Dougherty Co. GEAR UP program is getting kids involved in new summer activities

Dougherty County’s GEAR UP program is getting a boost this summer from a federal grant.

  No gas lines or shortage expected in Lowndes Co.

  New technology coming to Sunbelt Ag Expo

  Late Captain Justin Bedwell recognized with medal of honor

  What you can do to avoid mosquitos

Motion hearing to continue Thursday in Arbery murder case

  Phoebe collects over 200 pounds of medicine at drug take back event

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Hearing on Jan. 6 Capitol violence exposes stark partisan divisions

Paulk: Supposed confession in Kendrick Johnson case a hoax

2 sentenced in South Ga. Judicial Circuit

  Former Albany firefighter starts mobile CPR unit

Moody AFB aircraft makes emergency landing

Map: Find which gas stations have fuel in your area

Do you know this man: GBI releases sketch of 1983 unidentified South Ga. homicide victim

On July 15, 1983, the body of an unidentified man was found around 10 miles south of Cairo on Highway 93 South.

  78-year-old nursing aide student redefines college experience

One month before her 79th birthday, Helen King just completed her very first semester at Southern Regional Technical College.

  Lowndes High School names 2021 STAR student

He qualified with a score of 1500 on a single test date.

Rhema Word set to host community wellness screening Saturday

Thomasville to buy fire gear with FEMA grant

‘Community’ Meal set for Turner Elementary School

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 13: Delivering Dougherty Co. through the pandemic

  Car drives through Albany salon

Patient pooch’s wait on adoption from Alabama shelter at 840 days and counting

Dunkin’ employee charged in death after allegedly hitting customer over slur

A Dunkin' employee allegedly punched a customer for using a racial slur

Pedestrian hit, killed on Albany bypass

The Albany Police department said that the 24-year-old Albany woman was in the roadway

  Georgia is the deadliest state for pregnant women

Georgia is the deadliest state for pregnant women.

  Lee Co. commissioners talk new land development, commercial vehicle ordinance

A new boat landing, walking trails and more are on their way to Lee County.

  Albany, Dougherty Co. Public Works prepare for hurricane season

Albany leaders said they’re ready for hurricane season, which starts on June 1.

  Albany closer to cracking down on when you can set off fireworks

The City of Albany is now drafting a new sound ordinance after there were complaints about fireworks disrupting the community.

Pedestrian hit on Albany expressway

The Albany Police Department (APD) said a woman was hit Tuesday night while walking east on the Liberty Expressway from Slappey Boulevard.

Woman arrested for kidnapping 2 infants, shooting in Savannah

The two missing infants that were taken during a shooting in Savannah have been found and are safe.

  Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast, was hit by a cyberattack on Friday.

  Phoebe still looking to fill appointments for free mammograms

The hospital said almost 40 appointments have been completed, but a number of slots are still available.

  Phoebe to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine to employees first before resuming shots for the public

Phoebe Putney Health System said it has a very limited supply of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, so it's going to offer it to employees first.

  New Albany speed cameras sending warnings by mail

Drivers may have seen new red speed cameras pop up in school zones in Albany. Although they aren’t giving out tickets, they are giving out warnings.

  Walk a Mile In Her Shoes sees success as virtual event this year

They had over 40 people send in their pictures sporting their favorite pair of heels.

  Over 30 vaccinated at CORE, DPH pop-up sites

Community Outreach Specialist Whitney Fields said although 35 is a small number of people, they’re still working to get more vaccinated.

GBI assisting in Cairo death investigation

It happened in the 800 block of 8th Street NW. Cairo police responded after a call about gunshots in the area.

GBI investigating Douglas fatal stabbing

Around 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection at Rebecca S. Waldron and Gillis roads about an assault.

  Gov. Kemp visits Valdosta in statewide budget tour, commenting on gas pipeline cyber attack and labor shortage

After signing the Fiscal Year 2022 budget yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp toured the state today to speak about some of the highlights.

Kemp temporarily suspends state gas tax

The executive order is in light of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.

GDOT begins summer construction

Motorists should plan for delays on Georgia highways.

  US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Just 11% of people who remain unvaccinated say they definitely will get the shot, while 34% say they definitely won’t, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That leaves a large swath of Americans in the middle who might still roll up their sleeves.

  Fear of South Ga. gas shortage rises with pipeline shut down

Many South Georgians are concerned if they will have enough gas to go to work and get their kids to school.

  South Ga. starts preparing for hurricane season

Sumter County leaders are looking to put together a disaster-ready team full of volunteers so they can get ahead of any storm that may hit the county.

  FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return

Colonial Pipeline offered an update Monday after revealing that it had halted operations because of a ransomware attack.

  Radium Springs renovations make two jumps ahead

Dougherty County is getting much more aggressive in its tactics to get rid of the hydrilla in the water at Radium Springs.

  DA: Suspect in Albany double homicide may face death penalty

John McMillan is facing two counts of malice murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

  Edwards: Saturday Albany homicide a possible hate crime

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said the notion that this crime was a hate crime is because of general circumstances.

  APD: More area patrols in the works following Saturday homicide

They’re still looking for the person responsible for shooting Joshua Hollis in the back, in the 700 block of West Highland Avenue.

  Bainbridge Public Safety holds live fire training

Firefighters risk their lives every single day. But how do they prepare?

  Southwest Georgia Food Justice Coalition holds food box giveaway

Boxes of produce were given out on a first come, first serve basis until all food was gone.

  2 Lanier Co. seniors awarded health care scholarship

To receive the Jay Shaw Scholarship, recipients must demonstrate a positive engagement in community service, exhibit strong leadership qualities, and show strength in academics.

  Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has pledged to thoroughly reform.

  VSU program hopes to increase retention rate for Black men

Since the program began in 2002, thousands of African-American men enrolled and graduated from University System of Georgia institutions.

Man sought in Remerton shooting arrested in Tenn.

Quinton Wright, 26, was arrested in connection to an April shooting outside of Mulligan’s Sports Pub.

Coastal Plains RESA to host virtual job fair

The Coastal Plains Regional Education Service Agency will hold a job fair this month for those that are interested.

  Lowndes Co. organization provides support system to law enforcement wives

Police Week kicked off in Lowndes County with a prayer over law enforcement serving now, and for families of fallen officers.

Lightning sends chunk of I-10 pavement through truck’s windshield in Florida

Upon impact, the lightning strike sent a chunk of the interstate’s pavement flying through the air before hitting a truck. Both occupants were transported with injuries.

  Man faces death penalty in South Ga. toddler murder case

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said this is an “appropriate case” to seek the death penalty.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp to sign citizen’s arrest overhaul bill into law

The state’s citizen’s arrest law entered the spotlight after Ahmaud Arbery’s death.

Rhema International Ministries sponsors food giveaway

Drivers will be directed through the line to an area where a food box will be placed in their car’s trunk.

Commissioner donates his money to Albany-Dougherty youth unit

Commissioner Jon Howard said if commissioners and law enforcement don’t get a hold of the kids now, then they will find trouble in the future.

Food Justice Coalition offers food

It's sponsored by the SOWEGA Food Hub

Gas prices on the rise again

Monday’s state average is 6¢ more than a week ago, 6¢ more than last month, and $1.13 more than this time last year.

Valdosta PD wants more officers

Valdosta Police Department is holding an open testing hiring event on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Our Kids, Our Future holds Community Appreciation Day

An Albany organization wanted to say “thank you” to its city Saturday.

City of Tifton adds to its downtown look

May is National Historic Preservation Month and the city of Tifton is taking note.

Phoebe pairs with community to host mobile vaccine clinic

Today, Phoebe Health teamed up with a local pastor and talk show host to bring its mobile wellness clinics to the community.

GBI investigates gang activity in Ware Co.

The release said it occurred in the Garlington Heights and Ware Manor Apartments in Waycross.

APD needs community’s help in early Saturday morning homicide investigation

APD was called to the scene around 4:55 a.m.

  Willie Spence makes American Idol’s top 7

Georgia’s favorite American Idol contestant is gearing up for a big performance this Sunday as part of the top seven left in the competition.

  Vendors want in on Fridays on the Flint

Dozens of people attended the Fridays on the Flint event in Albany, and most of them were hungry and thirsty.

  Suicidal thoughts surface in kids during pandemic according to ASPIRE clinicians

Suicidal thoughts could be running through the minds of some 8 to 10-year-olds in Southwest Georgia.

  Sylvester ‘Spring Clean-Up’ kicks off

The City of Sylvester is beautifying. Starting Saturday, dumpsters will be placed in different Wards all around the city.

  Lee Co. High to get new technology in the fall

Students in Lee County are getting new tech next year.

  Dougherty Co. revamps its entire summer program

For the first time ever, summer school students will be able to take a variety of new classes. And it’s free.

  Different agencies gather for training on human, labor trafficking classes hosted by The Haven

Different agencies in South Georgia gathered to take part in a training session hosted by The Haven, shedding a light upon different issues they are seeing including human, labor trafficking and gang activity.

  Hispanic graduates share their hardships to pursue higher education

A program at Valdosta State University is helping children of migrant farmworkers attend college. They are offering financial help and support.

  Albany restauranter talks relaxed COVID-19 restrictions

BJ Fletcher, owner of BJ’s Country Café, said the biggest change they’ve had during the pandemic was no longer being a buffet.