Albany church breaks ground on Alzheimer’s Outreach Center

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for the future home of the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center in downtown Albany.

  Woman pistol-whipped in Dougherty Co. armed robbery, 3 men on the run

  Lights, camera, action!: Thomasville Pictures filming ‘Tiger Rising’ in Tifton

  Albany police investigating Dollar General armed robbery

  Valdosta community teaches students to dress for success

  Former TitleMax employee found guilty in loan fraud case

  Valdosta community encourages unity against HIV/AIDS

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Officers suited up to help families in need for Thanksgiving

  Registration for Toys for Tots is almost over

School district hosts special Thanksgiving meal while supporting local farmers

What to know about the suspicious white van reported across Albany

Pedestrian involved in Albany crash

  Moody Air Base not in the area during “Boom”

  Albany family given Thanksgiving surprise

The Albany Housing Authority teamed up with Albany State University to provide everything from mashed potatoes to corn and sugar.

  Wilcox Co. deputy arrested for violation of oath, narcotics

The arrest was a result of a narcotics investigation conducted by the sheriff’s office. Carlile was off-duty during the time of the arrest.

Ashburn police on the hunt for Piggly Wiggly armed robbery suspect; one in custody

Police say Marques Williams and Jaquorius Greene approached the store with guns, assaulted a worker and stole an undetermined amount of money.

  Tifton Junior Woman’s Club presents ‘Glow Run’

With the sun setting earlier these days, Tifton Junior Woman’s Club has something fun for you to do — in the dark, for a good cause.

1 killed in Americus shooting

Thronateeska to host annual ‘Selfies with Santa’ & ‘Season of Light’

Fatal fire in Decatur County caused by space heater

BPS reroutes traffic during railroad crossings closures

Heroes Among Us: Jessie White

  ASU student housing project ahead of schedule

Have you seen this man?

He is wanted for burglary and other charges

Coffee Co. man arrested for stolen merchandise

Kenneth Burkett was charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property

GBI investigating after Richmond Co. deputy killed in shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting involving a Richmond County deputy Tuesday night.

  DNR: Leave saving animals to professionals

Deer dancing in dangerous situations has been caught on cameras across the state.

  The case of 2 missing freezers continues in Lee Co.

Police are still looking for the people who stole two large freezer cases in Lee County.

  'We’re all supposed to look out for each other’: Good Samaritan helps a special volunteer

With the holidays almost here, a lot of people look for ways to give back.

  Tiftarea senior signs golf scholarship to attend Belmont University

Josie Arant is a senior at Tiftarea Academy and all of the attention has been on her since Friday.

  Tift Co. commissioner wants to give back 1 winter coat at a time

With the temperatures dropping for the upcoming winter season, Tifton leaders are taking the initiative to make sure people are staying warm.

  Tift Co. sheriff warns resident about increase in entering auto cases

People in Tift County are worried about the recent rise in entering auto cases, especially with the holidays quickly approaching.

  Albany police: Witness admits to making false kidnapping claim

A reported kidnapping on Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wynngate Avenue turns out to have been a false claim by the witness, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Human remains found on side of highway in Wilcox Co.

Skeletal remains were found on the side of Georgia Highway 280 Tuesday afternoon in Wilcox County and sheriff officials believe it may be the remains of a man who’s been missing since August.

  No delays: Construction on Sumter Co. High School moves forward

Superintendent Dr. Torrance Choates says “concrete is being laid any day now.”

  $2K stolen from Lee Co. Walmart customer; suspects at large

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is hoping you can help deputies find two suspects, believed to be involved in stealing money from a Walmart customer.

  1 injured in Albany shooting

The shooting happened in the 600 block of Cochran Avenue.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

Man arrested in Thomas Co. armed robbery

The sheriff’s office said the Thomasville Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol Post 12 assisted in the arrest.

Lowndes stop yields $300K in fraudulent checks

The checks from the identity fraud victims totaled approximately $306,699.08.

State seeks DNA sample from Blanchard kidnapping suspect

Should a judge grant the motion, the State will immediately be allowed to take a sample of Ibrahmeem Yazeed’s DNA for testing.

Georgia officials identify likely source of measles outbreak

Georgia health officials say a family of five is the likely source of a measles outbreak in an Atlanta area county that has sickened 11 people

Breakstone’s cottage cheese recalled due to potential presence of foreign material

The company discovered the issue after a customer contacted them after making this discovery.

  Firefighters save wedding ring, dress after couple’s home goes up in flames

The cause of the fire that destroyed much of the Nevada home is under investigation.

Georgia school: 4 teens board school bus, attack kids inside

Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital

  Hubbard, Dorough faceoff in Albany mayoral debate

It was a faceoff Monday between the candidates for one Southwest Georgia city’s top seat.

  Qualifying date approved for Sylvester mayoral seat

Sylvest City Council members approved a date for qualifying elections for the open Sylvester mayoral seat.

  Lowndes Co. early voting starts in Valdosta races

Early voting has begun for the two runoff elections in Lowndes County.

  Visitors at Lowndes Co. Schools required to show ID for sex offender check

The new Lowndes County School System’s ID system checks all visitors to see if they’re on the national sex offender registry. It’s being implemented all across the county school system, including the Board of Education.

  Hahira 6th grade student athlete gets national recognition

One Hahira student is now nationally recognized for her work as a well-rounded athlete.

  Governor Brian Kemp focused on employment growth in South Georgia

Growing employment and Georgia-made industries are top priorities for Governor Brian Kemp.

  Dougherty Co. landfill continues to turn trash into power

Your trash is actually being used to power a marine base and Dougherty County officials are trying to expand the program to provide more energy.

Letter to Santa found in Arlington peanut field

If you can help us track down the little girls who wrote it, please send an email to our newsroom by clicking here.

Guest Editorial: Battling chronic hunger this holiday season

Chronic hunger is a major problem here in South Georgia. In Dougherty and surrounding counties, one in four residents are “food insecure” as we call it, many times not knowing where the next meal is coming from for them and their families.

Man charged in Florida murders from South Ga.

Jacob Daniel Price, 30, is charged with two counts of premeditated murder.

Early voting in some Dec. runoff elections underway

You can vote early until Nov. 27.

Candidates in Albany mayor runoff to debate

It starts at 7 p.m. inside the Billy C. Black Auditorium.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, about the same as a Porsche 911 GTS.

  New ASU athletics director named

Tony Duckworth was named the athletics director for ASU.

VSU Bioblitz discovers new species to Lowndes Co.

During the fall event, the group recorded 654 species, and in the spring another 581 species.

Man killed in accident at Lowndes Co. paper mill

The incident happened on Saturday morning at the Packaging Corporation of America in Clyattville.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

  Supreme Court upholds 2 So. GA murder convictions

One murder was in Albany, the other in Fitzgerald

  New Season Church gives away free turkeys!

The New Season Church at Radium Springs had their annual Season of Love turkey giveaway.

  GSP Talks safety tips for Bicyclist after recent deaths

With the recent death of Dougherty county bicyclist Aaron Dietzel Friday night, the Georgia State Patrol office has a warning for other cyclists.

  APD escorts bike club through Albany in Honor of ‘Rashad Roberts’

Albany Police escorted a Motorcycle Club through the city for a special ride.In Honor of a member who died tragically last month.

Mysterious 'boom’ rattles folks in Dougherty Co.

Residents who live on Blue Springs road have no clue of whats causing the sound or where its coming from.

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced low unemployment rates

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced historically low unemployment rates for the states.

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night standoff.

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

Coast Guard rescues kayakers stranded on Tybee Island area beach

The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers that were stranded in the Tybee Island area on Saturday.

GBI investigates Effingham County inmate death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an inmate at the Effingham County jail died in custody.

  1 in 4 older adults aren’t reporting falls; physical trainers speak on fall prevention

Physical therapists are encouraging the elderly to report falls to their doctors. This after former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized due to a fall.

  Santa Claus comes to the Albany Mall

Santa Claus arrived in South Georgia Friday night, and he pulled up on an ATV.

  Week 1 of playoffs: Friday night football scores and schedules

With the first round of the playoffs officially underway, this week’s Game of the Week features the Colquitt County Packers hosting North Cobb.

Officials find non-working severe weather sirens during audible test

The Albany Fire Department along with the Dougherty County EMA tested the county-wide siren system.

  Colquitt Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for theft suspect

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Romero or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 616-7430.

  One of two men on the run in kidnapping and armed robbery case

Right now, Dougherty County Police said they need your help finding one of two criminals who went into a home, demanded cash, and held two men at gunpoint.