City of Blakely pulls out of inter-government agreement

The City of Blakely is withdrawing from an inter-government agreement with Early County. That agreement would consolidate the county’s public safety agencies.

Got blood: Red Cross sets up blood, platelet donation sites in wake of Florence

Following the wake of Hurricane Florence’s wrath on the Carolinas, the Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donations at a number of Albany locales and surrounding counties.

Homecoming queen’s act of kindness toward classmate goes viral

An act of kindness by Turner County High School's newly crowned homecoming queen has gotten a lot of attention on social media.

APD improves community relations with Community Trust Walk

The Albany Police Department hit the streets Thursday night to get to know the community a little bit better with its first Community Trust Walk.

Cancer Ties celebrates Donna Armstrong with fall event

Cancer Ties honored Donna Armstrong Thursday evening at an event where dozens of people came out to show support and raise funds for her.

‘Chat with the Chief’ event sparks questions about crime in Albany

The Albany Police Department invited the community to “Chat With the Chief” Thursday night.

22nd Annual Plains Peanut Festival set for Saturday

This is the 22 year of the annual Plains Peanut Festival, and organizers said it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.

Lee Co. breaks ground on new fire training facility

Construction of the new live fire training facility in Lee County is well underway.

Lee Co. Fire and Emergency Services crew gets 26 bulletproof vests

One South Georgia fire department and EMS now have 26 new bulletproof vests for its members.

Zaxby’s donates proceeds to help with Hurricane Florence disaster relief

Zaxby’s restaurants throughout the city of Albany and surrounding areas will be donating 10 percent of all proceeds that were collected between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts.

Participation needed for 28th Annual Wildlife Festival

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce has released the date for its biggest fundraising event of the year and the chamber still needs your help to meet its $15,000 goal.

  Arlington not facing fines, citations for July sewage spill

Officials in the City of Arlington are addressing concerns over a sewage spill on Azalea Street that happened back in July.

‘I’ve had to get a second full-time job to pay utility bills.’

Some Camilla residents said they have seen their utility bills skyrocket over the last several months. One woman said she wants the city to find a solution as soon as possible.

Leaders concerned about recycling in Thomasville

It costs more than $110,000 to have a fully functioning recycling center in Thomasville.

Thomasville officers spend the day at the range

Bullets were flying Thursday, but no one was in danger.

People notice increase in drug arrests in Thomasville

Since Sept. 1 there has been 25 drug related arrests in Thomasville.

Albany town hall to be held to educate residents on utility bills

For those living in Albany and Dougherty County who are concerned about their high utility bills, a town hall meeting will be held this Saturday to address those concerns.

Terrell Co. Chamber of Commerce to host clay shoot fundraiser

Terrell County Chamber of Commerce planning to use Clay Shoot as a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce.

Industrial Park lumber to benefit Terrell County

Terrell County is removing the trees from Industrial Park and using the money from the lumber to benefit the park.

Bees no longer a problem at Lee Co. Animal Shelter

The Lee County Animal Shelter is no longer dealing with swarms of bees, like it was in late August.

Leesburg downtown revitalization continues

If you’ve gone through Leesburg lately, you’ve likely seen crews hard at work on several store fronts along Walnut Avenue South.

  Dougherty Co. credits students for high graduation rate

Dougherty County Superintendent Kenneth Dyer said he credits the success of a higher graduation rate to dedicated students.

Ricardo Lockette makes big announcement

An NFL wide receiver made a special visit to Dougherty County middle schools on Wednesday.

Cuthbert officials warn residents about check, money order scams

Police in Cuthbert say they’ve seen more and more check and money order scams in the city recently and now they want to keep you from falling victim.

Hahira continues with city upgrades

Hahira city officials are continuing to plan updates for the downtown area, just after completing the Depot of Hahira Square.

Hahira railroad crossing closes

Some residents in Hahira are upset following the closing of a railroad crossing in the area. This particular crossing has gotten a lot of attention over the last year.

Bicyclist killed in Thomas Co. wreck identified

On Tuesday night a bicyclist was killed after he was hit by an SUV.

Guest Editorial: ChalkFest

ChalkFest is bringing in a dozen professional chalk artists from Georgia and Florida, and downtown will become a giant canvass.

Where will the funds from the Heart of South Georgia benefit concert go?

The Heart of South Georgia Disaster Relief Concert coming up October 3 is bound to be a big money maker.

Cancer Ties annual event coming up

Cancer Ties is preparing for its annual event that’s just a few days away.

Parents, sheriff caution drivers on speed in Worth County

A parent in Worth county says he is concerned for the safety of children getting on and off the school bus on highway 82 east, because of distracted drivers.

  Tift County: City owes $22 million in damages

Tift County has filed several claims against the City of Tifton in the last seven days saying that the city owes over $22 million in damages to the county.

Government Center to receive $2 million repairs

Albany’s Government Center will soon see $2 million worth of renovations.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital launches new quality initiatives

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is restructuring the hospital.All in an effort to lessen death rates.

President Jimmy Carter and Stacey Abrams meet in Plains

President Carter and Abrams met at the new Mercer Medicine Plains Facility to discuss healthcare issues in Georgia today.

Officials urge mindfulness when sending donations to Florence victims

In South Georgia, one county has a message for those hoping to help victims impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Winnersville classic tickets selling fast

Friday is the big day for the Winnersville classic and people were lined up in Valdosta to get their hands on tickets.

Fresh Start Academy moving locations

Fresh Start Academy moving locations due to a growing number of students.

Ricardo Lockette speaks at Rotary Club

Ricardo Lockette was the guest speaker at the Dougherty County Rotary Club’s Tuesday meeting.

LIST: A few delicious deals to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Here is a list of deals to help you observe National Cheeseburger Day.

Guest Editorial: Benefit concert for South GA

David M. Carlton, President Community Foundation of South Georgia, Inc. talks about Luke Bryan and others coming to the Fairgrounds