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ATLANTA — A bill that would broaden the number of cases in which criminal records can be sealed, may open a larger conversation about expungement in the state, lawmakers said Thursday morning.

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LIVE OAK — After more than three decades of experience with land surveying, Jay Carrier has decided to seek the office of Suwannee County Property Appraiser.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigations director vowed to lawmakers Wednesday to address the extreme backlog in the state's crime labs.

LIVE OAK — The 11th annual Suwannee Weddings Expo held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was filled with splendid wedding opportunities such as cakes, wedding experts to guide you through the entire process, limos, honeymoon destinations, wedding venues, DJs, all types of food for wed…

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville police are following every lead in the shooting death of a man whose body was found on a city street two weeks ago.

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CAIRO — A 4-year-old girl has died after a two-vehicle collision in Grady County earlier this week.

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LIVE OAK — Country music greats Toby Keith, LOCASH, Randy Houser, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie and Maddie & Tae will be the spectacular main artists performing at the 29th Suwannee River Jam, the South’s Country Music and Camping Festival, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Pa…

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DALTON, Ga. — Snow flurries and temperatures in the 20s didn't stop a dedicated group from honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that bears his name on Monday, as they marched to the memorial to him in Dalton singing "We Shall Overcome" — an anthem of the civil rights movement — before a wreath was placed next to the stone monument.

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DALTON, Ga. — After months of negotiations — and even a lawsuit — the City of Dalton and Whitfield County have agreed in principle to a Service Delivery Strategy agreement, and Dalton City Council members unanimously approved the measure during Tuesday night's meeting.

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Sheriffs Association, one of the largest and most successful state law-enforcement associations in the nation, named Harry Weaver as honorary sheriff.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Dr. Billy Ray Price was recently named as the 2019 recipient of the Walter E. Harrison, Jr., M.D. Humanitarian Award. Price was presented the award at the 25th Annual Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Love Light ceremony held in the Kate Jeter Serenity Garden. 

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MOULTRIE, GA. — Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bradfield M. Shealy and the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) hosted a one-day regional training on Jan. 9 titled Gangs and Organized Crime 101.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp praised state agencies that have cut their departments by millions, while defending his budget increases for teacher and state employee pay raises.

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TIFTON — The 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 16 was attended by more than 1,400 farmers, exhibitors and peanut enthusiasts from all over the state.

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LIVE OAK – The 15th annual Elvis Tribute Artist Competition is set for this weekend at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Presented on the SOSMP Music Hall Stage by Elvis Tribute Artist Ted “TeddyMac Elvis” McMullen, the founder and host, this event often sells out.

JENNINGS — Jennings Police Chief Vincent Robinson is on paid administrative leave.

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LIVE OAK — On the verge of tears, David LaCroix asked the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Transportation to consider his property and the numerous trees that line it.

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THOMASVILLE — Riding a bicycle at night without illumination is never a good idea. A passenger on a lightless bicycle’s handle bars and an illegal weapon resulted in a criminal case and three arrests.

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JASPER — After a significant jump a year ago, Hamilton County High School’s graduation rate didn’t continue to rise in 2018-19.

JASPER — A Jasper woman was arrested Saturday following an early-morning incident in which one person was shot in the neck.

THOMASVILLE — A 58-year-old Bainbridge woman is accused of exploiting and stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly Thomas County couple.

ALBANY, Ga. – The ring-leader of an illicit drug operation that reached into communities across middle and south Georgia was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Monday, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. 

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie man was charged Monday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in 2018.

CAIRO — Cairo City Council members are likely to take action on a proposed ordinance that would regulate short-term leasing within city limits sometime next month.

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Obituaries

Laveta Brim Davis, age 88, of Live Oak, FL, passed away January 22, 2020. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, FL is in charge of all arrangements.

Peggy Ruth Howland, age 93, of Live Oak, Florida, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her daughter's home in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born in Frostproof, Florida living most of her life in Live Oak. She, alongside her late husband, owned and operated Howland's Feed Mill until their…

Mr. Lawrence Leroy Bruner, 94, of Live Oak, FL; passed away, December 15, 2019 at Shand's of Live Oak, following an extended illness. He was the son of the late James E. and Belva Reeves York Bruner. He made Live Oak his home in 1997 coming from Punta Gorda, FL. He served his country in the …