The Links, Inc. Albany Chapter presents donation check to AAPHC

The Albany Chapter of The Links, Inc. presented Albany Area Primary Health Care with a donation of $3,000.

  Our Kids, Our Future LLC holds tournament to help end violence

  Board approves $800,000 towards Worth County Football Stadium

  Worth Co. Superintendent: “ We will move forward”

  Fire Ant Festival good for Ashburn economy

  Albany self-sufficiency program accepts grant to help those in need

  Thomas Co. leaders gearing up for annual Great American Cleanup

Continued Coverage

  New sales tax in Dougherty Co. goes into effect July 1

  WALB visits local elementary school’s career day

  Americus event seeking volunteers, offering donation to organization with highest participation

Event to honor fallen Americus officers returns for third year

  City leader works to end stigma around mental health

  Albany Housing Authority helps people further careers and education

  Albany community fearful as sounds from gun fire ring out nightly

Albany neighbors are looking for guidance in ways to keep their kids out of trouble. The need for help comes after a recent shooting on South Van Buren Street left one man dead.

Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton holds plant sale

Eighth Street Middle School holds plant sale

  First woman arrested in the Albany Civil Rights Movement dies

First woman arrested in the Albany civil rights movement dies

  Thomasville city leaders address gun violence in Thursday forum

Scott told WALB he hopes the discussions will lead to a decrease gun violence.

  Moultrie welcomes homeless shelter by 2020

  Moultrie city leaders working hard to enhance downtown

  Albany woman surprised with scholarship named after her

MCLB honors Women’s History Month with one of WALB’s own

Student athletes show their skills during All-Star Weekend in Albany

  Tift Regional Gala honors South GA doctor

  Motorcycles ride again to honor fallen Dougherty Co. officer

Motorcyclists came together to ride out in honor of fallen Dougherty County police officer, Lt. Thomas Cliff Rouse.

  Albany Mosque responds to mass shooting in New Zealand

49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in an attack on two Mosques in New Zealand. The suspected shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant and charged with murder.

Lee Co. leaders request stop lights on Highway 82 after accidents

Many in the community are asking stop lights be put in on Highway 82. But Lee county leaders want you to know they have no said in the matter.The requests come after several wrecks have happened on the highway in Lee County.

Construction underway on solar panel facility in Dougherty County

Construction on the new solar panel farm in Dougherty County is underway. The plant on Moultrie Road was approved in August despite some homeowners’ complaints.

Woman wanted after taking off with a victims’ lost funds

Dougherty County Police need your help finding a woman who is on the run after taking off with hundreds of dollars in cash, after a man lost it in store parking lot.

South GA women provide comfort to suicide victims with support group

A Southwest Georgia woman is starting a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Talking, breathing mannequins give Tift Regional staff members hands-on experience

Talking, breathing mannequins give Tift Regional staff members hands on experience

  Crisp County school officials promoted to leadership positions

Crisp County school officials promoted to leadership positions

  Groundbreaking held for new Crisp County Middle School

The Crisp County School District said that for the first time, it’s building its middle school from the ground up.

  Crisp Co. short track begins season this weekend

A Crisp County race track is set to “start your engines” during its season opener this weekend.

Longtime Leslie event returns for 31st year

A longtime tradition has returned once again this weekend to one South Georgia town.

New details released in Pataula Charter Academy student ‘hate list’

More details have been released from Calhoun County after a “hate list” was found on a student earlier this week.

Georgia FIRST Robotics competition hosted in Albany

On Friday, 31 Georgia high schools competed in day one of the Procter & Gamble FIRST Robotics qualifier.

Dougherty Co. police investigate animal hoarding case

The Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) is investigating an animal hoarding case in Putney.

Moultrie Observer: Propst investigation cites pill incidents, dishonesty, insubordination

An investigation by Colquitt County School Superintendent Doug Howell determined Rush Propst violated five standards of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, including by giving pills to students “on more than one occasion.”

  Noise complaint leads to Cordele drug bust

Cordele police arrested four men from out of state on drug charges after receiving a call about a noise complaint, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Police force in Lumpkin, GA reduced to one after all other officers resign in protest

Only one police officer remains in Lumpkin, GA after the rest of the police force resigns.

  JOB ALERT: Fast food chain to return to Americus

A fast food chain restuarant will soon return to Americus.

  Aspire Behavioral Health announces suicide stats

Southwest Georgia has the lowest suicide deaths in the state.That’s according to Aspire Behavioral Health leaders, who just received the new data

  Dougherty Co. counselor fights to find mental health solutions for kids, millennials

A Dougherty County licensed professional counselor said mental health issues are a big problem in school-aged children, and now is the time for everyone to help fight the battle.

2 firefighters recovering from injuries from Albany house fire

Two Albany firefighters are recovering after they were injured responding to a fire Wednesday night.

  Calhoun Co. superintendent responds after student is found with ‘hate list’

Parents of students that attend Pataula Charter Academy are concerned with their children’s safety after a student was arrested Monday.

  Committee looks for ways to use 18 acres of land in Dougherty County

There are currently 18 acres of land sitting unused in Dougherty County.

  City finds solution for septic tank overflows in Albany neighborhood

Neighbors in South Albany are facing an ongoing sewage overflow problem.

  Under the Oaks Art Fest hosted for 12th year

Talented artists from across South Georgia came together Thursday night.

  Lee Co. animal adoption fees waived during March

Furry residents in Lee County are honoring a legend.

  Rush Propst fired as Colquitt Co. football coach

Rush Propst, the Colquitt County Packers head football coach, was fired late Thursday afternoon.

Lee County Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers

Staff say they could use help walking their sheltered animals.

  APD looking for Phoebe North burglary suspect

APD officials said they were able to obtain surveillance video, adding the suspect was unknown to Phoebe North staff.

  Valdosta police arrest teen for entering autos

A 19-year-old was arrested and charged for entering autos Tuesday night, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

  Woman arrested after Lowndes Co. high speed chase

Lowndes County law enforcement is looking for a driver after she crashed her car following a high-speed chase, according to Sheriff Ashley Paulk.

  Albany crews respond to house fire

The Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday night.

  Douglas Police: 2 of 3 recent armed robberies may be connected

Police said Wednesday that investigators believe two out of three armed robberies in Douglas since Sunday may be connected.

2018 Ocilla death ruled natural

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has ruled an Ocilla woman's death natural.

'Her car was on the side of the road, been set afire’: Family concerned as search continues for 3 people last seen in South GA

On Wednesday, law enforcement across Southwest Georgia continued their search for three missing people.

Crisis management for school based incidents training held in Crisp County

Georgia law enforcement officials learned what to do when a crisis happens at school.

Junior Market Livestock Show held in Crisp County

Students showed off their live stock in Crisp County Wednesday.

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office observes Flood Safety Preparedness Week

Deputies in Crisp County are posting flood safety preparedness tips on social media every day this week.

  Lee Co. commissioner named new vice chairman

The Lee County Commission welcomed a fresh but familiar face as the second-in-command.

Lee Co. debris clean-up crews begin making final rounds

Just over five months after Hurricane Michael devastated Southwest Georgia, Lee County cleanup crews are still working hard to clear debris left behind.

Culinary students win big in cooking competition

For one Albany Technical College Culinary Arts Student, today’s cooking competition is more than just a contest. The school hosted two cooking competitions today, "Chopped" and "Albany's Next Titan Chef."

  Dougherty Co. suicide numbers up since 2017

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said the number of suicides in the first three months of the year has increased since 2017.

  Albany railroad crossing closures may change your daily driving routes

Several railroad crossings in Albany will be closed soon, at least for three weeks while Norfolk Southern makes repairs to the tracks.

  Changes coming to Lee Co. garbage and landfill fees

Lee County residents will soon see a fee increase for second garbage cans and at the landfill.

  Dougherty Co. leader concerned with illegal dump sites

There have been a total of four illegal dump sites in Albany so far in 2019.

  Phoebe ready for Albany Pink Walk for Cancer

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is getting ready for its annual Albany Pink Walk for Cancer this weekend.

  It’s neighbor helping neighbor as Cairo residents continue to recover

While many families received severe damage to their homes, the community has come together to help each other.

  Meigs residents recovering after severe storm

Marie Hall told WALB she knew something bad was going to happen when what looked like a white sheet of rain and hail was hurling towards her house.e city.

  Arlington mayor serves police chief second termination letter

Police Chief Donald Bryant told WALB Wednesday that Mayor Raymond Williams issued him a second letter of termination.

Rickey Smiley booked for May in Albany

Rickey Smiley, known as one of the few “clean” comics to command a national stage, is coming to the Albany Municipal Auditorium on May 12 at 7 p.m.

1 killed, 4 ejected in Atkinson Co. wreck

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) confirmed that a one-vehicle wreck in rural Atkinson County has claimed the life of a woman.

Upcoming Blakely job fair looks to hire 200 employees for new solar farm

A new solar farm coming to Blakely is in need of 200 employees, and people could land their next job at an upcoming job fair.

  Volunteers gear up for large crowds at 2019 Peanut Proud Festival

The City of Blakely is gearing up for the 11th Annual Peanut Proud Festival, all to honor the peanut industry at the city’s largest event of the year.

  Albany community asks commissioners for more say in SPLOST spending

People in Albany are beginning to question how city leaders decide which projects to spend tax dollars on.

  Turner Job Corps assists Cairo storm victims after tornado

As Cairo continues recovery after a recent EF-2 tornado, the Turner Job Corps Center (TJC) in Albany is lending a helping hand to assist storm victims.

  Dougherty Co. coroner waiting on toxicology reports on 4 drug-related deaths

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler is waiting on four pending toxicology reports and they’re all from drug-related deaths.

ACLU looks to reopen Valdosta State University polling location

The Lowndes County Board of Elections hosted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia for its board of elections meeting Tuesday night.

  'I just hate not feeling safe in my own home’: Valdosta parent scared after weekend shooting

A Valdosta woman said she’s scared for her children’s lives after a shooting in her neighborhood over the weekend.