‘Juice’ shines on the basketball court

A woman in Lowndes County says that her son’s middle school gave her a moment that she’ll never forget when they gave her special needs son a very special birthday present.

  Homeless youth intake increases as temperatures drop

State representatives meet in Dougherty Co., discuss storm relief funding

West Town Elementary hosts literacy awards

Albany Rescue Mission in need of donations

Duke’s defense alleges false confession in Tara Grinstead case, files new motions

'It was a process’: Former gang member gives tips on how to get out of gangs

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  Open Arms follows up with former homeless children after they leave

Jury delivers verdict in Albany double murder trial

Lee County to host Geico State Champions Bowl game

Bomb threats sent to businesses in South GA, other areas nationwide

Richland man arrested in connection with murder on MLK Dr. in Stewart Co.

Murder trial for Joseph Jones III continues

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: GHSA State Championship games and scores

At least one team will come home as state champions.

Community left in shock as police search for Pelham murder suspect

After two men were found shot to death and another injured, residents in Pelham are still in disbelief.

  VSU Blazers take Texas

The Valdosta State University Football team is preparing for its big trip to the national championship.

Valdosta disaster victims shop with a firefighter

The Valdosta Fire Department made Christmas a little brighter for a few children of the community.

  Albany leaders work on revitalization efforts

December 12, 2018 proclaimed National Neighborhood Watch Association Day

Christmas comes early for hundreds in Albany

Operation Santa Paws sees huge success

$300K CHIP Grant to revitalize homes in Ashburn

Overwhelming support for Open Arms leads to $1K donation

  Ashburn benefits from budget cuts

Taxes in Ashburn will not be increasing thanks to budget cuts by city leaders.

Albany murder suspect turns himself into police

The Albany Police Department said the third suspect in an October homicide investigation turned himself in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Resources for domestic violence victims in Albany

Leaders at the Liberty House in Albany said that the holidays add extra stress, whether that be family coming into town, finances or child custody issues.

Dawson city manager facing 2 additional felony charges

Terrell County District Attorney Ron Smith said Dawson City Manager Barney Parnacott is now two more felony charges.

‘All I could do was look around and cry.’ Valdosta home makeover moves woman to tears

One woman in Valdosta said she was brought to tears when she got the gift of a lifetime.

Search for Tift Co. school superintendent continues

The search for the new school superintendent in Tift County is still ongoing.

Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office hosts Toys for Tots drive

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is working to ensure that children in the community do not go without this holiday season.

Lowndes Co. community honors retired educators

Members of the Valdosta-Lowndes community come together ever year to honor the educators of the area.

Scientific DNA software could come to GA

The discussion on whether or not Georgia will become the next state to use a scientific DNA software to help with criminal investigations continued on Tuesday.

Decatur Co. schools still recovering from Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael hit much of Southwest Georgia, people are learning to adjust to their new normal and work through the storm’s destruction.

12 Dougherty Co. schools are ‘beating the odds’

Twelve schools within the Dougherty County School System are outperforming other schools across Georgia and another five are within “expected range," state officials announced.

Robbery victim stresses importance of “Safety Tips for the Holidays” event

Robbery victim stresses importance of holiday safety event

Helping Hands Ending Hunger, Kids Helping Kids” feeds DOCO students

1 out of 4 children in Georgia go hungry and do not know where they will get their next meal.

South GA multi-county chase ends in wreck with parked semi-truck

Car crash from Echols Co. to Atkinson Co. ends in crash

Woman shot in Turner Co. officer-involved shooting is murder suspect

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a woman shot after a multi-county chase ended in Turner County is a murder suspect out of metro Atlanta.

Thomasville’s 2019 budget gets adopted

Thomasville City Council members voted on the 2019 budget Monday night.

Officials focus on recovery after storms devastate Dougherty County

Southwest Georgians have been hit by storm after storm.But county leaders say there may be good news for Dougherty County residents.

Lowndes Co. deal with the aftermath of flooding

In Lowndes County, residents attempted to get back to their everyday lives after the severe storms that caused major flooding in the area.

TODAY: Albany double murder trial gets underway

Quatez Strong, 18, and old Jalen Walker, 15, were shot in April of last year...

UPDATE: Missing Mitchell Co. girl located

Joy Riggins is OK

South GA officials warn residents to be prepared as more rain heads to the area

Heavy rainfall last weekend caused storm damage and flooding to several areas. Now, with more rain on the way, officials are asking residents to be prepared for the possibility of more flooding.

City leaders stand by city manager pay raise

Albany’s city manager will make an additional $25,000 next year.

  Flint Riverkeeper: Sewage spills can be very dangerous for people

The 1.2 million gallons of sewage that spilled into the Percosin Canal in Albany could be extremely dangerous for anyone who makes contact with it.

Unpaved road causes problems for emergency crews

A $1.5 million project to pave a Lee County road is about a month away from completion.

What can you do to protect yourself from home burglaries?

With an increase in home burglaries during this time of year, the Albany Police Department said it’s time to go the extra mile to protect yourself.

VSU prepares for its 226th commencement ceremonies

Teachers, students and staff are preparing for Valdosta State University’s 226th commencement ceremonies.

Albany police need your help to reduce gun violence

“Put the guns down” is what the Albany Police Department is pleading for everyone to do.

Rain leads to Lowndes Co. sewage spill

Many are still dealing with the effects of the flooding last weekend and Lowndes County is no different.

Valdosta city leaders help raise money for charity

City leaders in Valdosta were out on the town, helping raise money for charity.

Two years later: Fallen police officers’ legacies live on in Americus

Investigators said on December 7, 2016, Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr and Georgia Southwestern State University Campus Police Officer Jody Smith were shot while responding to a domestic dispute call.

Albany ARC still needs your help with Angel Tree program

The Albany Advocacy Resource Center needs your help making Christmas possible for both kids and adults this year.

2 arrested on drug charges during Cordele traffic stop

Acting on a tip regarding illegal drug transactions in the parking lot of Walmart, officers of the Cordele Police Department arrested two men on multiple drug charges.

Judge overrules motions in Ryan Duke trial

After reviewing several motions made by Ryan Duke’s defense in the Tara Grinstead case, a judge has overruled five of them.

Missing Lee Co. girl located

The little girl was taken from the care of DFACS

Sylvester holds annual Christmas parade

The city of Sylvester held their annual Christmas parade Thursday night.

Traditional Christmas lighting interrupted by flood

A 15 year tradition of Christmas lighting by a Lee County family will not be the same this year because of the heavy rains and flooding.

Cairo kicks off Christmas season with a parade

Dozens of South Georgia cities were in the Christmas spirit Thursday evening with the help of their much beloved annual Christmas parades.

Federal assistance to help Albany police crack down on gang violence

The Albany Police Gang Unit Commander said they are fully aware gang activity is going on in the community, but they are working diligently to solve the problems at their root.

  Schools face bus driver shortage

Across Georgia, many school systems are dealing with bus driver shortages.

Lowndes Co. asks people to prepare for flooding ahead of rainy weekend

Parts of Lowndes County just saw flooding from last weekend’s storms, so county leaders want you to get ready now for more rain.

Family wants justice after woman is run over

Albany Police are still searching for a driver accused of intentionally running over a woman.

Man killed in Albany accident with mail truck identified

The Albany Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian in a wheelchair died after an accident in the 600 block of East Broad Avenue Thursday night.

Samaritan’s Purse needs volunteers for storm recovery assistance

Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief needs your help in assisting those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Deadline to apply for FEMA quickly approaching

The deadline to apply for assistance through FEMA is next Thursday at midnight.

It’s a wrap on WALB’s Days of Giving event

WALB has officially wrapped up our annual days of giving event.

Gas prices lowest statewide since December 2017

As the holiday season continues to grow closer, gas prices have dropped significantly over the last two months.

Former Valdosta doctor among those sentenced in Valdosta, Columbus pill mill operation

A former Valdosta doctor was just one of seven people sentenced this week in pill mill operations that were ran out of Valdosta and Columbus.

FEMA only helping with Hurricane Michael damage

Tonight FEMA wants you to know... they’re still here to help with Hurricane Michael assistance... but will not be helping with damage recent flooding left in our area.

Terrell Co. Christmas parade canceled

Terrell County will not have their Christmas parade this year, which was set to take place this Saturday.

Flint River Dance Arts building looking to get back up and running

Hurricane Michael left a path of devastation which was felt throughout all of South Georgia.

Buddy Check 10K check presented to Horizons Community Solutions

More than 60 women who need help with affording a mammogram will be one step closer to getting screened for breast cancer. WALB’s general sales manager, Bruce Austin, presented the 6 thousand and 800 dollar check to Horizons Community Solutions.

Southwest GA Inspector’s Association meets in Lee Co. for first time

The State of Georgia is changing the building codes in 2020.

VSU gives back with holiday helpers project

Valdosta State University (VSU) is giving back to the children of the community with its Holiday Helper Tree Project.

Greater Valdosta Christmas Parade is back on

With the help of the city, the Ossipe Temple #65 is planning to host the 2018 Greater Valdosta Christmas Parade after a lot of controversy regarding the event.

Crews continue to pump water out of flooded South GA streets

People living in part of Lee County are still working to get out of their houses after seven inches of rain fell over the weekend, flooding the streets.

Mayors' Christmas Motorcade brings dozens of gifts to Valdosta development center

Hundreds of patients at the Parkwood Developmental Center in Valdosta are benefiting from $800 worth of gifts brought by the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

Valdosta paints the town black and red with Blazer pride

The City is of Valdosta is asking residents to get out and paint the town red and black, but with Blazer Pride.

Flash flooding leaves many dirt roads unsafe in Thomas County

Recent heavy rain in South Georgia has impacted 200 miles of dirt roads in Thomas County.