VIDEO: Georgia police officers give gift cards instead of tickets

GRIFFIN — Police in one Georgia city decided to spread some holiday cheer instead of traffic citations last week. The City of Griffin Police Dept. participated in an activity the department dubbed “Operation Naughty But Nice,” in which officers pulled drivers over

VIDEO: Baby deer rescued in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — The work of a local sheriff’s office isn’t always about arresting hardened criminals and fighting crime. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Dept. performed a quick rescue on a baby deer yesterday that was caught in a fence in a residential

Georgia native leads team in rescue of distressed sailor

GUAM — Aircraft Commander Lt. Nathan Gordon of Marietta led a team in the rescue of a distressed sailor at sea last month. The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 responded to a civilian in distress aboard a sail

This Georgia 10-year-old saved her little sister’s life

CHAMBLEE — 10-year-old Jayla Dallis was playing in the pool with her aunt and her with her 3-year-old sister Kali last month when Kali began to struggle under the water. Jayla sprang into action and got the 3-year-old out of the pool

Georgia Jaycees donate $21,000 to fight human trafficking

Jaycees members across the state of Georgia held a major fundraiser to benefit Out of Darkness, a non-profit focused on battling human trafficking. As a result of the fundraising for the Georgia Jaycees Gala, representatives of the Georgia Jaycees were able to

Two Georgia students honored in Washington D.C.

Georgia’s top two youth volunteers of 2019, Anish Bikmal, 18, of Cumming and Seth De La Pena, 13, of Alpharetta, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 24th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Anish and Seth – along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – received a $1,000 award and personal congratulations from award-winning

Aimee Copeland awards van to Athens college student

Aimee Copeland, along with AMS Vans and FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children), are proud to announce they have selected a winner in the Aimee Copeland Foundation essay contest for a wheelchair conversion minivan. The winning essay came from Kendra Allen, a business technology major at Athens