A trial is underway in Colquitt County for a convicted murderer accused of rape.
46-year-old Floyd Tyrone Coates Jr. is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman at a home on Shade Murphy Road in January 2012.
He was on parole at the time after spending twenty-two years in prison for the 1985 murder of sixteen-year-old Anterrio Jones.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Coates is currently serving a life sentence at Calhoun State Prison.
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Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.
Albany city commissioner Bobby Coleman officially announced his candidacy for re-election.
Neighbors are overwhelmingly pleased after city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle.
The Tifton Police Department confirms that a body was found at a home at the corner of 5th Street and Central Avenue.
We are entering the warmest time of the year here in Southwest Georgia, which happens to also be the beginning of the school year.