Biden to pull troops from Afghanistan, end longest US war

“It is time to end America’s longest war,” Biden said, but he added that the U.S. will “not conduct a hasty rush to the exit.”

  LIVE: Chauvin trial expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem

Dr. David Fowler, a former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland and now a member of a consulting firm, said the fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd’s system, and possible carbon monoxide poisoning from auto exhaust, were contributing factors.
  • National

Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

TOP STORIES

  DCSS plans Saturday virtual job fair for certified teachers

  Raises coming to Lee Co. employees, county becomes ‘Broadband Ready Community’

  City of Albany talks housing discrimination for Fair Housing Month

  GRAPHIC: Minnesota cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

1 killed in Brooks Co. crash

A Brooks County resident died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday, according to the Brooks County Fire Department’s Facebook page.
  • National

Navy veterans rescued after birthday canoe trip leaves them stranded

Rescuers found the two men, blocked by debris in a tributary, after 28 hours of weathering the elements.

Albany Tech to host virtual Facebook event for design, media program

  Albany Utilities speeding up process with bill delay

  Phoebe to pause administering Johnson and Johnson vaccine

  Georgia Peanut Commission to hold ‘Peanut Palooza’ Saturday

  Here’s how the newly passed state budget affects South Georgia

  ‘I’m still grieving over my son’: Mother still pleads for information after son killed at Adel party

GBI investigating 2 VPD officers for excessive force claims

  VSU will not mandate vaccinations for fall semester

  • National

New child payments expected to start this summer, IRS chief says

Democrats view the tax change as an opportunity to address income inequality worsened by the pandemic. According to some estimates, it would reduce the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. by more than half.

SPORTS

Hornets have a new head man

No. 3 Blazers Blast Nine Home Runs in Doubleheader Sweep of West Alabama Sunday; Sweep Series

Behind nine home runs, including three each from junior Nicole Pennington and sophomore Kiley Robb, the No. 3 Valdosta State softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting West Alabama, 10-1 in six innings and 10-0 in five innings Sunday afternoon at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park.

MORE TOP STORIES

Dougherty Judicial Building to start opening back up for most staff

  Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

  Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office sees uptick in auto burglaries

  Southwest Health District stops giving Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Man enters guilty plea in Hahira illegal gun incident

James Richard Shivers, 32, of Valdosta, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before U.S District Judge Louis Sands in Albany federal court.
  • National

  GRAPHIC: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun, police say

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.

Georgia colleges hold tuition flat for second straight year

Albany teen shot Monday night

Lowndes High teacher named STEM Teacher of the Year

  Pinning ceremony honors 3 Thomasville Fire Rescue school graduates