City of Blakely pulls out of inter-government agreement

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

  Albany police ask for answers in two unrelated, unsolved homicides

Albany Police asked the public for help solving two unrelated shooting deaths that happened during August.

3 injured in Worth Co. wreck

Three people are hurt after a two-car crash in Worth County that left both cars overturned in a ditch.

Police: Suspect in Albany church burglaries in jail on unrelated charge

Police in Albany said they believe a man in the Mitchell County jail is connected to two break-ins at an Albany church.

South GA investigators make arrest connected to FL human trafficking case

Investigators in Decatur County helped make an arrest in connection to a human trafficking case out of Tallahassee, Florida.

Fitzgerald Fire Department receives improved rating

The Fitzgerald Fire Department is being recognized for the many improvements they've made to their services.

Four Tift Co. students chosen for GA superintendent council

Four students from Tift County will represent their school district as members of the Georgia State Superintendent's student advisory council.

Tift Co. high school increases police presence

Tift County High School staff say they wanted to assure the safety of students, faculty, and parents.

Nicholls man dies in Irwin Co. wreck

One man died in an automobile collision about 1:10 pm Wednesday afternoon in Ocilla.

Verdict reached in deadly Molotov cocktail case

On Friday, a verdict was reached in the case where a man died after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into an apartment in 2014.

US Senator David Perdue has concerns about Farm Bill

US Senator David Perdue toured several cities across South Georgia Friday, highlighting the need for continued support in rural communities.

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

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

Deal: Georgia named top state for business for fifth consecutive year

Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development.

Pressure increases as Vogtle vote nears

Pressure is mounting on the Georgia utilities whose support is needed for the Plant Vogtle expansion project to continue.

Homecoming queen’s act of kindness toward classmate goes viral

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

APD improves community relations with Community Trust Walk

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

Cancer Ties celebrates Donna Armstrong with fall event

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

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

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

22nd Annual Plains Peanut Festival set for Saturday

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

Lee Co. breaks ground on new fire training facility

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

New evidence presented in Molotov cocktail murder trial

Prosecutors say Samuel Bryant threw a Molotov cocktail into an apartment, leaving one man dead in 2014.Four years later, and the case has been brought to trial, with new evidence being brought before the judge and jury.

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

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

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

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

Participation needed for 28th Annual Wildlife Festival

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

Lowndes High exceeds state graduation rate average

According to the Georgia Department of Education, graduation rates have reached their highest levels recorded since 2012 One South Georgia School has announced a graduation rate well above the state level.

Arlington not facing fines, citations for July sewage spill

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

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

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

Leaders concerned about recycling in Thomasville

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

Thomasville officers spend the day at the range

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

People notice increase in drug arrests in Thomasville

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

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

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

  Terrell Co. Chamber of Commerce to host clay shoot fundraiser

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

Industrial Park lumber to benefit Terrell County

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

Most Wanted: Akeem Hines

Albany Police Department detectives are looking for an accused gang member they say could be armed and dangerous.

APD to host One Stop Shop this weekend

The one stop shop will take place this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at 1112 Inverness Lane in Albany.

Pepper spray in Cairo High’s ventilation system reported

Pepper spray was released into Cairo High School’s ventilation system causing an early release for students, according to a post on the Grady County School District’s Facebook page.

Update: Seven arrested in Tift Co. High fight

Tift County High School is currently on lockdown following an incident at the school, according to school officials.

Doctors: Get your flu shot now

Hospitals across the country were packed with flu patients last year and doctors are hoping to avoid a repeat.

Lawmakers push back on Plant Vogtle overruns

A group of state lawmakers penned a letter pressing the utility partners behind Plant Vogtle to cap the costs of the project, which is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.

Pharmacy records stolen from Albany pharmacy

One Albany pharmacy owner told WALB he believes he is being blackmailed by a man, who claims to have some of his old pharmacy files.

APD to host Community Trust Walk

The Albany Police Department is aiming to create positive change by going out and building relationships with the citizens they protect and serve.