FL murder suspect believed to be in Albany

A Florida sheriff’s office is looking for a murder suspect that investigators believe could be in Albany and investigators are hoping someone knows where he is.

  Home video captures three suspects breaking into car, victim furious

Officials hope 293-acre lot will bring new businesses to Thomas County

Thomasville woman facing charges after shooting at another woman

3 arrested after traffic stop leads to manhunt in Nicholls

3 wounded, 1 arrested in Valdosta shooting

2012 SPLOST dollars used for road safety in Thomas County

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  MLK Day Walk set for Monday in Albany

DOCO student arrested for having weapon on campus

Moody airman found dead on KY base

Albany’s New Downtown Manager talks plans for 2019

Dougherty Co. residents want immediate solutions for guns and teen violence

Lowndes Co. students create ‘inside out’ app

  USDA approves early February SNAP disbursement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given clearance for February’s SNAP benefits disbursement.

Valdosta talks possible performing arts center

After putting it off for years, the City of Valdosta is in the process of considering a major project that could cost taxpayers several million dollars.

Rare joint meeting held between city and county commissioners to discuss TSPLOST

You may have the chance to vote for TSPLOST in a specially called March ballot.But Dougherty County Commissioners first have to decide whether to give you the opportunity to vote for it.

Thronateeska Heritage Center upgrades the Wetherbee planetarium

The Thronateeska heritage Center is upgrading their Wetherbee planetarium.

  Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful wants to remind community not to litter in 2019

Chief of police sworn in for Cordele police

Chehaw Park teaches American history with Frontier Festival

Family of Kenyada Mitchell speaks out, searches for answers in his death

Legal jockeying continues ahead of Ryan Duke trial in Tara Grinstead case

Phoebe Putney prepares for flu outbreak

  Americus facade grant keeps downtown updated

Americus facade grant keeps downtown updated

Search for new Americus city manager continues into 2019

The search continues for a new Americus city manager.

High-speed internet project underway in Americus

Progress is being made on improving the internet speed in the Americus business area.

Homeless count to take place in Valdosta

The federal government is attempting to get an idea of the state of homelessness across the country.

Five potential new businesses filling old Kmart shopping center

There could be up to five new businesses and one new restaurant going in where the old Kmart on Dawson Road used to be in Albany.

Valdosta High considers schedule change

Valdosta City Schools recently built a new $85 million school that might have come with a few problems.

  Over 1,000 street lights out in Albany

There are 1,500 streetlights out across Albany, but city leaders said they have a $3.5 million dollar plan to fix them. And community members are ready to see them repaired.

DOCO officials say not to put other items in debris pile for pick up

Dougherty County Public Information Officer Wendy Howell wants to make sure you know that they are only picking up debris from the curb.

Thomas Co. shooting range faces construction delays

Hurricane Michael and recent rain has stopped construction on the Thomas County Shooting Range.

Phoebe professional addresses flu concerns for children

There is no doubt that it is flu season but some people do not realize how easy their child could catch the virus.

Thomasville man charged with child molestation

A Thomasville man is facing multiple felony charges, including child molestation.

FEMA booths will be across Southwest Georgia on Saturday

FEMA wants to make sure that you are prepared if another natural disaster like Hurricane Michael strikes.

American Red Cross of Georgia welcomes new regional CEO

Jennifer Pipa has been named the new regional CEO of the American Red Cross of Georgia

ASU appoints interim chief of police

ASU appoints interim chief of police

Albany organization looking to provide Community Meal of Love on MLK Day

With Martin Luther King Day around the corner, Laila’s Lil' Community Angels, MALIK Inc., needs your help with donations for their *third annual ‘Community Meal of Love’ in Albany.

$1 million Albany lift station repair project underway

Albany leaders approved funding for a project to make repairs to 10 lift stations after a series of sewage spills into the Flint River.

Dougherty Co. leaders discuss possibility of T-SPLOST on special March ballot

Albany-Dougherty County could see a potential $80 million in funding over the next five years. But only if T-SPLOST is put on a special called March ballot.

Experts see positive economic outlook for Valdosta

Business experts are saying the economic outlook for the state of Georgia is pleasant.

14 year sentence handed down to Valdosta man in federal drug case

A Valdosta man is facing years in prison for drug charges.

City of Valdosta focuses on affordable housing repair

Valdosta is planning to refocus hundreds of thousands of dollars into housing assistance for its residents.

Government shutdown could delay 2019 peanut planting

Georgia produces an estimated 50-percent of the United States peanut supply.

Hear the alarm, escape unharmed: Albany Fire Dept. saving lives 1 alarm at a time

The Albany Fire Department is doing its part to help keep the community safe by giving away and installing smoke alarms around the community as a part of its ‘Hear the Alarm, Escape Unharmed’ program.

  Patients to benefit from money raised by Phoebe Foundation in 2018

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital announced the total amount of money that was raised in 2018 that will benefit the hospital. A portion of these funds will go to different projects around the hospital.

Multi-county high-speed chase ends in arrest

One man is behind bars in Tift County, after leading Georgia State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through two South Georgia counties on Wednesday.

Randolph Co. School District focused on student potential

One Southwest Georgia elementary school is making sure that students know the importance of academics and where it will take them in the future.

‘Sock it to em with Love’ drive aims to keep people warm as temperatures drop

As the temperatures drop, a Tifton woman is handing out socks to make sure your feet stay warm.

ABAC prepares to send students abroad

Several firsts are happening for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Ty Ty nursery gives tips on plant upkeep in cold weather

Temperatures are dropping and there are some things you can do to protect your plant life from the cooler weather.

How can you help?: Leaders to host forum on crime, major city-wide issues

Top leaders in the Albany area want you to come out for their Criminal Justice Forum Thursday night.

What crimes the Albany Police Dept. is already seeing in 2019

Just two weeks into the new year and Albany police said there are several crimes and bad habits rolling over from last year.

Phoebe to make changes to visitation policies during flu season

It’s flu season and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital wants to make sure you know its new guidelines that go into effect Friday.

Randolph-Clay High School makes changes for security

Randolph-Clay County High School started the new year with some changes to better the safety of teachers and students.

Albany house catches fire twice in 1 day

Albany fire officials said a house on Telfair Avenue caught fire not once, but twice on Wednesday.

SUV runs into Albany business

One person was taken to the hospital after an SUV hit the front of an Albany business on Wednesday, according to the Albany Police Department.

Debris pick-up will continue in Dougherty Co. after Corps leaves

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will end debris pick up in Dougherty County on Friday.

Albany neighbors upset over liquor store coming to their area

Some people living in South Albany said they don’t want a new liquor store in their area.

The crime of stalking: What you need to know

January is Stalking Awareness Month and representatives said people should remember that stalking is a crime.

Marine Corps Logistics Base recognizes Stalking Awareness Month

Leaders at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany (MCLB) said stalking is happening more often than you think, so on Tuesday, the base made a stalking awareness proclamation to bring attention to the issue.

  Family affected by domestic violence uses tragedy to help others

A family that suffered a double homicide is sending a message of hope to others. That after a domestic violence situation took the lives of Frances Nelson and Mamie Childs in 2017.

Lowndes Co. community plans to celebrate law enforcement

The Valdosta-Lowndes Community is planning to come together to celebrate law enforcement.

What you can do to avoid the flu

The Georgia Department of Public Health said that typically now is the time when we begin seeing an upswing in reported flu cases.

Valdosta encourages residents to ‘Click ‘N Fix’

The City of Valdosta is encouraging citizens to get involved in whatever way possible.

Dougherty Co. School System has big plans for 2019

The Dougherty County School System is excited for 2019.

FTC’s ‘Do Not Call’ registry affected by partial government shutdown

If you've seen an increase in robocalls, it could be because of the shutdown.

Southwest GA Health District offers free HIV testing

The Southwest Georgia Health District is offering free HIV testing in Dougherty and surrounding counties.

Great Southern Peanut, LLC cited for violations, faces thousands in fines

A Leesburg peanut processing facility could now be forced pay thousands of dollars in fines after a federal agency cited the business.

New city manager wants to help Thomasville blossom in new year

After a year-long search, Thomasville finally has a new city manager.

Grady Co. commissioners talk trash issues

The 35 collection sites in Grady County will soon be cut to just seven, however, commissioners said each site will be larger and monitored to ensure it stays clean.

Lawyer wants Dougherty Co. superior court judge to resign

A South Georgia lawyer is calling for the resignation of a Dougherty County Superior Court judge after he charges the judge jailed four people without due process.

Cook Co. School System wins thousands in grant money

The Georgia Department of Education shared that it is awarding $260,000 dollars to rural school districts to help them expand their fine arts opportunities available to students.

Cook Co. woman charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty

We now know the charges a woman is facing who rented a trailer where law enforcement found dozens of dead and neglected animals.

Officials say you should get your flu shot now

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, flu activity is higher this year at this point than it was last year at this same time.

Judge denies bond for Bo Dukes, attorneys discuss what’s next

Bo Dukes, one of the men charged in connection to the death and disappearance of Irwin County teacher and beauty queen, Tara Grinstead, was denied bond and is still behind bars in the Houston County Jail.

The Lily Pad SANE Center resources

If you have been sexually violated, the Lily Pad SANE Center of Albany wants to help you.

Death in Thomasville puts residents on high alert

After a man was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in Thomasville, residents have become increasingly concerned with his death.

Southern Regional Technical College awards 79 students with scholarships

Nearly $50,000 in scholarships have just been awarded to 80 students at Southern Regional Technical College!

Chehaw prepares for annual Frontier Event

Chehaw is getting ready for their annual Frontier Event.

Lily Pad aims to be ready to help victims at any time

The Lily Pad in Albany said one of their new goals for 2019 is to be ready at any time to help sexual assault victims.