GA DNR: Be aware of fish license scam website

  UPDATE: 4-year-old dies following Grady Co. wreck

More victims, new sex charges filed against former teacher

Camilla police need help finding theft suspect

  Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

Facebook post alleges dogs were found decapitated in plastic containers in Mitchell Co.

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Albany beer truck collision causes traffic re-rout

Suspect arrested in Saturday Albany homicide

Lawmakers consider possible changes to Georgia’s seat belt law

  ‘To keep his dream alive’: People in Dawson walk, sing in recognition of MLK

  ‘This guy died for his dream’: Dougherty Co. students honor the history made by MLK

‘Like a war zone’: Investigators converge on community in wake of fatal shooting, fire

  Albany community gives back to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dozens of people in Albany are spending their Martin Luther King Junior Day giving back to the community. Several did so by helping a community garden grow.

  Looking for a ‘chance at life’: Albany couple pleading for living kidney donor to keep husband alive

A new kidney is the only thing that will save Michael Knowles’ life.

Parent Survival Guide: Getting your finances in shape in 2020

According to WalletHub, nearly 4 in 10 people have made a financial resolution this year right behind getting fit.

  Community cleans up Albany on MLK Day

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful, City Commissioner Jon Howard, and students from Turner Job Corps came together to clean up Albany.

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

Bainbridge middle school students push for recycling, need community’s help

  Albany family shaken by Saturday homicide

  Family member speaks out after Americus fatal shooting, kidnapping

  UPDATE: Victim identified in Albany homicide investigation

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

  District attorney makes proposal on criminals with illegal guns

A Southwest Georgia district attorney is taking aim at gun laws.

  Dougherty Co. coroner appointed to state training council

Congratulations are in order for one Southwest Georgia coroner.

  Lee Co. superintendent visits Albany Exchange Club

The Albany Exchange Club had a special visitor Friday.

  Rezoning request raises concerns for Albany neighborhood

People in one Albany neighborhood said they don’t want a drug rehabilitation facility in their neighborhood.

  Albany Tech president addresses proposed dual enrollment cap

Georgia lawmakers are considering limits on how much the state will pay for high school students to take college courses.

Do you know how to recognize a victim of human trafficking?

Human trafficking impacts families and communities across our nation and it’s a problem right here in Southwest Georgia.

Ben Hill Co. jury indicts man on child molestation charges

The incidents related to the charges happened between August 2018 and August 2019, according to the indictment.

Ga. legislature considering limiting dual enrollment

The state of Georgia is considering a bill that would limit dual enrollment for high school students.

U.S. Navy exercise could disrupt GPS signals for pilots

Beginning Jan. 16 until next Friday, a U.S. Navy exercise off the Southeast Coast will potentially disrupt GPS signals, making them unreliable or unavailable altogether.

  Lowndes Co. Schools to install crisis alert systems

The Lowndes County Board of Education has approved a trial run of a new system aimed at keeping students safe.

Iconic Downtown Moultrie building gets new life

A once iconic building in the heart of downtown Moultrie is getting a new life.

  SGMC celebrates Thyroid Awareness Month

According to South Georgia Medical Center, they have the only fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, south of Atlanta.

  Hahira standoff ends after tear gas fired; 1 injured

Law enforcement responded around 6:45 p.m. to an apartment complex in Downtown Hahira.

  America’s deadly flu outbreak declines, but may not have peaked, CDC says

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 13 million flu illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths from flu.

Update: Person of interest for questioning by APD in custody

Fletcher has an outstanding warrant for theft by shoplifting that was issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

  Incident report released in DCSS student hit getting off bus

WALB has obtained a copy of the incident report of the Dougherty County Schools student that was hit getting off the bus on Monday.

  Tifton women’s medical center hosts second annual chili fundraiser

The weather might be too cold one day and hot the next but it’s never the wrong time to have a cup of chili for a good cause.

  Valdosta leaders stress importance of the 2020 census

Valdosta City Leaders want to encourage you to make sure you are prepared to complete this year’s census.

  VPD speaks on human trafficking prevention

This Month is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Valdosta Police Department is speaking out about how you can keep your family safe.

  Albany Mayor proclaims January 16th as Zeta Phi Beta Day

The good life city gave recognition to a prominent African American Sorority on Thursday.

  Tift Regional co-workers raise over $18K for sick friend

Henry Taylor is used to hard work.

  MCLB hosts MLK Day program

On Thursday, the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base held a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day program.

  Lee Co. Commission welcomes new vice-chairman

Wheaton said one of his top priorities is to work on dirt roads.

  ‘Bring it back to life’: Historic Lee Co. gym wraps renovations, more to come

Renovations on the gym’s floors recently wrapped up and renovations to the foyer are next.

  Donations needed at Sumter Co.’s ‘Called to Care’

The Sumter County chapter needs your help.

Murder suspect charged in 2018 Colquitt Co. case

A man, who was arrested for probation violation in Worth County, is now being charged with murder in Colquitt County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Moultrie police looking for man in restaurant burglary

The man forced his way into the restaurant and was able to get away with $50 and a lockbox.

Update: Woman in possible Albany kidnapping home safe

Tanzania Contressa Jordan is back home safe but the incident is still under investigation.

EMA: Thomas Co. highway clear after hazardous spill

EMA officials said the spill has been contained but the highway will be closed for around 12 hours.

PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence’s $12M Manhattan penthouse for sale

Louisville native and Hollywood icon Jennifer Lawrence is selling her $12 million Manhattan penthouse.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Kemp delivers State of the State Address

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to deliver the State of the State address.

  Thomasville PD welcomes first female K-9 officer

TPD started its K-9 unit nearly 40 years ago, but just recently, they welcomed in their first female K-9 Officer.

  3 indicted in 2018 Cook Co. shooting

Stacey Jordan was shot in February 2018 at the Dollar General store in Lenox.

  Valdosta Fire gets thousands of dollars worth of new gear

After months of waiting, the City of Valdosta has gotten $53,000 worth of brand new firefighter gear—that could potentially help prevent cancer.

  Hahira Middle School students try to help those living with memory loss

A number of students at Hahira Middle School (HMS) hope they left their mark on a few people living at a nursing home.

  Lowndes Co. deputy creates song and video honoring veterans

A Lowndes County deputy is getting the attention of thousands of people on a global platform.

  Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office warn drivers about dense and heavy fog

Many Southwest Georgia drivers can relate to the dangers of driving through the heavy, dense fog during their morning or evening commute.

  Cordele police target youth to end gun violence

Law enforcement agencies in Crisp County are finding ways to combat guns on the streets.

  Neighbors react to recent Cordele homicide

People in one part of Cordele are still in shock after a shooting that killed a man less than 24 hours ago

  Sylvester Police: Entering auto reports down in Sylvester

Sylvester police said in 2020, there has been only one reported.

  Cairo working to introduce Airbnb rentals

This after the city council announced they’re working to bring more short-term rentals to the area.

  Thomasville PD making ‘great strides’ in Marine death

One resident said she doesn’t feel as safe in her community after the recent shootings in Thomasville.

  Sylvester welcomes 2 new council members

The two were sworn in as council members last week.

MLK events in the WALB viewing area

Monday marks the day of remembrance for a civil rights icon.

Georgia man charged in murder of Dothan movie producer

Authorities in Douglas County, Georgia arrested 49-year old Marcus Hubbard Wednesday and charged him with killing Rodney Caliste.

  Newly-seated Albany mayor’s home burglarized

The call of the burglary came in shortly after 2 p.m.

January marks Cervical Health Awareness Month

The CDC said HPV is extremely common.

Midway husband and wife arrested, charged with child exploitation

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that an internet crimes against children investigation led to the arrest of a Midway husband and wife.

Wilcox Co. Schools students, faculty enjoy picnic table donations

A total of 10 tables were donated.

  Meet Mando: Douglas PD’s newest recruit

Mando was abandoned and several officers adopted him as the department’s mascot.

UPDATE: Victim identified in Cordele homicide

Police found a man dead and he was later identified as a 31-year-old Cordele resident, according to the Cordele Police Department.

  Apartments, gated communities possible targets for entering autos

Authorities in Dougherty county say criminals are looking to target apartments and gated communities to break into your cars.

  Students, residents gather to clean Pelham cemetery

Complaints of an unkempt cemetery were growing in one Southwest Georgia community. Citizens and students from Pelham schools teamed up to clean it up.

  Valdosta hosts affordable housing summit and town hall

Valdosta City Leaders are looking to help people across the community with affordable housing issues.

  Valdosta neighborhood looks forward to intersection improvement

The City of Valdosta is looking to remedy some traffic issues and congestion at a major intersection in the middle of the city.

  Valdosta State University ranked among nation’s best

One of the world’s best colleges and universities when it comes to long-distance education is right here in South Georgia.

Man arrested, indicted in Ben Hill Co. child molestation incident

The sheriff’s office said the victim is 2-years-old and not related to the suspect.

Moultrie police to host gang awareness training for the community

Moultrie police are teaching parents how to recognize the signs that their kids may be joining a gang. The Moultrie Police Department is hosting a Gang Awareness Training for people in Moultrie and Colquitt County.