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SEC Championship sold out, fans tailgate at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

ATLANTA (WJBF) — The 2021 SEC football championship game is hours away and preps are already in place in Atlanta. The Georgia Bulldogs will take on Alabama and kick-off will be at 4 P.M. At Mercedes Benz Stadium. Organizers say if you plan to tailgate before the game, there are plenty of options before the game but the official lots are the M lot and the Home Depot West Lawn, and are asking people to get here early.

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SEC Championship sold out, fans tailgate at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Hillcrest Elementary students evacuated after heating unit malfunctions, no injuries

DUBLIN, Ga. -- A Dublin school's quick response to a potential fire hazard is receiving praise from Fire Chief Matthew Cutler. Faculty and staff evacuated students at Hillcrest Elementary after they noticed a malfunctioning heating unit. The Dublin Fire Department responded immediately. There were no flames and no one was injured.

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Hillcrest Elementary students evacuated after heating unit malfunctions, no injuries

Dublin City Schools earns school board recognition from GSBA for sixth time

Dublin City Schools exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2021 Exemplary Board. DUBLIN, Ga. — Dublin City Schools has achieved the status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s 2021 Exemplary School Board recognition. The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership, according to a release.

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Dublin City Schools earns school board recognition from GSBA for sixth time

Fatal crash in Laurens County on Tuesday involved 3 tractor trailers

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Georgia State Patrol sent out an unfinished report on Wednesday December 1st, detailing the preliminary investigative findings concerning a crash that had happened a day before, involving 3 tractor trailers. According to the release, at 12:12 p.m. on November 30, 2021, the Georgia State Patrol Post 20 Dublin began investigating a fatal wreck on Interstate 16 near mile marker 40 in Laurens County involving 3 tractor trailers.

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Fatal crash in Laurens County on Tuesday involved 3 tractor trailers

Case of Laurens County man killed by deputies in his home in 2014 now scheduled for trial in February

Judge Dudley Bowen said jury selection will begin on February 28, seven years after the failed drug raid that left David Hooks dead. LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. — A lawsuit filed by the widow of a Laurens County man killed by deputies in his home is now scheduled for trial in February.

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Case of Laurens County man killed by deputies in his home in 2014 now scheduled for trial in February

Emotional dedication ceremonies held for Dublin City Schools former principal, family

DUBLIN, Ga. -- Dublin City Schools dedicated a playground and basketball court to a former principal and his family who died in a tragic car crash earlier this year. In March of this year, Dublin High School Principal Dr. Anthony Jaroy Stuckey, his wife Elysea, and their three-year-old son A.J., died in a traffic accident on I-16.

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Emotional dedication ceremonies held for Dublin City Schools former principal, family

All lanes of I-16W shut down in Laurens County due to fatal wreck

Westbound traffic on I-16 is being detoured at Exit 42 to US 80 in Dudley. DUBLIN, Ga. — All lanes of I-16 West in Laurens County are shut down after a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon. According to a tweet from @GDOTEastTraffic, the accident has one reported fatality and involves three vehicles.

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All lanes of I-16W shut down in Laurens County due to fatal wreck

Dublin High School naming basketball court after Dr. Anthony Jaroy Stuckey

Dublin High School wanted to do something special for Dr. Stuckey and his family. DUBLIN, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — It’s been less than a year since Dr. Anthony Jaroy Stuckey, his wife and son died in a car accident. Dublin High School wanted to do something special for Dr. Stuckey and his family.

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Dublin High School naming basketball court after Dr. Anthony Jaroy Stuckey

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-16 in Laurens County identified

Georgia State Patrol says charges are pending against the driver who caused the crash DUBLIN, Ga. — Law enforcement officials have identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving night wrong-way crash near Dublin. According to Georgia State Patrol, the victim is 56-year-old Mohamed Karj from Savannah. GSP says they were on their way to a call of a wrong-way driver on I-16 when they were told the driver caused a crash.

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Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-16 in Laurens County identified

One killed after car drives the wrong way on I-16 in Laurens County

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia State Patrol says a person suffered fatal injuries from a car crash that happened after a driver was driving the wrong way on I-16 in Laurens County. On November 25 around 9:40 p.m., GSP Post 20 Dublin was notified of a reckless/wrong-way driver on Interstate 16.

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One killed after car drives the wrong way on I-16 in Laurens County

'Something that the whole family can enjoy': Axe throwing comes to downtown Dublin

DUBLIN, Ga. — A new business is opening in Dublin, and it's fun for the whole family! RedDot Axehouse will open its doors on Nov. 26, but it's not your ordinary axe throwing business. At RedDot, you have the option to battle your friends in different projected games all while sharpening your axe-throwing skills.

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'Something that the whole family can enjoy': Axe throwing comes to downtown Dublin

'I'm ready': Joshua Kight sworn in as new mayor of Dublin

Dublin, Ga-- The City of Dublin has a new Mayor. Joshua Kight was sworn into office at tonight's Dublin City Council meeting. "I'm ready to jump in and get started," says Kight. Kight doesn't have much political experience, so running tonight's city council meeting was a little different.

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'I'm ready': Joshua Kight sworn in as new mayor of Dublin

Dublin City Schools bus driver, Councilman terminated from job after simple battery charge

DUBLIN, Ga. -- A Dublin City School District official has confirmed the recent termination of a bus driver that has been charged with simple battery after an incident involving a student. Bennie Jones was terminated from his position as a bus driver from the school on Monday. This happened after a special called meeting was held to discuss personnel matters.

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Dublin City Schools bus driver, Councilman terminated from job after simple battery charge

Festival of Trees kicks off for Holiday season in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ga. -- The Festival of Trees has kicked off in Dublin with several uniquely decorated trees standing tall in the DuBose Porter Training Center. The halls of the center feature Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. This year there are 50 trees up for viewing with unique decorations and themes!

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Festival of Trees kicks off for Holiday season in Dublin

Dublin bus driver calls the job dangerous after reports of student hitting driver first

DUBLIN, Ga. -- "All over the country, they have resource officer’s inside the schools. So if they’re violent around resource officers, how do you think they’re handling us on the school bus," James Lindsey asked. Lindsey is a bus driver for Dublin City Schools, it's a job he's done for three years.

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Dublin bus driver calls the job dangerous after reports of student hitting driver first

City of Dublin will soon have a third fire station

A new fire station will soon serve residents of north Dublin. DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A new fire station will soon serve residents of north Dublin. The first fire station, the Southside Fire Station, was built in 1972. The second, the Shamrock Station, was built in 1980.

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City of Dublin will soon have a third fire station

Dublin City Councilman and Dublin City School student facing charges after alleged fight

DUBLIN, Ga. - The Dublin Police Department, along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is looking into an alleged fight between a school bus driver and a student. According to an incident report, officers were called to Moore Street School about a fight Wednesday afternoon.

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Dublin City Councilman and Dublin City School student facing charges after alleged fight

Weekend shooting in Dublin under investigation

DUBLIN, Ga. - A weekend shooting in Dublin is under investigation. According to an incident report, just before 3 a.m. Saturday, Dublin Police were dispatched to Fairview Park Hospital in response to two men who had been shot. One of the victims first told investigators he wasn't sure where he was when he got shot, but eventually told them it happened at a club.

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Weekend shooting in Dublin under investigation

Dublin bus driver arrested after alleged fight with student, GBI investigating

DUBLIN, Ga. — UPDATE: Councilman Bennie Jones was arrested and charged with simple battery. --- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now investigating an alleged fight between a school bus driver and student in Dublin. According to a Dublin Police incident report, it happened at the Moore Street School around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Dublin bus driver arrested after alleged fight with student, GBI investigating

City of Dublin set to add third fire station to function as new headquarters

Dublin, Ga-- The city of Dublin recently approved a new fire station. According to officials, this new fire station will add more fire and EMS services to the Dublin community. Currently, the city has two fire stations. Out of those two, the oldest was built in 1973.

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City of Dublin set to add third fire station to function as new headquarters

Purple Heart returned to Middle Georgia veteran after nearly 40 years

After a burglary almost 4 decades ago, a Dublin veteran got his Purple Heart back. DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT )- More than 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded in the United States since 1932. These special medals are only given to those wounded or killed in action.

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Purple Heart returned to Middle Georgia veteran after nearly 40 years

Yay in Your Day | Central Georgia Army veterans find strength in supporting each other

The three veterans have one mission -- to help each other and other veterans in need. DUBLIN, Ga. — Every Thursday over the next few weeks, we're highlighting Central Georgians who bring positivity to people in their community. This week is Veterans Day, and we're taking the time to honor Central Georgia's veterans.

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Yay in Your Day | Central Georgia Army veterans find strength in supporting each other

Dublin City Schools offers voluntary COVID-19 testing for students, staff

Testing will last through the rest of the year, and students and staff can opt in at any time. DUBLIN, Ga. — The Dublin City School District is using a new safety measure to try to fight off COVID-19. The district currently enforces social distancing, requires masks, and now, they're giving students and staff members the opportunity to get tested.

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Dublin City Schools offers voluntary COVID-19 testing for students, staff

Retired admiral talks Veterans Day (and what it's like to command a 5,000-man aircraft carrier)

This Thursday marks the first peacetime Veterans Day since 2000. Lake Martin resident Bill Goodwin, who had reached the rank of rear admiral in the Navy by the time he retired in 2010, was in the military through seven presidential administrations living in a dozen different U.S. states and countries.

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Retired admiral talks Veterans Day (and what it's like to command a 5,000-man aircraft carrier)

'Really Dangerous': Dublin resident upset with speeding in neighborhood, works to stop it

DUBLIN, Ga-- One Dublin resident is at odds after he says people are speeding on a road near his neighborhood. "We experience a whole lot of speeding and not a lot of respect for people who live here," says Dublin Resident Roy Hall. Hall lives in the Live Oak community in Dublin.

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'Really Dangerous': Dublin resident upset with speeding in neighborhood, works to stop it

Man charged after fatal shooting in Dublin phone store parking lot

According to an incident report, it happened at the Cricket Wireless on High Street in mid-October DUBLIN, Ga. — A Dublin man is facing a murder charge after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a phone store. According to a Dublin Police case summary, 29-year-old Justin Edward Evans was arrested Friday around 2 p.m. on a murder warrant.

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Man charged after fatal shooting in Dublin phone store parking lot

Dublin High School’s One Act play headed to state competition

Dublin High School students are dominating the competition on stage. DUBLIN, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Dublin High School students are dominating the competition on stage. After winning the One Act play regional competition, they are now preparing for state competition. “It’s our third year competing in region one Act,” theater teacher Jeremy Ellenberg said.

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Dublin High School’s One Act play headed to state competition

East Laurens Senior killed in car accident

ELHS Senior Breanna Dice, died in car accident Friday morning. DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— East Laurens High School is dealing with a tragic loss. According to the Laurens County School District’s Facebook Page, ELHS Senior Breanna Dice, died in car accident Friday morning.

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East Laurens Senior killed in car accident