Higginbotham House, 1907, Twin CityVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Garfield United Methodist Church, Circa 1905Vanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Garfield School, Circa 1935Vanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
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Cold Storage Facility, 1943, SwainsboroVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Georgia police identify victim who died in shooting after fight outside Thanksgiving party
Police have identified the man who died in a shooting after a Thanksgiving party.
Davisboro's Train Depot: Echoes of a Railway Legacy
In the heart of Washington County, Georgia, the historic train depot of Davisboro stands as a monument to the city's once-vibrant railway era. This emblematic structure, which has witnessed the ebbs and flows of history, including the Civil War's upheaval and Sherman's infamous March to the Sea, now serves as a silent reminder of a bygone age of progress and connectivity. Though the depot no longer buzzes with the activity of arriving and departing trains, it remains a treasured part of the city's heritage, drawing history enthusiasts eager to connect with the past.
The Enduring Legacy of Garfield's Historic Train Depots
Garfield's historic train depots serve as enduring landmarks of the golden era of rail travel, each with its own unique story and contribution to the fabric of transportation history. The Garfield Train Depot in Victoria, Australia, established in 1884, saw the town flourish until a catastrophic fire in 1924. In contrast, the Garfield station in New Jersey, opened in 1881, faced its own fiery demise in 1973 but still shuttles commuters today. Not to be outdone, the Ellicott City Station in Maryland claims the title of America's oldest surviving railroad depot, now operating as a beloved museum.
Harrison, Arkansas: A Haunting Blend of History and the Supernatural
Amidst the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains lies the town of Harrison, Arkansas, a place with a legacy as chilling as its picturesque surroundings. While efforts to heal from a troubled racial past continue, with the Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations leading the charge, the spectral scars remain. The near-total expulsion of African American residents in the early 20th century has left a haunting imprint, with fewer than 50 African Americans residing there today. Despite these efforts, the presence of white supremacist groups casts a haunting shadow over the town's reputation, making it a place many avoid after dark.
Sandersville Police Department Places Second in Governor’s Challenge Awards
Sandersville Police Department has placed second in the 2023 statewide Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Challenge Awards. The 24th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards banquet was held earlier this month in Macon. Sandersville Police won 2nd prize in Category 2, which features law enforcement entities with 11 to...
Be on the Lookout: UTV Stolen in Glascock County
🚔 The Gist: Glascock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help finding a stolen UTV. The theft occurred near Ga. Highway 80 and Rabun Circle on November 16. Location: The theft took place in the area around Ga. Highway 80 and Rabun Circle in Glascock County. Time:...
The Kite Museum: A Cultural Beacon in Kite, Georgia
In the small, charming town of Kite, Georgia, there lies a cultural gem that both chronicles and celebrates the rich history and spirit of its people – The Kite Museum. This unique institution, set within the town's old Masonic Lodge, allows visitors to embark on a nostalgic journey through a collection of artifacts and memorabilia that narrate Kite's story from its inception in the 1890s to the present day. With each artifact, the museum paints a vivid picture of the past, preserving the legacy left by the town’s namesake, Shaderick Kight, and the vibrant traditions of the community.
1 dead after shooting in Sandersville
Sandersville, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working to find the person responsible for a shooting that killed one person in Sandersville Friday. According to the GBI, Sandersville police and Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies were at the scene of Twin Cities Plaza Shopping center early Friday morning. We're told at that time, there were two separate parties happening at event centers there in the shopping center.
Land Rights Battle: Georgia Railroad Eminent Domain Case Sparks Legal Ripple Effects
ATLANTA, Ga. — A pivotal legal clash over land rights is set to unfold in rural Georgia, carrying potential implications for property law statewide and beyond. The Sandersville Railroad, owned by a prominent Georgia family, is seeking approval to condemn property for a 4.5-mile rail line connecting to the CSX railroad, aiming to serve a rock quarry and potentially other industries.
Jefferson County Retired Educators honor veterans and retired teachers
Jefferson County Retired Educators Association (JCREA) celebrated Retired Educator’s Day 2023 and Veterans Day with a program held in Wadley. The Jefferson County Commission and Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed proclamations recognizing Retired Educator’s Day as Sunday, Nov. 5. The proclamations point to the dedicated work of more...
Murder suspect turns himself in after hours-long manhunt, Ga. deputies say
Monday forecast starts off cloudy…Cold air is moving in
As of 6am Monday: Sky is mostly cloudy with temps in the 40s. Gradual sunshine for the afternoon today and highs in the upper 50s. Partly cloudy and cold tonight with morning lows in the low 30s. High pressure will usher in some colder temps for Wednesday and Thursday morning with lows in the mid to upper 20s. A Freeze Watch is already in effect for Screven, Jenkins, and Allendale counties Tuesday night until Wednesday morning.
Multiple Shootings, Pedestrian Death, and Rosalyn Carter's Memorial: Top Stories
Catch up on the top headlines for Nov. 27, 2023, including multiple shooting incidents in Akin and Augusta, a spike in pedestrian deaths in Augusta, the investigation of a deadly shooting in Sandersville, and the nation's tribute to former first lady Rosalyn Carter.
Today the gas price is close to $2.79 in Bartow as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Wrens Fire Department receives over $250,000 in grants, and takes over Matthews station
In the last few months the Wrens Fire Department has doubled the size of its coverage area, taking over the management and operation of the Matthews Fire Station and this year received more than $250,000 in grants for specialized firefighting equipment. Fire Chief Keith Boulineau said that so far this...
Swainsboro earns stressful win over Elberton Elbert County
Swainsboro topped Elberton Elbert County 34-28 in a tough tilt during this Georgia football game on Nov. 24.
Ga. man shoots at deputies during chase, crashes after PIT manuever, GBI says
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting incident involving deputies from Treutlen and Laurens County.
Keysville: A Testament to African American Resilience and Community Spirit
In the heart of Georgia lies Keysville, a town with a legacy that epitomizes African American tenacity and the spirit of community. Incorporated by African Americans during the Reconstruction era, Keysville's history is not just a local pride but a compelling narrative for anyone interested in the resilience and progress of a people. From its beginnings as a relay station, it grew into a prosperous town, with the railroad's arrival in 1852 catalyzing economic and social development.
East Georgia State College contributes to University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the State
The University System of Georgia (USG) contributed a total of $20.1 billion to Georgia’s economy between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, a $800,000 million or 4.14% increase over the previous year a new study shows. In contributing to the USG total, East Georgia State College’s economic impact was $59.6 million in fiscal year 2022.