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Tift football coach steps down

Tifton’s Head Football Coach Ashley Anders has stepped down as the Blue Devils’ gridiron leader, according to the school system.

Cordele church offers food ahead of Christmas

  20K postcard project combats sexual assault violence during pandemic

  Tree of Life ceremony in Tifton goes virtual

  Wheelchair repaired by veteran goes to Dawson man

  Dougherty Judicial Circuit prepares for trials to resume or possible shutdown

  Dougherty Co. commissioners consider employee bonuses

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Rep. Austin Scott tests positive for COVID-19

  Cairo holds first planning session for downtown’s future

Kemp extends state’s public health emergency into new year

‘Yum Yum Sauce’ maker relocates to Tifton

  Pelham leaders phasing out police patches with Confederate flag after complaints

  Six new Wiregrass graduates honored with tradesman award

Georgia Sec. of State to hold Monday afternoon press conference

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to hold a Monday afternoon press conference regarding the Nov. 3 election.

Coffee Co. inmate death under investigation

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

2 meth busts made in Bainbridge

Jessica Jade Bowdoin and James Heath McMillan were both taken into custody.

  New details emerging in 2002 Turner Co. triple homicide

Prosecutors told WALB a new witness has come forward in the 2002 deaths of the Wideman family in Rebecca.

  Dictionary.com picks ‘pandemic’ as its 2020 word of the year

  Record-breaking hurricane season comes to an end

  Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

Thanksgiving travel fatality count doubles from 2019

  Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon a surge’ of virus in weeks ahead

First Alert Weather Day issued for Sunday into Monday

Victim identified in Sumter Co. fatal shooting

One person is dead and another is in custody after a shooting Wednesday evening, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Americus police on the hunt for wanted homicide suspect

Police said Lewis is considered armed and dangerous.

Week 1 of playoffs: Friday night football scores and schedules

This week’s Game of the Week puts the Lee County Trojans against the Tucker Tigers.

Neighborhood reports stolen car, break-ins on Thanksgiving morning

A brazen thieve snuck up to a home in Lee County, jumped into a truck and drove it out of the driveway.

District Attorney speaks out on recent holiday crimes

Over the years, Lewis Lamb's office has worked on many cases in Sumter County. But as he tells us it’s the number of cases falling on his desk this week that has him concerned.

GMA to hold press conference and gun violence vigil Saturday in Albany

It will be held at the football field of Robert Cross Middle School, at 324 Lockett Station Road.

  Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.

UPDATE: 2 arrested in Albany double homicide

Late Friday morning, officials said that both died from gunshot wounds, and both were in the driveway of the residence when they were shot.

Valdosta man arrested for car-jacking; bites, kicks officers

A citizen said that James Burdette physically assaulted him in the 400 block of Jones Street, and stole his vehicle.

Better local bridges coming to Early County

Part of State Route 91/SR 62 in Dougherty County will also be re-surfaced

  Alex Trebek: Be thankful, keep the faith

Jeopardy Productions, Inc. released footage of Trebek's message, taken during a taping of the show.

Phoebe releases Thursday COVID-19 numbers

“We hope Thanksgiving gatherings won’t lead to a dramatic increase in cases and hospitalizations, but we must assume that a surge will affect our area and plan accordingly," said Phoebe's CEO

Former GA Chief Justice dies

The Supreme Court of Georgia announced Friday that Former Chief Justice George H. Carley died late Thursday night.

Sumter Co. man found dead

The GBI says there is no evidence suggesting the man's death is connected to two other incidents that are under investigation.

Family opts for a virtual holiday this Thanksgiving

This year will not be the first or last time the Brinnel family takes advantage virtual gatherings.

TikTok gets more time to sell US business

The short-form video app’s Chinese owner Bytedance is trying to finalize a take-over deal by Oracle and Walmart.

South Ga. organization distributes Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Valdosta

A non-profit organization provided Thanksgiving meals during their annual day of caring and sharing event.

Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office investigate third homicide in 24 hours

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also investigating.

Community organizations feed over 600 Albany residents with Thanksgiving dinner

The organizers also said they want to thank the amazing people of Albany and the volunteers that made this event a huge success.

UPDATE: Lee Co. missing man found

William Benjamin Whitus, 43, was last seen in the Highway 32 and Lovers Lane area around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Homicide investigation underway in Americus

When police and first responders arrived at the scene, they found Kendrick Deon Williams, 35, dead from a gunshot wound.

Georgia opens application for medical marijuana producers

Georgia has opened the application process for businesses who want to manufacture cannabis oil for medical use in the state.

Coping with grief during the holiday season amid coronavirus pandemic

The Pastoral Institute in Columbus anticipates grief to be more intense during the holidays this year for those who have lost a loved one.

Valdosta man arrested after shots fired at apartment complex

A Valdosta man was arrested after shots were fired in an apartment complex on Tuesday, around 3 a.m., according to the Valdosta Police Department.

  Albany Navy vet giving away motorized wheelchair after repairs

“Somebody needs this chair today.”

  Albany Mall Black Friday hours and expectations

A holiday tradition, photos with Santa, will look a little different this year too.

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 12: ‘Maddie’s new normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Presidential race recount underway in Dougherty County

The same dominion technician who originally scanned the ballots in, will scan again.

  Albany couple feeds community with fridge

The food inside is for for everyone, especially right now during the pandemic.

Valdosta’s LAMP partners with organizations to host Thanksgiving meals distribution

This year, in hopes for a bigger meal distribution, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, or LAMP, partnered with Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

City releases safety guidelines ahead of Greater Valdosta Annual Christmas Parade

The City of Valdosta is getting ready to bring some holiday cheer to the community with their annual Christmas parade.

Valdosta partners with Lowe’s to surprise families with Thanksgiving meals

Valdosta’s Neighborhood Development has partnered up with Lowe's to brighten up Thanksgiving for families in need.

  Camilla homicide victim’s mother pleas for help finding murder suspect

A mother is still searching for justice for her son, Justin West.

Thomasville families fed this Thanksgiving with first ever ‘turkey toss’

One park in Thomasville is filled with smoked turkeys today as the Rodd law firm is giving back this Thanksgiving.

  Heroes Among Us: Shannon Chihuahua

November 12, 2020, marked 10 years since Army Specialist Shannon Chihuahua was killed in action.

Coffee Co. deputies searching for missing woman

She is around 130 pounds and is 5′7 in height.

  Update: GBI releases more results of investigation into Nashville officer-involved shooting

On Tuesday, the GBI said the man died from his injuries.

  GBI: Victim is safe after 8 charged in Albany sex trafficking, gang investigation

The Albany Police Department will be involved in the announcement.

  David Perdue makes campaign stop in Crisp Co.

Perdue said he’s focused on the turnout of the Jan. 5 runoff against Jon Ossoff. That’s why he says he went to 125 towns in Georgia.

  Valdosta public safety personnel to give youth a happier holiday with shopping events

The Valdosta police and fire departments will brighten the holiday season for a group of kids in the community.

  Downtown Valdosta shops looking forward to Small Business Saturday

Downtown Valdosta is preparing for small business Saturday this weekend. Valdosta’s Mayor Spoke in Downtown today to highlight the importance of shopping local for the holidays.

Armed and dangerous: Fitzgerald police searching for armed robbery suspect

The Fitzgerald Police Department (FPD) is searching for a suspect they say should be considered armed and dangerous, according to a press release from the department.

Update: Missing Mitchell Co. man found dead

Rudolph White has been missing since Thursday, according to reports.

  City of Pelham to host holiday events

The City of Pelham is in for a treat this holiday season.

  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.

  Albany community center gets donation from DCP

The donation included 110 chickens, bread, canned goods, and many other items.

  Thomasville officer gets life-saving award

Officer Devin Tudor was publicly recognized by Mayor Greg Hobbs at Monday night’s city council meeting.

2 arrested in Bainbridge stolen vehicle incident

On Friday, just after 2 p.m., a BPS officer attempted to stop a truck on the Highway 27 bypass, near Spring Creek Road.

Contraband arrests made at several SWGA state prisons

In November, several contraband arrests were made at different state prisons in southwest Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

  City of Moultrie adds ‘new dimensions’ to Christmas festivities

Monday night marked the first night for the Canopy of Lights in Moultrie.

  Pelham family wants more to be done in shooting death investigation

The family of De’Prince Florence said they want justice to be served.

  Large illegal dumpsite discovered in Dougherty Co.

Dougherty County leaders have discovered one of the largest illegal dumpsites the county officials have seen.

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

The holidays are around the corner and that means shopping and scammers.

Police need help identifying suspect in Albany shooting

The Albany Police Department (APD) is hoping the community can help investigators identify a suspect in a shooting that happened outside of Euphoria Club and injured three people on Nov. 13, according to a press release from the department.

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.