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  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:09:15 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.More >>
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.More >>
  • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:28:58 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.More >>
    The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday...More >>
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
    Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.More >>
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...More >>
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    10 things to know for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:32:13 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:02:54 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:43 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...More >>
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:25:36 GMT
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'More >>
    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...More >>
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:15 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.More >>
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.More >>
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:27:54 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
  • Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:05:30 GMT
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>
  • Warwick Police Chief to appeal firing

    Warwick Police Chief to appeal firing

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:07:44 GMT
    The former Police Chief of Warwick said he was still in shock Monday after being fired without warning by the Mayor.More >>
    The former Police Chief of Warwick said he was still in shock Monday after being fired without warning by the Mayor.More >>
  • Warwick improves public building

    Warwick improves public building

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:05:41 GMT
    A renovation project is underway to a public building in Warwick.Crews began installing a new flood at the community center and courtroom last week.The project should wrap up in the next two weeks.More >>
    A renovation project is underway to a public building in Warwick.Crews began installing a new flood at the community center and courtroom last week.The project should wrap up in the next two weeks.More >>
  • Thomas County Justice Center set to expand soon

    Thomas County Justice Center set to expand soon

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:00:47 GMT
    Thomas County law enforcers are gearing up for a much-needed expansion to the jail-justice center.More >>
    Thomas County law enforcers are gearing up for a much-needed expansion to the jail-justice center.More >>
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:54 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.More >>
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...More >>
  • Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

    Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:52:03 GMT

    When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

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    When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

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  • KFC Employees Wanted in Theft Case

    KFC Employees Wanted in Theft Case

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:18:31 GMT
    Sylvester police are also looking for two former KFC employees accused of stealing from the business.More >>
    Sylvester police are also looking for two former KFC employees accused of stealing from the business.More >>
  • Dougherty Co. commissioners to vote on permit fee increase

    Dougherty Co. commissioners to vote on permit fee increase

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:18:06 GMT
    Permit fees could rise for buildings in Dougherty County if an increase in service fees is approved.More >>
    Permit fees could rise for buildings in Dougherty County if an increase in service fees is approved.More >>
  • Jury selection begins for trial in salmonella outbreak

    Jury selection begins for trial in salmonella outbreak

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:14:56 GMT
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture.More >>
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture.More >>
  • Burglar arrested in Albany restaurant office

    Burglar arrested in Albany restaurant office

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:13:38 GMT
    23-year old Christopher Simmons is charged with burglary, after the owner of Icon's Bar and Grill said he caught him in his office.More >>
    23-year old Christopher Simmons is charged with burglary, after the owner of Icon's Bar and Grill said he caught him in his office.More >>
  • Hours long manhunt in Lowndes Co. ends with no arrests

    Hours long manhunt in Lowndes Co. ends with no arrests

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:12 GMT
    Lowndes County authorities remained on the look out Monday night for two thieves accused of stealing a dump truck from Macon, Georgia.More >>
    Lowndes County authorities remained on the look out Monday night for two thieves accused of stealing a dump truck from Macon, Georgia.More >>
  • Fitzgerald Teen selected to a prestigious Youth Advisory Board

    Fitzgerald Teen selected to a prestigious Youth Advisory Board

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:05:45 GMT
    Ten new inspiring teens from around the country were recently selected to join a Youth Advisory Board to help fight childhood obesity and one Fitzgerald teen was included in that elite group.More >>
    Ten new inspiring teens from around the country were recently selected to join a Youth Advisory Board to help fight childhood obesity and one Fitzgerald teen was included in that elite group.More >>
  • Sylvester Shooting reveals 8th victim

    Sylvester Shooting reveals 8th victim

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:05:07 GMT
    Sylvester Police now say an 8th teen was injured in a weekend shooting.More >>
    Sylvester Police now say an 8th teen was injured in a weekend shooting.More >>
  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:57:10 GMT
    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price...More >>
    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians...More >>
  • Albany YMCA takes summer camp on the road

    Albany YMCA takes summer camp on the road

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:56:29 GMT
    The Albany Area YMCA is taking a summer camp on the road. Children living at Superior Creek Lodge are getting a different type of camp.More >>
    The Albany Area YMCA is taking a summer camp on the road. Children living at Superior Creek Lodge are getting a different type of camp.More >>
  • Summer driving safety = checking your tires

    Summer driving safety = checking your tires

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:45:46 GMT
    Auto experts say summer heat puts the most stress on car tires, as road temperatures reach as high as 200 degrees fahrenheit.More >>
    Auto experts say summer heat puts the most stress on car tires, as road temperatures reach as high as 200 degrees fahrenheit.More >>
  • Power lines spark grass fire

    Power lines spark grass fire

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:19:25 GMT
    Officials have confirmed a live power line sparked a grass fire near the intersection of Society and Front Street.More >>
    Officials have confirmed a live power line sparked a grass fire near the intersection of Society and Front Street.More >>
  • Troopers warn of highway dangers with car trouble

    Troopers warn of highway dangers with car trouble

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:16:45 GMT
    State Troopers warn motorists who have car trouble or crash along a busy roadway should get away from the car and call for help.More >>
    State Troopers warn motorists who have car trouble or crash along a busy roadway should get away from the car and call for help.More >>
  • Team USA track star killed in crash

    Team USA track star killed in crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:38:40 GMT
    Track and field field star killed after semi slammed into a stalled car on I-75 in Cordele.More >>
    Track and field field star killed after semi slammed into a stalled car on I-75 in Cordele.More >>
  • Police search for man who fired shots into two vehicles

    Police search for man who fired shots into two vehicles

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:23:12 GMT

    Police are searching for a man who fired shots into two cars in the El Rancho parking lot on Dawson Rd.

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    Police are searching for a man who fired shots into two cars in the El Rancho parking lot on Dawson Rd.

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  • How to beat the heat

    How to beat the heat

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:43:30 GMT
    Michelle DoyleMichelle Doyle
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>
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  • Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

    Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:17:42 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.More >>
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.More >>
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:11 GMT
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...More >>
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...More >>
  • NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:09 GMT
    Food trucks are a way of life in New York City. But not just for foodies looking to sample some new ethnic cuisine.More >>
    Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?More >>
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  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:02:54 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Man stabbed after telling attacker about Jesus

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:05:30 GMT
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>
    A Thomasville man is recovering after being stabbed. The man says he was trying to steer his attacker in the right direction, when the man snapped.More >>

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