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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Suwannee boys basketball team starts a new era with a new coach in Malcolm Pollock, who grew up in Hamilton County, where he also played and coached.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Angie Kling knows it sounds backwards. Kling, director for the Children’s Cheer and Toy Shop, said Wednesday the shop is in the best shape it’s ever been with new toys, thanks to fundraisers throughout the year by its board of directors and donations from many in the community. But its shelves of “gently used” toys are relatively bare.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — More than 250 students from all over south and southwest Georgia gathered on Tuesday at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition grounds to compete in the South and Southwest Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in Moultrie.

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DALTON, GA. — On the day after Veterans Day, Johnny "Joey" Jones, a Southeast Whitfield High School alumnus who served as a bomb technician in the Marine Corps, returned to his alma mater to share with students his "hard-earned" lessons of leadership, perseverance and positive attitude.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Attorneys for Jeffrey Alan Peacock asked Judge James Hardy on Tuesday for a new trial. Hardy promised to rule either this week or early next week.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Jayla Alexander, 18, was killed late Saturday in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is calling a drive by shooting. Her father Quentin Alexander said, “There is no sleeping,” and no eating, only constant crying since her death.

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Fire/Rescue (TFR) Chief Chris Bowman announced his retirement Tuesday after serving close to four decades in fire service.

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LIVE OAK — The Suwannee boys soccer team had a winning record last year and went 1-1 in the playoffs, beating Wolfson in the first round then losing to Paxon in the district semifinals.

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DALTON, Ga. — A Nashville, Tennessee, woman faces a second-degree homicide by vehicle charge following a six-vehicle crash on I-75 in Dalton Saturday night that left a teenage passenger in her vehicle dead.

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MAYO, Fla. — The Lafayette girls soccer team returns seven players from last year’s team to a new district, and head coach Lucie Gresham and assistant coach Autumn Raulerson are seeking a big improvement.

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VALDOSTA – Dr. Richard Carvajal stood outside Pound Hall at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and recounted one of his first activities as Valdosta State University president.

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THOMASVILLE — Kevin Lamb said he never served in the military. Still, he wanted to find a way to honor those in the community who did.

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DALTON, Ga. — Less than a week before Veterans Day, Dalton Utilities joined the United States Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program, pledging to grant job interviews to soldiers.

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BRANFORD — It was the Newberry Panthers with all the energy, passion and momentum, and those qualities combined at the right time in beating Branford 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-10, 13-25) at Branford’s gym on Saturday to advance to the Class 1A state championship.

The Secretary of State’s office needs to be completely open and transparent about everything that went wrong with the state’s new paper ballot machines during the Tuesday trial run. The state must also be just as open and transparent about what is being done to fix the snafus. 

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MAYO, Fla. — First-year coach Pedro Resendiz will bring experience to the Lafayette boys soccer program with 28 years of playing time and three years of coaching.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The only bid for renovations to the Moss Farms Diving Well and Southwest Memorial Pool came in dramatically higher than expected, and the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority’s executive board met Tuesday to try to decide what to do about it.

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DALTON, Ga. — As Park Creek School students study pottery in their art classes this year, they'll benefit from the knowledge of professional clay artist Bonnie Scoggins, who visited the school Monday and Tuesday.

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Rev. Daniel Matthew Hodges, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 15 after being ill for several years. The celebration of Hodges' life will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville. Dr. Edward Enim of Ghana, West Africa will be officiating. Hodges' life calling by God …

Martha Braddy Cook, 95, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Elder Craig DeLoach officiating. Burial will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cook was a native of Brundidge, Alabama but had made …

Hazel Oden Allen Jackson, 95, of Milledgeville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Funeral services for Hazel Jackson will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Hillside Church of God with the Rev. Paul Baker and the Rev. Larry Glover officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.…

Mrs. Stephanie Denise Higgins Meeks, 48, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with the Rev. Pete Maddox officiating. Interment will follow in Heritage Memorial …