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"All Things Considered" Host Rickey Bevington turned from news stories to ghost stories for Halloween. She and producer Sophia Saliby unearthed haunting tales of Georgia's most memorable spirits. 


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This Halloween, we’re introducing you to some of Georgia’s most memorable ghosts. In the southwest Georgia town of Americus, a little girl and her mother are said to haunt the halls of the Windsor Hotel.


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We spoke by phone to people from McRae, Plains and Valdosta about how Hurricanes may be the new normal for South Georgia. 


Officer Slayings 'Wreaked Havoc' On Rural Georgia Community

Dec 9, 2016
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What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire, leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker.

The manhunt lasted barely a day. A telephone tip Thursday morning led police to a home where a SWAT team found the suspected gunman dead inside — apparently having shot himself as officers arrived following a telephone tip.

BREAKING: Police: Suspect In Officer Shootings Is Dead

Dec 8, 2016
Americus Police Department

12:15 p.m.

Police say a man suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers is dead.

Phyllis Banks, a police spokeswoman in Americus, told The Associated Press on Thursday: "It's confirmed that the suspect is dead." That was after a SWAT team went into a home where authorities had received a tip that 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick was hiding.

Banks declined to give further information, including whether police had shot Lembrick or merely found his body. Police planned a 1 p.m. news conference.

Authorities say one of the police officers shot in Georgia while responding to a domestic dispute has died and another is in critical condition.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the Americus officer and a Georgia Southwestern State University officer were shot while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near the campus about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. Miles says the shooter is still at large.