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Caught! Monroe County captures wanted man
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- UPDATE: The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports Jarmelle Foster is now in custody. Monroe County Deputies are warning the public to be on the lookout for a man wanted out of Bibb County. Jarmelle Foster was last seen near I-75 South running toward Smith Road....
'Everything is scary when it changes' | Monroe County residents react to industrial developments
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Some people in Monroe County are worried about losing their small-town lifestyle. Greg Tapley is the chairman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, and he said they are hoping to lure more industrial revenue into the county after losing millions in revenue due to Plant Scherer closing two units.
Discovering Milner: A Hidden Gem in Lamar County, Georgia
Located in Lamar County, Georgia, the Milner neighborhood is a charming town with a population of 555. Offering a suburban rural mix feel, Milner is a place where residents can enjoy a peaceful and close-knit community. With a majority of residents owning their homes, Milner is an ideal place for families to settle down and call home.
Barnesville’s newest industry is both unique and innovative
Ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies were conducted Friday at Atlanta Motive Power Service (AMPS), Barnesville’s newest industry. Owners Austin and Kayla Woods, along with their young son Beau, welcomed a large crowd of well-wishers who enjoyed coffee, doughnuts and a barbecue lunch. AMPS is located in a section...
Crash involving fire truck closes all lanes on GA Highway 41 in Spalding County
Pictures of the scene show a fire truck in the median between the north and southbound sides of Highway 41.
Henry County officer killed on duty to be honored with memorial marker
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A new marker will be put up in Henry County in remembrance of a police sergeant who was killed while on duty. Sgt. James "Jimmy" Gilbert was killed on May 2, 2004, when his patrol car hit the back of a tractor-trailer truck that officials say was parked illegally on the shoulder of Interstate 75.
Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of December 7
These dogs in Butts County are searching for their 'fur-ever' homes. Additionally, many of them are seeking foster homes. Dogs in this gallery are not housed in a facility, rather Butts Mutts relies on fosters and volunteers to help get their dogs ready for adoption. For more information on any...
Henry County judge arrested on battery charge after encounter with lawyer
Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian J. Amero has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, accu...
Henry County School District Recovers from Attempted Ransomware Attack
Discover how Henry County students are gradually regaining online access following an attempted ransomware attack on the district server. Learn why smaller entities like school systems are increasingly targeted and what measures are being taken to enhance their cybersecurity.
Newton County Jail Blotter
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardons and Parole for Nov. 27 - Dec. 3:. • Shane Kierston Andrews, 39, King Road, Jonesboro; aggravated assault, burglary, entering...
Butts County Jail Blotter
The following names and charges appeared in the Butts County Jail Logbook for the period of Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2023. They were reported by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia State Patrol:. Darian Deandre Berry♦ , 43, Cenie...
Dump truck and train collide with each other in Monroe County, injuring three people
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A dump truck and a train from the Monroe County rock quarry collided Tuesday morning, injuring three individuals. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, on Highway 41 South near Wadley Road. The driver of the dump truck and the conductor and engineer of...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in jackson, GA
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to jackson..
Bolingbroke Christmas parade promises Christmas cheer this Saturday
BOLINGBROKE, Ga. — The Bolingbroke Christmas parade is on Saturday. Vicki Smith says it began over 30 years ago with humble beginnings. “We saw the kids pulling the wagons on Rivoli over there and we said what are you doing and they said we're having a parade and we said let's grow this parade and let our town be known," she recalled.
Henry County Adoptable Pets - Week of December 7
Several animals in Henry County are looking for their 'fur-ever' homes. Friends of Henry Animals Facebook page showcases the pets impounded at the local animal control shelter in Henry County Georgia. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 770.731.7848. Send a complete message with your name and what animal you...
Spalding Co. Sheriff addresses drivers' concerns over speed cameras
Dozens of drivers reached out to 11Alive on social media, complaining about Spalding County's school zone speed cameras. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix started clapping back in the Facebook comments. He said he's received hundreds of complaints since the inception of the program. "If it's a speed trap, it's the...
A Christmas kindness remembered
Editor’s note: The following is a Christmas memory submitted by former Jackson resident Linda Young Hester, the daughter of Red and Mertice Young. Hester grew up in Jackson and was graduated from Jackson High School in 1967. Hester’s mother, who is 92, still lives in Jackson. Hester said she has many fond memories of growing up in a small Georgia town. She now lives in St. Simon’s Island with her husband, Jerry, but said she still considers Jackson her home.
Local Deputy Andrews in Stable Condition Following Highway 140 Crash
Henry County Sheriff's deputy, Chad Andrews, is in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center after a car crash. The crash happened on Saturday when Deputy Andrews was responding to a reported home invasion in Henry County. His vehicle left the road on Highway 140 South and hit a tree.
Butts County Magistrate Court
Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for bond consideration and/or first appearance bond hearings during the period November 27-December 10, 2023:. • Brook Nicole Slocum on a charge of Party to the Crime of the Offense of Burglary. •...
Butts County Board of Commissioners Invites Local Proposals for Banking Services
The Butts County Board of Commissioners has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for banking services, identified as Bid Number #24-07. Proposals should be submitted by January 8, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted.