FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for two south Georgia towns threatened for days last week by a wildfire that had spread outside the boundaries of the neighboring Okefenokee swamp.
POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Georgian died after a tragic single vehicle crash Friday afternoon. The incident reportedly happened in Polk County on U.S. Highway 411 and claimed the life of 71-year-old Larry Underwood. He was driving southbound in inclement weather when his vehicle hydroplaned and struck a tree. Tennessee Highway Patrol responded and […]
(CNN) – A Georgia inmate is asking to be executed by a firing squad because he says lethal injection would be too painful for him. Convicted murderer J.W. Ledford Jr. takes a pain medication, gabapentin, that changed his brain chemistry so much the lethal injection drug pentobarbital might not make him unconscious and would cause him […]
FOLKSTON, Ga. (CBS) – Firefighters were battling Sunday to prevent a fire in a southern Georgia wildlife refuge from spreading, authorities said. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge said in a statement that “extremely dangerous burning conditions persist” and that 11,000 acres have been consumed by fire in the past two days. About 79 people have been […]