South Georgia shooting spree ends after suspect kills himself

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 36-year-old man went on a shooting spree in Ocilla last night before killing himself after a police chase. At 6:30 p.m. shooting occurred at the Citgo located at 911 North Irvin Avenue in Ocilla. Shots

Hindsight: Most Popular Georgia News Stories of 2021

In a previous article we featured the most important news items of 2021 in Georgia. However, the most important stories aren’t always the most popular stories. Often readers are drawn to the spectacular, the bizarre, or the things that they believe can’t

Georgia gets first shipments of coronavirus pill treatment

The new pill to treat COVID-19 has arrived in Georgia. The Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are being sent to select retail pharmacies in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the initial supply of Molnupiravir and Paxlovid

COVID-19 surge causes trash pickup delays in Georgia

The recent surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 throughout the nation will impact trash pickup service in Georgia. Waste Management reports several of its drivers are unable to work due to COVID-19 infections and service in several areas throughout Georgia and

Hindsight: Georgia’s Top 21 News Stories of 2021

At the start of 2021, most held out hope that this year would bring about a return to the normalcy that 2020 lacked. However, in many ways 2021 was a continuation of the previous year. The coronavirus pandemic continued to dominate all

What is Georgia doing to fight the latest COVID-19 surge?

Georgia is throwing money and manpower at the latest surge in coronavirus. Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that the state will spend $100 million to put up to 1,000 additional health-care workers on the job battling the spike in COVID-19 cases driven

Georgia reported more than 13,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday

Gov. Brian Kemp ordered up to 2,500 Georgia National Guard troops to prepare for deployment Tuesday as the state set a record high for coronavirus cases, Atlanta’s WGCL-TV reported Tuesday. The state Department of Public Health reported 13,670 new confirmed cases of

Roswell High School football star Robbie Roper has died

ROSWELL — Roswell High School football standout Robbie Roper has died following complications from a routine shoulder surgery. According to a message posted by his family on his personal Twitter account, Robbie died on Wednesday. “He was the biggest joy of our

Judge grounds Spaceport Camden

Opponents of a planned commercial spaceport in Camden County will get a chance after the holidays to make their case. A judge in Glynn County granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking Camden County from buying the 4,000-acre tract intended as the

Here’s what Joe Biden said about omicron today

President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged that COVID-19 vaccine doubters stop “peddling lies” on TV and online, as the nation grapples with a rising number of cases due to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Biden also announced new federal help for testing

Atlanta’s new mayor tests positive for COVID-19

ATLANTA — Mayor-elect Andre Dickens announced yesterday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Dickens, who is fully vaccinated and has been tested frequently since the start of his campaign, said the fact that he still caught the virus despite being vaccinated

Beware of scams disguised as tornado relief donation funds

On the heels of recent tornadoes that impacted eight states, Georgia officials are reminding residents to be careful where they send their money for relief efforts, as scammers are likely to come out of the woodwork to prey on a tragic situation.

Body found in woods near Albany

ALBANY — Police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old man who was found in a wooded area near Whispering Pine Road. Investigators say the body of Coty Davis was found in a wooded area with a few of his belongings behind

11-year-old shot and killed by 12-year-old in Clayton County

RIVERDALE — Clayton County Police Officers responded to a home on Westbury Road, in Riverdale last night in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned the shooting involved two juveniles. The victim was 11 years of age. The other juvenile is