Judge weighs whether Georgia must switch to paper ballots

A federal judge is considering whether Georgia should have to switch from electronic voting machines to paper ballots for the November election.

Kemp, Abrams agree to 2 televised debates

Georgia's nationally watched governor's race will feature two televised debates during the closing weeks of the campaign.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Debate continues over crucial Thomasville city official positions

For the past nine months, Thomasville officials have been debating over the city manager and utilities superintendent jobs.

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle makes a stop in Albany

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle made a stop in Albany on Monday.

Lawsuit filed over proposed closure of 7 Randolph Co. voting polls

The Cowtown Foundation along with 20 other organizations such as the NAACP have filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia and Secretary of State Brian Kemp over voting rights for African Americans in predominately black counties and precincts.

Polling Places-Proposed Closures-The Latest

The Latest on a proposal to close seven of nine polling places in a rural Georgia county.

Sylvester leader to leave post

Sylvester's City Manager has submitted his resignation,  and we're told his resignation will go into effect September 10th.

Attorney General Sessions announces $3.4 billion grant to help crime victims

In a speech given by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Macon on Thursday, he addressed his concern over violent crime in America and reducing recidivism.

Shafer concedes GOP race for lieutenant governor

Georgia State Sen. David Shafer is conceding the Republican race for lieutenant governor to Geoff Duncan.

Georgia official drops links to gov campaign from state app

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's campaign says that he will remove links to social media accounts promoting his campaign for governor from an official state app.

  GA Democrats call out Kemp on Medicaid stance, Kemp responds

Albany-area Democrats called out Republican Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp Tuesday, for refusing to expand Medicaid.

Georgia GOP unites in gov race while Abrams touts jobs plan

Days after a bitter runoff, Georgia Republican leaders united in backing Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the governor's race.

Close lieutenant governor runoff could head to vote recount

The Republican runoff for Georgia lieutenant governor has ended with so few votes separating the candidates that a recount may be needed before a winner is declared.

Decision 2018 GA Primary Runoff Election Results

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Dougherty County voter turnout lower than expected

WALB's Dougherty County election coverage began at the Mount Zion Church in Albany where people had been voting all day.

Edwards beats Hayes for Dougherty District 2 seat

Victor Edwards will become the next county commissioner for District 2 in Dougherty County.

AP calls GOP gubernatorial race winner

The Associated Press has called Brian Kemp as the winner of the GOP gubernatorial runoff election.

Voter turnout in Moultrie exceeded expectations

According to Colquitt County's Registrar's Office only three percent of registered voters and voted early.

Georgia voters to decide runoffs Tuesday

Georgia voters have a few key races to decide in runoff elections besides settling the Republican showdown for governor.

Gubernatorial candidate stops in Southwest GA ahead of runoff elections

Gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle made a stop in Albany on Monday, the day before the runoff elections.

With governor's race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

Georgia is trying to prove it can be a presidential battleground alongside states like Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and the next test is a high-profile governor's race.

Early voting for primary runoffs ends Friday

Voters across Georgia will be able to start casting ballots Monday in primary runoffs.

Candidates for Governor

There are five candidates running against incumbent Sonny Perdue for Governor of the State of Georgia.

Viewpoint: Who should stay in jail?

We realize that not all criminals can be kept in jail. Overcrowding is a real problem, especially in tough budget times.

Dougherty Co. voting precincts list

Be sure to go to the correct precinct. Here is the list of precincts with their street address.

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Romney rejects long-term Iraq presence

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is rejecting the administration's idea of having American troops in Iraq for decades, just like in South Korea.

Democrats clash on war on terror, Iraq

A year and a-half before the election, the Democrats who want to be president have faced each other in another joint appearance. Sunday night's TV debate was broadcast by CNN from New Hampshire, which holds the leadoff primary.  Republicans hold their next debate Tuesday night, also in New Hampshire.

Delegates up for grabs in primary

As south Georgians continues to cast ballots leading up to election day Tuesday, the process is just beginning to get Georgia's votes to the national conventions.

Who wants to be President?

The field of contestants continues to dwindle as we move through the primaries.

Voters can already cast ballots

Absentee voting is underway for Georgia's Presidential Primaries. Early voting will open the week of January 28th.

Georgia has several millionaires in Congress

Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia is most certainly a millionaire. By just how wealthy he is not clear. But Republican Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie reported assets totaling only $200,000 to $430,000.

Strategic Vision Poll shows Thompson up, Congress down

Fred Thompson Leads GOP Race 25% to 20% For Giuliani. Clinton Leads Obama 29% to 26%. Perdue Job Approval At 55%. Chambliss Leads Jones and Cardwell In Senate Match-up. Congressional Approval only 19%

Senators express caution on immigration reform deal

Georgia's U.S. senators are going out of their way to clarify that they might not support a controversial immigration reform measure in the end.

Lawmakers bring home late-year spending bounty

Georgia lawmakers brought home a share of the pie this week as Congress approved the year-end spending bill.

Postell opens campaign HQ

Ward 6 Commissioner Tommie Postell is seeking a second term in office, and predicts victory.

Dog fighting laws to be debated

Georgia may soon have tougher laws against dog fighting. Lawmakers plan to push for that when the legislature convenes in January.

Edwards campaign stops in South Georgia

Presidential Candidate John Edwards calls for social reform today at a campaign stop at Georgia Southwestern in Americus.

Redevelopment Powers Law explained

The plan uses additional tax revenue from growth and increasing property values within the redevelopment area/district to pay for the redevelopment in the same area.

ViewPoint: Double taxation

Some would argue that the death tax only affects those with the highest income, and those people should be taxed more. But isn't this tax anti 'American Dream?'