Thomasville launches blog series with insight on budget process

The City of Thomasville is focused on the 2021 operational budget, and wants the community involved.

Thomasville officer gets life-saving award

Update: Man shot in Nashville officer-involved shooting dies

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

2 arrested in Bainbridge stolen vehicle incident

Contraband arrests made at several SWGA state prisons

GBI: 8 charged in Albany sex trafficking, gang investigation

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  City of Moultrie adds ‘new dimensions’ to Christmas festivities

  Pelham family wants more to be done in shooting death investigation

  Large illegal dumpsite discovered in Dougherty Co.

  Dougherty Co. police investigate scams, provide tips heading into holidays

Police need help identifying suspect in Albany shooting

Transgender inmate suing Ga. Department of Corrections

Update: 1 killed in Albany motorcycle accident; another charged

It happened at Owens Avenue and Whiting Drive.

  South Health District shares tips to celebrate Thanksgiving safely during pandemic

The holidays may appear as a chance for some normalcy this year. But with numbers still on the rise in Lowndes County, South Health District wants to remind everyone to celebrate safely.

  GSP encourages safe driving during Thanksgiving holiday travel time

Georgia State Patrol is preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

  COVID protocols in place for 2021 Snickers Marathon

The race is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

  3 SGTC basketball players headed to Division 1 level

Police: Man arrested for breaking into Valdosta school

It’s looking a lot like Christmas: SWGA gears up for the holiday season

Update: Lumpkin murder suspect in custody

APD needs help identifying burglary suspect

Americus teen charged with aggravated assault, escape after shooting

Police said a 16-year-old victim was taken to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center by EMS for a gunshot wound in the leg.

Special called state election webinar meeting set for Monday

The meeting is set to discuss secure absentee ballot drop boxes, processing absentee ballots prior to Election Day, and determination of residency.

Auburn renames student center after Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton

On Friday, Auburn University unveiled its student center naming in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton.

SGMC announce new 2021 insurance partner

The open enrollment period for 2021 is Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2020, and can be completed online. Coverage begins Jan. 1, 2021.

  Week 12: Friday night football scores and schedules

This week, SGA is making the trip to Terrell Academy for a date with the Eagles.

How to host a perfect virtual Thanksgiving

Alex Horwitz, vice president of public relations at Comcast South Region, gave five tech tips on how to host a successful holiday gathering.

2 arrested in GBI’s ‘Operation Overhead’ in Coffee Co.

“Operation Overhead” was initiated by the GBI on Oct. 1 to target gang-related crimes occurring in the Amberwood Apartments in Douglas.

  Sunday’s open house set to kick off holiday season in Thomasville

The city of Thomasville is kicking off their Christmas season this weekend.

Salvation Army in need of volunteers this Christmas season

The Salvation Army in Thomasville is in more need than ever this season.

  COVID may have impacted the life span of bees

Human life is not the only thing COVID has impacted...It’s also impacted the life span of bees.

  Student awarded first SGTC aviation scholarship

Ragan Norman, of Americus, was selected for that scholarship, which is named after retired SGTC Aviation Maintenance Instructor Mike Cochran.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp to give remarks, update on 2020 election

Gov. Brian Kemp will hold a late Friday afternoon press conference about the 2020 election.

Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million cash bond in Kenosha on Friday. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha.

Update: Secretary of State officially certifies election results

The secretary of state’s office said with the certification, the two-business-day time period starts for the candidate who lost by less than 0.5 percent of the vote to request a recount.

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers

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

Phoebe releases latest COVID-19 numbers

Phoebe Putney Health System has seen almost 1,400 patients recover from COVID-19 as the holiday season approaches amid the pandemic.

Albany Tech sees first fire and emergency graduates

When a student finishes this program, they may be eligible to be certified as a firefighter or an EMT.

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

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

Cordele church offers food ahead of Thanksgiving

It will be held at Northern Heights Baptist Church at 1102 East 8th Avenue.

Legendary Bulldog, Dolphin, Jake Scott dies at 75

One of the greatest players ever produced in the state of Georgia lost his life Thursday in Atlanta after a fall that left him in a coma.

  Man wanted in Illinois cold case caught in Albany by Worth Co. deputies

A man who was wanted in connection to a 36-year-old murder investigation out of Rockford, Ill. was taken into custody in Albany Thursday by Worth County deputies, according to Chief Deputy Raymond Drennon with the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.

  Albany police use private firm, public input to better department

The Albany Police Department (APD) heard from the public on how it can do a better job.

Dougherty Co. Dept. of Public Health to give out free car seats in safety class

Free car seats will be up for grabs soon.

  ‘I don’t know whether I was scared or not’: Salvation Army volunteer stops donation bucket theft

A hero is not how one Salvation Army volunteer would describe himself, however, after he “dangled” from a moving truck to get his donation bucket back from crooks, some might be calling him that.

Secretary of State: Ga. presidential race results upheld in ballot recount

Following a full manual recount of Georgia votes, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Thursday that the original outcome of the presidential race in the state was upheld.

  Moultrie’s new ‘Operation Ornament’ to bring more positivity this season

The city of Moultrie is bringing some more cheer for families and children this holiday season.

  Habitat for Humanity continues providing for families in Southwest Georgia

Habitat for Humanity said things are going well with the tremendous amount of work this year to provide for families in Thomas County.

  VPD shares tips after man gets robbed at gunpoint in front of his home

Valdosta Police want to share ways to protect yourself, after a man was robbed at gunpoint in his front yard.

  Second Harvest prepares for ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ food distribution this Saturday

Second Harvest of South Georgia is having their annual ' Thanksgiving for thousands’ on Saturday at Valdosta High School.

  VFD shares tips for cooking safety during the holidays

As we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Valdosta Fire Department wants to remind you to stay safe as you cook and prepare the feast for the family.

  APD wants to hear from you: Agency to host virtual forum

It starts at 6 p.m. It will last until 8 p.m.

Lee Co. entering auto incidents under investigation

Several entering autos in Lee County are under investigation, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

DCSS announces Tip-Off Classic

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster for the Tip-Off Classic this weekend at the Albany Civic Center.

Man arrested in Cecil arson case

Marcus Tyler Kirby, 26, was charged with first degree arson and is being held at the Cook County Jail.

S.C. man charged in fatal Tift Co. crash

Letha Walters, 22, of Dallas, Georgia, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died of her injuries

Arc of SWGA needs help with holiday program

The Angel Tree Gift Program helps to make sure each client has a gift to open on Christmas day.

Thomas Co. man arrested for embezzlement

The thefts were reported to the sheriff’s office in October.

Former Crisp Co. baseball coach charged in sexual assault

David Lamberth, 42, was charged with one count of sexual assault.

Withlacoochee Plant equalization basin complete

The Withlacoochee WWTP was initially constructed in 1980 and was later rebuilt at a higher elevated location in 2016.

Police renew call for Camilla man wanted for murder

Inv. Sheila Adkins of the Camilla Police Department said, “This fugitive is still is wanted for malice murder, and is still on the run, and there is a reward for his capture.”

  Safe and Sound: Avoiding a utility scam

As we get closer to the holidays--even more scammers are waiting to steal your personal information and your hard earned money.

Election Protection Coalition unhappy over Dougherty Co. election’s response

Election Protection Coalition members are not happy with the Dougherty County Board of Elections response to the coalition’s complaints filed against Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson.

  ‘I’m as frustrated as anyone’: Lee Co. continues hunt for healthcare partner

The future Lee County Medical Center (LCMC) is still in the works, but ground still hasn’t been broken on the project.

  Ashburn City Council, mayor torn on city manager’s future

Tanita Norris, the Ashburn city manager, has been on administrative leave with pay for close to three months.

  Cairo running group holds canned food drive for Thanksgiving

One local running group is holding a canned food drive this Thanksgiving.

  Dougherty County police arrest New York native in connection to armed robberies

People still need to be aware when going to and from stores this holiday season.

  Military working dog dies from heat stroke at MCLB Albany

Ppatriot died of a heat stroke back in September.

  Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club to host fundraiser in December

We’re just one month away from The Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club’s 8th annual fundraiser.

Albany wanted man arrested in connection to May homicide

Mareo Jackson, 20, was arrested Wednesday and is being charged with murder, according to APD.

  Second Harvest & Feeding America push to help military families with food insecurities

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Feeding America are calling on Congress start a military family basic needs allowance in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

  Family worried for missing Valdosta man

Valdosta Police wants your help to find a missing man. Derrick Evans’ family has not heard from him since November 7th.

  Lowndes High holds ‘Topping Out Celebration’ for their new building

A topping out ceremony was held at Lowndes County High School for their new state of the art building.

Crisp Co. man found guilty in Georgia’s first jury trial since pandemic

The first jury trial to take place in Georgia since the pandemic started in Crisp County Tuesday, according to Brad Rigby, the district attorney for the Cordele Judicial Circuit District.

  Albany looking to fill committee position on storm relief spending

Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 18.

  Chick-fil-A honors Coffee Regional caregivers

The presentation was held on the front lawn of Coffee Regional.

Meet the candidates in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff races

Incumbent Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are looking to keep their seats from Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.

Cairo couple caught in Bainbridge with meth, BPS says

The couple was arrested after a traffic stop.

  Georgia’s hand tally of presidential race nears end

Election officials across Georgia are staring down a Wednesday deadline to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state.