Beyond the Story

  Lee Co. native needs your vote to win film competition

Out of hundreds of people, a Lee County native is a top ten finalist in a film competition, and she needs your help to win the $50,000 grand prize.

Good News stories

  Thomas Co. students are turning bottle caps into benches

Dozens of students with Camp STEMTastic are using bottle caps to create something special for their schools.

  Colossal Collards: Americus woman grows abnormally large crop

83-year-old Meland Hope Hawkins grows abnormally large collard greens from her Americus home.

  Valdosta State University team gives back with youth basketball camp

The Valdosta State University (VSU) Athletics Department is giving back to the community with its two week-long Little Blazers Basketball Camp.

  Volunteers sew teddy bears for smiles

Every Wednesday morning Rose Dunlap, a 91 year old volunteer, can be found stamping, stuffing, and sewing teddy bears for a cause.

Americus native to premiere full-length film shot almost entirely in Sumter Co.

The film is the project of one man, Patrick Peacock.

  Mitchell EMC recognized for hard work during storms

Some workers in Southwest Georgia are getting some special recognition today, for going above and beyond the call of duty when Hurricane Michael hit.

  Colquitt Co. choir sings at the Vatican

It’s part of a tour of Italy the group started on June 1.

  Woman turns adversities into gifts of scholarships for South GA grads

Two South Georgia students are on their way to college, thanks to a scholarship program from an Albany woman. She is giving back after losing her son and home in 2017.

  Tift County names Bus Driver of the Year

The Tift County School System named its Bus Driver of the Year Thursday.

Good News: Americus paramedics save duck trapped in fishing line

Paramedics Justin Garmon and Scott Smith sprung into action and saved the duck.

  Editorial: ‘Good News’ does happen, we’re here to highlight it

But just as we report on the bad, it is also our responsibility to tell you about the good things that happen where you live — the stories about neighbors helping neighbors, and South Georgians working together to make this an amazing place to raise our families.

Backing the Blue with hot dogs and tradition

For Memorial day, Jackie Smith fired up the grill to give back to the men and women in blue.

  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!

  GA man returns a veteran’s lost World War II service papers to family

An Albany native’s War World II letters are making their way back to his family. They were stuck in a filing cabinet sold at an estate sale, until a man found them a looked for the veteran’s family.

  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.

  ‘Homework’ project helps formerly homeless

Students will show off their multi-functional artwork at a silent auction in Americus Friday night.

  Aunt and niece to graduate high school together

The aunt and niece duo have matriculated together since middle school.

  Cancer survivor and her horses lead the way to upcoming therapeutic center

A stage three cancer survivor is using her furry support system to help others.

  Special needs kids take part in Fish Rodeo in Lee County

“I am really excited, and I am having really really fun,” says Lee County Primary second grader Shyann Lutterman.

  Atlanta Falcons host youth football camp

Former Atlanta Falcons players hosted a large youth camp in Albany at Monroe High School.