One man killed in Washington County shooting
TENNILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - One man is dead after being shot in Washington County. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on South Washington Crossing in Tennille in reference to a call of someone being shot. That happened just before 1 a.m. Saturday. When...
Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigating deadly overnight shooting
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Saturday morning before 1 am, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call that a person had been shot at home on South Washington Crossing in Tennille. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a female administering first aid to the male victim who had been shot. The victim, Chavis […]
VIPIR 6 ALERT DAY: Severe weather threat continues Sunday night into Monday
AS OF 10 PM: The severe weather threat continues across the CSRA tonight as a batch of showers and thunderstorms pushes through. There is a slight risk of severe weather for the majority of the area, with the main threats being heavy rain, damaging winds, and large hail. We can’t rule out an isolated tornado.
Sandersville man arrested in connection to shooting
SANDERSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Sandersville Police Department arrests a man after executing a search warrant in connection to a shooting Wednesday night. Police say Quinton Ritter is a suspect in a case that left a passenger injured after being shot in a vehicle on College Street. No word...
Community, nine local agencies conduct 4 hour search for man along Oconee river
The search attracted others community to come and help. Just before helicopters arrived, the search ended with the man reappearing on his own.
OUTDOORS: The benefit of tournaments
I’ve been thinking lately about the pros and cons of tournament angling. No matter what we discuss there is a positive and negative side to it. For instance, chili dogs are AWESOME! But, they give me heartburn. Carrot cake tastes amazing, yet I seem to gain five pounds with one slice. See where I am going with this?
Johnson County Jail to be renamed in honor of deputy killed in line of duty
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Johnson County Sheriff Greg Rowland presented a proposal to rename the Johnson County Jail to the Danny Elbert Detention Center, in honor of Deputy Danny Lee Elbert, who was shot and killed in 1990 during an escape attempt by an inmate in the jail. Jackie...
Soccer: No. 1 North Oconee, No. 3 Bluff girls showdown highlights important night around NEGa
The Class 4A No. 1-ranked North Oconee and No. 3-ranked Cherokee Bluff girls have been on a collision course all season. Friday night in Bogart, the two juggernaut programs will more than likely settle the Region 8-4A title. If it's not the biggest matchup in the state, we'd like to...
Washington County Sheriff’s Office receives nearly quarter million dollar grant
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Washington County Sheriff’s Office is awarded nearly a quarter million dollars to continue one of their programs. Washington County’s RSAT program is aimed at recovery, rehabilitation and re-education for participants to prepare them for re-entry into society. “To see them out, engaging...
Girls soccer: Bluff, Johnson take key 8-4A wins; Branch beats GHS
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Class 4A No. 3-ranked Cherokee Bluff set up a basic region title showdown on Friday with No. 1 North Oconee after beating East Hall 10-0 on Tuesday at home. The Lady Bears (13-1, 7-0 Region 8-4A) already own wins over third place Johnson, fourth-place East...
Bartow BOE Purchases Tops 3 Million
During the previous Bartow Board of Education meeting the board approved four purchases for a total amount of $3,082,949.57. The largest of these purchases by a resounding amount was the purchase of Dell Latitude 3140 laptops to refresh the middle school 1:1 devices. The total amount for this one purchase was $2,327,500.00, and in addition to the laptops adding a 4-year warranty for the devices. The 4-year warranty was stated to be added so that the board does not have to refresh multiple school band levels in a single year in the future. This item was a budgeted item and will be paid for from the ESSERIII ARP fund.
Johnson named Salesperson of the Month for Reynolds Lake Oconee
A Georgia native, Traci Johnson joined the Reynolds Lake Oconee Properties in 2017 after moving to Reynolds Lake Oconee from Forsyth, Ga. Since then she has accomplished much in her time with Reynolds, including being named the Lake Country Board of Realtor’s 2019 Rookie of the Year and becoming a yearly Million Dollar Club Member and Top Producer.
RTCA Track Competes at Brentwood
Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Varsity Track teams competed at Bulloch Academy on Wednesday, March 15th. It was the first meet of the season and both teams finished 3rd out of nine teams. Senior JaShaun Powell set a new personal record beating his State Championship and GIAA record in triple jump with a 44-6 jump. Sophomore Kylie Acosta, who also won State in triple jump, set a new personal record with a jump of 34-11. Junior Aaron Hankerson also had a new personal record in the 200 with a time of 22.6 seconds.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Sandersville Police investigating vehicle struck by multiple gunshots, injuring passenger
UPDATE (5:49 P.M.) -- A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that took place Wednesday night on College Street. According to Sandersville PD, investigators executed a search warrant at home on College Street resulting in the arrest of 32-year-old Quinton Ritter on Wednesday. Ritter is currently being...
Local sheriff’s offices get funds to fight crime, drug abuse
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two Georgia agencies are to receive federal grant funding to fight violent crime and drug abuse in rural areas. On Thursday, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office announced it will receive $100,000 in federal funding toward the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative, which will support a two-year program to increase the understanding, capacity, and access to resources to implement the initiative.
Men’s Golf Travels to Georgia for Linger Longer Invitational
EATONTON, GA. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s golf team will head back to Georgia for its second tournament in the Peach State. The Spartans will compete in the three-day Linger Longer Invitational, hosted by Mercer and Kennesaw State at Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee welcomes Frisbie
GREENSBORO, Ga. – The No. 1 Real Estate Company in the Lake Oconee area, Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country, continues to add elite talent to its sales force with the addition of Julie Frisbie to its roster of Realtors. Frisbie was drawn to the beauty of Lake Oconee...
Plans for rail spur steam ahead: residents calling it unconstitutional.
Residents in Hancock County said they've received threatening letters from the Sandersville Railroad Company to take their land if they were not willing to accept an offer for it. "It's necessary to properly accommodate the business of Sandersville Railroad," said Janet Smith, No-Railroad Coalition organizer, as she read from a...
Traffic Advisory: SR 15 at Summit Grove Drive
E.R. Snell is planning a traffic shift on Friday, March 24, 2023, weather permitting, on SR 15 at Summit Grove Drive and the new roundabout. Motorists are advised to drive carefully and expect delays in the area.
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