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Suspects seeking $10K ransom for abducted teen

As law enforcement agencies all around Georgia search for 14-year-old kidnapping victim Ayvani Perez, one of her best friends is praying for her safe return. “I want to tell her…

Backup musicians to be center stage at Guitar Pull in Waycross

The three headliners for the 16th annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival have stood in the dim light, right on the edge of the spotlight, during their musical…

Minor injuries reported in westside accident

Minor injuries reported in westside accident

Two foot injuries were the extent of injuries reported after a car struck a semi-truck in Schlatterville on Tuesday. Sheriff Jack Whisenant, who was on-scene after the accident, told the…

Harry L. Pearson, 80

September 16, 2013 — Harry L. Pearson, 80, of Hortense passed away Monday at his residence. A visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home. A graveside…

Train cars derail near Burke County line

Train cars derail near Burke County line

A train derailed Tuesday near the Burke County line on Mike Padgett Highway after being hit by a tractor-trailer. The train was westbound near the county about noon when the…

Filming in Georgia: “Fast & Furious 7″ to be filmed in and around Gwinnett County

The movie is holding casting calls — today and Tuesday, they are looking specifically for Hispanic males to shoot scenes. On Sept. 18, producers need “hot, hip and trendy cool…

Former Savannah businessman sentenced in Paula Deen extortion plot

Thomas George Paculis, 62, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from celebrity chef Paula Deen. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP  …

Former Georgia and NFL OL Scott Adams dies at 46

Adams died Monday in Oconee County; the cause of death was not disclosed. He played for Georgia from 1985-1988 and six seasons in the NFL. Source: Athens Banner-Herald  …

Georgia agritourism spot to hold biggest event yet on Saturday

Farm Heritage Day is Saturday, September 21 in Brooklet, hosted by Hunter Cattle Co. Source: WJCL-TV  …

Audio: WellStar plans $5.6 million renovation of Cobb County hospital in Austell

Under the renovation, all four floors of the women’s center would receive an upgrade.Source: WABE.org…

Jekyll Island Authority adopts master plan that makes island larger than 20 years ago

The Jekyll Island Authority board adopted a draft master plan Monday that increased the island’s size by 1,340 acres since the 1992 master plan; This will likely set off a…

UGA graduate makes top ten in Miss America competition

Recent UGA graduate Carly Mathis is the first Miss Georgia contestant to advance to the Miss America Top 15 since 2009. Source: Red&Black.com  Students and faculty debate hot topics at University…

Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery sees second consecutive year of growth

The Bulloch County winery creates wines from Muscadine grapes. Source: Statesboro Herald  New bracelet from Bionym could make passwords a thing of the past Derek Benfield, the manager at Radio Shack…

Gov. Deal to speak at Vietnam War commemoration event

Gov. Deal to speak at Vietnam War commemoration event

Governor Nathan Deal is expected to attend a ceremony at the State Capitol Thursday celebrating the partnership between Georgia and the U.S. Department of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary…

14-year old girl kidnapped from Clayton County home

According to the Levi’s Call alert, Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped by two armed men during a home invasion in the 3800 block of Brookgate Drive around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday…