Dougherty Co. Board of Elections looking for poll workers

The Dougherty County board of elections is looking to hire hundreds of poll workers.

  Clinch County Sheriff’s Office investigates TikTok video involving their patrol vehicle

  City of Valdosta hosting drive-thru ‘Back to School’ bash this Saturday

  Humane Society urges pet owners not to surrender them

  City asks for public’s input on sign ordinance

  Partnership announced to expand broadband service

  DCSS releases schedules for technology and meal distributions

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  City and county leaders debate mask mandate during COVID-19 briefing

  Albany State University to offer free COVID-19 testing for fall semester

Mimi Jones, Albany native captured in famous civil rights photo, dies at 73

  Moultrie Lions Club, Moultrie church holds Friday food giveaway

UPDATE: Murder charge dismissed against West Gordon Ave. homicide suspect

  Valdosta organization helps raise awareness about human trafficking in the community

  U.S. attorney for the Southern District discusses human trafficking cases

Thursday, July 30, was the World Day Against Trafficking Persons.

  Tifton, Tift County commissions approve property tax cuts

Tifton and Tift County residents are seeing lower property taxes for this year.

  Cancer survivor organizes upcoming event

A two-time Tifton cancer survivor is organizing a special event, to light luminaries for cancer survivors.

  Businesses impacted after Sunbelt Ag Expo suspended

The Sunbelt Ag Expo brings hundreds of people to Moultrie each year.

  Business owner steps out on faith, reflects 12 years later

  Albany man sentenced in October 2018 shooting

  APD: Additional men wanted for W. Gordon Ave. fatal shooting

  Dougherty Co. receives emergency funding reimbursement

  Albany organization delivers petition to city’s utilities department

  Dougherty Co. first responders give ‘hot car’ safety tips

VFD’s ‘Give Burns the Boot’ drive goes virtual

The event will run through December 2020. Firefighters said the event relies on donations from citizens.

Albany City Commissioners keep ‘saggy pants’ ordinance

Albany city commissioners decided not to repeal the 2010 saggy pants ordinance.

YMCA extends camps among schools delayed start date

As schools delay their start date, the Thomasville YMCA is making sure students are still taken care of during the week.

Moultrie man gets gift of lifetime after 2017 car wreck

After a tragic accident three years ago, a 28-year-old Moultrie man received the gift of a lifetime.

  Albany police chief concerned about recent spike in violent crimes

Albany Police Chief Michael Persley is deeply concerned about the number of violent crimes in Albany lately. Especially the gun violence, that for the most part, has happened back to back.

  Wild Adventures launching virtual educational program for students

Covid-19 has impacted pretty much everything we do, especially when it comes to learning. School field trips were a big part of Wild Adventures as students could learn about the animals.

Wilcox Co. football practices shut down after some players test positive for COVID-19

A few of the Wilcox County High School players have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Head FOotball Coach Rob Stowe.

  Tuesday Albany homicide victim identified, 1 injured in shooting

One person is dead and another is seriously injured following a shooting in Albany Tuesday night, according to the police department.

  Dougherty Co. suicide rates climb during COVID-19 pandemic

Doughtery County Coroner Michael Fowler said suicide rates have climbed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while other counties are not seeing this.

  Sylvester police chief to return to work after recovering from COVID-19

The City of Sylvester’s police chief is preparing to head back to work full-time after recovering at home from COVID-19.

  PCOM South Ga. club hosts back-to-school drive

A club at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) South Georgia needs your help to buy back-to-school supplies for children in need.

  Southern Regional Tech hosts drive-thru pinning ceremony

Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie held its first-ever drive-thru pinning ceremony Tuesday night, honoring its nursing students.

  Parent of Valdosta State University student concerned about dorm safety

A parent of a Valdosta State University (VSU) student is concerned over the school’s plans for student living.

  Dept. of Public Health reminds parents about getting students vaccinated before school starts

It is almost back to school time for students and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding parents about the importance of vaccines before heading back.

  District attorney investigating Albany motel after complaints of drug activity

An Albany motel is under investigation after receiving several complaints of drug sales and prostitution.

  School nurses prepare for challenging year amid COVID-19

School nurses will be the first line of defense when it comes to students who may have COVID-19 symptoms.

  Dougherty Co. teacher creates song to inspire children during pandemic

A Dougherty County teacher created a song to help students push through the COVID-19 pandemic as they gear up for the school year.

  Dougherty Co. leaders consider new equipment, renovations for several buildings

If you’re a county employee, or a frequent visitor of local government buildings, county commissioners may take extra steps to protect your health!

South Georgia pastor’s ‘Hamilton’ parody goes viral

Rev. Lonnie Lacy, Rector at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tifton, posted the video on YouTube Saturday. It now has about half a million views.

Albany’s MLK Park, track get maintenance improvements

The park has remained a gathering place for the Southside community since its inception under the late Commissioner Tommy Postell.

  African American artifacts over 130 years old discovered during Albany archaeological excavation

An archaeology excavation in downtown Albany wrapped up on Monday.

  Albany officials looking for higher 2020 Census participation

The deadline for the 2020 Census is getting closer.

Thomasville receives funding for Remington Ave. streetscape project

The City of Thomasville just received a million-dollar grant to help fund a large project.

  Lowndes Co. teachers, parents hold motor march over back to school concerns

Some Lowndes County teachers and parents say they don’t agree with the school board’s plans to start classes in August.

High-speed chase in Sumter Co. ends in 2 arrests

Two men were arrested following a high-speed chase in Sumter County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sumter Co. law enforcement needs help finding missing woman

Rosa Lee Welch, 30, has been missing since July 6.

  Persley: APD adheres to rigorous CALEA policing standards

“There are 484 standards that we can be judged by for our policy, procedures, training of how we do our operations to make sure, we are doing the right things for the right reasons,” said Persley.

Dougherty Co. gets $2.8 million in FEMA reimbursement for Jan. 2017 storm

This is a portion of a $9 million expense the county incurred as part of the January 22, 2017 tornado that devastated parts of the county.

  ‘Michael, I miss you’: Sister’s love for brother ignites new memorial 20 years after his death

A sister had a new memorial commissioned for her brother and two others who all died in a helicopter crash 20 years ago in Worth County.

  Tommy Gregors gives Artesian Alliance update to Albany Exchange Club

Tommy Gregors laid out his plans for the future of the Artesian Alliance in Albany to Exchange Club members Friday.

  Retiring APD Lieutenant honored with parade and ceremony

Ingram spent the last 30 years in law enforcement.

  Albany leaders address recent large gathering event

A recent concert at U.S. 19 Dragway over the weekend caused many to express concern.

Dougherty Co. COVID-19 testing site moving to new location Monday

Starting July 27, the Dougherty County COVID-19 specimen collection site will be at a new location.

  Non-profit partners with library to offer litter clean-up kits

Keep Thomas County Beautiful and Thomas County Library started a new program.

Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center to close in Oct.

SGRMC will close on Oct. 22, which the hospital said is based on current financial projections.

  Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of scams

Thomas County Sheriff’s Office said there are a few things you can do to make sure you don’t become a scam victim.

2 shot, 3 injured in shooting outside Albany nightclub

Two people were shot and three others injured during a fight that started inside Big Daddy’s Albany nightclub early Friday morning, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

DOCO, Flint River Fresh, UGA Extension receives $10k grant for health equity

Dougherty County has been selected to receive a grant as a part of the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge.

  App created for parents to reward kids keeping busy during pandemic

Greg Murset recently created the “Busykid” app to help parents that face a similar struggle with keeping their kids busy during COVID-19.

Albany crews assessing sewage overflow

Crews are working to assess the spill but the bypass pumps have been repaired and returned to service.

  Thomasville assisted living community begins tours ahead of opening

An assisted living community in Thomasville is just two months shy of completion.

Deerfield-Windsor upper school suspends all sports, activities

Deerfield-Windsor Headmaster Allen Lowe told WALB News 10 that all sports and activities are currently suspended.

  Albany City Commission works to create new employee clinic

A $1 million renovation is underway at the former Pace building in downtown Albany.

Ga. partnership expected to bring over 100 jobs to Bainbridge

This new facility will mark the company’s first location in Georgia and create 140 new jobs, according to a release.

  Pandemic increases risk of hot car deaths

A reminder for parents this summer, to keep an eye on your children, so they don’t get locked inside a car.

City of Valdosta to host drive-thru back to school bash

It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Annex at 300 North Lee Street.

Tifton blood drive set for Monday

You’ll get a free T-shirt, free wellness check and a free COVID-19 screening.

  Ga. Dept. of Labor official addresses ‘slow’ unemployment claims processing

Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner Mark Butler addressed complaints about the “slow” processing of unemployment claims.

  District Attorney provides possible solution for decreasing gang violence

The biggest problem Edwards says he sees, is people witnessing crimes and not reporting them.

  Justice Delayed: Coronavirus pandemic delays Dougherty County Court System

Courts have been closed since March. For defendants not in custody, the delay likely is an inconvenience. But, for those in the county jail, the shutdown is an extra month — or more — they have to wait for justice.

  State campaign reminds drivers of dangers of speeding

The "Operation Southern Shield" campaign is underway this week in Georgia.

  First responders train on Georgia’s Safe Haven Law

First Responders in Thomas County recently finished a training on the Safe Haven Law.

  Albany City Commissioners to consider new contract with Albany Humane Society

The stray animal population in Albany is causing city commissioners to take extra measures.

  Dougherty Co. sheriff issues cease and desist to U.S. 19 Dragway

On Wednesday, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office issued a cease and desist letter to the U.S. 19 Dragway in Albany.

  ‘We need to wait a little bit longer': Is it too early to get tested for COVID-19?

Health officials told WALB News 10 that some people may be going to get tested for COVID-19 too early.

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany receive thousands in State Farm donation

State Farm Insurance Agents donated to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Albany-Dougherty County area.

  Lowndes Co. deputies training on new, life-saving equipment

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is training on new automated external defibrillators (AED) it has acquired to place throughout the county.

  COVID-19 patients need plasma donations from recovered patients

COVID-19 patients in Valdosta need help from those who’ve already beat the international virus.