Business owner hopes to bring change to Leesburg as next mayor

Michael Revell is a business owner of a roofing company that recently moved to Leesburg and is now running for mayor.

  Cordele woman turns 107, making her one of the oldest residents

  Students turn Legos into drones

  Tips to succeeding in your career from one distinguished businesswoman

  City leader fears voter apathy is keeping young people from hitting the polls

  2 of 3 men charged in 2015 Albany murder case take the witness stand

Blakely 1st grader publishes her own book at age six

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  Second newspaper begins printing in Worth Co.

  Students get dose of ‘reality’ before heading out into the real world

  Census Bureau looking to hire seasonal workers; what you need to know

Radium Springs Garden closed because of rising Flint River

  A cup and a chat: Tift Co. law enforcement hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’

  Tifton officials hope to raise awareness on child abuse prevention

  Albany Gang Task Force works to reach young people

A typical Gang Task Force meeting in Albany is usually filled with community leaders and adults, but the real issue is getting young people involved.

GBI launches homicide investigation in Coffee Co.

The victim's death is being investigated as a homicide.

  BPS: School bus involved in crash with pickup truck

The accident happened at the Scott Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive intersection.

  Settlement reached in Homerville coffee shop explosion

The explosion happened in August 2018.

  Dougherty Co. Commission invites you to attend empowerment event

  Irwin Co. receives life-saving device donation

APD looking for armed robbery suspect

  African-American tour explores Americus’ historic past

  20 years later: Volunteer looks back on deadly Valentine’s Day tornado

  Paris comes to Albany for a Valentine’s Day prom night

  Georgia-Pacific donates $10,000 to Albany Fire Dept.

Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott said the money will go toward their fire safety education programs.

  Exchange Club of Albany honors 2019 Officer of the Year

Six Albany-area law enforcement officers were honored Friday for their dedication to the community.

  Albany Recreation & Parks give seniors a magical experience with Valentine’s Day breakfast

A group of seniors got the chance to laugh, sing, dance, eat and even play Bingo this Valentine’s Day.

  Radium Spring Middle School students learn how to prevent social isolation

Peach State Health Plan is teaching students about social isolation and how badly it can have on their lives.

Albany organization donates shoes to DCSS

The Heart organization was at Northside Elementary where they gave a hundred pair of new tennis shoes to students.

  ‘Repeated ethics violations’ led to termination of Americus assistant principal

Repeated ethics violations are why the former Furlow Charter School Assistant Principal Jason Williams was terminated, according to a letter sent to him by the school board.

  Albany mayor offers up ideas for Chehaw Park and Zoo

Albany Mayor Bo Dorough had his first vote as a Chehaw Authority member Thursday night.

  Thomasville City Schools’ new superintendent excited to get started

Thomasville City Schools is already having a great school year and now it also has a new superintendent.

  Black history museum to host annual festival Saturday

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum is having its annual festival this weekend.

  Do you know what all the Thomas Co. Health Department offers?

The Thomas County Health Department said it wants to help prevent crime as well as improve people’s health and well being.

  NWS creates new flood mapping product for Lee Co. creeks

With the click of your mouse, Lee County residents can now visually see if creek flooding will impact them at home.

VSU dean in child porn sting out on bond

He was released on a $25,000 bond.

  Man indicted in woman’s public death at Albany bus station

A man was indicted Wednesday in the death of a woman who was killed in front of several witnesses outside of the Albany bus station in November.

  South Ga. parents voice concerns over Thomas County Central softball coach

Concerned South Georgia parents are speaking out against their daughter’s high school softball coach, who they say is abusive.

  Americus mayor speaks out about naming of new high school

On Monday, Americus Mayor Barry Blount presented the Sumter County Board of Education a resolution the city council passed in January.

  Albany neighborhood getting new speed tables

Albany city leaders are installing three speed tables.

Albany resident shocked his neighbor was shot

Markevus Leslie is from Lagrange and moved to Albany three years ago for a better life. However, his typically quiet neighborhood wash rocked when his next-door neighbor was shot.

Senate bill could put the future of the Dougherty Co. Police Dept. in your hands

A new bill in the Georgia Senate could eliminate county police departments. Both the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office and Dougherty County Police Department could be affected if the bill is passed.

  Lake Blackshear area monitoring impact after recent rains

Leadership at Lake Blackshear is continuing to monitor water levels after recent rains.

  Cairo students attend business panel during College and Career Week

Students at Cairo High School got a taste of what their future could hold.

  Have you been screened for heart disease? Why hospital officials say it’s so important

Archbold Memorial Hospital is stressing the importance of calcium screenings during Heart Health Month.

  Mother of suspect in Thomasville Marine’s death: ‘I’ve seen them grow up to this point’

Two men are behind bars in Thomas County in connection to a murder.

  Law firm advises people to check insurance policies before it’s too late after church settlement

An Albany church won an almost $2 million lawsuit against an insurance company. The representing law firm is offering advice for anyone going through something similar after Hurricane Michael.

  Bugged by an ex? Name a roach after them

If you’re still feeling bugged by your ex lover this Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect event for you. Chehaw is hosting their "Bugs and Disses" event.

  Community asks for Albany’s saggy pants ordinance to come to an end

Community activists say a saggy pants ordinance is contributing to racism in Albany. Right now, if your pants are significantly below your waist, you could have to pay a fine.

  Baked with love: Albany bakery to host family-fun Valentine’s Day event

Called “A Night Out with Mrs. Q,” children will put on their baker’s apron and decorate a six-inch cake.

  City approves municipal court closure for 10-weeks

The Albany Municipal Court will stop operating for 10 weeks, at the end of the month. Judge Willie Weaver said the court needs the time to restructure.

  Lunch and learn: Luncheon held at Tift Regional to raise awareness on heart attack prevention

Many people filled the Tift Regional Community Events Center to learn about the health risks of a heart attack.

  UPDATE: 3rd person arrested in Valdosta day care assault

Two Valdosta day care employees are now facing charges for failing to report child abuse.

Register for WALB’s Trails Don’t Fail 10K!

On March 28, WALB will host “Trails Don’t Fail 10k.”

  Lee Co. looks to build bridges with grant

New bridges could be in the works for some Lee County roads.

  No decision made on Chehaw Park Authority during Lee Co. Commission meeting

Chehaw Park leadership hoped for more involvement from Lee County commissioners when it came to the park, but the commission didn’t make a decision at Tuesday’s meeting.

Valdosta school board re-votes on Rodemaker’s position as coach

The Valdosta City School Board has taken a revote after a controversial decision to release Alan Rodemaker as the Valdosta High School Wildcats’ head football coach.

  VSU students shocked after dean arrested in child porn sting

Students at Valdosta State University (VSU) are in shock after a dean was arrested in a child pornography sting.

  MCLB welcomes special guest from the Pentagon

Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany hosted a special guest Tuesday, all the way from the Pentagon.

  Albany police urge community to use exchange zones for in-person social media transactions

After a recent exchange went bad, the Albany Police Department (APD) wants people to be cautious about where you meet strangers to buy or sell items.

  Chehaw gets OK to keep Park Authority in split-vote

The Albany mayor made it clear he's questioning the work being done at Chehaw.

  Investigation continues into Ben Hill Co. couple’s death

Deputies said the two had gunshot wounds but their exact causes of death have not been ruled.

Phoebe ER nurse to make life-saving donation

Easton Glover is used to providing life-saving care.

  Jimmie’s Hot Dogs to open location in Lee Co.

Jimmie’s Hot Dogs is set to open another eatery in Leesburg in April.

  Sylvester couple arrested on dozens of child molestation charges

A couple was arrested Monday and both people are facing a cumulative 31 charges in a child molestation case according to Worth County Sheriff Don Whitaker.

  Camilla police looking to start neighborhood watch program

Officers at the Camilla Police Department are asking the community if they want to create a neighborhood watch program.

  Pelham police need community’s help after family dog killed during burglary

The Pelham Police Department needs your help bringing justice to a dog that was killed senselessly during a home burglary.

  Police investigating Austin Firegrill car break-in

Police are investigating a car break-in at an Albany restaurant.

  Do you know how to properly install a car seat?

The Tift County Sheriff’s Office and the Tift County Health Department are giving away car-seats to families and teaching them the importance of child safety.

  Tabulation audit done on votes for Ga. Senate District 13 race

A tabulation audit was done Monday on votes for the State Senate District 13 race.

  Dougherty Co. Commissioners question effectiveness of 311 system

Dougherty County Commissioners had a long discussion Monday about whether the 311 system is working well. It’s used to report blight.

Editorial: Will you take the challenge to pick up litter in your neighborhood? We are.

WALB is going to do the same and roll up our sleeves to pick up litter to help make our community beautiful.

  Lee Co. raise money for youth with Daddy Daughter Dance

For the past 11 years, the Leesburg United Methodist Church has had an annual Daddy-Daughter dance.

  Fans show excitement for Hot Wheels Monster Truck Show

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live is back and bigger than ever.

  National Weather Service: Kinchafoonee Creek now at minor flood level

They said creek levels could get so high that it could put water over roads.

  Americus’ ‘Night to Shine’ kicks off red carpet prom night for guests with special needs

Hundreds danced the night away in Americus thanks to football legend Tim Tebow.

  ’I grew up on this farm’: Coffee Co. family begins picking up the pieces after severe weather hits their home

A family is putting the pieces back together after suffering significant home and land damage Thursday night.

  ‘I’ve got a lot of money tied up into this house’: Cordele man still recovering from storms gets hit again by Thursday’s weather

People across Southwest Georgia are still dealing with the aftermath of severe storms that hit the area Thursday.

Pretoria Fields Collective donates portion of IPA sales to Flint Riverkeeper

Pretoria Fields Collective donated more than $1,900 to the Flint Riverkeeper at an event Friday evening.

New software could help curb criminal street gang activities

State and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on criminal street gang activities.

  Thomasville’s second annual Black History Month parade set for Saturday morning

The City of Thomasville is kicking off Black History Month with its annual parade.

  Historic building in Downtown Thomasville restored

Standing since 1916, the Broad Street Business Exchange has a lot to offer.