Suspected killer charged in death of beloved Locust Grove bookstore owner
Now, her family has stepped up to keep an eye on the precious cargo Atkins left behind: a booming business and two loving children.
NFL star surprises single mom with new home in Eatonton
Habitat Humanity Putnam, Aaron's and Warrick Dunn Charities partnered to surprise a single mom and her daughter with limited mobility a new home and more.
Chilling true tales highlight fall programs at Georgia Writers Museum
This fall, Eatonton’s Georgia Writers Museum is hosting an intriguing pair of programs perfect for the chilly nights of the Halloween season.
Putnam County man arrested on child porn charges, GBI says
The GBI arrested 45-year-old James Collins after a search of his home uncovered evidence of distributing child pornography, officials said.
Man convicted of murdering prison guards sentenced to death
Ricky Dubose, recently convicted of murdering Georgia guards in a prison bus escape, has been sentenced to die.
Man convicted of murdering corrections officers during Georgia prison bus escape
A man accused of murdering corrections officers during a Putnam County prison bus escape has been found guilty. The case moves to sentencing, where a jury will decide if Ricky DuBose should be put to death or receive life in prison.
Trial begins for inmate accused of killing 2 prison guards during escape
Ricky Dubose is accused of murdering two Georgia corrections officers during an escape attempt on a prison bus in 2017. He and another fugitive were caught days later in Tennessee.
New evidence surfaces in Lake Oconee beheading
New evidence might reinvigorate the investigation into a chilling murder mystery still haunts a Lake Oconee community 8 years later.
Woman arrested accused of attacking school bus driver in front of children
A Putnam County woman was arrested after officials said she assaulted her child’s bus driver.
Family of man who drowned in Lake Sinclair pushes for stricter boating laws
The man's brother said he has reached out to the governor's office and both Georgia U.S Senators to change legislation and wants wearing a life jacket to be a requirement no matter what. He’s waiting to hear back.
Ghost hunts: Georgia museum hosts pair of paranormal investigations
Ready to write your own ghost story? The Georgia Writers Museum in Eatonton is here to help, hosting a pair of ghost hunts through town later this month.
Man sentenced to life for his part in killing two corrections officers in Putnam County
Donnie Russell Rowe spent his first night of a two consecutive life sentence in prison on Wednesday evening.
Milledgeville teenager charged in deadly Georgia double shooting
The GBI says the teenager shot into a crowd, killing two other teens in front of an Eatonton home.
Homicide suspect shot at deputies before committing suicide, officials say
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an alleged murder-suicide in Putnam County after officials said a man shot a patrol car before shooting himself.
How one December night threatens longtime GA chief's job
Police body cam video obtained by the FOX 5 I-Team shows what led to the surprise arrest of Eatonton’s longtime police chief.
Federal funds will speed up road projects in rural Georgia by 13 years, officials say
Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Monday that $277 Million in federal coronavirus relief funding to the Georgia Department of Transportation will be dedicated to projects in Jefferson, Jasper, Putnam, Upson and Barrow counties.
Georgia police chief arrested, accused of excessive force
State investigators on Friday arrested a Georgia police chief after they say he used excessive force on a handcuffed woman.
Pair of exhibits in Eatonton commemorate WWII end
A pair of museum exhibits in Eatonton celebrates the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Plane was seen spinning and ablaze before crash, killing 5
Witnesses saw a burning airplane trailing black smoke and spinning as it plummeted to the ground in Georgia, killing all 5 people on board, federal investigators said in a newly released preliminary report.
Pilot, Florida family of 4 headed to funeral in Indiana die in Georgia plane crash
Officials said four members of a Florida family, including two young children, and a pilot on their way to a funeral in Indiana were killed in a plane crash in north Georgia