First Alert Weather Academy: NOAA hurricane hunters

The NOAA hurricane hunters are on call 24/7 during hurricane season. They provide a critical role in getting observations for forecasters to accurately predict the intensity and track of storms.

AMA sets date for public reopen

GBI: Suspect arrested in chicken plant shooting death

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing available in Albany

Irwin Co. Hospital recognizes the ‘gems’ of the hospital — nurses

Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases

1 arrested, 1 wanted in May Albany homicide

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GBI searches for Coffee Co. man missing since late May

Albany Salvation Army store to close, permanently

Turner Co. wood plant catches fire

Food Lion buys out BI-LO, Harveys stores

  Comm. meeting: Augusta professor wants to do antibody testing in Albany

  Colquitt Co. Canning Center opens for the season

Georgia governor: No more National Guard troops for now

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he does not see the need for now to call up more National Guard troops or deploy additional law enforcement officers to prevent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota from turning violent.

  Adel group gathers to protest racial inequality

What started as a small get together this morning, turn into a gathering of about 50 people, with the support of local officials.

  Update: Camilla Tyson plant employee killed in shooting identified

Police said the call came in at 3:47 p.m.

Persley addresses Saturday Albany protest

"I want the public to know that the men and women of the Albany police department sworn and unsworn are guardians of the city so anyone who wants to become apart of a force that is going to guard the city and protect it then yes come aboard,” said Chief Persley.

Georgia Power customers to see credit on June bills

  Thomasville wins fourth award for West Jackson streetscape project

SRTC tutors adjust to new normal during virtual lessons

  Colquitt Co. Food Bank receives an anonymous grant

Florida sheriff ‘highly recommending’ people to shoot looters who break into homes

WATCH LIVE: Kemp, other top state officials address the latest on COVID-19

Archbold reports additional COVID-19 death

Archbold has reported an additional COVID-19 death in its weekly report on Tuesday.

Baker Co. students prep for summer workouts

Baker County students will soon be allowed to get ready for fall sports.

Thronateeska Heritage Center re-opens

Thronateeska Heritage Center is now back open to the public.

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Referred to as Blackout Tuesday or #TheShowMustBePaused, musicians including Quincy Jones and the Rolling Stones said they would take part in the effort.

Deerfield-Windsor team claims third place in world competition

During the awards ceremony on May 30, the team took third place in the world.

  Lowndes Co. tax commissioner records review head to D.A., Kemp’s office

Cain claims he only waived over $400,000 since he’s been in office.

  GRAPHIC: NYPD sergeant hit by car during protests

A New York police sergeant suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle during protests early Tuesday morning.

Big food giveaway set for Moultrie, Hahira

Boxes contain carrots, Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green cabbage, lettuce, lemons, yellow squash, apples, and oranges.

Clinch Memorial evacuates due to chemical spill

Patients will be transferred to Miller County Hospital, St. Vincent’s, and Memorial Satilla Health.

  Albany court system can’t reopen until certain guidelines are met

Dougherty County courts have been closed since March and they may not reopen again until July.

  Minn. governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into crowd

Officials say nothing indicates the driver was intentionally targeting protesters.

Insurance company talks business coverage during riots

If your business is damaged during a riot or protest, your insurance likely covers it.

Ga. Army National Guard closes Albany COVID-19 testing site

As of Saturday, the Army National Guard closed its testing site in Dougherty County.

  Agriculture consultants respond to proposed state budget cuts

South Georgia farm consultants are responding to the proposed state agriculture budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

  Dougherty Co. coroner explains how COVID-19 deaths are determined

In recent weeks, people have been questioning how coroners and doctors determine the cause of death of COVID-19 patients.

  Tift Regional given the green light to resume elective surgeries

For months, the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals, like Tift Regional, to delay elective surgeries as doctors turned their attention to treating COVID-19 patients. But now elective procedures are now reopened at the Tifton hospital system.

  Tifton City Council takes a look at 2021 budget

Despite less revenue, the Tifton City Council said it will not have to increase the millage rate while proposing a fiscal year budget for 2020 that’s roughly the same amount as this year.

  City of Thomasville offers tips during hurricane season

Monday marked the first day of hurricane season.

Southern Regional Tech adult education program awarded $10K grant

Southern Regional Tech recently received a grant for its adult education program.

  Downtown Moultrie business opening soon

One business in Moultrie was set to have its grand opening in April. Because of the coronavirus, those plans have been delayed.

VSU’s Clay Guillozet wins Commissioner’s Trophy

A former Valdosta State University Men’s Basketball standout just accomplished something only eight different Blazers before him have.

BPS looking for information after 17-year-old girl shot multiple times

After arriving on scene, police found the 17-year-old victim and found she was shot several times.

  ADDU intercepts drugs sent via FedEx

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) intercepted a package headed to an Albany home that was filled with marijuana, according to a press release.

New Bainbridge Public Safety chief named

He will begin his new role on July 6.

Albany Transit to resume regular hours, relocating to temporary facility

Albany Transit will resume its regular service hours, including Saturday routes, beginning June 8, according to a press release from the City of Albany.

Victim in critical condition following Sunday Valdosta shooting

A man is in critical condition after he was shot early Sunday morning, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

Dougherty Co. inmate escapes, caught an hour later

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office responded and Davis was caught within an hour, according to the jail.

Protesters gather in Valdosta

A group of protesters gathered outside the Valdosta courthouse Saturday in support of both George Floyd and Kendrick Johnson.

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s daily COVID-19 numbers

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is releasing its daily COVID-19 numbers.

Steiner: Phoebe sees fewest COVID-19 patients since March

"This is proof that what people in our community are doing to protect each other and minimize the spread of the virus is working," said Scott Steiner,

Tift Co. murder conviction upheld

In December 2016, a Tift Co. jury found Timmy Thompson guilty of felony murder for killing his wife, Peggy.

  Albany non-profit organization awards college scholarships

Students must live within a 45 mile radius of Albany and enrolled in a private or public high school.

  GA Department of Public Health increases workforce to monitor COVID-19

“First thing, we do is call in the contact investigation so we will have a nurse or a epidemiologist staff member to call that infected individual to find out all we can about their case to advise the on isolation and so forth,” said Director of Public Services Charles Ruise.

  Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day 2020 continues

The event will be held on June 20th during the summer solstice, the day with the most light.

  2 arrested on weapons charges near Albany peaceful protest

Two Albany teens were arrested on gun charges as they seemed to be walking toward Saturday’s peaceful protest.

  Tifton woman retires after 32 years in education

Kim Seigler is now retired after spending 32 years of service with the Tift County School System. She spent 23 years in the classroom and nine years as a school administrator.

  Peaceful protest against killing of George Floyd held in Albany

Organizers say the purpose of this peaceful protest is to show solidarity and that the community stands with seeking justice for the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

  Parade celebrates Colquitt Co. High ‘Super Seniors’

On Friday, Colquitt County High School Super Seniors were honored with a parade.

  Albany’s National Guard COVID-19 testing site up until further notice

The Army National Guard’s COVID-19 test site in Albany continues to see steady numbers at its drive-thru.

  Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down the front door. No drugs were found in the home.

  Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.

  GBI seeking information in 2003 & 2011 unsolved rape investigations

It is believed the two assaults were committed by the same suspect.

  First responders warn of fast currents on Lee Co. creeks

Chief Forrester wants people to enjoy the creeks but always be vigilant while on them.

  Moultrie bridal shop switches business models after COVID-19

One Moultrie business is reopening its doors, as the state eases restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.

  Public swimming pool in Moultrie set to open June 1

Large scale renovations are underway at a Moultrie Parks and Recreation Complex.

  Thomasville Police speaks out on building trust and legitimacy

The death of George Floyd, while in police custody in Minneapolis, sparked days of protests and violence. Friday, The Thomasville Police Department wants the community to know their officers work on developing public trust.

  Summer school goes fully virtual due to COVID-19

School is over but not for those who failed a course. Summer school will be going fully digital this year due to Covid-19.

  SGMC receives Remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

Nearly 85 Georgia hospitals have received the drug Remdesivir from the Department of Public Health to help treat COVID-19 patients.

  Partners launch project to document COVID-19 pandemic

Five local partners in Thomas County are coming together to make sure this historic pandemic, is documented for years to come.

  Coroner asks community to be safe during pandemic

Coroner Michael Fowler says even though the death tolls are going down in Dougherty County, the virus is still here.

  Albany pastor discusses future during pandemic

Church has looked a lot different since Albany became a hotspot for COVID-19 back in March.

Chris Young among performers Saturday night at Grand Ole Opry

Chart-topping country music stars are once again returning to perform at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night for a live concert at the empty venue.

  Albany outreach center offers free summer food program

Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Community Outreach Center, Inc. will be able to continue to provide a free summer food program for youth ages 1-18.

Ga counties awarded major storm damage grants

$7 Million in FEMA Grants for Dougherty and Decatur Counties will help counties recover from Hurricane Michael in 2018, and severe storms in 2017

Phoebe issues Friday’s COVID-19 numbers

PPMH has fewer hospitalized COVID-19 patients, more recovered patients and no additional deaths, and they certainly hope those trends continue.

ABAC sets August re-opening

The number of students in a class and their proximity to each other in the dining hall, with social distancing will be the norm, not the exception.

  Protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

‘I’m very disappointed’: Albany mayor says we need to continue wearing masks

Albany Mayor Bo Dorough wants to see more people follow the county and city’s joint resolution that recommends residents wear a mask or face covering when out in public.