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Twiggs Co. storm damage likely caused by EF1 tornado


Monday morning's severe weather destroyed a mobile home in Twiggs County.

Billy Boney, chief deputy for the sheriff's office, says winds picked up the full-sized trailer at 2473 Long Road and turned it sideways.

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Twiggs County man offers reward for missing tortoise


When Paul Glassman first bought him from a breeder eight years ago, Larry only weighed about 50 grams.

The Sulcata tortoise grew to about 50 pounds taking up much more space in Glassman's house. Over time, he also took up more space in Glassman's heart.

Larry also grew to be quite strong.

Two weeks ago, he broke out of a concrete enclosure in Glassman's Twiggs County yard where he keeps three other tortoises.

He's been gone ever since.

Owner upset after deputy shoots dog

Jesse Jones says around 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, he took two of his dogs out to his backyard.

The Twiggs County deputy was delivering a civil suit to a person who didn't live at his home.

"They saw the deputy coming around the corner and they went at him as to see who is," said Jones, "Not to attack him, just to see who he was and he pulled his gun and fired off one round."

After that shot, Jesse Jones's oldest pitbull, Doughboy, was dead.

"He said he felt like he was in danger and that was his split second reaction..to shoot the dog," said Jones.

"He could have tased him, he could have pepper sprayed him, he could have given my fiance a chance to, you know, say something to him," said Jena Rhea Paul, Jones's fiance.

She says Doughboy has never attacked anyone, and that the deputy made a horrible mistake.

Two accused of robbing Twiggs Co. Huddle House


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Jeffersonville water problems close Twiggs Co. Schools

Twiggs County Schools were closed Wednesday due to a problem with the Jeffersonville water system.

Jeffersonville Mayor Shannon Hart says at about 7:00 Wednesday morning, the pump that pumps water into the city's water tower failed, decreasing water pressure throughout the city.

Hart says city workers repaired the pump, and it was functioning normally around 8 a.m.

Mary McCollough, Chief Finance Officer of Twiggs Public Schools, told 13 WMAZ that all schools within the Twiggs School District will be closed Wednesday, due to the low water pressure.

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.