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U.S. Navy exercise could disrupt GPS signals for pilots

Beginning Jan. 16 until next Friday, a U.S. Navy exercise off the Southeast Coast will potentially disrupt GPS signals, making them unreliable or unavailable altogether.

Georgia man charged in murder of Dothan movie producer

Midway husband and wife arrested, charged with child exploitation

How to keep yourself safe during rainy weather on the roads

Election year looms as Georgia lawmakers return to Atlanta

  Wildlife organization: Opossum beaten with clubs on Hilton Head Island golf course

Two Opelika women arrested in Troup Co. with two gallons of date rape drug

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Bryan, Liberty County voters try out new machines

Study examines Georgia film tax credit

  'We are trained to do these types of events,’ explains GA National Guard after Iranian attacks

ONE YEAR LATER: No major updates after baby found dead in cooler in Troup Co.

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff outlines campaign for US Senate

Sen. Kelly Loeffler sworn in, becomes first Ga. woman to truly hold office

Atlanta airport now a smoke-free facility

Starting Thursday, Jan. 2, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a smoke-free environment.

What you should know about the 2020 Census

It’s been 10 years since the United States Census Bureau conducted its last census count.

Columbus entrepreneurs appearing on ‘Shark Tank’ with portable sleeping pod

A mother-daughter duo from Columbus is taking their product to the silver screen.

Bulloch Co. farmer expanding orange growth in Ga.

Ask most people and they’ll tell you Georgia’s known as The Peach State. But a new fruit crop could be just as sweet.

Statesboro man arrested for stabbing dog to death

Know state firework laws, safety tips before ringing in the new year

Two men OK after boating accident on the Savannah River

A unique Christmas delivery brings a sweet baby boy

Homeless veteran in Columbus shares challenges he faces during the holidays

Military families receive surprise at Exchange on Ft. Benning

Miss Georgia named first runner-up in Miss America 2020 Competition

After winning two preliminary rounds in the Miss America 2020 competition, the young woman representing the Peach State has been named the first runner-up to the crown.

Columbus man wanted for Tenn. man’s murder at LaGrange Motel 6

A Tennessee man is dead after a shooting at Motel 6 in LaGrange.

Georgia Power customers can expect a higher bill in 2020

Bills will be going up in the first of the year for Georgia Power’s customers across the state.

Federal judge puts pause on Georgia voter roll purges

A federal judge has put a pause on Georgia’s planned mass purge of its voting rolls, following an emergency request from a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Troup County Sheriff’s Office reports incident of improper sexual conduct

Sheriff James Woodruff received an allegation that a female contract nurse at the Troup County Jail was having an improper relationship with an inmate inside the jail facility. This incident was received on Monday, Dec. 16.

“Georgia Love” group creates care packages for Fort Stewart soldiers

A group of Fort Stewart soldiers are overseas for the holidays. Soon, they will get a piece of home.

New gun rules at some Georgia airports

The holiday travel season involves checking a lot of lists.

All fuel removed from overturned vessel off Ga. coast

The Unified Command says more than 320,000 gallons of oil and water have been removed from the ship.

Lawsuit on file against Columbus for removing confederate flags

A local veterans organizations is suing the City of Columbus. The Sons of Confederate Veterans said the city unlawfully removed their confederate flags and flagpoles from the Linwood Cemetery.

Defense requests trial venue change for former CPD officer accused of killing girlfriend

The motion to have his trial moved out of Muscogee County will be argued in court Tuesday.

LSU departs for Atlanta to face Georgia in SEC championship

The LSU football team boarded buses Thursday to leave campus around 4 p.m.

Savannah girl diagnosed with EEE

A mystery illness left a little girl in the hospital for a month. Now, the family has answers, but no cure. Doctors pinpointed it to a mosquito borne virus.

VIDEO: Woman caught on camera stealing packages from LaGrange residence

The incident happened on Brookstone Dr.

Columbus bank robbery suspect arrested on unrelated charges in Atlanta

A man accused of robbing a Columbus bank has been arrested in Atlanta on unrelated charges.

Ala. and Ga. Dept. of Transportation announce no lane closures this Thanksgiving holiday

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Transportation have good news for those who are traveling this holiday season.

Federal grant to help Tybee Island prepare for flooding

Solutions will enhance the natural environment, protect wildlife habitats and make sure personal property and infrastructure are less vulnerable.

Child abduction investigation caused by viral Facebook post

The Hinesville Police Department investigated claims of suspicious activity and a child abduction in Hinesville on Wednesday night.

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced low unemployment rates

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced historically low unemployment rates for the states.

Coast Guard rescues kayakers stranded on Tybee Island area beach

The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers that were stranded in the Tybee Island area on Saturday.

GBI investigates Effingham County inmate death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an inmate at the Effingham County jail died in custody.

1 of 2 suspects takes plea deal in Toombs County murder case

One of the two suspects charged with felony murder after a buried body was found in late October in Toombs County was sentenced to life with parole on Thursday after taking a plea deal.

Hinesville police officer arrested, charged with cruelty to children

A Hinesville police officer faces criminal charges involving a possible child abuse case.

Georgia officials working to combat human trafficking

First Lady Marty Kemp and other state officials announced a grant Tuesday for $153 million to fight human trafficking in Georgia.

Suspect in SunTrust bank robbery on 13th St. in Columbus has 16 different mugshots

The suspect in a Columbus bank robbery has been identified as Dontrell Scott.

Authorities recapture inmate mistakenly released

A convicted rapist and child molester who was mistakenly released from Rogers State Prison in Tattnall County was recaptured in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

Container ship removed from Tybee Island waters

A large container ship is stuck in the shallow waters off of the coast of Tybee Island on Saturday afternoon.

GS football player Jordan Wiggins dies at 18

The Georgia Southern Athletics Department has confirmed freshman football player Jordan Wiggins has died.

Student diversity meeting held on Statesboro campus after book burning incident

It’s an incident that caught national attention. Georgia Southern University students burning the book of a visiting author a week ago.

Juvenile arrested for making bomb threats against school in Muscogee Co.

Superintendent Dr. David Lewis announced the arrest Monday during a school board meeting.

Overturned cargo ship to be disassembled in St. Simons Sound

Maritime experts working to remove the Golden Ray from the St. Simons Sound have decided to disassemble the ship where it lays.

Local doctor convicted in ‘pill mill’ operation

A local doctor has been found guilty of running a “pill mill” operation that included prescribing drugs to people he knew were addicted and were supposed to be in his care.

Woman charged with terroristic threats after boarding child’s school bus to confront driver

The Vidalia Police Department has arrested a woman and charged her with making terroristic threats while on her child’s school bus.

Georgia Southern department responds to book burning after author visits campus

A department at Georgia Southern University says it is “dismayed and disappointed” by some students’ behavior this week.

GDOT asking for public input on Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is forming a Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan for the next 30 years, and they want the public’s input on it.

Dry conditions affecting livestock’s food supply

Ranchers who haven’t seen rain in months say this drought is taking its toll, not only on the livestock and what they’d feed them now but what they need to feed them this winter.

Glynn Co. sheriff’s deputy accused of shooting wife

Nashville Police charged a Glynn County Sheriff’s Deputy with attempted criminal homicide. His wife was shot in a downtown Nashville hotel on late Thursday night.

Over 169,000 gallons of fuel removed from vessel that capsized in St. Simons Sound

Tuesday will make one month since the Golden Ray capsized in the Saint Simons Sound, and cleanup efforts have been underway ever since.

Voter registration deadline looms for potential Georgia voters

The registration deadline to vote in the upcoming state of Georgia elections is rapidly approaching.

Georgia State Defense Force doing annual training this weekend in Savannah

The Georgia State Defense Force is a rapid response all-volunteer force that assists state and local government agencies in times of need.

Man arrested on murder, child cruelty charges in connection to infant death in Richmond Hill

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Statesboro office arrested Matthew Lucas Bryant on Oct. 4.

Nearly 9-foot gator captured in downtown Columbus

The alligator was seen walking around downtown Columbus at 1st Avenue and 18th Street near TSYS.

Columbus police searching for multiple fraud suspects

Columbus police are releasing multiple surveillance photos in an attempt to identify them.

Pedestrian struck by 2 vehicles, killed in Glynn County

Glynn County Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Friday morning.

Richmond Hill man walking cross country to raise money for veterans

John Ring left from Tybee Island to begin his journey. He plans on ending at the Santa Monica Pier in California in 80 days.

Youth has higher rates of HIV infection in Coastal Ga.

Georgia ranks No. 1 in the nation for new HIV infection rates.

Mother of missing Georgia woman speaks

Savannah Police, along with other law enforcement agencies, are continuing to search for a missing 24-year-old woman.

Trolley ride through Plains, Ga. ahead of annual Peanut Festival shows historical sites

As part of the annual Peanut Festival, organizers took a group on a trolley ride through town to see some special historical sites. The trolley ride even got a sneak peek at former U.S. president Jimmy Carter’s personal home.

Salvage crews give update on capsized cargo ship off Ga. coast

The team working on the Golden Ray salvage operation gave an update on their progress Friday.

Drought affecting South Georgia peanut crops

Dry weather has South Georgia farmers wondering how much of their fall crops they will actually harvest.

Ga. man pictured in viral photo praying over Fla. sheriff’s deputy

A viral photo out of Florida making its way around social media has ties to the Chattahoochee Valley.

Gov. Kemp: August was record-breaking month for employment in Ga.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday a record of August jobs and employment numbers for the year, so far.

Farmers need winds, heavy rains to stay away during peanut harvest

Plenty of South Georgia farmers have equipment in the field to harvest one of the state’s largest crops: peanuts.

2 arrested in connection to deadly Statesboro shooting

Statesboro Police have arrested two people in connection to a deadly shooting at the Stadium Walk apartments on Lanier Drive on Sunday.

Columbus High School teacher recognized as one of the nation’s top math teachers

Storie Atkins was named the winner of the Edyth May Sliffe Award by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). MAA is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts.

Chatham County not getting reimbursed for hurricane evacuations during Dorian

During Friday’s meeting, the Chatham County Commission discussed reserve funds in the county budget related to the mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Gov. Kemp: Port of Brunswick is ‘open for business’ just days after ship capsizes in St. Simons Sound

The annual State of the Port Address was held Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Savannah Convention Center.

3 Columbus figure skaters to compete in regional competition

Ashley Fields, Mary Jo Fryer, and Hunter Hathaway will compete against qualifying skaters from all over the southeast in one of Figure skating’s most prestigious events of the year.

95-year-old Statesboro woman credits exercise for keeping her young

We’ve all heard the “you’re only as old as you feel” saying. A retired nurse in Statesboro may have found the fountain of youth - in an Olympic-size swimming pool.