As shutdown reaches 30 days, Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s impasse-ending ‘compromise’

In his address, the president said the legislation would be brought to a vote this week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously stated that no vote should be held until Trump and Democrats agreed on a bill.

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Dougherty County EMS rescues driver after landing underwater

Coffee Co. man found guilty of felony murder

Lee County High School student gets a surprise visit

4-year-old accidentally struck by car in Americus

‘But we didn’t know it’: Honor roll student suspended after using counterfeit money at school

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Albany officials investigating 7K gallons of spilled sewage

T-SPLOST one step closer to March ballot

ASU officials report $250 million economic impact on region

Valdosta community supports breast cancer survivors

Valdosta Police: How to deal with an active shooter

Valdosta residents shocked at recent multiple shootings

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Update: Dawson city manager indicted

Barney Parnacott was indicted on aggravated sodomy, theft by taking and false statements and writings charges.

DCSS student arrested for having inoperable pellet gun, knife on campus

A middle school student was arrested after bringing an inoperable pellet gun and knife on campus Tuesday, according to the Dougherty County school district.

Bainbridge Public Safety investigating car battery thefts

Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) is investigating three separate incidents where car batteries were stolen, the department posted to its Facebook page.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

  Final day for US Army Corps debris removal in Dougherty County

Friday is the final day the US Army Corps of Engineers will be out picking up Hurricane Michael debris.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

City of Albany spends almost $1 million to repair downed signs after Michael

Albany officials approved spending almost $1 million to repair damaged signs throughout the city after Hurricane Michael.

Procter and Gamble feeling effects of nation wide truck driver shortage

Procter and Gamble’s transportation costs at their Albany plant are increasing because of the shortage of commercial truck drivers.

Worth Co. School Board meets after NAACP calls for superintendent’s resignation

Not many folks were willing to speak out at Thursday night’s Worth County School Board meeting.

Valdosta sees major drop in crime rates

Despite the recent spike in violence, the Valdosta Police Department says they are seeing a dramatic decrease in crime.

Georgia’s Kemp unveils Medicaid waiver in State of State

Kemp said Thursday that he wants to continue the economic success Georgia has seen under past governors.

Government shutdown impacting housing programs

Not only is the shutdown affecting federal workers, but the effects can be felt right here in South Georgia.

GA Peanut Show boosts economy in Tifton

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show brings more than $1 million dollar in economic impact to the city of Tifton.

Farmers go to GA Peanut Show after the House passes assistance bill in Washington

A bill to help farmers in Georgia and other states was approved on Thursday by the House in Washington D.C.

Heavy rains delay South GA harvest, nearly destroy cotton crops

Some cotton growers at the Georgia Peanut show said half of their crop’s yield was destroyed by Hurricane Michael and the extra rain put them behind in harvesting the remainder.

Moultrie preps for MLK celebrations

Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are just a couple of days away.

Archbold Memorial Hospital receives new CT scanner

Officials with Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville said they’re replacing decades-old equipment with the latest technology.

Thomasville police: Gun violence is on the rise

In the last week, there have been more than a dozen reported assaults in Thomasville, some even resulting in gunfire.

Moultrie residents can receive alerts when garbage pick-up is rescheduled

The changes in scheduling for trash pick-up is causing some garbage build up in Moultrie.

Albany Salvation Army aims to keep you warm in cold weather

With colder weather forecast for next week in South Georgia, the Salvation Army wants to make sure you have a warm coat for the cold.

Tifton church to hold concert to help college students

A church in Tifton is getting ready for a concert that will benefit the community.

Albany police search for 2016 armed robbery suspect

Albany police are asking you to be on the lookout for a man wanted in a 2016 armed robbery.

Albany sewer overflow leads to 7K gallons of spilled sewage

The City of Albany reported that there was sewage overflow on Tuesday at the Turner Field Golf Course.

Most Wanted: Joshua Aaron Quattlebaum

Albany police are looking for a man wanted on several charges.

Dougherty Co. School System: Students should use social accounts wisely

Dougherty County School System officials said they understand that we live in a digital world, but want to make sure students know they have to use their social media accounts wisely.

City of Bainbridge continuing to revitalize downtown area

As the City of Bainbridge continues its efforts towards revitalizing its downtown district, the city is getting ready to welcome even more.

South GA couple charged with bestiality after child pornography investigation

A Pelham man was arrested for child pornography on Thursday. He and his wife are also facing a charge of bestiality, according to the Pelham Police Department (PPD).

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

Verdict in 2015 hotel shooting leaves families on both sides mourning

A jury reached a verdict early Thursday afternoon in a trial for the shooting death of a man in 2015.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

1 injured in Sumter Co. fireworks incident

One person was injured in a fireworks incident in Sumter County Wednesday, according to Sumter County Fire Rescue.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

1-year-old new face of Pantene gives everyone hair envy

Chanco, 1, is the new adorable face of Pantene.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Phoebe names new president and CEO

J. Scott Steiner was named the next president and CEO of the Phoebe Putney Health System, according to a press release.

Georgia Gov. Kemp to outline plan for education, health care

Georgia's newly inaugurated Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to unveil more detailed plans for his first year in office.

Lee Co., GA man arrested with $9K+ of spice in Columbus, charged with trafficking

A man from Lee County, Georgia has been arrested in Columbus with a large amount of drugs.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

  2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Government shutdown impacting food banks

Food is a staple that many people, especially furloughed government employees, are running out of because they simply don’t have the money to feed themselves or children.

Albany Tech launches revitalization of Diesel Equipment Technology program

Saying the demand is high, Albany Technical College rolled out a revitalized version of their Diesel Equipment Technology Program this morning.

Georgia’s economy is growing, but experts say Albany’s is not

Terry College of Business experts said Georgia’s economy is growing very quickly. But they also said while Albany’s economy is growing, it is one of the slowest in the state.

Georgia candidate behind ‘deportation bus’ pleads not guilty

A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Cordele residents relieved about sidewalk project

A problematic street in Cordele is getting sidewalks now, bringing relief to residents that live in the area.

Some Southwest Georgians say Netflix price increase is too much to handle

Former Netflix user says increase may be too much to handle.

Albany man in court for murder trial after deadly 2015 hotel shooting

Marquel Culpepper is now before a Dougherty County jury for a murder trial, after prosecutors said he shot and killed Kendrick Miller, 38, outside of America’s Best Value Inn back in 2015.

Marco’s Pizza donates lunch for TSA workers

With the partial government shutdown continuing into week four, one Albany business wanted to show its support for federal workers still on the job unpaid.

Thief steals vehicle with keys left inside

An SUV was stolen in East Albany, after police say the owner left his keys inside the vehicle.

Albany airport losing passengers from high prices

The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is losing passengers flying in and out of Albany's airport because of ticket prices.

Women Senators in Georgia say they’re being sidelined

A bipartisan group of state senators in Georgia is speaking out about actions they say are undermining women in the chamber.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Brooks Co. Boys & Girls Club closer to completion

One county is finally getting its community center that residents said has been 15 years in the making.

Valdosta police anticipate increase in domestic disturbance calls

One police department said that it expects to see an increase in a very specific kind of report during this time of year.

How you can heat your home safely as temperatures drop

With the temperatures dropping in South Georgia, you want to be sure that you are heating your home safely.

Thomas County Central students build their own forest

Students at Thomas County Central High School (TCC) got their hands dirty Wednesday while building their own forest.

2 Moultrie teens face felony charges

Two teenagers are facing several felony charges in connection to multiple businesses being burglarized and vandalized in Moultrie.

Albany commissioner issues warning after illegal dump site found

An illegal dump site was found in Albany on Wednesday.