Valdosta High student wins car for graduation

A Valdosta High School student plans to arrive to graduation in style tomorrow, after winning a brand-new car in a raffle!

  Sylvester’s dining choices on the increase

  Downtown Pelham mural near completion

  Thomasville community responds after Harper Principal reinstated

Turner Co. teen possibly drowns

Sylvester city manager finalists named

Phoebe to offer ‘Safe Sitter’ courses

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  Second Harvest of SWGA leaves DOCO, Lee, Terrell, and Calhoun Counties

Second Harvest to shut down Albany branch

  Advocates want community to help prevent child abuse

  Dougherty Co. Library offers more than books

New positions to come with Colquitt Co. 2019-2020 fiscal budget

Sandtrap hosting tryouts for Gucci Mane concert

  Chehaw ready for Memorial Day weekend

With record-breaking heat set for Memorial Day weekend, Chehaw officials want to make sure the community knows that they will be open for operations.

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

Pebble Hill Plantation creates new learning center

With a designated space for education, Pebble Hill officials said they hope it’ll create a stimulating learning experience for everyone.

  Sipping and strolling could come to Sylvester

Leaders are discussing ways to apply their own guidelines to an ordinance that would allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages and walk throughout the downtown district.

Aspire talks mental health in Southwest Georgia

  Day 2: Defense argues lack of evidence in 2016 double vehicular homicide trial

  Valdosta partners with school system to fight litter

  Lowndes Co. death being investigated as homicide

  Do you know the signs of heatstroke and heat exhaustion?

  Moultrie to invest in MPD If successful in opioid lawsuit

  Pecan farm can now expand in Dougherty County

A Southwest Georgia farmer is expanding his pecan farm

  NECCO offers Albany families foster care services

Albany foster families are now looking for help. Insipirtus has announced it will no longer offer foster care services.

  Georgia Chamber of Commerce looks to help small businesses in rural GA

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its regional Small Business series Tuesday in Albany.

  Interviews begin for Sylvester’s next city manager

The search for Sylvester’s next city manager has been narrowed down.

  1 charged after Albany 8-year-old shoots himself in foot

A 61-year-old man is facing charges after an 8-year-old shot himself in the foot Monday afternoon, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Thomasville business owner encouraged by West Jackson Streetscape

The West Jackson Streetscape project in downtown Thomasville is well underway.

  Thomasville Police implements ‘Operation Safe Driver’

Thomasville Police said the increase of people on the road during Memorial Day Weekend isn’t going to stop them from enforcing the laws that keeps everybody safe.

  Colquitt city police officer arrested

A City of Colquitt police officer has been arrested and is facing three felony charges, according to City Manager Cory Thomas.

LilyPad speaks on community ‘outrage’ over 3-year-old’s death

The director of the LilyPad SANE Center said they have heard a lot of outrage from the community over the abuse and death of Janiyah Brooks.

  UPDATE: Ochlockonee River drowning victim not identified

A person whose body was pulled from the Ochlockonee River near Highway 3 is yet to be identified, according to officials.

  Upset Pecan Lane neighbors spark heated debate

Dougherty County residents said they don’t want any more commercial businesses built in their area.

Finance director needed in Tifton

Tifton city leaders are looking to hire a new finance director.

  Tifton city leaders discuss 2020 budget

A special called meeting was held Monday for Tifton city leaders to discuss the 2020 budget.

  Trial begins in 2016 Dougherty County Thanksgiving double vehicular homicide case

A South Georgia woman stood in front of a Dougherty County judge Monday for vehicular homicides that took the life of her 8-year-old daughter and an off duty officer on Thanksgiving of 2016.

  Trial continued for construction contractor accused of victimizing homeowners

A trial has been continued for an Albany construction contractor who was indicted for taking $50,000 from an Albany family in 2017 and didn’t finish doing construction work as promised.

  More men await trial in 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 murder case

District Attorney Greg Edwards said he’s continuing to push for gang-related charges for the remaining defendants accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones.

  Annual ‘Swim For Life’ event set for this summer

Dougherty County Corner Michael Fowler says he is excited for his annual Swim for Life event.

  Death investigation underway in Lowndes Co.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Lowndes County Coroner’s Office are investigating a death at a home on Harter Way near Madison Highway.

  Religious leaders bring awareness to current religious violence while remembering those killed in the Holocaust

Community members from many religions gathered Sunday in Albany to remember the six million killed during the Holocaust.

  Jury selection for Dougherty Co. double murder to begin Monday

Jury selection for a Dougherty County double murder case is set to start Monday.

  Fitzgerald mural illustrates Civil Rights icon

Recently, city leaders unveiled a mural honoring civil rights icon, Morris Abram.

  ‘I joined a gang when I was 15, I made a lot of bad decisions’: Albany natives bring awareness to youth violence

Many speakers told their troubled stories on Saturday to empower Albany’s youth to grow away from violence.

  Weekend town hall set to help South Georgians become healthier

An Albany City Commissioner says many people in the community suffer from kidney failure. Commissioner Jon Howard said the issue affects a lot of lower income families.

  Boys & Girls Club honors first responders with Cook-Off

The Valdosta Boys and Girls Club plans to host an event, honoring first responders and raising money for kids in the area.

Albany event set to help ‘stop the violence’

One local Albany man wants the violence to stop in his hometown so he decided to host an event called “A fight to Better Our Community.”

  WALB becomes co-sponsor for Albany’s ‘Star Business of the Week’

WALB TV is now the co-sponsor of the Albany Chamber of Commerce’s “Star Business of the Week” award.

  Customers react to Fred’s closing

We’re now hearing from people in the community this evening, after Fred’s announced they will close even more Southwest Georgia Stores, including one in Valdosta.

  Dawson working to repair roads in Dawson

The City of Dawson has been working hard to fix damaged roads in the city.

  Atlanta Dream host basketball clinic

“This is one of the greatest experiences of a lifetime as a child, meeting WNBA players,” says Kaylin Thompson.

  1 dead after car overturns in Irwin Co. creek

A 28-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle ran off Five Bridge Road, according to Irwin County Coroner Brandon Fletcher.

  Police identify pedestrian hit on Dawson Road in Albany

A man was hit by a vehicle in the 2600 block of Dawson Road Thursday afternoon, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  APD investigates 4-year-old getting shot

A 4-year-old was shot Thursday evening on Cleveland Street in Albany, according to police.

  Valdosta Fire Department wants you to start thinking about summer safety

With the summer right around the corner, the Valdosta Fire Department wants you to stay safe.

  Groups work to make the community more dementia aware and promote suicide prevention

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Albany Advocacy Resource Center and Aspire are offering to teach you how to recognize signs of someone contemplating suicide.

  South Albany revitalization plan underway

Albany city leaders are supporting a plan to restore the south side, including developing blighted properties, improving public transportation and even increasing police presence.

  Albany Rotary Club gives out scholarships to high school seniors

Today, the Albany Rotary Club gave out scholarships to high school seniors going off to college.

  Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office receives gift in honor of fallen K-9

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office continues to morn the loss of Roscoe, their four year old Bloodhound K-9 Officer.

  Second Harvest working to help solve hunger in Albany

Second Harvest of South Georgia was in Albany Thursday, handing out food and household items to help fight summer hunger.

Fred’s to close 13 stores in Southwest GA

A total of 13 of Fred’s, Inc. locations will be closing in the Southwest Georgia area.

Firefighters capture large alligator from road in Worth Co.

The Worth County Fire and Rescue EMA rescued a large alligator that was found in the road on Highway 33 South on Wednesday night.

East Albany revitalization plan underway

Dogwood Trail Apartments are one step closer to being built. The complex will be built where the New Albany Homes used to be between Clark Avenue and East Broad Avenue.

  Lowndes Co. urges hurricane season preparedness

With hurricane season on the horizon, Lowndes County officials want to make sure you are ready in case of severe weather.

  SGMC hopes to have new CEO soon

The search for a new South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) chief executive officer (CEO), could soon be coming to the end.

  Wild Adventures adds hypnotist to summer fun

Wild Adventures has added a hypnotist to the park for a fun summer show.

  Cordele prepares for food truck festival

The City of Cordele is getting ready for their food truck festival happening this Friday.

Atlanta Dream mascot visits young, women athletes

A special guest visited a few classrooms Wednesday, hoping to inspire young women athletes. The Atlanta Dream's mascot, Star, made a special appearance at Lake Park Elementary School Wednesday.

  A special ceremony remembers fallen officers

A special ceremony was held to remember law enforcement officers, who lost their lives in the line of duty. Names of 11 officers from different Albany-Dougherty County agencies were read and honored.

Valdosta fire chief named to new position

Freddie Broome was named the new fire chief of the City of South Fulton.

City officials walk to offer their services

The City of Valdosta and their police department continue efforts to make the city as safe as possible.

  Valdosta Police Chief gets to re-introduce herself

The new Valdosta Chief of Police is getting out into the community, to re-introduce herself after more than 20 years as an officer.

  Albany’s budget will increase, but taxes won’t be raised

If approved, Albany’s budget will increase 5.6% next year.However, city leaders say your taxes won’t go up.

  Pedestrian mall parking lot construction wraps up soon

Construction on the pedestrian mall parking lot is expected to be finished in late May or early June.

  New Sylvester eateries expected to open in late summer

All three restaurants will move into existing buildings on Main street in Sylvester.

Downtown Sylvester grows with two new apartment lofts

Two new downtown lofts are being renovated in an old pharmacy building in Sylvester.

  Savannah police officer killed had ties to SWGA

Kenneth Williams, Kelvin Ansari’s brother, said Ansari was born in Albany, and went to West Town Elementary School.

  Valdosta community celebrates National Police Week

Despite some of the perceptions about police officers across the nation, the Lowndes County community is continuing to pray for local law enforcement.

  Representative and Bill sponsor talks passing of Hemp Farming Act

Georgia House Representative John Corbett is speaking out about what he expects could be a major victory for Georgia, that he helped bring to fruition as a sponsor for House Bill 213.

Community members ask Dougherty County commissioners for more input

Some people in Dougherty County say they want more say in how tax dollars are spent. It started with a suggestion, commissioners form a resident ran SPLOST oversight committee.