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GBI arrests juvenile correctional officer in Waycross RYDC death investigation

GBI arrests juvenile correctional offi…

August 16, 2022 by Staff Reports

The GBI has arrested Thomas Lee Hicks, age 30, of Waycross, GA and charged him with one count of murder in the 2nd degree, two counts of cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, and one count of violation of oath of office in connection to the death of a...

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Third suspect arrested, charged with murder in shooting death of Savion McRae

Third suspect arrested, charged with m…

August 16, 2022 by Staff Reports

Rodarious "Rod" Swanson, 24, was arrested in Lowndes County on August 15, 2022 and charged with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault in connection with the June 18 shooting death of Savion McRae, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.     Swanson is the third individual arrested and charged with murder in McRae’s...

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DPD makes second arrest in 2021 death of Joshua Brown

DPD makes second arrest in 2021 death …

August 15, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

The Douglas Police Department has arrested a second suspect, 20-year-old Jo-Dorn Wright, on murder charges for the 2021 death of Joshua Lashawn Brown.     Brown was discovered deceased on July 15, 2021, at Georgian Wood Apartments on McNeil Drive in Douglas. He was 21 years old at the time of his death.    ...

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Second suspect arrested in RICO investigation

Second suspect arrested in RICO invest…

August 12, 2022 by Kristen Kitchens

A second suspect, Zykirria Kenyonna Jackson, has been arrested on one count of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), with Douglas Police Department investigators still seeking three other wanted individuals charged in the case.        Last week, the DPD released the names of five individuals charged with “various white-collar crimes,” including...

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GBI makes another arrest in shooting of death of Savion McRae

GBI makes another arrest in shooting o…

August 10, 2022 by Submitted

The GBI arrested Travion Snell, age 22, of Douglas, on August 3, 2022, and charged him with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault in relation to the shooting of Savion McRae that happened on June 18, 2022.  Shamond Campbell, age 18, of Douglas, was previously arrested for Felony Murder and Aggravated...

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Federal judge sentences convicted Arbery killers on hate crimes

Federal judge sentences convicted Arbe…

August 9, 2022 by Submitted

A federal judge in the Southern District of Georgia has sentenced Travis McMichael, 36, to life plus 10 years in prison; and his father Gregory McMichael, 66, to life plus seven years in prison; and William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, to 35 years in prison, for committing federal hate crimes and...

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GBI arrests juvenile correctional officer in Waycross RYDC death investigation

GBI arrests juvenile correctional officer in Waycross RYDC death investigation

The GBI has arrested Thomas Lee Hicks, age 30, of Waycross, GA and charged him...

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Wiregrass RN students receive their pins

Wiregrass RN students receive their pins

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) students received their nursing pins...

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Lady Trojans off to solid start, Erin Robinson makes history early in season

Lady Trojans off to solid start, Erin Robinson makes history early in…

The Lady Trojans opened the 2022 regular season on the road and dropped a pair...