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GSP responds to 3 separate Highway 19 wrecks

Americus attorney in custody in connection to Capitol mob incident

  COVID Task Force working to decrease cases in Albany

  South Health District flooded with vaccination appointments

  VFD: New gear will help with cancer prevention initiative

  VSU student awarded ‘Blazer Creed Award for Citizenship’

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Mt. Zion Baptist set to host virtual MLK Day program

Update: Man wanted out of Crisp Co. arrested

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers

DPH: Help with COVID-19 vaccination response by volunteering

  Many people aren’t installing car seats correctly

Phoebe Putney reports Friday COVID-19 statistics

Publix to offer COVID-19 vaccinations

Publix will distribute COVID-19 vaccinations at 108 Publix pharmacies across the state of Georgia thanks to a collaboration with the State of Georgia and Governor Brian Kemp.

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

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

GA Power to drain Plant Mitchell coal ash ponds

The process is called ‘dewatering’ and is scheduled to begin in February.

Governor recognizes Phoebe Putney in State Address

Phoebe Putney Health System CEO Scott Steiner was one of a handful of special guests invited by Gov. Brian Kemp to attend Thursday’s State of the State address at the Georgia State Capitol.

State Senator quarantines for COVID-19

  Lee Co. looking to cut costs, hire road crews to prep before paving

  Albany leaders talk rolling back nightclub hours

  Palace Inn working to improve safety by taking more security measures

  South Georgia organization strives to keep children warm this winter

Lee Co. Schools continues virtual learning for some students

  Meet Minnie: VSU therapy dog helps nursing students through challenging times

Nursing students at Valdosta State University had a tough year trying to learn during the pandemic.

Asked and Answered: Filing taxes while on unemployment

The Georgia Department of Labor has paid more than $16.8 billion in benefits to unemployed Georgians since the beginning of the pandemic.

DPH to change Dougherty Co. COVID-19 testing site

The Dougherty County COVID-19 specimen collection site will relocate to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds at the intersection of Westover Road and Oakridge Drive, starting Friday, Jan. 22.

Several Ga. counties receive car seat mini-grant

The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia.

No delays expected for tax filing deadline

We are three months away from the tax filing deadline. The IRS delayed it last year, due to the pandemic, but WTOC spoke to Georgia’s state revenue commissioner who does not see that happening this tax season.

WATCH: Kemp to deliver 2021 State of the State address

He will deliver the address before the Georgia General Assembly.

Albany man arrested for murder of Metro Atlanta teen

Jaylan Jashad Ray, 22, of Albany, was taken into custody in Tallahassee.

  Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend U.S. democracy.

  SGMC begins drive-thru for COVID vaccinations for first phase

South Georgia Medical Center began their COVID vaccine drive-thru on Wednesday for those that fall in the first phase.

  Valdosta City Council, South Health District officials meet to review COVID-19 updates

The number of those getting vaccinated have increased, which is a good sign in the community.

  GA senator talks safety at the Capitol

Georgia State Senator Carden Summers said he feels absolutely safe as day three of the 2021 Legislative Session wrapped up at the state Capitol.

  Lee Co. Commission chairman voted in for additional term

The Lee County Commission is welcoming back a familiar face as the chairman of the board.

  Lee Co. leaders give update on LCMC

The Lee County Board of Commissioners is still pushing forward with the much talked about Lee County Medical Center (LCMC) even during the pandemic.

  Man arrested for Valdosta fake bomb threat

When police showed up, they saw a man live streaming the incident on social media.

Georgia Dept. of Education announces 2021 legislative priorities

The department said these priorities are “key public-education issues that will guide State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ conversations with lawmakers in the upcoming session.”

  Hahira teacher gets CTAE excellence award

Hahira Middle School engineering and technology teacher Curt Johnson was recognized by Superintendent Wes Taylor and the Board of Education Members, for receiving the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Middle School Advisor Excellence Award.

Operation ‘Sandy Bottom’: Drug investigation indicts 48, including 3 prison guards

The operation targeted violent gang members in the Coffee County area, and even saw prison guards arrested

Southwest Health District looking to hire health care workers amid pandemic

Dr. Charles Ruis, Southwest Public Health District director, said the health district is looking to hire now for two different groups of employees.

Supreme Boats will be built in Valdosta

Correct Craft’s Valdosta facility will produce wakeboarding and wake surfing boats under its Supreme Boats brand, which is relocating from California, delivering 90 jobs to Lowndes County.

  Dougherty Co. signs, certifies election results

The special meeting ended with each member of the board of elections signing off and they certified that these were the correct numbers for the election.

APD wants help finding man who fired rifle

The aggravated assault occurred on December 29, at 326 South Mock Road, when multiple shots were fired from a rifle

Update: Wanted man in Albany assault turns himself in

Anyone who has information regarding Timothy Warren can call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS

Tifton hunter sets a Ben Hill Co. record with big buck

Doc's rack was officially scored at 168 net and with 173 total inches.

Andrew College adds program to help literacy

The Cuthbert school is looking for students with a passion for teaching children in rural areas, with a particular passion for instilling a love of reading.

Worth Sheriff wants man who stole from grieving family

Collin Anthony Terrell, aka “A. J.,” 29, is wanted on burglary and theft by taking, on the day the lady of the house was being buried.

Phoebe reports latest COVID-19 numbers

The call volume to the Phoebe COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline has been extraordinarily high. Currently, only healthcare workers, first responders, and those 65 and over are eligible to be vaccinated.

Find out where the COVID-19 vaccine is available in your area

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched a COVID-19 vaccine site locator.

  Valdosta Police Dept.: Crime rates dropped during pandemic

The Valdosta Police Department crime statistic report for 2020 is in and the data shows the pandemic had a significant impact on crime in the city.

  Cook Co. Schools enacts face mask mandate for students

As school districts across South Georgia turn to remote learning due to COVID-19 concerns, one school district had another idea in mind.

  Restore Dougherty program wraps up first week of applications

Dougherty County leaders told the WALB News 10 team their latest program, Restore Dougherty, is going well already a week in.

  US shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

States determine who should get the vaccine based on CDC guidelines.

  Dougherty Co. D.A. plans to get COVID-19 vaccine

Greg Edwards, the district attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit, is encouraging his team to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Candlelight vigil planned for late Sylvester councilman

A candlelight vigil is planned for Larry Johnson, the late Sylvester city councilman.

Thomas Co. Sheriff’s Office: 2 wanted in 4 South Ga. counties

The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office needs your help with finding two people.

  University System of Ga. chancellor announces retirement

After 36 years in public service, University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced plans Tuesday to retire on July 1.

Annual Albany Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast canceled

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program and Breakfast that was scheduled for Jan. 18 has been canceled.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp to give update on COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Brian Kemp is giving an update on the COVID-19 vaccine.

UPDATE: 14-year-old indicted in Tifton 15-year-old’s shooting death identified

All three were indicted by a grand jury in Tift County on Tuesday.

  Ga. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ryan Duke case — again

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments in Ryan Duke’s appeal on Tuesday.

  South Ga. Medical Center accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru

Opening appointments Monday to volunteers and a few others, South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) began testing its COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination system.

  Dougherty Co. leaders move forward with morgue project

Dougherty County leaders are moving forward with the creation of a county morgue.

Dougherty Co. leaders apply for road project grants

Dougherty County commissioners are moving forward with a road drainage and infrastructure project.

  Valdosta police and fire chiefs encourage other officials to get vaccinated

The Valdosta police and fire chiefs recently received the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus.

SRTC Foundation awards $50K in scholarships

For the 20021 spring semester, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 53 students totaling $50,000.

  Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine as team readies COVID-19 plan

Biden pulled off his sport jacket to reveal a dark, short-sleeve T-shirt underneath and said, “Ready, set, go.” Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cumin administered the Pfizer vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, close to the president-elect’s home.

  Law enforcement: We’ll be ready for Joe Biden’s inauguration

The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.

Funeral arrangements made for late Sylvester councilman

Funeral arrangements have been made for Larry Johnson, a Sylvester councilman who died Jan. 8 from COVID-19 complications.

2 charged in attempt to bring contraband into Calhoun State Prison

Two people are facing charges following an attempt to get contraband into the Calhoun State Prison, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) and confirmed by Chief Deputy David Moseley with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

  House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

Trump faces a single charge -- “incitement of insurrection” - in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week.

State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.

  Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director.

  Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.

Americus man charged with murder after fatal shooting

After an investigation, Deshun Washington, 27, was arrested around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Lakeview Circle.

Albany Utilities drive-thru closed until further notice

Customers will be able to make utility payments at the night drop boxes, by phone, at alternate sites, and online.

GBI: 1 dead, 3 injured after shooting in Moultrie

One man is dead after three people were injured during a shooting on Sunday in Moultrie, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

UPDATE: 8 displaced after fire in Albany apartment complex

The fire started in the 2500 block of Hilltop Drive.

Southwest Public Health hiring additional registered nurses, healthcare workers

As demand for COVID testing and vaccinations increases, the Southwest Public Health District 8-2 is looking to hire additional registered nurses and healthcare workers.

  Sylvester councilman dies from COVID-19 complications

Sylvester City Councilman Larry Johnson died Friday in Tifton from COVID-19 complications.