Irwin County Newswire

Irwin County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Irwin County, GA.

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  1. Polls opening soon in special election for house seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WALB-TV Albany

    Polls won't open until next week in Irwin County for early voting in the special election to fill the state House seat in district 155. Republicans Horace Hudgins and Clay Pirkle are in a runoff vying for the seat vacated by Jay Roberts.

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  2. Vandals destroy Ocilla storefrontsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WALB-TV Albany

    Ocilla police are offering a $500 reward to help catch vandals causing serious damage to downtown buildings. Right now, the people responsible are only targeting display windows at vacant buildings.

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  3. Lawmakers try to defuse explosive issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Coastal Courier

    Tom Crawford is editor of The Georgia Report, an Internet news service at gareport.com that reports on state government and politics. With the legalization of fireworks this year, Georgia residents had a blast over the Fourth of July weekend - literally.

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  4. Tom CrawfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Times

    It seemed that there were more fireworks being detonated, over longer periods of time, than ever before as Independence Day was celebrated. The blowback was swift.

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  5. District 155 election goes to a runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WALB-TV Albany

    Citizens in Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, Tift, and Turner counties voted Tuesday for their Georgia House Representative in a special election for District 155, but no candidate got 50% plus one, so a runoff is necessary. It will be held August 11. Former Ben Hill County Commissioner Scott Downing, former Ocilla Mayor Horace Hudgins, Real Estate Agent Sherry Miley and Farmer Clay Pirkle were the four Republican candidates.

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  6. 5 South Ga counties head to the polls for a special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | WALB-TV Albany

    Citizens are voting today, in Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, Tift, and Turner counties will vote for their Georgia House Representative in a special election for District 155. Former Ben Hill County Commissioner Scott Downing, former Ocilla Mayor Horace Hudgins, Real Estate Agent Sherry Miley and Farmer Clay Pirkle are the four candidates.

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  7. I am a warrior concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | WALB-TV Albany

    The Sons of James Dean, J.T. & The Yoyo's, Euforuria & Nation will be performing at the Irwin County High Auditorium starting at 7PM. Advanced tickets are $5.00 $7.50 at the door.

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  8. Semi wreck blocks US 319Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | WTVM

    A fiery truck crash in Irwin county on 319, near Ocilla, north of the water tower, has emergency crews on the scene. A semi truck struck a trash truck.

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  9. Ocilla police respond to stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WALB-TV Albany

    Police said that they responded to a report of a stabbing around 2:42 p.m. When they arrived they noticed a man named Nicholas Battle wearing a red shirt and a blue jeans running from the location.

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  10. WALB viewer tips help locate escapeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | WALB-TV Albany

    Irwin County Sheriff Donnie Youghn said it was a tip from a WALB viewer that led investigators to find an escaped inmate in a wooded area about three miles south of the Irwin County Detention Center. "I guess they had seen it on Channel 10, and I had got a tip that a guy on a four wheeler seen this guy crossing the field and had on what we were looking for," said Sheriff Youghn.

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  11. Irwin County authorities search for escaped prisonerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    The Irwin County Sheriff's Office and Ocilla Police are searching for an escaped prisoner. Ocilla police said a man escaped the Irwin County Detention Center about around 5 p.m. Sunday.

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  12. Pooler officials brace for Fourth of July fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | SavannahNow

    The advent of a new law that legalizes the public's use of fireworks in Georgia has officials in Pooler anticipating a troublesome Fourth of July holiday weekend. On July 1, Georgia House Bill 110, which legalizes "consumer fireworks" statewide, goes into effect.

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  13. Proponents say legalizing the sale of fireworks will keep tax dollars ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Cross Roads News

    The sale of fireworks in Georgia had been banned for decades. Pediatricians, children's hospitals, health groups, and fire and safety officials have lobbied for years against legalizing fireworks because of the potential for causing serious injuries to kids.

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  14. Ocilla shooting suspect turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Antonio Bivens, 36, surrendered to police Wednesday around 2:00 A.M. He is in custody with police and is expected to have a first appearance today in Irwin County. Bivens is a suspect in a shooting that injured one man near the 900 block of North Carver Street in Ocilla before 8:00 P.M. The victim, Caitlin Wynn, 30, was taken to Medical Center-Central Georgia Hospital in Macon after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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  15. Suspect turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    Antonio Bivens, 36, surrendered to police around 2 Wednesday morning. He is in custody with police and is expected to have a first appearance today in Irwin County.

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  16. Ocilla police investigate shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    They also say that they are offering a reward of $500 if your tip leads to an arrest and a conviction.

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  17. Manslaughter charge brought in Ocilla fight deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... and spilled over to the yard where it turned deadly. GBI agents continue to process a car in an old tow lot in Irwin County. They say this is where Demetrius Fuller died on his way to the hospital. Over in the quiet neighborhood where it happened. ... 1 comment

  18. The teen was shot in this area of OcillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    Ocilla police are also investigating a shooting that happened just a few blocks away from where a man died in a stabbing. A teenager remains hospitalized after an overnight shooting.

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  19. Investigators look for motive in deadly fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... and spilled over to the yard where it turned deadly. GBI agents continue to process a car in an old tow lot in Irwin County. They say this is where Demetrius Fuller died on his way to the hospital. Over in the quiet neighborhood where it happened. ...

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  20. GBI looks into Ocilla deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    Officials say that Demitrius Fuller, 24, was stabbed to death at 3:00AM Sunday at a house near Fieldstone Drive and 7th Street, in Ocilla. GBI agents are processing a car that was involved in the homicide at the impound lot now.

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