Motions filed seeking bond for Travis, Gregory McMichael in Arbery case

Separate motions were filed in court Thursday requesting bonds for Travis and Gregory McMichael.

Local businessman appointed to economic development board of directors

  GDC addresses COVID-19 safety concerns for inmates

UPDATE: Charges to be dismissed for 2nd person while another suspect’s charges get upgraded in Albany homicide

  Valdosta City Schools ‘Meals on Wheels’ program return to the roads

  Thomasville community helping those in need through ‘Project Share'

  City commissioners consider amending dangerous dog ordinance

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Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

APD needs help identifying man, looking to question another in gun-pointing incident

  Phoebe gift shop makes largest ever donation to Phoebe Foundation

  Albany-Dougherty Census Committee encourages participation

  Albany Tech to honor graduates virtually Saturday

GHSA cancels football scrimmages, postpones cheer season

UPDATE: APD makes arrests in early morning shooting

Chiandra Miller, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault, and felony theft by receiving stolen property.

Miller Co. to host new air ambulance service

Survival Flight also has bases in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Valdosta man arrested for indecent exposure

Police were called about a man sitting in a vehicle at a drive-thru window, with his genital area exposed.

VPD arrests man on drug, theft charges

The suspect was charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

U.S. Attorney promotes film on gun crimes and young people

Georgia governor plans special session to fix tax bill

Ga. lawmakers call for more aide with unemployment cases during pandemic

  ‘There is a lack of respect for human life': Persley addresses Albany crime after Wednesday deadly shooting

  PCOM graduate program offers students unique opportunities

  Moultrie Police Dept. to prepare children for school with backpack giveaway

  Dougherty Co. paramedics suit up to respond to COVID-19 calls

Dougherty County’s first responders were among the first in the county to implement PPE specifically for COVID-19.

  Albany, Dougherty Co. police departments apply for federal funds

During a time when COVID-19 has increased costs in Dougherty County, both Albany and the county police departments hope a yearly grant will replenish their funds.

  BPS officers save man’s life

When they got there, they found family members giving CPR to a man who didn’t have a pulse and wasn’t breathing. The officers took over until EMS arrived.

  Walmart releases schedule for its parking lot drive-in theaters

Starting at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, families can sign up for a location near them at

2 arrested in Lee Co. guns, drugs incident

A deputy went to serve a “move out order,” according to the sheriff’s office.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

Interactive: Tracking 2020 homicide cases in Dougherty Co.

So far, only one homicide has happened in Dougherty County for 2020.

  Tropical storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it smashed boats together and caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.

  Dougherty Co. commissioners approve Radium Springs fencing project

Radium Springs is still under construction. And their latest project, which includes re-fencing the entire property, is just the most recent improvement county commissioners approved.

  SGMC gives update on COVID-19 patients, treatments

As of Tuesday, South Georgia Medical Center is treating 74 COVID-19 patients.

  Sister concerned for brother in Valdosta State Prison amid COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 concerns continue to be a problem inside Georgia prisons. A concerned family member of an inmate at Valdosta State Prison says she feels the Department of Corrections is not doing anything to protect the incarcerated.

  PCOM’s culinary medicine course prepares future physicians

Students at PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie are learning the importance of nutrition in the medical field.

  Cairo Fire Dept. employees get child seat safety certification

Employees at the Cairo Fire Department are all child seat safety technicians.

  Dougherty Co. purchases fumigation machines

Within the Government Center’s walls, a new type of sanitation machine is at work, all thanks to recent state funding.

  AT&T donates to Wiregrass Tech’s device loan program

The foundation will continue the device loan program, even though face-to-face instruction is returning in the fall.

Archbold hospital system sees 9 new deaths in weekly numbers

Glenn-Mor Nursing Home has 28 Covid patients, while Pelham Parkway Nursing Home and Mitchell Convalescent Center have none...

Valdosta daycare under investigation, parent speaks out

Mother Blane Stone says she received a call on July 21 from management saying her 2-year-old daughter Blithe was discovered outside by a teacher who happened to glance outside the window.

Lanier Co. men charged with arson, insurance fraud

LCSO says the charges stem from an August 20, 2016 fire at the Bulldog No. 3 convenience store located at 512 West Highway 84 in Stockton, which Patel and Joshi jointly owned.

  Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Some 23 million people nationwide at risk of being evicted, according to The Aspen Institute, as moratoriums enacted because of the coronavirus expire and courts reopen. Around 30 state moratoriums have expired since May, according to The Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

  Thomasville residents discuss proposed sign ordinance

On Monday night, people in Thomasville gave their input on a proposed sign ordinance.

  Kona Ice, good Samaritans come to the rescue after car crash accident

An ice truck owner came to the rescue, just mere moments after a car crash, according to the Brooks County’s Fire Chief.

  Tips for setting up a virtual learning environment for students

Teachers and families are preparing for the start of the school year. Many opting for the virtual learning experience.

  Dougherty Co. gets ‘healthiest county’ grant

A 100,000 dollar “Dougherty Fresh” project is underway- all to increase access to healthy, nutritious foods in Albany neighborhoods.

  Chehaw implements COVID-19 protocols during pandemic

It’s been over 100 days since the coronavirus pandemic hit Albany and for Chehaw Park and Zoo, the pandemic meant that operations would have to change for the time being.

Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases

Health officials said positive coronavirus cases are counted by the patient’s county of residence.

  NFL player, Ga. native donates 1,500 masks

In an effort to help combat COVID-19 in Macon County, where he starred as a high school linebacker before going on to a record-setting career, Smith is donating 1,500 face masks that will be distributed to residents.

  Lee Co. players test positive for COVID-19

Those in “close contact” have been quarantined.

Frozen taquito and chimichanga products recalled due to foreign material

The U.S.D.A Food Safety and Inspection Service hhas issued a recall alert for frozen beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas.

Steiner: Phoebe facilities in Albany admitted over 100 COVID-19 patients in July

The Phoebe Putney Health System CEO said following those recommendations will not only “help bring relief to our tireless healthcare workers, but it will help keep you and your family safe.”

ICYMI: Kemp extends COVID-19 executive orders

On Friday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed two executive orders for extending the public health state of emergency and current COVID-19 safety measures amid the pandemic.

UPDATE: Woman arrested in Lee Co. death investigation

Sherry Guzman, Robert’s wife, was charged with aggravated assault and felony murder.

Tybee Island prepares to face Isaias

Gillen says the city is preparing for the hurricane by walking through its hurricane checklist.

  Dougherty Co. Board of Elections looking for poll workers

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

  Southwest Georgia leaders cracking down on human trafficking as cases rise

The Lily Pad Sane center sees about 400 victims a year, according to Martinez. She said children as young as six months have come to the center to be evaluated for sexual abuse.

  Albany Housing Authority host Youth Leadership Academy

CEO of the housing authority, Dr. William Myles, said he looks forward to continuing to develop and prepare young people in the good life city.

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

This week, someone contacted the Clinch County Sheriffs Office about video on the social media app called TikTok.

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

The City of Valdosta is gearing up for their annual Back to School Bash this Saturday.

  Humane Society urges pet owners not to surrender them

The Humane Society of Valdosta Lowndes County wants pet owners to rethink before turning them over to the animal shelter.

  City asks for public’s input on sign ordinance

The city of Thomasville is asking for your input on a proposed sign ordinance.

  Partnership announced to expand broadband service

Over the next few years, more people will be able to access broadband internet in Colquitt County.

  DCSS releases schedules for technology and meal distributions

During Friday’s joint city/county press conference, DCSS spokesperson Lakisha Bruce addressed questions regarding meal and technology distributions.

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

During Friday's COVID-19 press briefing, city and county leaders debated a mask mandate.

  Phoebe reacts to claims regarding COVID-19 testing protocols

Coroner Michael Fowler is asking for answers when it comes to COVID-19 testing and death numbers at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.

Higher property values could mean tax increase for some Dougherty Co. residents

Three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

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

Albany State University is giving students and employees the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Bainbridge Public Safety gets special visit from future firefighter in the making

He lit up the department with his big smile.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

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

Jones was most known for participating in a “swim-in” at the Monson Motor Lodge Hotel in St. Augustine on June 18, 1964.

  Moultrie Lions Club, Moultrie church holds Friday food giveaway

Food shortage is a problem facing many families. But, three organizations in Colquitt County are lending a helping hand.

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s daily COVID-19 numbers

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

Phoebe releases Friday COVID-19 numbers

On July 27, the total number of deaths at Phoebe Main was 118. Also on July 27, the total number of patients recovered was 528.

Early County Schools prepare for reopening on Aug. 6

Early County Schools are offering students 3 different options on how they attend the 2020-2021 school year.

Making the most of your money: Are you saving enough for retirement?

For most of us, retirement is the goal, and having some money put away for living expenses and to have a little fun is a necessity.

WATCH: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference

Dougherty County leaders are addressing the latest developments on COVID-19.

POLL: Do you feel safe sending your kids back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Even with stricter safety procedures in place, some parents think there are still safety risks.

  Valdosta organization helps raise awareness about human trafficking in the community

A Valdosta organization wants to help raise awareness about human trafficking within the community.

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

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