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Ribbon cutting to celebrate Georgia Southwestern Dublin campus

Ribbon cutting to celebrate Georgia Southwestern Dublin campus

The Dublin-Laurens Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of Georgia Southwestern State University
Shannon Perry, Director of External Programs located at  2376 Hwy 80 W Ste. 3 in Dublin.

That's on Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m.

Tornado watch for Southeast Central Georgia

Tornado watch for Southeast Central Georgia

Parts of Central Georgia are under a tornado watch until 4 p.m.

Central Georgia is under a tornado watch until 4 p.m.

A watch means weather conditions are favorable for creating tornadoes and other severe weather. It does not mean that tornados have been reported.

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Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Fire spreads through East Dublin neighborhood

Fire spreads through East Dublin neighborhood
Around 1 o'clock, the fire they had set up in a barrel to keep warm outside spread across the dry grass over 65 acres near Briarwood Drive in East Dublin.

Raven Chalker of East Dublin was all set for her quinceanera, a big celebration in Mexican culture for a girl's 15th birthday. The family had a big tent ready for more than 100 guests and were setting up Saturday afternoon.