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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Police arrest an Albany carpenter for trying to rip off an elderly couple.
Now, Investigators want to know if he has conned any other South Georgians.
38 year old Jody Newell was arrested last night, and charged with 3 counts of conversion of payments for real property improvements, and 3 counts of exploitation of the elderly.
Police say Barbara Steward paid Newell $11,000 to install doors and windows at this mobile home on Pine Bluff Road. Investigators say Newell made up phony receipts for the materials and did no work. They say you need to be careful if hire someone to do home improvement work.
Dougherty County Police Captain Jimmy Sexton said "They need to make sure the person has a business license and a contractor's license. And if they have any doubt about that, they need to contact code enforcement, and see if these folks are legitimate."
If you hired Newell for a job he didn't finish, Dougherty County Police want you to call them at 430-6600.