US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

  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.
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Semi-truck driver crashes into murder suspect’s car to end police chase

The hours-long police chase through multiple California counties included near collisions, the running of red lights, wrong-way driving and driving on sidewalks.

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Albany teen shot Monday night

Lowndes High teacher named STEM Teacher of the Year

Pinning ceremony honors 3 Thomasville Fire Rescue school graduates

Man arrested in rash of Albany burglaries

Valdosta High football players ruled ineligible, program reprimanded

GHSA issued a penalty letter to Valdosta High School Superintendent Dr. Todd Cason about the ruling.
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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.

Dept. of Public Health: J&J vaccine paused in Georgia ‘until further notice’

  Tift Co. extends mask mandate through May

  COVID-19 regulations still apply at government buildings

  Albany State University waives fees for military students

  Dougherty Co. decides on Tift Park for new tennis court location

  Miss Albany donates books to area school

  4 new businesses open their doors to Albany

  ‘Every call is different’: Going behind the phone line at the Lowndes Co. 911 Center

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  Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

Seth Stoughton, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test.

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Valdosta High football players ruled ineligible, program reprimanded

Guilliams Wins 400th Game at VSU as Blazer Baseball Rolls Past Tigers Off Walk-Off Walk and 26 Total Runs

The Valdosta State Blazers rallied to take both games of Sunday’s doubleheader with a walk-off 7-6 win during game one, followed by a 19-4 win in game two. With the second games win, VSU head coach Greg Guilliams won his 400th game at VSU.

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  Westover High senior wins $180K naval scholarship

Cairo PD looking for armed robbery suspect

APD investigating several weekend store burglaries

Anyone with information is asked to call Albany Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100.
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Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

Prince Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor along with other members of the royal family, two days after the 99-year-old Philip died at Windsor Castle.

Newly hired Pelham football coach to resign

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

  Seminole Co. family pick up the pieces after storm-damaged home

ADDU busts marijuana grow operation, 1 arrested