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  • 6 hospitalized after man leads police on chase with toddlers in car

    6 hospitalized after man leads police on chase with toddlers in car

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:23:57 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:23:57 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Six people were sent to the hospital after a man led police on a chase in Atlanta with two toddler's in the car.

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    Six people were sent to the hospital after a man led police on a chase in Atlanta with two toddler's in the car.

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  • Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:06:54 GMT
    The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)

    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

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    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

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  • DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:58:30 GMT
    Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)

    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

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    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

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  • McMillan holds camp at Liberty County

    McMillan holds camp at Liberty County

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:38:35 GMT

    Raekwon McMillan says he is ready to get back on the field for the first time since last summer when he injured his knee on the second play, of the first Miami pre-season game. McMillan was back at Liberty County today for the first annual football camp with his name on it. The Former Ohio State Buckeye and National Champion got a lot of help with some talented players, like current Georgia Bulldog Richard LeCounte.  McMillan was supposed to fly in last night from South Florida,...

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    Raekwon McMillan says he is ready to get back on the field for the first time since last summer when he injured his knee on the second play, of the first Miami pre-season game. McMillan was back at Liberty County today for the first annual football camp with his name on it. The Former Ohio State Buckeye and National Champion got a lot of help with some talented players, like current Georgia Bulldog Richard LeCounte.  McMillan was supposed to fly in last night from South Florida,...

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  • Summer Bonanza aims to create educational space for children

    Summer Bonanza aims to create educational space for children

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:29:01 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Summer Bonanza was held at the Memorial Medical Center Auditorium on Saturday.  The event aimed to give children a place to go in the summer where they could learn, gain role models, and have fun. "Kids in the community have some place to come and have fun for a Saturday during the summer and we work with them in their education, give them a lot of information to help them during the summer," said Angela Dorsey, director. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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    Summer Bonanza was held at the Memorial Medical Center Auditorium on Saturday.  The event aimed to give children a place to go in the summer where they could learn, gain role models, and have fun. "Kids in the community have some place to come and have fun for a Saturday during the summer and we work with them in their education, give them a lot of information to help them during the summer," said Angela Dorsey, director. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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  • Pop Up Produce helps feed low-income community

    Pop Up Produce helps feed low-income community

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:09:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia hosted a Pop Up Produce on Saturday.  It was the third Pop Up Produce America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has hosted. The food bank got several donations of fresh produce, dairy and bread.

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    America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia hosted a Pop Up Produce on Saturday.  It was the third Pop Up Produce America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has hosted. The food bank got several donations of fresh produce, dairy and bread.

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  • Road rage murder suspect arrested

    Road rage murder suspect arrested

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:14:34 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:31:37 GMT
    (Source: Decatur Police Department)(Source: Decatur Police Department)

    A man who Decatur police say is responsible for fatally shooting a teenager has been arrested.

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    A man who Decatur police say is responsible for fatally shooting a teenager has been arrested.

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  • Savannah Police investigate Cloverdale neighborhood shooting

    Savannah Police investigate Cloverdale neighborhood shooting

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:30:46 GMT
    Source: WTOCSource: WTOC

    There is a heavy Savannah Police presence in the Cloverdale neighborhood. At this time they are not releasing any information. 

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    There is a heavy Savannah Police presence in the Cloverdale neighborhood. At this time they are not releasing any information. 

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  • WTOC receives first place in four AP award categories

    WTOC receives first place in four AP award categories

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:45:55 GMT
    L to R: Van Vogt, Pria Abraham, Elizabeth Rawlins (Source: WTOC)L to R: Van Vogt, Pria Abraham, Elizabeth Rawlins (Source: WTOC)

    WTOC is pleased to announce that the Big Red 11 received many top honors from the Georgia Associated Press 2018 Awards this June. Among them were some of the most sought-after awards in the news business, including the Best Newscast award.  In addition to Best Newscast, WTOC also received first place AP awards for:  Best Staff Coverage: City Market Shooting  Best Spot News Video: Garden City Tornado Best General Reporting: St. Croix Relief Miss...

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    WTOC is pleased to announce that the Big Red 11 received many top honors from the Georgia Associated Press 2018 Awards this June. Among them were some of the most sought-after awards in the news business, including the Best Newscast award.  In addition to Best Newscast, WTOC also received first place AP awards for:  Best Staff Coverage: City Market Shooting  Best Spot News Video: Garden City Tornado Best General Reporting: St. Croix Relief Miss...

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  • Man surrenders after three hour SWAT standoff , GBI investigating

    Man surrenders after three hour SWAT standoff , GBI investigating

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:01:20 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:01:20 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    On Friday Jonathan Wayne Allen  barricaded himself inside his residence at 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Charlie Cooper Road in Braselton.

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    On Friday Jonathan Wayne Allen  barricaded himself inside his residence at 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Charlie Cooper Road in Braselton.

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  • Dogs no longer allowed at City Springs Park

    Dogs no longer allowed at City Springs Park

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:06:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:53:28 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    This week Sandy Springs City Council approved the measure to ban dogs on the green space.  

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    This week Sandy Springs City Council approved the measure to ban dogs on the green space.  

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  • UPDATE: Victim has been identified in fatal shooting on 3rd Ave.

    UPDATE: Victim has been identified in fatal shooting on 3rd Ave.

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:16:56 GMT
    A fatal shooting has been confirmed on 3rd Ave. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)A fatal shooting has been confirmed on 3rd Ave. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

    The Columbus Police Department has confirmed that they are investigating a fatal shooting on the 500 block of 3rd Ave. 

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    The Columbus Police Department has confirmed that they are investigating a fatal shooting on the 500 block of 3rd Ave. 

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  • Suspect in fatal 3rd Ave. shooting turns himself in

    Suspect in fatal 3rd Ave. shooting turns himself in

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:10:40 GMT
    27-year-old Demetrius Johnson has been charged with with murder after the shooting death of Jermaine Williams. (Source: Columbus Police Department)27-year-old Demetrius Johnson has been charged with with murder after the shooting death of Jermaine Williams. (Source: Columbus Police Department)

    The Columbus Police Department is searching for a suspect in the June 18 murder on 3rd Ave.

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    The Columbus Police Department is searching for a suspect in the June 18 murder on 3rd Ave.

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  • Delta bans pit bull service dogs

    Delta bans pit bull service dogs

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:28:34 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:00:20 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    In an announcement Delta says pit bulls type service dogs will not be allowed on flights.

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    In an announcement Delta says pit bulls type service dogs will not be allowed on flights.

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  • Canton city leaders pass ordinance for smoke-free city

    Canton city leaders pass ordinance for smoke-free city

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:20:18 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:20:18 GMT
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    The City of Canton is cracking down on people looking to light up on public property. A newly amended city ordinance makes it illegal to smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes in on any city property, sidewalk or street.

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    The City of Canton is cracking down on people looking to light up on public property. A newly amended city ordinance makes it illegal to smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes in on any city property, sidewalk or street.

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  • Loved ones gather for vigil to remember life of Savannah community activist

    Loved ones gather for vigil to remember life of Savannah community activist

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:49:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    One week ago, someone gunned down Shawntray Grant in his truck on Randolph Street in Savanah. 

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    One week ago, someone gunned down Shawntray Grant in his truck on Randolph Street in Savanah. 

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  • How to avoid mosquitoes this summer

    How to avoid mosquitoes this summer

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:15:11 GMT
    Mosquitoes on glass (Source: CDC)Mosquitoes on glass (Source: CDC)

    As the weather heats up and people begin to enjoy their summer, everyone wants to prevent mosquitoes from ruining their summertime fun.

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    As the weather heats up and people begin to enjoy their summer, everyone wants to prevent mosquitoes from ruining their summertime fun.

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  • News Leader 9 visits Ft. Benning ahead of Independence Celebration

    News Leader 9 visits Ft. Benning ahead of Independence Celebration

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:12:37 GMT
    Fort Benning Centennial Independence Celebration will take place Saturday, June 23 on York Field. (Source: WTVM)Fort Benning Centennial Independence Celebration will take place Saturday, June 23 on York Field. (Source: WTVM)

     News Leader 9 was live at Fort Benning Friday ahead of its Independence Celebration. 

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     News Leader 9 was live at Fort Benning Friday ahead of its Independence Celebration. 

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  • 100+ graduate in annual Fort Benning ceremony

    100+ graduate in annual Fort Benning ceremony

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:03:01 GMT
    More than 100 people graduated Friday afternoon at the 5th annual consolidated graduation on Fort Benning. ( Source: WTVM)More than 100 people graduated Friday afternoon at the 5th annual consolidated graduation on Fort Benning. ( Source: WTVM)
    More than 100 people graduated Friday afternoon at the 5th annual consolidated graduation on Fort Benning. ( Source: WTVM)More than 100 people graduated Friday afternoon at the 5th annual consolidated graduation on Fort Benning. ( Source: WTVM)

    While many Fort Benning officials were preparing for the annual Independence Celebration, another celebration also happened on the post.

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    While many Fort Benning officials were preparing for the annual Independence Celebration, another celebration also happened on the post.

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  • WEATHER

    Storms moving through north Georgia

    Storms moving through north Georgia

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:34:12 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:02:43 GMT
    Latest radar in metro Atlanta. (Source: WGCL)Latest radar in metro Atlanta. (Source: WGCL)

    Storms are currently moving through north Georgia, producing pockets of heavy rain and lightning.

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    Storms are currently moving through north Georgia, producing pockets of heavy rain and lightning.

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  • California murder suspect arrested in Crisp County

    California murder suspect arrested in Crisp County

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:02:41 GMT
    The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. (Source: WALB)The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. (Source: WALB)
    The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. (Source: WALB)The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. (Source: WALB)

    The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. 

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    The Crisp County Sheriff's office arrested a man suspected of murder in California Friday morning. 

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  • City employee's claims spark fraud investigation of Atlanta mayoral run-off election

    City employee's claims spark fraud investigation of Atlanta mayoral run-off election

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:53:28 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:54:38 GMT
    (left: Judith Richards, right: Mark Henderson)(left: Judith Richards, right: Mark Henderson)
    (left: Judith Richards, right: Mark Henderson)(left: Judith Richards, right: Mark Henderson)

    Last December, the Atlanta mayor's race went to a run-off and Keisha Lance-Bottoms won by 832 votes. With such a small margin, even the slightest allegations of voter fraud could make an impact.

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    Last December, the Atlanta mayor's race went to a run-off and Keisha Lance-Bottoms won by 832 votes. With such a small margin, even the slightest allegations of voter fraud could make an impact.

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  • Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office seeks pay increase to help fill 29 vacancies

    Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office seeks pay increase to help fill 29 vacancies

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:51:47 GMT
    Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is feeling the effects of the officer shortage across the nation. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is feeling the effects of the officer shortage across the nation. (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is feeling the effects of the officer shortage across the nation. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is feeling the effects of the officer shortage across the nation. (Source: WALB)

    The Dougherty County Sheriff said his office has 29 vacancies, enough positions for an entire shift.

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    The Dougherty County Sheriff said his office has 29 vacancies, enough positions for an entire shift.

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  • Strong storms cause damage, power outages in the Chattahoochee Valley

    Strong storms cause damage, power outages in the Chattahoochee Valley

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:34:05 GMT
    Georgia Power reports power outages affected over 5,540 customers after string storms. ( Source: Matthew Clegg)Georgia Power reports power outages affected over 5,540 customers after string storms. ( Source: Matthew Clegg)

    Strong storms throughout the Chattahoochee Valley Friday evening left many without power and downed trees in several areas.

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    Strong storms throughout the Chattahoochee Valley Friday evening left many without power and downed trees in several areas.

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  • Richmond Co. City Leaders & Departments brainstorm ways to address property issues

    Richmond Co. City Leaders & Departments brainstorm ways to address property issues

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:23:11 GMT
    Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)
    Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)

    Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners are looking for ways to hold landlords who don't keep their properties up to code or owners of lots who don't maintain it accountable.  In Richmond County, there's more than 230 properties waiting to be demolished which the city pays to do at a price tag of $7,500 each, plus there's more than 1500 vacant lots that cost around $80 to mow. And now City Leaders are looking for ways to cut some costs.   "One thi...

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    Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners are looking for ways to hold landlords who don't keep their properties up to code or owners of lots who don't maintain it accountable.  In Richmond County, there's more than 230 properties waiting to be demolished which the city pays to do at a price tag of $7,500 each, plus there's more than 1500 vacant lots that cost around $80 to mow. And now City Leaders are looking for ways to cut some costs.   "One thi...

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  • Thomasville Roses property gets new owner

    Thomasville Roses property gets new owner

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:56:43 GMT
    The Rose's building in Thomasville stood on the corner of Dawson for nearly 60 years before it was demolished last summer. (Source: WALB)The Rose's building in Thomasville stood on the corner of Dawson for nearly 60 years before it was demolished last summer. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The Rose's building in Thomasville stood on the corner of Dawson for nearly 60 years before it was demolished last summer.

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    The Rose's building in Thomasville stood on the corner of Dawson for nearly 60 years before it was demolished last summer.

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  • Downtown Moultrie YMCA to offer 24/7 gym

    Downtown Moultrie YMCA to offer 24/7 gym

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:50:57 GMT
    A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie. (Source: WALB)A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie. (Source: WALB)
    A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie. (Source: WALB)A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie. (Source: WALB)

    A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie.

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    A 24-hour gym is coming to downtown Moultrie.

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  • Moultrie Police Department disposes of 350 pounds of unused medicine

    Moultrie Police Department disposes of 350 pounds of unused medicine

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:50:21 GMT
    People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years. (Source: WALB)People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years. (Source: WALB)
    People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years. (Source: WALB)People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years. (Source: WALB)

    People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years.

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    People have dropped off 350-pounds of unused prescription medication at the Moultrie Police Department in the past several years.

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  • Bainbridge council to consider allowing backyard chickens

    Bainbridge council to consider allowing backyard chickens

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:49:15 GMT
    With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this. (Source: WALB)With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this. (Source: WALB)
    With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this. (Source: WALB)With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this. (Source: WALB)

    With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this.

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    With the increased interest in having backyard chickens in Bainbridge, Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer proposed a new ordinance to allow this.

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