Seminole Co. family pick up the pieces after storm-damaged home

Saturday’s storm left behind damage in Seminole County. Emergency Management officials tell us it happened in Iron City.

Dougherty Co. to open new alternative school

Saturday’s First Alert Weather Day lifted

Damage reported in Seminole Co. following Saturday weather

  Georgia reclaims top US pecan producer; Kemp declares pecans official state nut

  Gov. Kemp visits Tifton to launch ‘Cotton Medical Scrubs Project’

  South Health District: Appointments still available for church site vaccinations

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  Downtown Valdosta’s Makers Market to help small businesses grow

  Group wants community there for ethics hearing against Valdosta mayor

UPDATE: Teen driver injured in Lee Co. crash

  Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Baker Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of traffic detour after wreck

  Albany restaurant owner grateful for relaxed COVID restrictions

WATCH LIVE: Kemp signs new bills into law in SWGA

The governor is in Vienna to sign SB 222 and HB 693 into law.

Dougherty Judicial Building closure extended

Several areas in the Dougherty County Judicial Building will remain closed for the next two weeks, including weekends, according to county officials.

Steiner: Phoebe near ‘low point’ for COVID-19 hospitalizations; virus still spreading

Steiner said the “good news” is that the hospital system has the “opportunity and the capability to end this pandemic quickly.”

Thomas Co. Jail begins inmate COVID-19 vaccinations

With most of the Thomas County Jail staff already vaccinated, officials said giving the inmates a shot as well only adds to everyone’s safety.

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

  Disabled woman, pet attacked by vicious dogs

Get a vaccine Saturday in Moultrie

Thomasville receives major grant

Arrested lawmaker vows to keep fighting Georgia voting law

Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one

  ‘It’s getting serious’: APD investigating 3 vandalism cases at family home

An Albany grandmother and her family are feeling scared and concerned after their home was the target of three attacks of vandalism in just over a week.

  Phoebe & 4C Academy team up to combat nursing shortage

Phoebe Putney Health System and Albany’s 4C Academy (Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy) team up to hopefully fill healthcare positions and get young minds “excited” about careers in the healthcare industry.

  Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists, he assured them: “We’re absolutely determined to make change.”

City of Valdosta breaking ground for new Amphitheater Park

The City of Valdosta held a ground-breaking ceremony for Downtown’s Amphitheater Park.

  City of Valdosta proposes ordinance to allow open containers in downtown

Up for discussion tonight, a proposed ordinance that will allow open containers in downtown Valdosta.

Boys & Girls Club of Albany tearing down storm damaged building

The Boys & Girls Club in Albany is demolishing an unsafe and unsightly concession stand on its property. It was damaged by storms in 2017.

  Albany talks putting surveillance cameras in crime hot spot areas

The city is talking about putting cameras in hot spot areas for crime.

COVID-19 antibody treatment seeing success at Phoebe

Phoebe has given this treatment to over 200 patients. After getting the treatment, only two were hospitalized with COVID-19.

New technology at military bases aims to prevent injury

The U.S. military is expanding efforts to prevent injuries among service members. Through new advanced technology, the goal is to maximize military readiness and reduce the injuries that keep warriors off the battlefield.

Albany Recreation and Parks holding ‘registration rodeo’

This is where parents can sign their kids up for fun activities this summer.

Albany police searching for wanted bar owner

The Albany Police Department (APD) is hoping the public can help officers find a bar owner who they said is wanted on multiple warrants, according to a press release from the department.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission opens another investigation into Rush Propst

The commission voted to launch an investigation into the Valdosta High School head football coach on Thursday. In March, the commission received a formal complaint against Propst.

Statewide Judicial Emergency extended for the 13th time

The order will be in effect until May 8.

Phoebe names DAISY award winner

The award celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses on a daily basis.

3 SGTC students to compete in skills competition

Jonathan Camp, Tison Smith and Patrick Hortman will compete in the competition.

‘Neighbor 2 Neighbor’ vaccine clinic set for Saturday in Cuthbert

The shot is free and you must be 18-years-old or older.

  Number of kids alone at border hits all-time high in March

The U.S. says nearly 19,000 kids were picked up traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, the largest monthly number ever tallied.

  Albany Utilities working to have billing system delay resolved

Heads up Albany Utilities customers — if you’re having issues with paying your bills online, there’s a delay in the system.

Some Georgia COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

Gatherings and sheltering in place are just two of the restrictions rolled back on Thursday.

Update: Pedestrian hit, killed on Lee Co. highway identified

The accident happened Thursday morning.

  Hurricane debris, dry weather are keeping the Ga. Forestry Commission busy

Nearly three years later, South Georgia is continuing to feel the effects of the damage left behind by Hurricane Michael.

  Sylvester to auction off trucks, equipment and more

Sylvester City Manager Autron Hayes said the city’s upcoming surplus auction will be “huge.”

  Albany Museum of Art wants to replace downtown dance studio with public art display

Albany Museum of Art is taking a major step in building their future home in Downtown Albany.

  Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck

Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said that based on his review of video evidence, Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck or neck area from the time officers put Floyd on the ground until paramedics arrived.

2 charged in Albany drug bust

On Tuesday, the drug unit executed two search warrants regarding drug sales, according to ADDU.

  Moody airmen rescue man from nearly drowning at Madison Blue Spring

Two Moody airmen came to the rescue and saved a man from nearly drowning

  Lee Co. gets new produce options in Dollar General Market and Local Grocery

People in Lee County are getting more local and affordable food options.

  Valdosta Police Department welcome 5 new officers

Valdosta Police Department just welcomed new officers to the force, a group that faced some obstacles during training because of COVID-19.

  State Representatives comment on the idea of vaccine passports

Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Nebraska oppose them.

  Is Dougherty Co. ready for relaxed COVID-19 restrictions?

Nearly 27% of all Georgians have gotten at least their first vaccine, with 12% fully vaccinated.

  Lily Pad SANE Center talks abuse case reporting amid pandemic

80 percent of the time children are abused; it’s done in their own home. The pandemic forced many families into their homes and out of a job or school.

Ray City reports another wastewater spill

It happened on Feb. 1.

Country artist Deana Carter to perform at Albany Municipal Auditorium

Tickets start at $42.50.

Litman Cathedral in Albany prepares for April food giveaway

It will be Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the church, 1129 West Whitney Avenue.

Dooly Co. Sheriff’s Office captain dies from injuries

Capt. David Musselwhite died after succumbing to injuries after a brush fire accident in March.

Law enforcement searching for missing Tifton teen

Maggie Mixon, 17, has been missing since March 7.

Sheriffs across U.S. pen letter to Biden on illegal immigration

A number of sheriffs in Southwest Georgia have added their signature to the letter.

Raffensperger refers 3 Ga. counties for drop box investigation

Two of the three counties are in South Georgia

  Survey says even as schools reopen, many students learn remotely

Even as national COVID-19 rates continued to ebb in February, key measures around reopening schools barely budged.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 8: Peanuts pack a punch during the pandemic

Host Krista Monk spoke with Joy Crosby, the assistant executive director for the Georgia Peanut Commission. While farmers and the peanut commission were impacted by the pandemic, peanuts and farmers were needed just as much, if not more than ever.

Early Co. bridge closing for replacement

Detour roads for non-local traffic will be Flea Hop Road, Colomokee Church Road, and US 27/State Route (SR) 1.

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters

The Masters is the one major keeping Rory McIlroy from joining the most elite company in golf by completing the career Grand Slam.

Gliders come to Cordele in June

The public is invited to watch the take-off and return of gliders at the airport daily between 12 – 1 p.m. and gliders return between 3-5:30 p.m.

  City of Blakely recognizes young author, singer

A South Georgia city is issuing a proclamation and an official day for a 7-year-old.

  Sylvester summer camp to reopen this year

Sylvester’s summer camp is back on after being halted last year due to COVID-19.

  Tift Co. sees decrease in COVID-19 cases, officials considering mask ordinance

Tift County leaders are looking to move away from their current mask ordinance.

2 teens in custody following car thefts

APD said the two teens are being held at the Terrell County Regional Youth Detention Center.

  Albany leaders push for grant approval

The grant will help structure a plan that will soon revitalize Harlem located near downtown Albany.

  Albany-Dougherty Judicial Building closed until further notice

If you need something from the Dougherty County Judicial Building, you’ll need to wait until next week, or give them a call.

  High-speed internet on the way to Dougherty Co.

Dougherty County Commissioners just passed an ordinance to make the county a ‘broadband ready community,’ increasing high speed internet access.

  Southwell divsersity and inclusion director seeks to offer patient care

As the director of diversity, inclusion and wellness for Southwell, McIntyre analyzes trends in the hiring process and makes recommendations.

  Albany Boys & Girls Club aims to get kids active with summer camp

The Boys & Girls Club is putting its final touches on its summer program.

  DCSS continues safety measures after students return from spring break

Director of Community Relations LaKesha Bruce said they kept the same protocols they have been practicing all year.

DPH Southwest Health District announces online vaccine registration now available

The scheduling system will allow users to search for the nearest vaccine appointment, based on that user’s zip code and availability.

Valdosta man dies in early Monday morning I-75 wreck

One person died after a tractor-trailer overturned on I-75 just before 1 a.m. on Monday, according to Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

  ‘They got some big, scary-looking dudes to help them feel safe’: Biker organization on a mission to help abused kids

In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, a biker organization is working hard to help abused children feel safe.

  Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

President Joe Biden was set to announce Tuesday that he is shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible for coronavirus vaccines.

  Police official: Chauvin trained to avoid neck pressure

Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death.