UPDATE: Dougherty Co. escaped inmate captured

Sean Todd Kimmel was arrested at a residence in the 600 block of Pick Street in Dougherty County.

Valdosta to see major road expansion project

  Have you gotten your flu shot?

Thomasville police search for armed and dangerous suspect after shooting

  Week 4 of playoffs: Friday night football schedules and scores

  UPDATE: APD releases armed robber photo

  Death investigation underway in Americus

Continued Coverage

  Albany State students mourn the loss of Joshua Baker

Coffee Co. woman missing since October found

  Walk Against Depression makes stop in Albany

  Valdosta still waiting for answers in mayoral race

  CBD, hemp store to open in Sylvester

  Big plans in the works for new Albany Ward 6 commissioner

  Thanksgiving Day shooting investigation continues; victim recuperating

Prosecutors said an Albany man who was shot in the face by his father on Thanksgiving Day is recovering and that he is looking good.

  What voters had to say about the Albany mayoral race results

Albany voters are still reacting after a big mayoral election upset during Tuesday night’s runoff.

  ‘Certainly, thank my supporters’: Not all Worth Co. residents pleased at Yearta’s District 152 win

People in Worth County have mixed opinions about Bill Yearta’s big win Tuesday night.

Crisp Co. looking for information on burglary

The sheriff’s office said a white Chrysler 300 was possibly involved in a burglary at Citgo Food Mart in Arabi.

  Unofficial results: Bo Dorough claims Albany mayor’s seat

Dougherty Co. leaders want more of a say in downtown development

  Albany celebrates Small Business Saturday

  South Albany Dollar General not selling food products

Week 3 of playoffs: Friday night football schedules and scores

Music artist collecting toys and donations for annual drive

  Albany police warn gun users after two Thanksgiving Day shootings

An Albany woman is dead following a Thanksgiving Day shooting. This makes the 13th homicide in Albany this year.

  Albany Rescue Mission sees 30 percent increase in homeless for holiday season

One Southwest Georgia rescue mission is almost at capacity going into the holiday season.

  Worth Co. early voting numbers are in for the District 152 runoff elections

The numbers are in and we’re getting one step closer to finding out who will be the elected representative for the District 152 seat.

  Valdosta lays its cards on the table when it comes to bringing gambling to the city

People across the City of Valdosta are speaking about how they feel about the possibility of bringing gambling to their community.

  Valdosta police talk holiday travel safety

AAA estimates that more than 49 million travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving, that’s the most since 2005.

  Downtown Americus to hold Small Business Weekend event

The City of Americus is holding their annual Small Business Weekend this Friday and Saturday.

  Family, community respond to accidental shooting of Irwin Co. football player

Right now, the likelihood of Garland Benyard getting back on the gridiron this season are slim. Family members say they’re thankful Garland didn’t lose his life.

  Americus Fire Department donates fire engine to South GA Tech

In this season of giving, one South Georgia fire department is giving back to a local college.

  Daughter opens up about caring for mother with dementia

Dementia impacts millions of families every year and one South Georgia working daughter and her mother know the struggle all too well.

  There’s more than one way to cook a turkey

Your traditional way of cooking a turkey could have some competition this year.

  Pedestrian hit at Albany intersection

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday night, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  ‘This is Us’ shines light on Alzheimer’s Disease

“There are over 100 different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent."

Atlanta Falcons safety gives 500+ families Thanksgiving meals in hometown of Cairo

For the sixth year, JJ Wilcox supplied more 500 Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.

  Update: Second suspect arrested in Crisp Co. entering autos

Kabrion Young, 19, and Jasperen Williams were arrested in connection to the entering autos.

  ‘He’s a lifesaver’: K9 companion helps Leesburg veteran with PTSD

David Kelley describes his new K9 friend, Bert, as “a lifesaver.”

  Valdosta food bank hands out 500K lbs. of food

Second Harvest is providing the community with almost 500,000 pounds of food for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Valdosta-Lownes Co. community needs you to help paint the town with Blazer pride

The Valdosta-Lowndes County community needs your help to paint the town red and black.

  Valdosta police ‘OfferUp’ suggestions for online marketplace transactions

It’s no secret that transactions as a result of resale apps like LetGo, OfferUp, and the Facebook Marketplace are becoming increasingly popular.

  Irwin Co. football player injured in shooting identified

The Irwin County High School football player who was injured in an accidental shooting Monday has been identified.

APD looking for man in aggravated assault incident

He is described as 5′11 and weighs 213 pounds.

Holiday Happenings: 2019 guide to holiday events in the WALB viewing area

The holiday season is here.

Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office collecting Toys for Tots

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office isn’t letting Thanksgiving get in the way of its Toys for Tots Christmas collection.

  Family members search for answers after Tifton pedestrian charged in accident

Family members are searching for answers after a crash in Tifton sent their loved one to the hospital.

  GSP: Over 11K citations issued during 2018 Thanksgiving holiday

The Georgia State Patrol handed out more than 11,000 tickets during the Thanksgiving holiday week in 2018.

  Irwin Co. High School football player hospitalized in shooting accident

An Irwin County High School football player is being rushed to a hospital in Macon following a shooting accident, according to one of the assistant coaches.

  Even more improvement coming to Radium Springs area

One of the seven natural wonders of Georgia is being restored back to its former glory. Dougherty County Commissioners plan even more improvements to the Radium Springs area.

  ‘It felt like a punch, you know, in the back of my neck’: Albany woman fighting to put her attacker behind bars

An Albany woman is pleading with the community after a gruesome attack. She needs your help finding the man who stabbed her in the neck earlier this month.

  Editorial: Thank you SWGA for an amazing food drive

There is no denying the resiliency of Southwest Georgia.

  Coroner: Albany suspicious death ruled suicide

A suspicious death in the 400 block of South Audubon Drive has been ruled a suicide.

  Tyreek Hill Foundation gives away 250 turkeys for Thanksgiving

One NFL superstar chose to come back to his hometown of Pearson, Ga to give away free turkeys and it’s just in time for Thanksgiving.

  Lee Co. residents curious about absentee ballots sent to homes

The Lee County Elections Supervisor said dozens of people went by her office Friday asking why they received an application for an absentee ballot to vote in the runoff.

  Miller Co. Middle School sees growth in testing

Leaders at Miller County Middle School said their students reached a new milestone last school year. We’re told the school is beating the odds after a huge setback in 2018.

  Police warning residents to keep safety in mind while shopping

As you prepare to do your Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping, Dougherty County Police want you to remember safety first!When people are out shopping, they often think crooks are targeting purses and wallets. According to police, that’s not the only thing.

Southwell Health Rehabilitation Center gets residents new quilts for holiday season

Residents at the Southwell Health & Rehabilitation Center in Tifton received an early gift this holiday season, one that would keep them warm at night.

  Week 2 of playoffs: Friday night football scores and schedules

This week’s Game of the Week features Lee County trying to fend off the Creekside Seminoles.

Man wanted for questioning in Sylvester

Police said Johnny Mack Smith is wanted for questioning regarding a shooting that happened Thursday around 11 a.m.

2 Calhoun State Prison officers arrested for trafficking drugs

Two officers at Calhoun State Prison were arrested for violation of oath by a public officer and trafficking drugs inside the prison.

  Boston Police Department moves forward with full staff

People who live in the City of Boston might feel a little bit safer these days.

  Phoebe CEO shares progress on strategic plan

Hospital leaders said this week that they are making progress on two portions of their "Phoebe Focus" strategic plan.

Cairo paraplegic’s company shows where there’s a wheel, there’s a way

A South Georgia man is sharing his 10-year journey, from becoming paralyzed from the waist down to innovating a new solution for a life beyond the wheelchair.

  The results are in: Over 12,000 pounds of food collected in WALB, Feeding the Valley food drive

The results are in and this week’s WALB and Feeding the Valley Food Drive was the biggest one in the food bank’s history.

  Law enforcement hits the streets in Dougherty Co. to catch distracted drivers

For the last two days, all of the Dougherty County law enforcement agencies worked together on an operation, targeting distracted driving, especially those texting or holding phones behind the wheel.

  DPH South Health District talks vaccination safety

From 2011 to 2017, childhood vaccination rates have decreased 7.8% across the State of Georgia, for children under the age of two.

  Wild Adventures celebrates ‘Day of Thanks’

Wild Adventures Theme Park is providing free tickets to those who risk their lives and serve the public.

  Valdosta Mayor talks bringing gambling to community

The City of Valdosta’s Mayor is speaking out about the possibility of bringing gambling to the city.

Tifton offering free sweet potatoes for everyone

With Thanksgiving being a week away, some families were able to save a few $$ bucks on some fresh produce this year.

  Albany man still looking for answers 38 days after brother’s disappearance

Family members of an Albany man are still looking for answers after over a month after he went missing.

Second Harvest Food Bank to provide more than 45,000 meals

Second Harvest Food Bank is expanding their Thanksgiving initiative to provide more than 45,000 meals to families across South Georgia.

Coffee Co. wanted man in custody

Julian Albert Minix was caught Thursday afternoon just off Willacoochee Highway

  Lee Co. deputies on the lookout for Walmart theft suspect

Deputies say Devin Stefan Bing, 33, took money from a customer’s wallet that was left at the self-checkout, according to surveillance video.

Champion hunting dog valued at $85K found in California, reunited with owner

The sheriff's office found him all the way in California after weeks fielding calls and following leads.

LIST: Dec. election runoffs, early voting times

There are a number of runoff elections in the WALB viewing area.

  UPDATE: Americus shooting victim identified

One person is dead after a shooting in Americus, according to the Americus Police Department (APD).

  Albany church breaks ground on Alzheimer’s Outreach Center

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for the future home of the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center in downtown Albany.

  22 percent of Dougherty Co. voters turnout in special election

A total of 22 percent of voters participated in the Nov. 5 elections in Dougherty County.

  Valdosta student donates thousands for hurricane relief

One Valdosta student is donating $5,000 to Hurricane Dorian relief and she’s only 9-years-old.

  Woman pistol-whipped in Dougherty Co. armed robbery, 3 men on the run

A recent armed robbery in Dougherty County has police on high alert.

  Lights, camera, action!: Thomasville Pictures filming ‘Tiger Rising’ in Tifton

People living in Tifton have noticed the influx of traffic that has been coming through the city now that Thomasville Pictures has begun filming in the Friendly City.