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Ind. soldier dies during Ft. Benning training exercise

A solider has passed away during a training exercise at Fort Benning, according to his obituary.

What vape shops are saying after vaping-related illness reported in South Ga.

Family catches gator between 300 and 500 pounds in the Chattahoochee River

Perdue Foods recalls nearly 500 pounds of frozen chicken sold in Ga.

Gov. Kemp to take applications online for Isakson’s senate seat

Coast Guard resumes salvage operations in St. Simons Sound

Georgia officials find spiked CBD products sold in the state

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Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

Fred’s Inc. files for bankruptcy, closing retail stores

Georgia lawmakers again consider gambling to pay for HOPE

Ga. Dept. of Defense ready to put boots on the ground for relief efforts

Red Cross shelters open in Georgia for Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Ga. state parks fill up with Florida evacuees, vacationers

  Georgia’s Johnny Isakson to resign U.S. Senate seat at end of 2019

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., issued a statement Wednesday regarding the end of his service in the U.S. Senate.

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

The bridge is just inside Gadsden County, Florida.

Georgia Historical Society expanding research center

A building in Savannah that plays a key role in documenting Georgia’s history is expanding.

Free meals for all at 77 Atlanta public schools

Students in 77 Atlanta public schools are getting free breakfast and lunch, no matter their family income

West Nile human infection confirmed in Southwest Ga.

Sports Illustrated: Univ. of Georgia mascot is best ever

Ga. launches new, more secure licenses, IDs

South GA woman treated for legionnaires after visiting Atlanta hotel

Georgia faces tight timeline for replacing voting system

Georgia asked to ban explosive fireworks after donkey death

Richmond Hill remembers fallen hero

The City of Richmond Hill remembered one of its own on Wednesday.

Squirrel hunting season opening August 15 across Georgia

Small game hunters across Georgia will soon be putting squirrel meat on their tables and in their freezers

American flag traveling 14,500 miles for veterans stops in the Lowcountry

An American flag is traveling through every state in the continental United States to raise money for disabled veterans.

Exclusive interview: Woman charged after baby falls during fight, later dies, speaks out on mother’s behalf

The baby was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center on July 20, where he died from his injuries from the fall.

Community reacts to slaying of mother, three children at Elizabeth Canty apartments

Neighbors say they are shocked and in disbelief that someone could commit these heinous crime, especially against a child.

POLICE: Suspect in gruesome quadruple homicide had a history of violence

CPD Chief Boren says the oldest victim and the suspect had a history of domestic violence, including one case that led to the arrest of Travane Jackson in 2018.

Woman charged in Ft. Stewart soldier’s death guilty of murder

The wife of a U.S. Army sergeant who was involved in an extramarital affair and plotted to kill her husband has been found guilty of murder

Ga. cops pose as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Police in Georgia did more than patrolling this week to catch drivers breaking the hands-free law. They went undercover, changing out of blue uniforms and into bright yellow construction vests to ticket drivers who won't put down their phones.

Mother, three young children found stabbed to death at Columbus, Ga. apartments

Officials confirms a 29-year-old mother and her three young children were all found dead from multiple stab wounds late Wednesday evening.

New division created to streamline disaster recovery process in Ga.

With Georgia so prone to severe weather impacts, the state’s Emergency Management Agency is making some changes for disaster relief.

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee Swamp

Company seeking to mine in Georgia near edge of the federally protected Okefenokee Swamp

U.S. Marshals on the hunt for man last seen in Fitzgerald

He was last seen at Walmart in Fitzgerald, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot, killed K9 during sudden attack

Authorities say a Georgia sheriff's deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him

Funeral set for Thursday for fallen Georgia sheriff’s deputy

A funeral is planned Thursday for a Georgia sheriff's deputy gunned down in a shootout northeast of Atlanta

Researchers explore suicides in GA farmers

Scientists say the aftermath of Hurricane Michael could bring the risk of suicides among Georgia farmers to rural areas.

The Latest: All 4 suspects are captured after deputy killed

A Georgia sheriff says all four suspects wanted in connection with the killing of a sheriff's deputy have now been apprehended

Georgia deputy killed in late-night shooting after vehicle pursuit

A Georgia sheriff’s office says one man is in custody after a gun battle ended with a deputy mortally wounded.

Hurricane academy to help coastal Georgia residents prepare

Coastal Georgia's largest county wants to help residents prepare for an emergency during hurricane season

25 years later: WALB remembers the Flood of ‘94

The deluge of rain flooded street, ate away at homes, creeks and dams gave out and bridges were out of sight.

  City of Savannah prepares for Fourth of July celebrations

On Tuesday, city leaders will hold a news conference to give the community an idea of their plans for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration.

  Crews locate body of 6-year-old boy who fell into Chattahoochee River

Crews in Columbus have located the body of a 6-year-old boy who fell into the Chattahoochee River yesterday.

Troopers: No significant changes one year after ‘Hands-Free’ law

Georgia State Patrol Troopers said there have been no significant changes since July 1 last year when the distracted driving or hands-free law was implemented.

Trash and debris in Albany worsens after Hurricane Michael

Litter has become a bigger problem in Albany in the months following Hurricane Michael. City crews said people are putting their regular debris out, but they’re mixing it with their trash now.

Ga. Supreme Court orders review of 2013 Brunswick slain baby case

The Supreme Court of Georgia has ordered a lower court to review the case of a teenager whose failed robbery attempt resulted in him fatally shooting a baby in the face in Glynn County in 2013.

New laws take effect July 1 in Ga.

Several new laws will go into effect Monday in Georgia.

Search underway for 6-year-old child in Chattahoochee River

According to Columbus Fire Marshal Ricky Shores, Columbus Fire and EMS are searching for a 6-year-old male in the Chattahoochee River. Witnesses say the child fell in the river while on the rocks.

7 injured in Atlanta drive-by shooting

Atlanta police say seven victims were injured in a drive-by shooting in the city

First trailer released for ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’

The first trailer for the movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” filmed right here in the Coastal Empire and South Carolina Lowcountry, has just been released.

GBI working to curb domestic violence in the state

Top leaders with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said domestic violence cases are very dangerous calls across the state.

  ‘Daddy here baby. You’re going to be alright.’: GA dad relives finding his daughter shot, dying

An 18-year-old died over the weekend in what Valdosta police are calling a “senseless act of violence.”

Jekyll Island to increase parking fees

If you visit Jekyll Island, it's about to cost more to park there.

Police: Convicted sex offender attempted to abduct child from SC Walmart

The Greenwood Police Department arrested Donald Allen Morrison and charged him with criminal solicitation of a minor, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

Southwest GA man sick after trip to Dominican Republic

After The many mysterious deaths and illnesses coming out of the Dominican Republic, one Southwest Georgia man said he’s grateful to be alive after visiting the country.

GA man to serve 5 life sentences for murder of his friends

The fourth day of the trial began with closing arguments from the state and the defense.

Local doctor sentenced to prison for prescribing narcotics to non-patients

A Georgia physician with clinics in Pooler and Braselton was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for illegally prescribing drugs to non-patients.

Waitr offering free deliveries for Father’s Day weekend

Get your dad his favorite restaurant meal even easier this Father's Day.

Roddy White going into Falcons Ring of Honor

James Island alum played 11 seasons for Atlanta

South Carolina upgrades to new paper-based voting system

For the first time in 15 years, the state of South Carolina is getting a new voting system.

Marvel fans can stay in Iron Man’s cabin outside Atlanta

Marvel fans can now live out a fantasy in Georgia if they're willing to shell out almost $1,000 a night

Newspaper: Georgia cutting Medicaid assistance to thousands

Georgia is terminating Medicaid assistance for about 17,000 poor, elderly or disabled Georgians after state officials say they failed to respond to renewal notices

SC hemp farmers learn valuable lessons after first year of program

Nat Bradford was one of 20 farmers who were a part of the pilot program to grow industrial hemp in South Carolina.

Coastal business owners believe offshore drilling would be dangerous for SC

The coast has always been a special place for Robert Barber.

Migos’ Offset has charges in phone-slapping case dismissed

Police in suburban Atlanta have dropped a felony charge against the rapper Offset, who was accused of knocking a cellphone out of a fan's hands

Safety officials urge caution on Georgia roads over holiday

Georgia public safety officials are reminding drivers to use caution when traveling during the busy Memorial Day weekend

New gas tax related projects lead to demand for asphalt workers

According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), 80% of our roads either need to be resurfaced or rebuilt.

Georgia tag offices set to close for system upgrades

Georgia's tag offices are gearing up for an upgrade with their software system. Because of the new system, the state has to close all tag offices Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27.

Firefighters warn of brush fires during hot, dry weather

Albany firefighters are receiving an increase in calls about controlled burns.

GA man returns a veteran’s lost World War II service papers to family

An Albany native’s War World II letters are making their way back to his family. They were stuck in a filing cabinet sold at an estate sale, until a man found them a looked for the veteran’s family.

Jimmy Carter released from hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital following after he broke his hip recently, according to the Carter Foundation.

Georgia Gov. Kemp vetoes school safety plan, recess mandate

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has rejected 14 bills and resolutions passed by lawmakers this year

Kemp signs bill allowing hemp crops

Farmers can soon begin growing hemp in Georgia

Film companies begin boycotting Georgia over ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill

Film and video production brought $2.7 billion into Georgia, according to the state’s governor’s office. Future income from Hollywood may be in jeopardy after Gov. Brian Kemp signed an abortion bill Tuesday.

More audits can help stop ‘crooked sheriffs’, watchdog says

Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was back in a courtroom Wednesday.

Georgia governor signs bill to preserve rape kits for longer

Georgia's law enforcement will have to preserve rape kits for much longer than what was previously required, under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp

GA Gov. Kemp signs ‘Heartbeat Bill’ into law

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed the controversial "Heartbeat Bill" (HB 481).

GA man convicted in 1994 death of ex-girlfriend executed

A Georgia death row inmate was executed Thursday night in Jackson.

Execution Thursday for GA man accused in 1994 killing of ex-girlfriend, one other

A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is set to be executed in Georgia on Thursday, May 2.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won’t run for Senate in 2020

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams tells The Associated Press that she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020 despite being heavily recruited by national party leaders