Good News

Thrift store that helps domestic violence victims comes to Cordele

A women’s ministry out of Macon is making its way to South Georgia, one thrift store at a time.

  Dog found alive under debris a month after Hurricane Dorian hit Bahamas

  Phoebe honors volunteers of the year

  Good News: $32K in lifesaving equipment awarded to Moultrie, Doerun law enforcement agenices

  Americus-Sumter High School students selected for Japan GEN-J program

  When a mom in Albany was in need, Savannah officers came to her rescue

  Valdosta Middle School ties in success and education

Continued Coverage

  Wish comes to life for Arlington teen with cancer

  Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office recognized in Governor’s Challenge

  Dawson woman turns heads by turning aftermath into art

  Valdosta elementary school starts their own garden

  Albany skydiver to compete in world championship in Russia

  12-year-old DJ serves Albany community

  Diving for gold: Albany native wins gold medal in N.C. parachuting championship

Chris Gay, an Albany native, won a gold medal in the 2-way canopy formation event at the U.S. Parachute Association National Parachuting Championships in Raeford, North Carolina.

  27K jars of the 'best food’: South Ga. organization helps out Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

South Georgia is doing its part to help out victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

  8-year-old saves money to send to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

The youngster saved the money he made making and selling key-chains this summer.

  Moody AFB staff sergeant awarded Bronze Star Medal

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presented a Bronze Star Medal with Valor to an Airman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) on Aug. 26.

  Wild Adventures named ‘Best Theme Park Deal’ in Ga.

  New car helps Americus woman drive son to medical treatment

  Baconton Community Charter School teacher gets fully-funded classroom through organization

  Lowndes High honors teacher, throws first pitch at softball game

Tift Co. staff members receive new cars to bring in the school year

  Monroe High teacher gets students excited for school with viral rap video

  Albany solider recognized with medal from National Guard

Private 1st Class Terry Brown was among the soldiers recognized with an Army Achievement Medal.

  Crisp Co. Sheriff’s Office employees receive special gift

Employees at Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received a special gift.

  Remix: Crisp Co. Elementary goes back to school, heading down the ‘Old Dirt Road’

Crisp County Elementary School, teachers and staff members are getting kids ready for this upcoming school year with catchy tunes and more.

  ‘I really did have a sense of peace about the procedure itself and his surgeon’: Lee Co. 8-year-old gets life-saving heart transplant

Eight-year-old Bennett Jones is recovering in a St. Louis hospital from a heart transplant.

  Miracle Treat Day provides smiles and helps saves lives

The Dairy Queen in Sylvester delivered Blizzards to children at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Thursday for Miracle Treat Day.

Thursday is Miracle Treat Day

Miracle Treat Day lasts all day Thursday.

  Flowers blossom into smiles for Make Someone Smile Week

The Flower Gallery in Valdosta is trying to make sure that a few dozen nursing home residents have something to smile about.

  'That’s what it’s about for me’: Camilla musician changing lives 1 note at a time

His passion for music led him to several competitions including "American Idol."

  ‘Put him out of his misery’: Dog left paralyzed by pellet gun gets second ‘Chance’ at life, ‘furever’ home

A dog, left paralyzed by a cruel abuser, has found a happy ending in a new, ‘furever’ home.

  Lee Co. native needs your vote to win film competition

Out of hundreds of people, a Lee County native is a top ten finalist in a film competition, and she needs your help to win the $50,000 grand prize.

  Americus student wins big at National Beta Club Convention

An Americus student won big on a national stage.

  Thomas Co. students are turning bottle caps into benches

Dozens of students with Camp STEMTastic are using bottle caps to create something special for their schools.

  Colossal Collards: Americus woman grows abnormally large crop

83-year-old Meland Hope Hawkins grows abnormally large collard greens from her Americus home.

  Valdosta State University team gives back with youth basketball camp

The Valdosta State University (VSU) Athletics Department is giving back to the community with its two week-long Little Blazers Basketball Camp.

  Volunteers sew teddy bears for smiles

Every Wednesday morning Rose Dunlap, a 91 year old volunteer, can be found stamping, stuffing, and sewing teddy bears for a cause.

Americus native to premiere full-length film shot almost entirely in Sumter Co.

The film is the project of one man, Patrick Peacock.

  Mitchell EMC recognized for hard work during storms

Some workers in Southwest Georgia are getting some special recognition today, for going above and beyond the call of duty when Hurricane Michael hit.

  Colquitt Co. choir sings at the Vatican

It’s part of a tour of Italy the group started on June 1.

  Woman turns adversities into gifts of scholarships for South GA grads

Two South Georgia students are on their way to college, thanks to a scholarship program from an Albany woman. She is giving back after losing her son and home in 2017.

  Tift County names Bus Driver of the Year

The Tift County School System named its Bus Driver of the Year Thursday.

Good News: Americus paramedics save duck trapped in fishing line

Paramedics Justin Garmon and Scott Smith sprung into action and saved the duck.

  Editorial: ‘Good News’ does happen, we’re here to highlight it

But just as we report on the bad, it is also our responsibility to tell you about the good things that happen where you live — the stories about neighbors helping neighbors, and South Georgians working together to make this an amazing place to raise our families.

Backing the Blue with hot dogs and tradition

For Memorial day, Jackie Smith fired up the grill to give back to the men and women in blue.

  Valdosta High student wins car for graduation

A Valdosta High School student plans to arrive to graduation in style tomorrow, after winning a brand-new car in a raffle!

  GA man returns a veteran’s lost World War II service papers to family

An Albany native’s War World II letters are making their way back to his family. They were stuck in a filing cabinet sold at an estate sale, until a man found them a looked for the veteran’s family.

  Atlanta Dream mascot visits young, women athletes

A special guest visited a few classrooms Wednesday, hoping to inspire young women athletes. The Atlanta Dream's mascot, Star, made a special appearance at Lake Park Elementary School Wednesday.

  ‘Homework’ project helps formerly homeless

Students will show off their multi-functional artwork at a silent auction in Americus Friday night.

  Aunt and niece to graduate high school together

The aunt and niece duo have matriculated together since middle school.

  Cancer survivor and her horses lead the way to upcoming therapeutic center

A stage three cancer survivor is using her furry support system to help others.

  Special needs kids take part in Fish Rodeo in Lee County

“I am really excited, and I am having really really fun,” says Lee County Primary second grader Shyann Lutterman.

  Atlanta Falcons host youth football camp

Former Atlanta Falcons players hosted a large youth camp in Albany at Monroe High School.

  Dougherty Co. school gives back to Grady Co. storm victims

An EF-two Tornado touched down in Cairo back in March, leaving some with nothing.

  Elementary school step team spreading positivity one stride at a time

A group of young boys in Albany are using their talent to spread positivity.

  South GA school celebrates classmate’s victory in battle against cancer

Brynlee Ethridge fought leukemia for years. To celebrate the Westwood Schools student’s remission, she was surprised Friday morning by her school.

  Southern Regional Tech student reinventing the wheel

A student at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville is reinventing something he believes will change the world for many.

  ‘A Different World’ actress visits Albany, may film new movie in the Good Life City

Many of you may remember the television show “A Different World.” Actress Charnele Brown, from the show, spoke to Albany State University students Wednesday.

NFL player gives back to his hometown of Pearson

Just off a run to the AFC championship with the Kansas City Chiefs this past season, one NFL star is returning to South Georgia to give back to his community.

  9-year old student working toward a cleaner Lee County

The youngster is also pushing for change in his community.

  Thomas Co. painted yellow to honor one of its own, battle childhood cancer

Each year more than 15,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer, according to childhood cancer statistics.