The widow of Georgia’s speaker is in the race for a seat in the state House of Representatives

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The widow of former Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is running for his vacant seat in the legislature. Sherry Ralston announced Wednesday that she is running for the 7th Ward District, which covers Fannin and Gilmer counties and part of Dawson County. Gov. Brian Kemp has called a special election for Jan. 3 to...

Wellness Wednesday: Coping with emotional crises like the Savannah High School hoax

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The possibility of a school shooting is enough to scare parents and students, whether it turns out to be a hoax or not. Something like what happened Wednesday at Savannah High School is traumatic for everyone. On this Wellness Wednesday, WSAV addressed this particular injury with Memorial Health Behavioral Health Manager Mary Jo Horton. Officials: Gunman...

Judge says Georgia GOP chairman played key role in voter fraud scheme

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A Georgia judge on Wednesday suspended the state's Republican Party chairman, saying he played a "significantly" different role than 10 other fraudulent voters who supported former President Trump in the 2020 election. Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, said in a court order that David Schafer was "not just another alternative voter" and that he...

Washington County to hold anti-violence rally – 41NBC News

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So far the third event A very important event will take place at the Gazebo in Washington County on Saturday afternoon. This will be the latest in a series of Stop the Violence events to be held in Washington County. The event was started by Pastor Carl Williams as a partnership between several churches and the Washington County Sheriff's Office. "After...

Need it this Christmas season? Here’s where to request toys in the Savannah area

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – For many, the holidays are a season of giving, often extending beyond friends and family to help those in need. In accordance with Statista, in 2021, about 14 percent of Georgia's population lived below the poverty line. This applies to individuals or families whose collective income in the last 12 months was below the national...

Indiana carjacking suspects arrested in Monroe County chase – 41NBC News

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Teenagers are suspected in a series of car thefts in Shelbyville, Indiana. FORSYTH, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – Monroe County deputies tracked down two carjacking suspects after a chase along Interstate 75. On Tuesday night, the cameras helped investigators find a stolen Honda Civic with Indiana license plates in a parking lot near the Johnsonville Road exit off I-75. Monroe County Deputies arrived on...

DHEC: Free HIV testing offered on World AIDS Day, December 1

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — As part of World AIDS Day, state health officials are offering residents free screenings at local health departments across the state on Thursday. World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1 each year, is dedicated to those living with HIV and those who have died, and is a day of unity in the fight against HIV. “CDC...