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Dr. Greg Tanner named Interim President of South Georgia State College

Dr. Greg Tanner named Interim Presiden…

January 26, 2023 by Submitted

University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue today named Dr. Gregory M. Tanner interim president of South Georgia State College (SGSC), effective Feb. 1, 2023.   Tanner currently serves as SGSC’s vice president for advancement, government relations and athletics, and first came to what was then South Georgia College in...

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Former Dollar Tree manager arrested for allegedly stealing over $31,000

Former Dollar Tree manager arrested fo…

January 24, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

A former manager of the local Dollar Tree, Keri Phillips, was recently arrested after allegedly stealing over $31,000 from the business while she was an employee.      The investigation began in October, with Phillips being taken into custody last week on the theft charge and for being a fugitive wanted on a...

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Michael Kelly named Wiregrass Tech Student of the Year

Michael Kelly named Wiregrass Tech Stu…

January 22, 2023 by Submitted

Michael Kelly, an Electrical Engineering student on the Valdosta Campus, has been named the 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  GOAL honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students, and is a statewide program of the Technical College System...

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GBI charges former Coffee, Bacon deputy with aggravated sexual battery

GBI charges former Coffee, Bacon deput…

January 20, 2023 by Staff Reports

Tony Kirkland, a deputy who was working as a bailiff at the Coffee County Courthouse at the time, has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI announced his arrest earlier today in a press release, with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office...

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Alleged drug dealer leads deputies on chase while his home is searched

Alleged drug dealer leads deputies on …

January 19, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

A man out on bond for drug possession charges, Ellis Robertson, has landed himself back in jail less than three months from his last arrest after leading Coffee County drug detectives on a pursuit Wednesday afternoon. The chase ended near Highway 32 West when Robertson crashed into a pole.      Detectives with...

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Douglas woman arrested after allegedly threatening to burn down a trailer park over a set of keys

Douglas woman arrested after allegedly…

January 18, 2023 by Kristen Kitchens

When the alcohol starts talking, sometimes it just won’t hush. Such is the case a Douglas woman allegedly found herself in earlier this week when she called 911 requesting that an officer help her get her keys back.     Shyan Thompson, 25, placed a call to 911 on January 15 because she...

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News

Gracie Brunel named to LaGrange College VPAA’s List

Gracie Brunel named to LaGrange College VPAA’s List

Gracie Brunel of Broxton, GA, was recently named to the LaGrange College Fall Semester VPAA’s...

Community

RW Griffin receives Industry Partner of the Year, Liddell Greenway accepts Jackie Wilson Women in Leadership Award at annual Chamber event

RW Griffin receives Industry Partner of the Year, Liddell Greenway accepts Jackie…

Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, headlined the 96th Annual...

Sports

SGSC falls to Georgia Highlands in OT

SGSC falls to Georgia Highlands in OT

Zae Wiggins’s three-point shot at the overtime buzzer bounced off the corner of the rim...