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  • Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:03:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:23:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...

    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

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    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

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  • Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

    Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:42:47 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:23:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members exit a university arena after voting on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas.  A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members exit a university arena after voting on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...
    Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers have voted on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge implications for the tourist-dependent destination.More >>
    Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers have voted on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge implications for the tourist-dependent destination.More >>
  • Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control

    Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:16:01 GMT
    (Ana Ramirez/Austin American-Statesman via AP). Gov. Gregg Abbott hosts a roundtable discussion about safety in Texas schools after the recent school shooting in Sante Fe at the Texas states Capitol on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Abbott co...(Ana Ramirez/Austin American-Statesman via AP). Gov. Gregg Abbott hosts a roundtable discussion about safety in Texas schools after the recent school shooting in Sante Fe at the Texas states Capitol on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Abbott co...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promise to wade into thorny issue of gun control.More >>
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promise to wade into thorny issue of gun control.More >>
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    Today: 0.61": Monthly Total 3.07"; Normal for the Month 4.06"; Yearly Total 18.27"; -/+ Year to Date -4.05"

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    Today: 0.61": Monthly Total 3.07"; Normal for the Month 4.06"; Yearly Total 18.27"; -/+ Year to Date -4.05"

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  • Woman dies in Highway 41 wreck

    Woman dies in Highway 41 wreck

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:24:40 GMT
    A woman died in a two-car wreck on Highway 41 in Tifton on Tuesday. (Source: Melissa Hughes)A woman died in a two-car wreck on Highway 41 in Tifton on Tuesday. (Source: Melissa Hughes)
    It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern Avenue intersection. (Source: Melissa Hughes)It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern Avenue intersection. (Source: Melissa Hughes)

    A woman was killed in a two-car wreck on Highway 41 in Tifton on Tuesday. 

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    A woman was killed in a two-car wreck on Highway 41 in Tifton on Tuesday. 

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  • Cagle, Kemp to face off in July runoff

    Cagle, Kemp to face off in July runoff

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:16:49 GMT
    Casey Cagle (left) and Brian Kemp (Source: Facebook)Casey Cagle (left) and Brian Kemp (Source: Facebook)

    Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face a July 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for Georgia governor.

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    Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face a July 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for Georgia governor.

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  • Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia governor race

    Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia governor race

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:13:17 GMT
    (Source: Georgia House of Representatives)(Source: Georgia House of Representatives)

    Stacey Abrams has won the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race. 

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    Stacey Abrams has won the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Disturbance in Caribbean could develop into tropical system ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Disturbance in Caribbean could develop into tropical system ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:17:31 GMT
    A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)
    A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week.

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    A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week.

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  • Lee Co. Middle West students renovate exhibits at Chehaw

    Lee Co. Middle West students renovate exhibits at Chehaw

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:57:01 GMT
    Stem students at Lee County Middle School West worked with Chehaw Park renovating exhibits at the Reptile House. (Source: Parks at Chehaw)Stem students at Lee County Middle School West worked with Chehaw Park renovating exhibits at the Reptile House. (Source: Parks at Chehaw)
    Stem students at Lee County Middle School West worked with Chehaw Park renovating exhibits at the Reptile House. (Source: Parks at Chehaw)Stem students at Lee County Middle School West worked with Chehaw Park renovating exhibits at the Reptile House. (Source: Parks at Chehaw)

    Lee County Middle School West students put their hands to work renovating exhibits at the reptile house at Chehaw Park. 

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    Lee County Middle School West students put their hands to work renovating exhibits at the reptile house at Chehaw Park. 

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  • Decision 2018: Georgia voters head to the polls

    Decision 2018: Georgia voters head to the polls

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:42:33 GMT

    Georgia voters are heading to the polls today to pick candidates for November's elections. 

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    Georgia voters are heading to the polls today to pick candidates for November's elections. 

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  • Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:58:05 GMT
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)

    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

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    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

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  • Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:49:34 GMT
    Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

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    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

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  • Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:43:25 GMT
    Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)

    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

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    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

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  • SWGA summer feeding programs

    SWGA summer feeding programs

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:21:25 GMT
    Summer feeding program (Source: WALB)Summer feeding program (Source: WALB)
    Summer feeding program (Source: WALB)Summer feeding program (Source: WALB)

    Organizations, churches, and others across southwest Georgia now have summer feeding programs available. While most students are happy to be out of school for the summer, some go hungry when they don't have two guaranteed meals that they would normally receive from their schools.

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    Organizations, churches, and others across southwest Georgia now have summer feeding programs available. While most students are happy to be out of school for the summer, some go hungry when they don't have two guaranteed meals that they would normally receive from their schools.

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  • Broken headlight leads to major drug arrest

    Broken headlight leads to major drug arrest

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:25:10 GMT
    Preston Fields (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Preston Fields (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)
    Preston Fields (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Preston Fields (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)

    A man already on probation sentence for marijuana and cocaine is back behind bars after officers found cocaine, marijuana, and suspected ecstasy during a traffic stop.

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    A man already on probation sentence for marijuana and cocaine is back behind bars after officers found cocaine, marijuana, and suspected ecstasy during a traffic stop.

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  • Albany announces sanitary sewage spill

    Albany announces sanitary sewage spill

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:23:30 GMT
    The Flint River at Albany, just North of the Broad Avenue bridge (Source: WALB)The Flint River at Albany, just North of the Broad Avenue bridge (Source: WALB)

    The city said the sanitary sewer overflow went into the east bank of the Flint River, just south of the Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge.

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    The city said the sanitary sewer overflow went into the east bank of the Flint River, just south of the Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge.

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  • Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:50:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

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    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

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  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

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    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

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  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

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    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

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  • Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

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    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

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  • Library offering thousands of free books

    Library offering thousands of free books

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:18:06 GMT
    MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free books for the summer.MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free books for the summer.
    MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free books for the summer.MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free books for the summer.

    "Our sole purpose is to keep our kids reading this summer," said Leigh Wiley the Director of the Worth County Library System. Because of one partnership, this is exactly what the Magaret Jones Public Library is doing. 

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    "Our sole purpose is to keep our kids reading this summer," said Leigh Wiley the Director of the Worth County Library System. Because of one partnership, this is exactly what the Magaret Jones Public Library is doing. 

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  • Private sponsors raise over $30K for Wayne County senior trip

    Private sponsors raise over $30K for Wayne County senior trip

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:03:42 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    High school graduation should be a time to celebrate, and thousands of students go on trips with classmates to cap off the end of an era. However, this graduation season isn't going as planned for many Wayne County High School seniors and their parents.

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    High school graduation should be a time to celebrate, and thousands of students go on trips with classmates to cap off the end of an era. However, this graduation season isn't going as planned for many Wayne County High School seniors and their parents.

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  • Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

    Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:12:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:31:24 GMT
    Former officer Robert Olsen testified in court Monday. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Former officer Robert Olsen testified in court Monday. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said he was being attacked when he fired on the man.

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    A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said he was being attacked when he fired on the man.

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  • Coffee Co. Middle School student raises money for school employee

    Coffee Co. Middle School student raises money for school employee

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:31:09 GMT
    Caroline Maley. (Source: WALB)Caroline Maley. (Source: WALB)

    It's the small acts of kindness that leave a mark on many peoples lives.  Monday, a young girl from Coffee County Middle School did some reaching out to people in her community, to help out an employee at her school, and got more than what she expected. 

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    It's the small acts of kindness that leave a mark on many peoples lives.  Monday, a young girl from Coffee County Middle School did some reaching out to people in her community, to help out an employee at her school, and got more than what she expected.  

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  • Lt. Governor Casey Cagle made a pit stop in Albany ahead of elections

    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle made a pit stop in Albany ahead of elections

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:28:00 GMT
    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle held a mini press conference ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source:: WALB)Lt. Governor Casey Cagle held a mini press conference ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source:: WALB)
    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle held a mini press conference ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source:: WALB)Lt. Governor Casey Cagle held a mini press conference ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source:: WALB)

    Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle made a brief stop in Albany Monday, ahead of Tuesday's elections. 

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    Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle made a brief stop in Albany Monday, ahead of Tuesday's elections. 

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  • Former DA campaigns for Court of Appeals seat in South GA

    Former DA campaigns for Court of Appeals seat in South GA

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:46:20 GMT
    Ken Hodges held a press conference on Monday ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source: WALB)Ken Hodges held a press conference on Monday ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source: WALB)
    Ken Hodges held a press conference on Monday ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source: WALB)Ken Hodges held a press conference on Monday ahead of Tuesday's election. (Source: WALB)

    Former Dougherty District Attorney and Albany native Ken Hodges received the endorsement of a number of South Georgia law enforcement officials Monday. Hodges is running for the non partisan court of appeals seat in Tuesday's election.   

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    Former Dougherty District Attorney and Albany native Ken Hodges received the endorsement of a number of South Georgia law enforcement officials Monday. Hodges is running for the non partisan court of appeals seat in Tuesday's election.   

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  • Suspect wanted after bank robbery in Albany

    Suspect wanted after bank robbery in Albany

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:26:53 GMT

    A suspect is wanted after an Albany bank was robbed Monday.

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    A suspect is wanted after an Albany bank was robbed Monday.

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  • GA Gov. candidate brings 'Deportation Bus' to South GA

    GA Gov. candidate brings 'Deportation Bus' to South GA

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:36:46 GMT
    The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. (Source: WALB)The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. (Source: WALB)
    The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. (Source: WALB)The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. (Source: WALB)

    The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. 

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    The 'deportation bus' that has been making national news was in Douglas Monday, as part of the Michael Williams for governor campaign. 

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  • Americus police search for armed robbery suspect

    Americus police search for armed robbery suspect

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:31:49 GMT
    The Americus Police Department have made an arrest and issued out a warrant after an armed robbery. (Source: Americus PD)The Americus Police Department have made an arrest and issued out a warrant after an armed robbery. (Source: Americus PD)
    The Americus Police Department have made an arrest and issued out a warrant after an armed robbery. (Source: Americus PD)The Americus Police Department have made an arrest and issued out a warrant after an armed robbery. (Source: Americus PD)

    The Americus police have made an arrest and issued out an warrant after an armed robbery. 

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    The Americus police have made an arrest and issued out an warrant after an armed robbery. 

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  • Albany Humane Society's push for a 'no-kill' shelter

    Albany Humane Society's push for a 'no-kill' shelter

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:18:22 GMT
    Albany humane society's push for a "no-kill" shelterAlbany humane society's push for a "no-kill" shelter

    Executive Director Jonathan Sizemore says this is a collaborative effort with the entire community.

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    Executive Director Jonathan Sizemore says this is a collaborative effort with the entire community.

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  • Dougherty commission honors public works, renews storm lobbying contract

    Dougherty commission honors public works, renews storm lobbying contract

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:03:34 GMT
    Bruce Thomas. (Source: WALB)Bruce Thomas. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County's Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas said Monday there are "no guarantees" when it comes to the community receiving federal storm recovery dollars. 

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    Dougherty County's Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas said Monday there are "no guarantees" when it comes to the community receiving federal storm recovery dollars. 

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  • Albany leaders urge residents to put guns down

    Albany leaders urge residents to put guns down

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:40:41 GMT
    City and county leaders gather for the press conference (Source: WALB)City and county leaders gather for the press conference (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County Police and Albany Police and leaders joined Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle and Albany Police Chief Michael Persley to discuss how they are working to tackle the homicide issue.

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    Dougherty County Police and Albany Police and leaders joined Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle and Albany Police Chief Michael Persley to discuss how they are working to tackle the homicide issue.

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  • Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries

    Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:32:34 GMT
    Georgia Primary Elections are taking place May 22. Dougherty County hopes for a big turnout. (Source: WALB)Georgia Primary Elections are taking place May 22. Dougherty County hopes for a big turnout. (Source: WALB)

    The primary elections narrow the field of candidates in the same party, and frequently decide who the nominee will be in the general election.

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    The primary elections narrow the field of candidates in the same party, and frequently decide who the nominee will be in the general election.

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  • Dublin VA hosts Memorial Day program

    Dublin VA hosts Memorial Day program

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:20:36 GMT
    The Dublin VA campus (Source: V. A.)The Dublin VA campus (Source: V. A.)

    Dublin VA Medical Center will host a  Memorial Day program to give recognition and  remembrance to individuals that  defended the nation and never came back home. 

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    Dublin VA Medical Center will host a  Memorial Day program to give recognition and  remembrance to individuals that  defended the nation and never came back home. 

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  • Decatur Co. bridge damaged

    Decatur Co. bridge damaged

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:36:11 GMT
    (Source: Bainbridge Public Safety)(Source: Bainbridge Public Safety)
    (Source: Bainbridge Public Safety)(Source: Bainbridge Public Safety)

    Bainbridge Public Safety said that the southbound Spring Creek bridge going over the bypass has been hit by heavy equipment.

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    Bainbridge Public Safety said that the southbound Spring Creek bridge going over the bypass has been hit by heavy equipment.

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  • Protestors surround Michael Williams bus in downtown Savannah

    Protestors surround Michael Williams bus in downtown Savannah

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:34:05 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Protestors in downtown Savannah have surrounded Georgia State Senator Michael Williams' deportation bus and are preventing the bus from moving.  At least one person has been arrested so far. You can watch WTOC's live stream of the event above. Jarvis Robertson will have more on this story on THE News at 11:00 p.m.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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    Protestors in downtown Savannah have surrounded Georgia State Senator Michael Williams' deportation bus and are preventing the bus from moving.  At least one person has been arrested so far. You can watch WTOC's live stream of the event above. Jarvis Robertson will have more on this story on THE News at 11:00 p.m.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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  • New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)

    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

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    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

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  • Alma man still missing after a year

    Alma man still missing after a year

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:37:55 GMT
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)

    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

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    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

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  • Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:13:44 GMT
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

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    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

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  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

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    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

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  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

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    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

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  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

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    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

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  • Fishing license required on GA waters

    Fishing license required on GA waters

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:15:25 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said anyone 16 and older must have a fishing license on public property. (Source: WALB)The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said anyone 16 and older must have a fishing license on public property. (Source: WALB)

    As it gets warmer fishing will likely pick up. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said there's a few things you need to know before heading out with your rod and reel this season.  

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    As it gets warmer fishing will likely pick up. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said there's a few things you need to know before heading out with your rod and reel this season.  

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  • Bacon Co. burglary suspect caught in woods

    Bacon Co. burglary suspect caught in woods

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:44:28 GMT
    Tim Taylor arrestedTim Taylor arrested

    Wednesday afternoon, Alma Police Department assisted the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office with a ‘burglary in-progress’ call on Corinth Church Road.  

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    Wednesday afternoon, Alma Police Department assisted the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office with a ‘burglary in-progress’ call on Corinth Church Road.  

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  • Community celebrates end of school year

    Community celebrates end of school year

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:19:27 GMT
    Tony Williams. (Source: WALB)Tony Williams. (Source: WALB)

    School is out for summer for some students in the Albany area. Sunday, parents, and kids gathered for a safe and fun event to celebrate just that. The end of school year extravaganza featured free food and fun activities for families and kids to enjoy. 

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    School is out for summer for some students in the Albany area. Sunday, parents, and kids gathered for a safe and fun event to celebrate just that. The end of school year extravaganza featured free food and fun activities for families and kids to enjoy. 

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  • Community, police department mourn passing of Chief Charles Moore

    Community, police department mourn passing of Chief Charles Moore

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:15:20 GMT

    Chief Moore served the Leesburg community for more than 38 years as part of the police department, serving as chief for at least 19. "Everybody's got a story about Chief Moore," said Lieutenant James Vick.   

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    Chief Moore served the Leesburg community for more than 38 years as part of the police department, serving as chief for at least 19. "Everybody's got a story about Chief Moore," said Lieutenant James Vick.   

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  • Leesburg Police Chief loses cancer fight; Funeral plans made

    Leesburg Police Chief loses cancer fight; Funeral plans made

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:11:15 GMT
    Chief Charles Moore with police, citizens at Hardee's Tuesday morning. (Source: Mayor)Chief Charles Moore with police, citizens at Hardee's Tuesday morning. (Source: Mayor)

    Leesburg's beloved Police Chief, Charles Moore, lost his long fight against cancer early Sunday, according to law enforcement sources.

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    Leesburg's beloved Police Chief, Charles Moore, lost his long fight against cancer early Sunday, according to law enforcement sources.

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  • Man dies in single vehicle wreck in Waycross

    Man dies in single vehicle wreck in Waycross

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:28:14 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Just before 10:00 Saturday morning, Waycross Police responded to a wreck of a Dodge Dakota truck in the 2000 block of Plant Street. 

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    Just before 10:00 Saturday morning, Waycross Police responded to a wreck of a Dodge Dakota truck in the 2000 block of Plant Street. 

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  • Two suspects now in custody after fatal Albany convenience store shooting

    Two suspects now in custody after fatal Albany convenience store shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:39:26 GMT
    Brandon Brown and King Barber (Source: Albany Police)Brandon Brown and King Barber (Source: Albany Police)

    Albany police responded to the scene of a fatal shooting at June Bug's Convenience Store in the 1900 block of South Madison Street Friday night.

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    Albany police responded to the scene of a fatal shooting at June Bug's Convenience Store in the 1900 block of South Madison Street Friday night.

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  • Murder suspect turns himself in after homicide

    Murder suspect turns himself in after homicide

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:13:49 GMT

    23-year-old Jammie Davis turned himself into police, and faces felony murder charges for the death of 29-year-old Latravius Burks. 

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    23-year-old Jammie Davis turned himself into police, and faces felony murder charges for the death of 29-year-old Latravius Burks. 

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  • Homicide suspect surrenders, victim's co-workers react

    Homicide suspect surrenders, victim's co-workers react

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:06:18 GMT

    Police found 26-year-old Michael Taylor shot at June Bug's Grocery store Friday night.  He died shortly after. The victim's co-workers said he was always willing to lend a hand. They believe that may have cost him his life.  

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    Police found 26-year-old Michael Taylor shot at June Bug's Grocery store Friday night.  He died shortly after. The victim's co-workers said he was always willing to lend a hand. They believe that may have cost him his life.  

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  • Albany girl group shoots official music video to bring community together

    Albany girl group shoots official music video to bring community together

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:41:03 GMT
    'The Purpose Girlz' completed their first official music video on Saturday. (Source: WALB)'The Purpose Girlz' completed their first official music video on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
    'The Purpose Girlz' completed their first official music video on Saturday. (Source: WALB)'The Purpose Girlz' completed their first official music video on Saturday. (Source: WALB)

    Three Albany sisters started a music group last year.       And today, they took their music from the studio to the streets, for their first official music video. 'The Purpose Girlz' invited the entire community to be part of their single called, 'Together'.     

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    Three Albany sisters started a music group last year.       And today, they took their music from the studio to the streets, for their first official music video. 'The Purpose Girlz' invited the entire community to be part of their single called, 'Together'.     

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  • The New Albany Motor Speedway back open for business

    The New Albany Motor Speedway back open for business

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:25:05 GMT
    Albany race car fans can head back out to the track for the speedway's new season. (Source: WALB)Albany race car fans can head back out to the track for the speedway's new season. (Source: WALB)
    Albany race car fans can head back out to the track for the speedway's new season. (Source: WALB)Albany race car fans can head back out to the track for the speedway's new season. (Source: WALB)

    The city of Albany can now experience racing at it's finest after years of one track being closed down. The Albany Motor Speedway had to close down for two years but as of earlier this month, they're finally back open. 

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    The city of Albany can now experience racing at it's finest after years of one track being closed down. The Albany Motor Speedway had to close down for two years but as of earlier this month, they're finally back open. 

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  • Graduation Day for DOCO School System was a huge success

    Graduation Day for DOCO School System was a huge success

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:08:45 GMT
    Nearly 800 graduates walked the stage Saturday for DOCO School System's graduations. (Source: WALB)Nearly 800 graduates walked the stage Saturday for DOCO School System's graduations. (Source: WALB)

    Saturday hundreds of Dougherty County students walked the stage to receive their diplomas.  The Albany Civic Center hosted three graduation ceremonies, one each for Monroe, Westover, and Dougherty High schools. 

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    Saturday hundreds of Dougherty County students walked the stage to receive their diplomas.  The Albany Civic Center hosted three graduation ceremonies, one each for Monroe, Westover, and Dougherty High schools. 

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  • Reports: Two women shot at Atlanta-area high school’s graduation; 1 dead

    Reports: Two women shot at Atlanta-area high school’s graduation; 1 dead

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:14:43 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:37:25 GMT

    The school was holding an evening graduation ceremony across the street, according to local media.

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    The school was holding an evening graduation ceremony across the street, according to local media.

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  • Governor Deal seeks continued funds for harbor deepening

    Governor Deal seeks continued funds for harbor deepening

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:35:53 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Georgia governor Nathan Deal hopes the federal government keeps the money coming to deepen the Savannah harbor.  A congressional subcommittee recently approved $49 million for the project. 

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    Georgia governor Nathan Deal hopes the federal government keeps the money coming to deepen the Savannah harbor.  A congressional subcommittee recently approved $49 million for the project. 

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  • breaking

    Suspect in Hickory Lane murder in custody

    Suspect in Hickory Lane murder in custody

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:26:32 GMT
    Jammie Davis (Source: Albany Police)Jammie Davis (Source: Albany Police)

    Albany Police said a suspect in a murder Friday night is now in custody.

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    Albany Police said a suspect in a murder Friday night is now in custody.

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  • NOAA reopens federal waters to shrimping off Georgia

    NOAA reopens federal waters to shrimping off Georgia

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:36:55 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says shrimpers can go after white, brown and pink shrimp in federal waters off Georgia.

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says shrimpers can go after white, brown and pink shrimp in federal waters off Georgia.

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  • Primaries begin shakeup of Georgia political status quo

    Primaries begin shakeup of Georgia political status quo

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-05-19 15:59:10 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The 2018 elections are guaranteed to shake up Georgia's political status quo, and those changes will begin to take shape with the party primaries being held Tuesday.

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    The 2018 elections are guaranteed to shake up Georgia's political status quo, and those changes will begin to take shape with the party primaries being held Tuesday.

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  • Funeral arrangements made for Valdosta teen who died in St. Augustine

    Funeral arrangements made for Valdosta teen who died in St. Augustine

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:43:45 GMT
    Jaylen Lott was a Lowndes High School senior. He died after going missing at St. Augustine Beach Sunday afternoon (Source: Lowndes High)Jaylen Lott was a Lowndes High School senior. He died after going missing at St. Augustine Beach Sunday afternoon (Source: Lowndes High)
    Jaylen Lott was a Lowndes High School senior. He died after going missing at St. Augustine Beach Sunday afternoon (Source: Lowndes High)Jaylen Lott was a Lowndes High School senior. He died after going missing at St. Augustine Beach Sunday afternoon (Source: Lowndes High)

    On Friday, family and friends of a Valdosta senior mourned his death.

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    On Friday, family and friends of a Valdosta senior mourned his death.

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  • DCSS honors school bus drivers with end of the year celebration

    DCSS honors school bus drivers with end of the year celebration

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:39:28 GMT
    Over 100 Dougherty County bus drivers attended a luncheon held by the school district Friday. (Source: WALB)Over 100 Dougherty County bus drivers attended a luncheon held by the school district Friday. (Source: WALB)
    Over 100 DOCO bus drivers attended a luncheon held by the school district Friday. (Source: WALB)Over 100 DOCO bus drivers attended a luncheon held by the school district Friday. (Source: WALB)

    As Dougherty County school bus drivers made their last routes for the school year, the school district honored them for their hard work. 

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    As Dougherty County school bus drivers made their last routes for the school year, the school district honored them for their hard work. 

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  • Dougherty Co. schools prepare for graduation ceremonies

    Dougherty Co. schools prepare for graduation ceremonies

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:24:27 GMT
    The Dougherty County School System will hold all three graduations on Saturday. (Source: WALB)The Dougherty County School System will hold all three graduations on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
    DOCO Schools will hold all three graduations on Saturday. (Source: WALB)DOCO Schools will hold all three graduations on Saturday. (Source: WALB)

    With three Dougherty County public high school graduations happening Saturday, leaders said there a few things graduation goers should know. 

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    With three Dougherty County public high school graduations happening Saturday, leaders said there a few things graduation goers should know. 

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  • Worth Co. officials trained in child sexual abuse protocols

    Worth Co. officials trained in child sexual abuse protocols

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:19:35 GMT
    Law enforcement officers were trained on the child abuse policies for children in need of a sexual assault examination. (Source: WALB)Law enforcement officers were trained on the child abuse policies for children in need of a sexual assault examination. (Source: WALB)
    Law enforcement were trained on the child abuse policies for children in need of a sexual assault examination.  (Source: WALB)Law enforcement were trained on the child abuse policies for children in need of a sexual assault examination. (Source: WALB)

    The Sylvester Police Department and Worth County Sheriff's office participated in child sexual abuse and search and seizure protocol training on Friday.

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    The Sylvester Police Department and Worth County Sheriff's office participated in child sexual abuse and search and seizure protocol training on Friday.

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  • Boys & Girls Club of Albany summer camp begins Monday

    Boys & Girls Club of Albany summer camp begins Monday

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:14:02 GMT
    Schools are letting out for the year, but it's not too late for your child to go to summer camp. (Source: WALB)Schools are letting out for the year, but it's not too late for your child to go to summer camp. (Source: WALB)
    Source: (WALB)Source: (WALB)

    Schools are letting out for the year, but it's not too late for your child to go to summer camp.

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    Schools are letting out for the year, but it's not too late for your child to go to summer camp.

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  • Flint Riverkeeper prepares to open store in downtown Albany

    Flint Riverkeeper prepares to open store in downtown Albany

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:09:54 GMT
    Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River. (Source: WALB)Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River. (Source: WALB)
    Source: (WALB)Source: (WALB)

    Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River.

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    Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River.

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  • Georgia State Patrol preparing for Memorial Day weekend

    Georgia State Patrol preparing for Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:38:52 GMT
    Sergeant First Class Jason EllisSergeant First Class Jason Ellis
    Georgia State Patrol is preparing for Memorial Day Weekend. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol is preparing for Memorial Day Weekend. (Source: WALB)

    With summer fast approaching, South Georgia roads are expected to be very crowded with travelers.  

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    With summer fast approaching, South Georgia roads are expected to be very crowded with travelers.  

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  • SANE program brings mobile sex assault exams to Oscilla, Worth County

    SANE program brings mobile sex assault exams to Oscilla, Worth County

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:17:35 GMT
    Organizers from Valdosta Haven, the Patticake House in Tifton and other child abuse agencies will properly train advocates, law enforcement and hospital staff on policies and procedures for sexual abuse victims. (Source: WALB)Organizers from Valdosta Haven, the Patticake House in Tifton and other child abuse agencies will properly train advocates, law enforcement and hospital staff on policies and procedures for sexual abuse victims. (Source: WALB)

    Several South Georgia agencies have teamed up to bring mobile sex assault exams to child victims in Worth County and Oscilla.

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    Several South Georgia agencies have teamed up to bring mobile sex assault exams to child victims in Worth County and Oscilla.

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  • Albany prepared for end of millions in credits

    Albany prepared for end of millions in credits

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:08:06 GMT
    Careful planning has prepared the city of Albany for the end of millions of dollars in electrical credits at the end of the year.Careful planning has prepared the city of Albany for the end of millions of dollars in electrical credits at the end of the year.
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Careful planning has prepared the city of Albany for the end of millions of dollars in electrical credits at the end of the year.

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    Careful planning has prepared the city of Albany for the end of millions of dollars in electrical credits at the end of the year.

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  • Albany finds new approach to retaining government employees

    Albany finds new approach to retaining government employees

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:44:26 GMT
    Finding and retaining high-performing employees is a problem many government agencies are currently facing. But the city of Albany is taking a new approach. (Source: WALB)Finding and retaining high-performing employees is a problem many government agencies are currently facing. But the city of Albany is taking a new approach. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Finding and retaining high-performing employees is a problem many government agencies are currently facing. But the city of Albany is taking a new approach.  

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    Finding and retaining high-performing employees is a problem many government agencies are currently facing. But the city of Albany is taking a new approach.  

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  • Decade-old Albany murder may be solved with arrest

    Decade-old Albany murder may be solved with arrest

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:37:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A man charged with a drive-by Albany murder 10 years ago is now in the Dougherty County Jail.

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    A man charged with a drive-by Albany murder 10 years ago is now in the Dougherty County Jail.

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  • This couple has been married for 68 years and worn matching outfits every day for 20

    This couple has been married for 68 years and worn matching outfits every day for 20

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:02:09 GMT
    Claud Harrold and Edythe Harrold (Source: WALB)Claud Harrold and Edythe Harrold (Source: WALB)
    Claud Harrold and Edythe Harrold (Source: WALB)Claud Harrold and Edythe Harrold (Source: WALB)

    One South Georgia couple has an interesting daily routine.

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    One South Georgia couple has an interesting daily routine.

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  • Cooksey Steel Company to celebrate 100 years

    Cooksey Steel Company to celebrate 100 years

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:00:31 GMT
    Cooksey Steel Company celebrates 100 years. (Source: WALB)Cooksey Steel Company celebrates 100 years. (Source: WALB)
    Cooksey Steel Company celebrates 100 years. (Source: WALB)Cooksey Steel Company celebrates 100 years. (Source: WALB)

    Family is how the Steel Company has been functioning for 100 years strong and they take pride in the fact that the business has stayed in the family for this long. 

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    Family is how the Steel Company has been functioning for 100 years strong and they take pride in the fact that the business has stayed in the family for this long. 

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  • New measurement system shows some of state's best schools not making the grade

    New measurement system shows some of state's best schools not making the grade

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:22:55 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:52:15 GMT

    Georgia education leaders are grading schools just like teachers grade students, but a new measurement called Beating the Odds shows some of the state’s best schools not making the grade.

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    Georgia education leaders are grading schools just like teachers grade students, but a new measurement called Beating the Odds shows some of the state’s best schools not making the grade.

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  • Dozens arrested in Cook County warrant sweep

    Dozens arrested in Cook County warrant sweep

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:14:39 GMT
    A multi-agency task force fanned out across Cook County and arrested over 20 people who are on probation and are known gang members or affiliated with gangs on Thursday. (AP graphic)A multi-agency task force fanned out across Cook County and arrested over 20 people who are on probation and are known gang members or affiliated with gangs on Thursday. (AP graphic)
    (AP graphic)(AP graphic)

    A multi-agency task force fanned out across Cook County and arrested over 20 people who are on probation and are known gang members or affiliated with gangs on Thursday.

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    A multi-agency task force fanned out across Cook County and arrested over 20 people who are on probation and are known gang members or affiliated with gangs on Thursday.

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  • Bear hit, killed on I-75 early Friday

    Bear hit, killed on I-75 early Friday

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:06:55 GMT
    Investigators believe an 18-wheeler hit and killed a bear early Friday morning. (Source: Dooly County Sheriff's Office)Investigators believe an 18-wheeler hit and killed a bear early Friday morning. (Source: Dooly County Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Dooly County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Dooly County Sheriff's Office)

    Investigators believe an 18-wheeler hit and killed a bear early Friday morning on Interstate 75 in Dooly County.

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    Investigators believe an 18-wheeler hit and killed a bear early Friday morning on Interstate 75 in Dooly County.

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  • Crisp Co. recognizes 6 fallen law enforcement officers

    Crisp Co. recognizes 6 fallen law enforcement officers

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:00:47 GMT
    National Police Week continued across the country Friday. (Source: WALB)National Police Week continued across the country Friday. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    National Police Week continued across the country Friday, and Crisp County joined in to remember six law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty over the past 110 years.

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    National Police Week continued across the country Friday, and Crisp County joined in to remember six law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty over the past 110 years.

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  • Blue Ridge granny reigns as "Burger Queen"

    Blue Ridge granny reigns as "Burger Queen"

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:22:15 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:47:47 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    Last year, Margaret Goddard lost her brother and before that her husband of 51 years, and now she's passing her time as "Burger Queen."  

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    Last year, Margaret Goddard lost her brother and before that her husband of 51 years, and now she's passing her time as "Burger Queen."  

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  • Pelham encourages women to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

    Pelham encourages women to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:54:51 GMT
    The Pelham Main Street Program wants you to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" (Source: WALB)The Pelham Main Street Program wants you to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" (Source: WALB)
    The Pelham Main Street Program wants you to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" (Source: WALB)The Pelham Main Street Program wants you to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" (Source: WALB)

    The Pelham Main Street Program is asking users on its Facebook page if they are willing to "walk a mile in her shoes" to promote a women's walk on Saturday. 

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    The Pelham Main Street Program is asking users on its Facebook page if they are willing to "walk a mile in her shoes" to promote a women's walk on Saturday. 

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  • Two South GA men convicted on sex charges

    Two South GA men convicted on sex charges

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:54:40 GMT
    (Source: Decatur Co. Sheriff)(Source: Decatur Co. Sheriff)

    Two Decatur County men are headed to prison for a long time, after they were convicted on numerous sex charges this week in Bainbridge. 

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    Two Decatur County men are headed to prison for a long time, after they were convicted on numerous sex charges this week in Bainbridge. 

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  • Cairo man gets 30 years after Meth convictions

    Cairo man gets 30 years after Meth convictions

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-05-18 17:50:03 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:02:05 GMT

    As Grady County deputies and Cairo Police officers were serving outstanding arrest warrants just after midnight Wednesday morning, they ended up making new Meth arrests as well.

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    As Grady County deputies and Cairo Police officers were serving outstanding arrest warrants just after midnight Wednesday morning, they ended up making new Meth arrests as well.

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  • Mitchell Co. woman, 90, recognized by U.S. Congress

    Mitchell Co. woman, 90, recognized by U.S. Congress

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:26:38 GMT
    Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB)Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB)
    Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB)Adkins, recognized by a representative from Congress (Source: WALB)

    After 58 years of teaching, one Mitchell County woman is now being recognized by the U.S. Congress for all her hard work.  Grace Adkins, 90, who actually celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday, was thrown a surprise party at Westwood Schools in Camilla. 

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    After 58 years of teaching, one Mitchell County woman is now being recognized by the U.S. Congress for all her hard work.  Grace Adkins, 90, who actually celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday, was thrown a surprise party at Westwood Schools in Camilla. 

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  • Last day of school and graduation around the corner

    Last day of school and graduation around the corner

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 11:33:54 GMT
    Former graduates excited for the future (Source: WALB)Former graduates excited for the future (Source: WALB)
    Former graduates excited for the future (Source: WALB)Former graduates excited for the future (Source: WALB)

    Friday, May 18, is their last day of the 2017-2018 school year marking the end of another year.

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    Friday, May 18, is their last day of the 2017-2018 school year marking the end of another year.

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  • House Bill 769 helps rural hospitals

    House Bill 769 helps rural hospitals

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-05-18 11:27:53 GMT
    Phoebe Sumter is one of the rural hospitals in South Georgia that will benefit from House Bill 769. ( Source: WALB)Phoebe Sumter is one of the rural hospitals in South Georgia that will benefit from House Bill 769. ( Source: WALB)

    A new state law is helping rural in South Georgia hospitals with their financial needs and it will go into affect on July 1.  The concept is to help patients in rural areas who live a distance from a major hospital with local clinics and health care services.  

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    A new state law is helping rural in South Georgia hospitals with their financial needs and it will go into affect on July 1.  The concept is to help patients in rural areas who live a distance from a major hospital with local clinics and health care services.  

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  • LCHS book bag policy change

    LCHS book bag policy change

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:22 AM EDT2018-05-18 08:22:46 GMT
    Lee County High School students will have to bring clear book bags to school during the 2018-2019 school year. (Source: Amazon.com via ProEquip)Lee County High School students will have to bring clear book bags to school during the 2018-2019 school year. (Source: Amazon.com via ProEquip)

    Lee County High School students will have to bring clear book bags to school during the 2018-2019 school year.

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    Lee County High School students will have to bring clear book bags to school during the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

    US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:57 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:57:47 GMT
    The U.S. government has announced that several fish stocks have been taken off the overfished list, including the popular red snapper (Source: Pixabay)The U.S. government has announced that several fish stocks have been taken off the overfished list, including the popular red snapper (Source: Pixabay)

    The U.S. government says the number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low.

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    The U.S. government says the number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low.

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  • Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machines

    Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machines

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:37:45 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

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    As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

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  • Man wanted for killing in Atlanta captured in Massachusetts

    Man wanted for killing in Atlanta captured in Massachusetts

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:18:57 GMT
    Brejon Nabors (Source: Atlanta Police Dept.)Brejon Nabors (Source: Atlanta Police Dept.)

    Massachusetts police have captured a man wanted for a murder in Georgia.

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    Massachusetts police have captured a man wanted for a murder in Georgia.

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  • Police: 6 teens vandalize homes of Georgia coach's accusers

    Police: 6 teens vandalize homes of Georgia coach's accusers

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:06:43 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Police in Peachtree City say six teens vandalized the homes of two people who had accused a high school coach of sexual battery.

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    Police in Peachtree City say six teens vandalized the homes of two people who had accused a high school coach of sexual battery.

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  • After nearly 40 years, retired Marine thanks his drill instructor

    After nearly 40 years, retired Marine thanks his drill instructor

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:37:11 GMT
    One Albany retired Marine recently wanted to find to his drill instructor, who got him started as a Marine in 1980. (Source: Joe Moored)One Albany retired Marine recently wanted to find to his drill instructor, who got him started as a Marine in 1980. (Source: Joe Moored)

    The Marines are very strong in their belief that once a Marine, always a Marine. Even after nearly 40 years.  

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    The Marines are very strong in their belief that once a Marine, always a Marine. Even after nearly 40 years.  

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  • Dougherty Co. prepares for this weekend's possible rain

    Dougherty Co. prepares for this weekend's possible rain

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:30:52 GMT
    Dougherty County Public Works has had crews on standby all week because of the chance of severe weather this weekend.  (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Public Works has had crews on standby all week because of the chance of severe weather this weekend.  (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County Public Works prepares for this weekend's rain.Dougherty County Public Works prepares for this weekend's rain.

    Dougherty County Public Works has had crews on standby all week because of the chance of severe weather this weekend.  

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    Dougherty County Public Works has had crews on standby all week because of the chance of severe weather this weekend.  

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  • Positive Direction Youth Center honors 150 students

    Positive Direction Youth Center honors 150 students

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:57:18 GMT
    More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB)More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB)
    More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB)More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB)

    More than 150 students were honored in Dawson during Positive Direction Youth Center's Honors Night Thursday.

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    More than 150 students were honored in Dawson during Positive Direction Youth Center's Honors Night Thursday.

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  • Habitat for Humanity, Lee Co. to collaborate building homes for veterans

    Habitat for Humanity, Lee Co. to collaborate building homes for veterans

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:55:19 GMT
    Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans. (Source: WALB)Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans. (Source: WALB)
    Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans. (Source: WALB)Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans. (Source: WALB)

    The Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans.

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    The Lee County Commission and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to provide Habitat homes for veterans.

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  • Tips to not become a victim of summertime crime

    Tips to not become a victim of summertime crime

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:47:00 GMT
    Summer is a time where a lot of families hit the road and reunite with their families, but this means leaving their home unprotected. (Source: WALB)Summer is a time where a lot of families hit the road and reunite with their families, but this means leaving their home unprotected. (Source: WALB)
    Summer is a time where a lot of families hit the road and reunite with their families, but this means leaving their home unprotected. (Source: WALB)Summer is a time where a lot of families hit the road and reunite with their families, but this means leaving their home unprotected. (Source: WALB)

    As the weather starts to get warmer, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office said traditionally  this is when crime is also on the rise.

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    As the weather starts to get warmer, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office said traditionally  this is when crime is also on the rise.

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  • WALB's Most Wanted - Michael Chapman

    WALB's Most Wanted - Michael Chapman

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:17:01 GMT
    Michael Chapman (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Michael Chapman (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)
    Michael Chapman (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Michael Chapman (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)

    The Coffee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for aggravated battery and terroristic threats.

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    The Coffee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for aggravated battery and terroristic threats.

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  • GBI employee on leave after arrest

    GBI employee on leave after arrest

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:01:58 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:01:58 GMT
    (Source: Gwinnett County Jail)(Source: Gwinnett County Jail)
    (Source: Gwinnett County Jail)(Source: Gwinnett County Jail)

    An employee with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on administrative leave following his arrest. 

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    An employee with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on administrative leave following his arrest. 

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  • New agriculture mural in downtown Albany meant to inspire unity

    New agriculture mural in downtown Albany meant to inspire unity

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:09:01 GMT
    This mural sits on Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany to pay respect to the rich agriculture in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)This mural sits on Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany to pay respect to the rich agriculture in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
    This mural sits on Oglethorpe and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany to pay respect to the rich agriculture in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)This mural sits on Oglethorpe and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany to pay respect to the rich agriculture in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)

    A 60-foot by 14-foot three-dimensional mural is turning the heads of people riding past an empty building at Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany. 

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    A 60-foot by 14-foot three-dimensional mural is turning the heads of people riding past an empty building at Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany. 

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  • South GA sheriff thanks business leaders for $33K in donations

    South GA sheriff thanks business leaders for $33K in donations

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:59:48 GMT
    The Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office hosted a luncheon Thursday to thank local business leaders for their financial support. (Source: Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office)The Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office hosted a luncheon Thursday to thank local business leaders for their financial support. (Source: Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff's deputies in Ben Hill County now have body cameras thanks to major fundraising efforts and help from the community.

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    Sheriff's deputies in Ben Hill County now have body cameras thanks to major fundraising efforts and help from the community.

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  • South GA car wreck survivor graduates high school after years of obstacles

    South GA car wreck survivor graduates high school after years of obstacles

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:33:49 GMT
    Hannah Croker will graduate from Baconton Community Charter School on Friday night. (Source: WALB)Hannah Croker will graduate from Baconton Community Charter School on Friday night. (Source: WALB)
    Hannah Croker will graduate from Baconton Community Charter School on Friday night. (Source: WALB)Hannah Croker will graduate from Baconton Community Charter School on Friday night. (Source: WALB)

    Hannah Croker was seriously injured in a car crash that left her paralyzed in her arms and legs in 2014. Since then, Hannah has used art to express herself and inspire others and now she has a new goal, graduation.

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    Hannah Croker was seriously injured in a car crash that left her paralyzed in her arms and legs in 2014. Since then, Hannah has used art to express herself and inspire others and now she has a new goal, graduation.

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  • Southwest GA communities start initiative to end sexual abuse against children

    Southwest GA communities start initiative to end sexual abuse against children

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:07:56 GMT
    The Mitchell Advisory Council has been holding a series of training sessions for adults to help end child sexual abuse. (Source: WALB)The Mitchell Advisory Council has been holding a series of training sessions for adults to help end child sexual abuse. (Source: WALB)
    Mitchell Advisory Council has been holding a series of training for adults to help end child sexual abuse. (Source: WALB)Mitchell Advisory Council has been holding a series of training for adults to help end child sexual abuse. (Source: WALB)

    With sexual abuse happening more often across the country, a couple of Southwest Georgia counties are joining forces to end abuse toward school-aged children. 

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    With sexual abuse happening more often across the country, a couple of Southwest Georgia counties are joining forces to end abuse toward school-aged children. 

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  • ATC launches transportation academy

    ATC launches transportation academy

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:31:32 GMT
    Tuesday, P&G's plant manager surprised everyone with a $10,000 check to the ATC Foundation to help with scholarships for students. (Source: WALB)Tuesday, P&G's plant manager surprised everyone with a $10,000 check to the ATC Foundation to help with scholarships for students. (Source: WALB)
    Tuesday, P&G's plant manager surprised everyone with a $10,000 check to the ATC Foundation to help with scholarships for students. (Source: WALB)Tuesday, P&G's plant manager surprised everyone with a $10,000 check to the ATC Foundation to help with scholarships for students. (Source: WALB)

    Albany Technical College is strengthening its commercial truck driving and diesel programs. s.

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    Albany Technical College is strengthening its commercial truck driving and diesel programs. s.

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  • AFD gets donation to give away smoke detectors

    AFD gets donation to give away smoke detectors

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:27:57 GMT
    The money will help pay with an initial purchase of 1,200 smoke detectors. (Source: WALB)The money will help pay with an initial purchase of 1,200 smoke detectors. (Source: WALB)
    The money will help pay with an initial purchase of 1,200 smoke detectors. (Source: WALB)The money will help pay with an initial purchase of 1,200 smoke detectors. (Source: WALB)

    A corporation is getting involved in the push for fire safety in the Good Life City. 

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    A corporation is getting involved in the push for fire safety in the Good Life City. 

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  • Another Albany retail chain store prepares to close

    Another Albany retail chain store prepares to close

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:22:39 GMT
    File photo of FYE from 2010 (Source: WALB)File photo of FYE from 2010 (Source: WALB)
    File photo of FYE from 2010 (Source: WALB)File photo of FYE from 2010 (Source: WALB)

    A popular entertainment retail store in Albany will soon be closing its doors for good.

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    A popular entertainment retail store in Albany will soon be closing its doors for good.

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  • Routine Cordele traffic stop leads to discovery of weed, money and a gun

    Routine Cordele traffic stop leads to discovery of weed, money and a gun

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:21:28 GMT
    A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop. (Source: Cordele police Department's Facebook page)A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop. (Source: Cordele police Department's Facebook page)
    A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop. (Source: Cordele police Department's Facebook page)A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop. (Source: Cordele police Department's Facebook page)

    A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop.

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    A Cordele police officer arrested a convicted felon after a routine traffic stop.

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  • Judge grants continuance in Tara Grinstead case

    Judge grants continuance in Tara Grinstead case

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:20:35 GMT
    Ryan Duke in his first court appearance, in March of 2017 (Source: WALB)Ryan Duke in his first court appearance, in March of 2017 (Source: WALB)
    Ryan Duke in his first court appearance, in March of 2017 (Source: WALB)Ryan Duke in his first court appearance, in March of 2017 (Source: WALB)

    A high-profile murder case in Irwin County will likely go to trial next summer.

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    A high-profile murder case in Irwin County will likely go to trial next summer.

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  • Police ID officer who shot, killed man; body camera footage to be released

    Police ID officer who shot, killed man; body camera footage to be released

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:48:30 GMT

    A naked man who was seen rolling around on I-95 Monday has died after being shot by police.

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    A naked man who was seen rolling around on I-95 Monday has died after being shot by police.

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  • Students raise money to help dogs in need

    Students raise money to help dogs in need

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:27:47 GMT
    Students played with dogs after helping raise money for some of them. (Source: WALB)Students played with dogs after helping raise money for some of them. (Source: WALB)
    Students played with dogs after helping raise money for some of them. (Source: WALB)Students played with dogs after helping raise money for some of them. (Source: WALB)

    A group of Dougherty County students are helping our furry friends. Third grade students at the International Studies Elementary Charter School raised hundreds of dollars for puppies in need.

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    A group of Dougherty County students are helping our furry friends. Third grade students at the International Studies Elementary Charter School raised hundreds of dollars for puppies in need.

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  • South GA residents invited to participate in active shooter training

    South GA residents invited to participate in active shooter training

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:55:53 GMT
    Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. (Source: Byne Memorial Baptist Church's Facebook page)Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. (Source: Byne Memorial Baptist Church's Facebook page)
    Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training. (Source: Byne Memorial Baptist Church's Facebook page)Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training. (Source: Byne Memorial Baptist Church's Facebook page)

    Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training hosted by the Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency in partnership with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

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    Southwest Georgia residents will be able to participate in an active shooter training hosted by the Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency in partnership with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

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  • South GA high school students achieve major academic success

    South GA high school students achieve major academic success

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:17:26 GMT
    Zoe Hopson will attend Yale University in the fall. (Source: WALB)Zoe Hopson will attend Yale University in the fall. (Source: WALB)
    Zoe Hopson will attend Yale University in the fall. (Source: WALB)Zoe Hopson will attend Yale University in the fall. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County students are seeing major success in their academic careers.

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    Dougherty County students are seeing major success in their academic careers.

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  • Proposed re-zoning of Crisp Co. property has residents concerned

    Proposed re-zoning of Crisp Co. property has residents concerned

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:58:18 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    158 South Coney Road in Crisp County is directly adjacent to Georgia Veterans State Park and, according to Google Maps, it sits less than a mile from Gum Creek and a little over a mile from Lake Blackshear.

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    158 South Coney Road in Crisp County is directly adjacent to Georgia Veterans State Park and, according to Google Maps, it sits less than a mile from Gum Creek and a little over a mile from Lake Blackshear.

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  • Local law enforcement memorial ceremony

    Local law enforcement memorial ceremony

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:47:23 GMT
    Local law enforcement honored those who died in the line of duty in our area as a part of National Police Week. (Source: WALB)Local law enforcement honored those who died in the line of duty in our area as a part of National Police Week. (Source: WALB)
    Local law enforcement memorial ceremonyLocal law enforcement memorial ceremony

    Local law enforcement honored those who died in the line of duty in our area as a part of National Police Week.

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    Local law enforcement honored those who died in the line of duty in our area as a part of National Police Week.

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  • Brooks Co. house fire ruled arson

    Brooks Co. house fire ruled arson

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:18:02 GMT
    The fire is arson (Source: GA Fire/Insurance Comm.)The fire is arson (Source: GA Fire/Insurance Comm.)

    An investigation conducted by the Insurance and Safety Fire Commission concludes that arson is the cause of a fire in Morven of May 10. 

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    An investigation conducted by the Insurance and Safety Fire Commission concludes that arson is the cause of a fire in Morven of May 10. 

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  • Albany restaurant relocates to former Italian restaurant site

    Albany restaurant relocates to former Italian restaurant site

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-05-17 15:31:25 GMT
    According to agents with Needmore Properties, the owners of El Vaquero have bought the old Johnny Carino's building. (Source: WALB)According to agents with Needmore Properties, the owners of El Vaquero have bought the old Johnny Carino's building. (Source: WALB)
    According to agents with Needmore Properties, the owners of El Vaquero have bought the old Johnny Carino's building. (Source: WALB)According to agents with Needmore Properties, the owners of El Vaquero have bought the old Johnny Carino's building. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany restaurant is making a move into a new location, in a well-known building.

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    An Albany restaurant is making a move into a new location, in a well-known building.

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  • Albany's $17.5 million road resurfacing project begins

    Albany's $17.5 million road resurfacing project begins

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:03:59 GMT
    Both School Street and Leonard Avenue are newly resurfaced in East Albany (Source: WALB)Both School Street and Leonard Avenue are newly resurfaced in East Albany (Source: WALB)
    Both School Street and Leonard Avenue are newly resurfaced in East Albany (Source: WALB)Both School Street and Leonard Avenue are newly resurfaced in East Albany (Source: WALB)

    Tired of swerving to avoid potholes and driving on uneven roads? Well right now there's road construction underway in Albany.  Fifty-two roads like this intersection are set to be resurfaced in the upcoming months. 

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    Tired of swerving to avoid potholes and driving on uneven roads? Well right now there's road construction underway in Albany.  Fifty-two roads like this intersection are set to be resurfaced in the upcoming months. 

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  • Military plane wreckage removed 2 weeks after Georgia crash

    Military plane wreckage removed 2 weeks after Georgia crash

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-05-17 06:12:02 GMT
    Debris from the crash in the road (Source: WTOC)Debris from the crash in the road (Source: WTOC)

    Wreckage from a military plane has been removed from a Georgia highway and taken to a new site two weeks after a deadly crash that killed nine National Guard airmen.

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    Wreckage from a military plane has been removed from a Georgia highway and taken to a new site two weeks after a deadly crash that killed nine National Guard airmen.

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