected.
Marietta Daily Journal

Police: Man dies after crash at I-75/I-285 junction

A man was killed Sunday after his car collided with a guard rail in the I-75/I-285 junction, Cobb Police said Monday. According to investigators, Lamon A. Ivory of Decatur, 37, was navigating the interchange around 12:58 a.m. Sunday, driving along the I-75 ramp onto I-285 westbound. Ivory failed to maintain...

A recap of the Save America Rally in Perry: What you need to know

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Former President Donald Trump took center stage Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds to help campaign for Wrightsville native Herschel Walker in his run for the U.S. Senate. “People always ask me what qualifies me to run for this office, and I say, ‘Well you’re right....

Dawson assumes role of Crisp County Coroner

CORDELE, GA — Rickey Dawson of Cordele was sworn in Thursday morning at the Crisp County Courthouse as Coroner of Crisp County to fill the unexpired term of Jimmy Rainey who served more than 4 decades. Mr. Dawson said his office would continue to carry on the legacy that Mr....
Americus Times-Recorder

South Georgia Tech employees give generously to Foundation TechForce 2021 Fund Drive

AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation 2021 TechForce internal fund drive was able to withstand COVID-19 challenges and still raise nearly $25,000 to help students “Change Lives @ South Georgia Technical College” through faculty and staff donations for scholarships, grants, textbooks, and state of the art equipment for educational programs.