Beware of porch pirates during online shopping season

Back to school shopping is around the corner and online shopping is year long, and police said porch pirates aren’t going anywhere.

  ‘Hope it was worth all the quarters that you stole’: Police connect 1 suspect to 3 Valdosta restaurant burglaries

  ‘It was like my whole world fell apart’: Tifton family asks for thoughts and prayers after rare cancer diagnosis

  Albany firefighter makes history for the department

1 hospitalized after single-car accident on U.S. 19

  Bainbridge man charged after possible hostage situation turns into drug bust

  Man convicted in 2017 Americus murder case

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  Police: 4 arrested, 2 suspects still wanted in Albany Neighborhood Grocery burglaries

You Can Help Clear The Shelters 2019!

  Worth Co. deputies make 2 busts in 1 week: Drugs, fake bills seized

  Should you be worried about ‘meth-gators’?

  Moultrie leaders offer tips to new business owners

  Moultrie city leaders work to restore discipline in school

  Construction on Dawson’s new airport terminal on schedule

If you’ve driven past the Dawson Municipal Airport along Highway 82, you may have noticed a new building under construction.

  ‘It’s just how things happen’: Americus residents respond to N. Lee St. shooting

A man remains in jail after a shooting sent another man to the hospital.

  Lowndes Co. officials want you to be safe in the South GA heat

Lowndes County leaders want to make sure everyone is able to stay safe and healthy.

  Lowndes High moves forward with renovations

Lowndes County Schools are moving forward with their plans to renovate Lowndes High School.

  Tiftarea YMCA summer program teaches conflict solving

  WALB rings in Christmas in July for animals in need

  APD: Man wanted in connection to East Residence Ave. shooting

  Former Fitzgerald High band director indicted on 10 sex charges

Company recalls hummus dips due to potential contamination

State fire marshal: Arson rulings down statewide

Update: Suspect arrested in Americus shooting

One person was injured and another is in custody after a shooting in Americus on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Mark Scott.

  Town hall hosted by alumni to help preserve HBCUs

There was standing room only in Tuesday’s Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) town hall in Albany.

  'Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching’: Blakely 1960 cold case reopened after documentary

The state of Georgia will review the 1960 rape and murder of an 8-year-old Blakely girl following a documentary film by Albany native Clennon King.

  Arlington names new chief of police

The city of Arlington has named a new chief of police.

  3 arrested after stolen Thomas Co. SUV found in Mitchell Co.

Multiple South Georgia sheriff’s offices were involved in the search for a stolen vehicle early Tuesday morning.

  IDK Bar & Grill closes in Moultrie

An unexpected closing of a South Georgia restaurant has sent a message to those who may be interested in starting up their own business.

  ‘Think Before You React’: Thomasville rallies against gun violence

There have been 14 gun related crimes in Thomasville since last July.

  Thomasville city leaders open to ideas for Remington Avenue Streetscape project

Transforming dangerous roads and neglected neighborhoods into safe and beautiful neighborhoods is the goal for sections of Remington Avenue in Thomasville.

  Valdosta woman sentenced for meth trafficking

A Valdosta woman is looking at spending a decade in prison after being sentenced for felony drug trafficking.

Valdosta community reacts to shooting

One man is recovering after being shot in a Valdosta neighborhood over the weekend.

  New degree trains you in both fire and emergency medical services

A group of Albany students will be the first in the state to earn a degree to be both fire fighters and emergency medical technicians.

  Reality TV star to host 5k in Albany

Toya Wright will host a 5k run on August 3.

  Police investigate shooting outside East Albany convenience store, report of shooting at Luxury Inn

The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating after shots were fired outside of an East Albany Exxon gas station Monday night.

  Sylvester police chief resigns after less than a year; search for replacement begins

A South Georgia police chief is resigning after serving less than a year.

  Sylvester City Council approves funding for Peanut Festival

The Peanut Festival is just months away and on Monday, the Sylvester City Council approved funding for the event.

  Too close to home: Residents concerned after multiple robberies at East Albany store

People in East Albany said they are concerned by repeated armed robberies close to their homes.

  Valdosta doctor convicted of federal health care fraud requests new trial

A Valdosta doctor convicted of health care fraud filed a motion asking a federal judge to grant him a new trial Monday.

  New Thronateeska history exhibit opens Tuesday

If you’re a history buff or even if you’re not, you’ll be able to catch some historic artifacts on display at one South Georgia Brewery.

  4th HBCU forum set for Tuesday

Albany State University alumni and community leaders will get together Tuesday to continue their fight against Senate Bill 270.

Mother: 10-year-old hit while riding bike will head to rehab

A 10-year-old boy who was hit on his bike is expected to move from an Atlanta hospital to a rehab center, according to his mother.

  Renovations at Milt Miller Field almost complete

Students and football fans of Worth County High School will soon see new additions at Milt Miller field.

  Valdosta needs sponsors for school drive

The City of Valdosta wants to make sure that more than 600 kids are ready to start their school year off right.

Armed robbery suspect given 2 life sentences; other suspect to stand trial in January

Darrell Perry was given two life sentences, which are to be served concurrently. Perry was charged with two counts of armed robbery.

  Dougherty Co. residents concerned with access to cemeteries following road closure

A Dougherty County road will no longer be open to the public.

Thomasville Fire Department needs new hires to keep community safe

The Thomasville Fire Department has been operating with a limited staff for a while.

  Coroner identifies victims in Mitchell Co. double fatal wreck

Two people killed in a Mitchell County wreck have been identified by Coroner Stedderick Thomas.

  Deadly Coffee Co. crash under investigation

The crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of GA 206 and GA 268.

  New staff prepare for upcoming Worth Co. school year

A new principal, finance director, and staff members coming into one Southwest Georgia school system all said they are ready to take the school district to the next level.

  Man hides in Valdosta attic as officers try to arrest him

A Valdosta man is behind bars after officers said they went to arrest him for a number of charges and he tried to hide in an attic.

  South GA gets first in-house DUI testing capabilities

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) said its new DUI testing capabilities will save innocent people’s time, law enforcement’s energy and the taxpayers’ money.

  Dougherty Co. law enforcement warn residents about several scams

Homeowners, be aware! That’s a warning from Dougherty County Sheriff’s deputies who said crooks are going to houses scamming people for work.

  Cuddle Cot gives grieving families more time with their stillborn babies

One group is trying to help grieving parents going through the traumatic event of losing their newborn babies.

  Neighbors excited to see Radium Springs repairs underway

It’s called one of the state’s seven natural wonders and for the James family, Radium Springs has been a part of their neighborhood for more than a decade.

  Albany business owner not planning to close down after crime goes up at store

Albany police are looking for four people after a series of break-ins at Neighborhood Grocery on Johnson Road.

  Police: 2 suspects at large after Albany armed robbery

The Albany Police Department (APD) is searching for two suspects after an armed robbery at a convenience store on East Broad Avenue Friday night, according to officials.

  ‘It is more rewarding seeing these children get returned to their parents’: Tifton DFCS employee recognized for feats as social worker

Oprah Leach has been recognized for bringing more than 30 families together.

  Tifton veteran museum to open soon

Inside, they have meaningful artifacts with a lot of history.

  Hundreds take part in 2019 Tifton swim meet

Today at the 2019 Georgia recreation and park association class B state swim meet started.Students and families came to Tifton to compete and show what swim team could be the best.

  Charges pending in Mitchell Co. double fatal wreck; Still under investigation

Two people have died in a wreck in Mitchell County, according to Coroner Stedderick Thomas.

Update: Smithville 911 emergency lines back up

The E-911 lines in Smithville that were down are back up, according to Lee County officials.

  Albany business owners concerned about recent downtown projects

Some downtown Albany business owners are speaking out against projects the city has in place to help bring more business to downtown.

  Valdosta makes plans for 2019 Housing and Urban Development funds

Officials with the City of Valdosta are planned to leave Thursday’s city council meeting with a plan in place for their 2019 Housing and Urban Development funds.

  Brooks Co. Schools open new canning plant

Members of one South Georgia community are happy to have their food processing center and canning plant reopened.

  American Red Cross: Blood supply dangerously low

The American Red Cross said that it is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donations.

Tifton Chamber of Commerce to host ‘OneBlood Badges for Life’ event

A blood drive will soon honor all servicemen and women and public officials in Tifton.

Suspect captured in Turner Co., wanted for stealing car

Turner County deputies have caught a man that was wanted in connection to a car theft.

  Turner Co. residents want local animal shelter

Turner County residents said that having a local animal shelter would be beneficial for the area and surrounding cities, but some officials have a different opinion.

  Coffee Co. Drug Unit, detectives make several July arrests

Several people were arrested on different charges in Coffee County between July 4 and July 9, according to a release from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office.

  A passion to putt: Young golfers take home lessons learned at Albany camp

A group of Albany kids are enjoying their summer on the links.The city’s Recreation and Parks department have partnered with the Flint River Golf Course to sponsor the Hook a Kid on Golf camp.

Mothers turn grief into donations for newborns

A devastating loss led two South Georgia women to knit hundreds of hats for newborn babies.Jessica Spradlin and her friend Rachel Lott both lost their newborn babies when they were only a few weeks old.

  Calhoun State Prison staffer fired for having contraband

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office charged a Calhoun State Prison staffer for having contraband.

Public Health District urges immunizations before new school year starts

The Georgia Department of Public Health urges parents to not wait until the last minute for required immunizations or exams.

  2 cited in Cook Co. for hunting violations

DNR agents have cited two people after they said a video showed two men stomping an opossum to death in Cook County.

  Phoebe Putney: Social media post could be putting South Georgians in danger

Hospital officials in Albany said a false social media post could put lives at risk this weekend.

  Valdosta plans more food truck fun

The City of Valdosta is planning to make its next Food Truck Thursday even bigger and better.

  South GA food bank needs help feeding community

Second Harvest Food Bank in Valdosta has more than 10,000 boxes worth of food that they need your help getting out to the community.

  GDOT road improvement causes Tift Co. traffic, detours

Construction at a major intersection in Tift County is causing traffic delays and detours.

  Valdosta considers ordinances for new apartment complexes

The Valdosta City Council is considering ordinances for two new apartment complexes.