Tattnall County, GA

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Beekeeping provides hope for those incarcerated in Georgia prison

CLARKESVILLE — “This is beyond just a feel-good program — we’ve had students learn to read just so they could participate,” Jennifer Berry, a doctoral student and research professional in UGA’s Department of Entomology, said. “It clicks in their minds that they can learn — through beekeeping they can learn.
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Area Police Blotter

Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests. Thigpen, Adam Timothy – Cobbtown – Warrant served (Tattnall County) Trujillo, Jesse J. – Lyons – Theft by shoplifting. Hall, Dominique Rashard – Vidalia – Theft by shoplifting/possession of controlled substance 2 counts, possession of drug related objects...

Evans Memorial Hospital reinstates their masking policy

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Evans Memorial Hospital reinstated their masking policy Wednesday. Employees, contractors, visitors, and families are required to wear a mask at all Evans Memorial Hospital locations. According to the CDC, Evans, Tattnall, Bryan, and Liberty counties are “high transmission” zones for COVID.
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Escapee Still At Large

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE TOOMBS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AS OF FRIDAY MORNING:. On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 2:41 p.m., Robert Lee Presgraves (39) of Lyon, Georgia, escaped custody of a Toombs County Detention Center employee from the area of the Toombs County Courthouse. Presgraves is described as a while male, 5’11”, 184 lbs., black hair, brown eyes. Presgraves was last seen wearing dress pants with a light color dress shirt and black tie. Presgraves fled from the area in a large box truck that he stole. This truck was later located at the dead end of Mount Moriah Road in Toombs County near the Tattnall County line with no sight of Presgraves. Presgraves has an extensive history consisting mainly of theft and drug-related charges.

Proud to be a Farmer: Chad Hendrix

TATTNALL COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A third-generation farmer in Tattnall County says this year may go down in the books as the most challenging. From the cost of fuel to the challenge of getting parts, Chad Hendrix says it’s a year like none before. Ride by a field as...

Mrs. Brenda Gail Cowart Smith

Mrs. Brenda Gail Cowart Smith, 71, native of Tattnall County and resident of Reidsville, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Enoch Manning Cowart and Helen Meadows Cowart, she was born in Metter, Georgia, grew up in the Pine Grove community near Collins, and lived in Reidsville for over 40 years.

Proud to be a Farmer: Steve Durrence

TATTNALL COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Vidalia Onions are currently being harvested and distributed across the county. Only a select few get the chance to grow this hot commodity. One farmer has been growing this special crop since the 80′s. “Yup, that’s what we want,” said Steve Durrence.
Forsyth County News

Soccer: East Forsyth boys upset No. 3 Tattnall County to reach Elite 8

East Forsyth's boys soccer team delivered the biggest win in program history Tuesday, knocking off third-ranked Tattnall County in penalty kicks to reach the Class 3A Elite Eight. The two teams played to a scoreless tie through 80 minutes of regulation, which forced extra time. Tattnall County took a brief...

NEWS BRIEF: Invasive lizards threaten Georgia wildlife

Lizards native to South America that can weigh 10 pounds and grow to four feet in length are causing havoc with wildlife in southeast Georgia. The Argentine black and white tegus is known to devour the eggs of birds, alligators, and tortoises; the reptile can also spread salmonella and parasites to indigenous creatures and cause bacterial contamination of crops.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout returns to Glennville

GLENNVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - Glennville and Tattnall County’s population soars Thursday evening as hundreds of law officers and first responders gather for the first time in three years. The annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout has been going on for more than 30 years as a way to say thank...

Annual Easter egg hunt continues in Tattnall Co.

TATTNALL COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - This weekend, an Easter tradition continues in Tattnall County. Volunteers have made sure families get dyed eggs and more, even in challenging times. These dyed eggs will be dry by Saturday, but Thursday, not quite. The organizer of this Easter egg hunt says it was...

Giant lizards are invading South Georgia

Warming temperatures will have tegus on the move in southeast Georgia. Reporting sightings of tegus, alive or dead, is needed to keep the big, South American lizards from gaining a foothold in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. DNR has been working with the public and...

Wild Georgia: If you see this lizard, report it

ATLANTA — As spring-like weather becomes the norm in Georgia, an invasive species may become more common -- and wildlife officials want to know where they're popping up. Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding people to report sightings of tegus, alive or dead. DNR is trying to make sure the South American lizard doesn't expand its population in the state.