Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

The cause of Friday's afternoon blast wasn't immediately known, and the wounded suffered leg injuries and weren't life-threatening.

Top GA officials unveil human trafficking task force

  Agencies, teachers sound off on Second Harvest departure

Family react to verdict for woman on trial for vehicular homicide

  Body found behind Walmart in Douglas

  Valdosta High student wins car for graduation

  Sylvester’s former Capri Theater to offer fine dining

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  Worth Co. school attorney breaks down process for Calhoun’s complaint

  Sylvester’s dining choices on the increase

  Downtown Pelham mural near completion

  Thomasville community responds after Harper Principal reinstated

Turner Co. teen possibly drowns

Woman flees after hearing her bond revoked

Sylvester city manager finalists named

Finalists for the city manager post in Sylvester have been named, according to city officials.

Phoebe to offer ‘Safe Sitter’ courses

Phoebe Putney will offer Safe Sitter courses for young teens who are babysitting or watching younger siblings alone during the summer.

  McDonald’s workers demand $15 an hour in rallies across nation

Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for the idea that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled to $15 an hour.

Lee Co. donates boat, trailer to Riverkeeper

The Flint Riverkeeper can use the boat to patrol the Flint and tributary creeks

  Dougherty Co. coroner talks water safety

  Second Harvest of SWGA leaves DOCO, Lee, Terrell, and Calhoun Counties

Second Harvest to shut down Albany branch

  Advocates want community to help prevent child abuse

  Dougherty Co. Library offers more than books

  New DOCO program feeds kids all summer long

  2 charged in Autry State Prison contraband case

Cornelius Barnes and Terrence Foster were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and criminal attempt-items prohibited for inmates without consent of warden, according to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office.

  Perdue: Partisan politics to blame in lack of disaster funding

The senator also said party politics not only wasted time but an entire planting season.

  Sen. David Perdue weighs in on disaster funding for pecan farmers

The pressure is on in the Senate to deliver disaster relief to Georgia farmers and U.S. Senator David Perdue told WALB a vote is expected in the Senate soon just 12 days after the House passed their version of the bill.

  'I would basically tell them that I will miss them’: Harley Calhoun says goodbye as WCHS principal

Calhoun told WALB students had a lot to say to him during his last week and he has a special message for his beloved Rams.

Worth Co. BOE attorney comments on Calhoun’s complaint

Coleman says the school system was informed of the complaint through media sources on Tuesday.

New positions to come with Colquitt Co. 2019-2020 fiscal budget

New positions to come with Colquitt Co. 2019-2020 fiscal budget

  Berrien High teacher under investigation

WALB has confirmed an investigation is ongoing into allegations against a Berrien County teacher.

Sandtrap hosting tryouts for Gucci Mane concert

We are only a few weeks away from Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, and City Girls taking the stage and tonight they are hosting tryouts to be a part of the concert.

  Chehaw ready for Memorial Day weekend

With record-breaking heat set for Memorial Day weekend, Chehaw officials want to make sure the community knows that they will be open for operations.

APD talks Memorial Day weekend safety

People all over Southwest Georgia will hit the road this weekend to kick off summer, and law enforcement here wants to make sure you stay safe while having fun.

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

  Jury returns verdicts in woman’s vehicular homicide trial

A woman standing trial in a double vehicular homicide case was convicted on all but one charge, which the judge threw out, Wednesday in Dougherty County Superior Court.

2 arrested after drugs, weapons found in Ala. traffic stop

A traffic stop in Eufaula ended with arrests and the seizure of drugs and weapons, accord to police.

Pebble Hill Plantation creates new learning center

With a designated space for education, Pebble Hill officials said they hope it’ll create a stimulating learning experience for everyone.

Some trains will increase speed in SW Georgia

The change goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

  Sipping and strolling could come to Sylvester

Leaders are discussing ways to apply their own guidelines to an ordinance that would allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages and walk throughout the downtown district.

  Firefighters warn of brush fires during hot, dry weather

Albany firefighters are receiving an increase in calls about controlled burns.

  Get a sneak peak at Sylvester’s renovated city hall

After two years of planning and construction, we are just weeks away from the reopening of the Sylvester City Hall.

Aspire talks mental health in Southwest Georgia

Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services in South Georgia helps residents who may be struggling with a mental health issue.

  Town hall presents Putney Park improvements

They complained, and now one Southwest Georgia community is learning the changes that could be coming to their neighborhood.

  Day 2: Defense argues lack of evidence in 2016 double vehicular homicide trial

The defense also argued that during the time of the crash, it was not against the law to have a phone in one’s hand in Georgia.

  Valdosta partners with school system to fight litter

The City of Valdosta is putting $20,000 in grant money into city beautification, specifically fighting littering.

  Lowndes Co. death being investigated as homicide

We now know that Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the recent death of Billy Bell as a homicide.

  Do you know the signs of heatstroke and heat exhaustion?

With temperatures flirting with 100 degrees, healthcare providers are warning you to be aware of the signs that could save your life.

  Moultrie to invest in MPD If successful in opioid lawsuit

The city of Moultrie plans to put money back into the police department if it is awarded money from the national opioid class action lawsuit.

  Pecan farm can now expand in Dougherty County

A Southwest Georgia farmer is expanding his pecan farm

  NECCO offers Albany families foster care services

Albany foster families are now looking for help. Insipirtus has announced it will no longer offer foster care services.

  Georgia Chamber of Commerce looks to help small businesses in rural GA

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its regional Small Business series Tuesday in Albany.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Interviews begin for Sylvester’s next city manager

The search for Sylvester’s next city manager has been narrowed down.

  1 charged after Albany 8-year-old shoots himself in foot

A 61-year-old man is facing charges after an 8-year-old shot himself in the foot Monday afternoon, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  Thomasville business owner encouraged by West Jackson Streetscape

The West Jackson Streetscape project in downtown Thomasville is well underway.

  Thomasville Police implements ‘Operation Safe Driver’

Thomasville Police said the increase of people on the road during Memorial Day Weekend isn’t going to stop them from enforcing the laws that keeps everybody safe.

  Colquitt city police officer arrested

A City of Colquitt police officer has been arrested and is facing three felony charges, according to City Manager Cory Thomas.

  Worth Co. principal files complaint on superintendent

Harley Calhoun told WALB Tuesday he has filed a complaint against Superintendent Bill Settle.

LilyPad speaks on community ‘outrage’ over 3-year-old’s death

The director of the LilyPad SANE Center said they have heard a lot of outrage from the community over the abuse and death of Janiyah Brooks.

  Ocilla PD looking for teen

The Ocilla Police Department is looking for a teenager who was last seen earlier on Tuesday.

  UPDATE: Ochlockonee River drowning victim not identified

A person whose body was pulled from the Ochlockonee River near Highway 3 is yet to be identified, according to officials.

  UPDATE: 4 in custody for shooting at train

The juveniles cannot be identified....

  3-year-old Janiyah Brooks’ family speaks out

Brooks family said they wanted nothing more than to keep her alive and well, but understood that it was time for her to rest after so much pain.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  Learn your risks for skin cancer

Lather up! Now is the time to make sure you are preparing your skin to be outside all summer long.

  Sylvester hopes to fill city manager position in June

Its been just over a month that one Southwest Georgia City has been without a city manager. Leaders in Sylvester are looking to fill that role within the next month.

  FEMA to reimburse over $400k to Sylvester for projects

More than $400,000 in reimbursements will come to one Southwest Georgia city to help with projects that include Hurricane Michael Debris removal.

  Sylvester Peanut Festival returns

Hurricane Michael canceled it last year, but organizers say they are excited for the Sylvester Peanut Festival to return in the fall.

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

  Upset Pecan Lane neighbors spark heated debate

Dougherty County residents said they don’t want any more commercial businesses built in their area.

Finance director needed in Tifton

Tifton city leaders are looking to hire a new finance director.

  Tifton city leaders discuss 2020 budget

A special called meeting was held Monday for Tifton city leaders to discuss the 2020 budget.

  Trial begins in 2016 Dougherty County Thanksgiving double vehicular homicide case

A South Georgia woman stood in front of a Dougherty County judge Monday for vehicular homicides that took the life of her 8-year-old daughter and an off duty officer on Thanksgiving of 2016.

  Trial continued for construction contractor accused of victimizing homeowners

A trial has been continued for an Albany construction contractor who was indicted for taking $50,000 from an Albany family in 2017 and didn’t finish doing construction work as promised.

  More men await trial in 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 murder case

District Attorney Greg Edwards said he’s continuing to push for gang-related charges for the remaining defendants accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones.

  Divers find body of man who fell into Ochlockonee River

The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) said they are searching for a man who fell in the Ochlockonee River.

  Suspects identified after Ben Hill Co. chase leads to manhunt, capture

Two suspects are in custody after a multi-agency manhunt involving the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office (BHCSO), Fitzgerald Police Department, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and South Central Drug Task Force after a high-speed chase Monday afternoon.

  Annual ‘Swim For Life’ event set for this summer

Dougherty County Corner Michael Fowler says he is excited for his annual Swim for Life event.

  APD: 8-year-old shoots himself in foot

An 8-year-old child that shot himself in the foot is currently under investigation, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).