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Video: Botched investigation leads to shooting, City of Douglas faces possible law suit as a result

Video: Botched investigation leads to …

February 16, 2018 by Robert Preston

A threesome. A sawed-off shotgun. An entirely preventable and nearly fatal gunshot wound. These three factors have the City of Douglas facing possible litigation after a botched domestic/shots fired investigation back in April of 2017. Here are the basics. On April 26, 2017, at 7:11 p.m., 911 received a domestic disturbance...

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Southwire employee caught allegedly stealing wire from plant, charged with felony theft by taking

Southwire employee caught allegedly st…

February 14, 2018 by Staff Reports

A former Southwire employee is in jail on theft charges after allegedly attempting to steal a large roll of copper wire from the Douglas Southwire plant on Sunday, Feb. 11. According to a press release posted on the Douglas Police Department’s Facebook page, a police officer responded to Southwire on Kellogg...

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GBI investigating two shooting deaths in Pearson

GBI investigating two shooting deaths …

February 12, 2018 by Staff Reports

Saturday afternoon, an individual discovered two bodies inside a home in Pearson and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Pearson Police Department with the case. On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, the Pearson Police Department requested that the GBI assist with a death investigation. At approximately 1:50 p.m., a neighbor...

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Basketball Trojans beat Valdosta Wildcats, win region title

Basketball Trojans beat Valdosta Wildc…

February 9, 2018 by Robert Preston

For the first time since 2008, the Coffee Trojans are region champions. The men’s basketball team defeated the Valdosta Wildcats in the Region 1-6A tournament finals 76-49. They rolled through the region schedule with a perfect 10-0 record and that regular season run with the region title. The Trojans will host...

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Francis Lott honored at 2018 Gold & White Gala Awards by Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Francis Lott honored at 2018 Gold …

February 8, 2018 by Submitted

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association honored eight distinguished members of the Georgia Tech community at its sixth annual Gold & White Honors Gala on Jan. 25, 2018, at the InterContinental Buckhead, with awards that express the Alumni Association’s appreciation for service to the Institute, recognize contributions to communities and celebrate...

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GBI investigates Southeastern Marine for alleged stolen customer rebates, yields two arrests

GBI investigates Southeastern Marine f…

February 6, 2018 by Robert Preston

An investigation into alleged stolen customer rebates at Southeastern Marine in Douglas has resulted in two arrests. Kevin and Iva Melissa Stone of Southeastern Marine were arrested on Dec. 21, 2017, and each charged with felony theft by taking, forgery in the first degree, and misdemeanor theft by taking after...

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Suspected drug dealer jailed

Suspected drug dealer jailed

A suspected local drug dealer is in custody after an irate customer called police to...

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Community

Mayor's monthly minutes for Feb. 2018: "Crime is down in Douglas by 21.68 percent"

Mayor's monthly minutes for Feb. 2018: "Crime is down in Douglas by…

The Douglas Police Department recently released its crime stats for the year of 2017. In...

Sports

Hawks Basketball pulls away from Atlanta Metro from win No. 20

Hawks Basketball pulls away from Atlanta Metro from win No. 20

The South Georgia State College Hawks outscored the Atlanta Metro Trailblazers 18-9 in the final...

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