Week 5: Friday night football scores and schedules

For the last four years, Clinch and Irwin counties have battled it out on the gridiron. This week will be no different as the Indians and the Panthers look to see who will get the leg up in the region.

  Albany commissioner to host mayoral debate

City of Albany to host criminal justice forum

  Community reacts to arrest in Valdosta Piggly Wiggly incident

  Lee County Sheriff’s Office fully staffed as it gears up for incoming SWAT team

  Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office recognized in Governor’s Challenge

Gov. Kemp: August was record-breaking month for employment in Ga.

Continued Coverage

  SWGA health officials taking action to prevent Hepatitis A outbreak

  Man on bicycle killed on I-75 in Valdosta

Albany police investigate robbery at Econo Lodge

  What vape shops are saying after vaping-related illness reported in South Ga.

  What you need to know about purchasing your Winnersville Classic tickets

  Tift Co. Schools partner with Tift Regional to get in-house clinics

  Teacher resigns from Grady Co. School System

A Grady County school teacher has resigned, according to a letter sent to parents.

  Sylvester community wants to prevent pedestrian deaths after mother, child hit crossing highway

Lavetta Hammock and her child were hit by an SUV back in early September while crossing in an unmarked portion of highway 82 in Sylvester.

  Albany police: 2-year-old shoots himself in foot

The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating after a 2-year-old shot himself in the foot Wednesday.

  United Way hopes to put $750,000 into South Ga communities

The Greater Valdosta United Way is planning to raise $750,000 to help benefit the region.

BPS: Man wanted in Bainbridge hit and run hits 2 officer vehicles trying to escape

  18-year-old admits to lying under oath during Alex Mixon murder trial

  Florida attempted murder suspect caught in Valdosta

Fire ravages Grady County church

  Albany residents asked to monitor what’s going down the drain

  Meigs water system failing, city can’t pay bills

  ‘It’s really alarming that the district decided to do this in this way’: Not everyone thrilled with Lowndes Co. BOE proposal on prayers before football games

Lowndes High School is moving forward with its tradition of allowing students to pray at their home games, but with a slight change to make it all possible.

  Valdosta house fire displaces 9 people

Nine people are out of home this evening, as a result of a house fire.

  All aboard: Megabus arrives in Valdosta

Megabus is now offering daily departures from South Georgia to Atlanta, Gainesville and Orlando.

  Tears fill courtroom as family hears last words of Alex Mixon

Trial started Tuesday afternoon in the Alex Mixon death case, and it’s been emotional.Iren and Mickee Carter are both charged with felony murder, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.

  New community garden could help those in downtown Albany

A South Georgia Farmer is creating a community garden in downtown Albany.

  Fee to rent a Dougherty Co. park may be increased

The fee to rent out Robert Cross Park for the day may be increased from $400 to $600.

Abandoned homes make Albany neighbors feel unsafe

After two years, Dougherty County neighbors may finally see homes torn down.

  Albany police search for robbery suspect, says he finds victims on Facebook Market

The Albany Police Department (APD) is searching for a robbery suspect who officers say uses the Facebook Market to find his victims.

Grady County teacher under investigation

A Grady County School District teacher is under investigation.

  Family remembers mother, unborn child killed in Ben Hill Co. shooting

Kasara Brown’s family said she was a stay-at-home mother and a soon-to-be happy bride.

  GBI investigating death of man in Tifton police custody

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating after a man somehow died while in Tifton police custody.

It’s time to paddle the Flint

The deadline for registering for the event is Sept. 27.

  Police: Suspect identified, charged following Dougherty Co. domestic dispute

Albany Police Department (APD) S.W.A.T. has been called to the scene of a domestic dispute situation in Dougherty County.

  Drawdowns to begin for Lake Worth, Chehaw

Georgia Power is advising residents on Lake Worth and Chehaw to secure their boats for a scheduled maintenance drawdown.

  Listening sessions to help solve Albany, Dougherty Co. workforce challenges

Job growth and retention are some of the challenges that are facing the Albany and Dougherty County workforce.

Lowndes Co. Schools to allow prayer at Friday football games

The Lowndes County Schools Board of Education announced a new policy for student-led prayers before Friday football games.

  Augusta medical students learn about rural healthcare at Tift Regional

Medical students got a taste of how rural healthcare facilities work on Monday.

  Albany skydiver to compete in world championship in Russia

An Albany man is winning medals in the sky.

  Deadly crash inspires neighbors’ fight for a safer intersection at Hardup Rd.

Hardup Road neighbors are fighting to make the intersection safer. They want to prevent any future wrecks at the end of the Dougherty County Road.

  12-year-old DJ takes on Southwest Georgia

Melvin Self has been Dj’ing for two years in Southwest Georgia. At 12-years-old, he is one of the youngest Dj’s in the area and many say he could be one of the greats with his hard work and dedication for the craft.

  Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful holds 15th annual recycling event

Hundreds of electronics and items potentially harming the environment were recovered today by people across Southwest Georgia.

VSU students collect items for Hurricane Dorian victims

Students at Valdosta State University have collected almost a dozen boxes full of supplies for victims of Hurricane Dorian.

VSU offers counseling for those in need

As National Suicide Prevention Week comes to a close, Valdosta State University is speaking out about a special service they offer to the community.

  12-year-old DJ serves Albany community

Melvin Self aka DJ MJ Styles is a 12-year-old disc jockey in Albany that is known for being the youngest DJ in Southwest Georgia.

  Week 4: Friday night football scores and schedules

Week four is ramping up for South Georgia football as many teams are in the midst of region play.

  Woman sentenced in 2018 vehicle death of Moultrie boy, injured brother

A woman, accused of hitting two Moultrie brothers crossing the road to go to the school bus last year, was sentenced in court Friday, according to District Attorney Brad Shealy.

  Albany Police Dept. graduates first class from Middle School Teen Police Academy

The Albany Police Department is unveiling new programs, like a conflict resolution center. It's modeled off of ones created in New Jersey.

  Albany Tech College and the State work out a deal over Lowe Road

Albany city leaders said they should’ve given Lowe Road to the state, back in 2006. Albany Technical College wants to own a portion of the road that runs through its campus.

  AFD’s Fill the Boot drive raises thousands for Muscular Dystrophy research

Children with muscular dystrophy will get to spend their summer at camp this year, thanks to the Albany Fire Department. Every year, AFD does their "Fill the Boot" drive.

  Feeding the Valley Food Bank hopes to open Oct. 1

Feeding the Valley Food Bank should move into their new Albany home October 1st. They will help feed 24,000 people in Dougherty County who are chronically hungry.

Study: ASU’s economic impact more than $200M in 2018

The numbers are in for Albany State University’s economic impact on the region in 2018.

  Safe and Sound: The dangers of Vaping

Health organizations are again alerting Americans about the possible dangers of e-cigarettes, after a sixth person has died.

  7 arrested on gang-related, other charges after shooting in Coffee Co.

Seven men have been arrested in connection to a shooting that happened on Aug. 3 in Coffee County.

Wild Adventures steps in to help Hurricane Dorian victims

Wild Adventures Theme Park is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

  Man released on bond in Brooks Co. after murder conviction

One man is out on bond after he was convicted of felony murder and aggravated assault, among other charges.

  Driver cited after Highway 82 crash in Albany

The semi-truck overturned on Highway 82 near the former Cooper Tire plant around 5:45 p.m.

  Albany police investigating robbery at SmallCakes

The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating a robbery at SmallCakes on Old Dawson Road.

  Lowndes High omits student-led prayer tradition after complaint

Lowndes High School (LHS) is under a lot of scrutiny as it relates to their student-led prayer that traditionally takes place before their home football games.

  Local doctors looking to build lofts in Tifton

Dr. Margaret Nixon and her husband say they love the city of Tifton, so it came as a no-brainer to invest and bring something new to the friendly city.

  Meigs Police Dept. to close in less than two weeks

The Meigs Mayor, and council members voted to shut down the Meigs Police Department.They say budget issues are to blame.

  Man pleads guilty in 2018 dumping of fuel in Thomasville

Officials said Jaron Coleman, 40, of Oakville, pleaded guilty to the unauthorized discharge of oil in the waters of the United States.

  Albany Tech hosts first resource fair

More than 35 community agencies gathered at Albany Tech on Thursday.

  Shoe display honoring those killed in fires traveling across Ga.

When you think about shoes, you probably think about style, comfort or color. But shoes actually have a lot more meaning to others.

  Surveillance video catches Coffee Co. theft

A man was arrested by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office after officials said surveillance showed him taking miscellaneous items from a home on Andrew Tanner Road in Nicholls Wednesday.

  Preliminary findings show ‘no contributing factors’ for Ga. Public Safety division driver in Sylvester accident

The findings show that the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) driver in the incident had "no contributing factors” in the Sept. 9 crash.

Missing Cordele man with dementia back home, safe

The Cordele Police Department asked for the public’s help finding a man with dementia Thursday, who is now back with his family.

  Albany commemorates 9/11 with Field of Flags Ceremony

Dozens gathered Wednesday evening at the Albany Mall to honor those who lost their lives on this fateful day 18 years ago.

  Tift Co. parent concerned with school bullying

A parent in Tift County said he’s had enough of bullying that has been targeting his 13-year-old daughter.

Cordele family remembers loved one after fatal hit and run

The family of a Cordele fatal hit and run victim said they are still in mourning and although they feel justice has been served, they still just want their loved one back.

  Lee County first responder climbs 110 stories in memory of fallen firefighters

A Lee County first responder climbed 110 stories dressed in 55 pounds of gear. Paramedic and firefighter, Ian Jamieson, said that’s nothing compared to the almost 200 pounds of gear first responders wore while running into the twin towers 18 years ago today.

  Albany church feeds first responders for 9/11

Members of an Albany church are spending today thanking first responders. The congregation at Covenant Presbyterian Church bagged around 150 lunches.

  Monroe High students honor first responders on 9/11

First responders who gave their lives after the September 11 attacks are being remembered in different ways throughout Southwest Georgia Wednesday.

  Dougherty Co. coroner recounts being at Ground Zero the day after 9/11

One of Dougherty County’s own was working at Ground Zero less than 24 hours after the World Trade Center was hit.

Fitzgerald council member resigns

After eight years, a South Georgia city councilwoman is resigning this week.

  20-year-old redevelopment project continues to benefit Fitzgerald residents

One of the demolishing projects took place on West Magnolia Street.

  Meigs Police Dept. to shut down

The Meigs City Council has voted to shut down its police department.

  Editorial: We remember 9/11

A day that we remember seeing our fellow American’s step up into action to help, assist and defend our nation.