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  Dougherty Co. commissioner works to repair Albany park

A Dougherty County commissioner wants the C.W. Heath Park to be a place for the community to gather.

Albany man convicted in 2017 bank robbery

  More ASU students causes some to live in hotels

  Lee Co. not seeing any out-of-county pets come into animal shelter

  Lee Co. Animal Shelter staff weigh-in on ‘Clear the Shelters’ event

  Lee Co. senior raising awareness for Alzheimer’s in honor of grandmother

Another charged in Cherry Avenue homicide

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  3 arrested for drugs during Crisp Co. traffic stop

  APD: Man wanted in July homicide in custody

UPDATE: Albany police interview sister of W. Highland homicide victim

Thomasville men charged with gang, drug and gun offenses

European book makers release odds for 2019 college football

Drivers in Tuesday bypass wreck cited

  ‘We are all hurting from this’: Albany community speaks on gangs, homicides

Making impact, not impressions, is how one group of community members think violence in Albany can be stopped.

  2nd Annual Moultrie-Colquitt County Career Fair happening Wednesday

Over 25 businesses will come together to show what jobs are available in Colquitt County Wednesday.

  Community mourns loss of teens in I-75 dirt bike accident

Cook County is sending wishes and prayers to two families who lost their children in an accident on Interstate 75 over the weekend.

Cook Co. district attorney talks deadly accident case

The Cook County District Attorney is speaking out just days after a man convicted in a deadly accident was given no jail time.

  Meeting planned in Albany to discuss gangs, violence

  Loved ones of victim speak out after father, son charged with his murder

  Dougherty Co. Commission chairman: ‘There’s one thing that gangs respect and that’s sheer brutality’

  New car helps Americus woman drive son to medical treatment

  Men sentenced in 2018 East Albany lounge shooting

  Americus town hall meeting set for Tuesday

  Americus Animal Control: No more animals spotted with signs of rabies

If you see an animal with possible signs of rabies, report it by calling 911.

  Cook Co. man sentenced for child molestation

The guilty plea stems from an incident involving a 12-year-old victim in 2016.

Kitten shot in face with flare gun; Douglas police say they won’t put up with animal cruelty

A man was arrested after Douglas police said he shot a kitten in the face with a flare gun Saturday.

  Incident report released in Cherry Avenue shooting

Witnesses who were in the area at the time of the shooting said a green SUV, either a Kia or Hyundai, circled the block multiple times, according to the incident report.

Incident report released in W Highland homicide

Witnesses said shots were fired at Quamyia Jones and the person with her.

  3 polling locations to close in Randolph Co.

Three Randolph County polling precincts will close.

  Victim in fatal Albany bypass accident identified

One man died in the single-vehicle accident on Monday morning.

  Tift Co. school board member dies

John Smith, who represented District 2, passed away, the school district posted to Facebook.

Supreme Court upholds Thomasville man’s murder conviction

The victim was just out of the Army

  Albany residents stunned by woman’s stabbing on Cotton Avenue

Albany Police say Tamika Johnson was the victim of the stabbing that happened Saturday in the 800 block of Cotton Avenue around 5 pm.

  Neighbors react to illegal dump site only feet from their home

This is one of many found in the last few months.

  2 teens killed in dirt bike accident on I-75 in Cook County

Two teens were killed after the dirt bike they were on was hit by another vehicle on I-75 Sunday morning, according to Cook County Coroner Tim Purvis.

Father, son charged in Albany homicide

A man and his son have been charged in a fatal Albany shooting that happened Wednesday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  South Ga. helps Clear the Shelters

Pets all across the region were adopted as part of the annual Clear the Shelters event. For little to no cost at all families were able to adopt pets from many different shelters.

  Bainbridge Public Safety needs your help finding this woman

Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) is hoping you can help identify a woman they said was involved in a hit and run.

Albany police: Woman stabbed by ex-boyfriend

A woman was stabbed on Cotton Avenue Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m., according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Albany police push for more at-home conversations to keep kids safe, out of trouble

As the weekend approaches, police want you to keep a close eye on your kids and know where they are at all times.

  Meeting set to curb violence in Albany, spread love

Albany community leaders are asking for your help in taking a stand against violence by attending a community outreach meeting on Monday. They’re calling it the “Taking Love to the Streets” event.

  Third suspect arrested in 2018 Albany ‘apparent assassination attempt’

Prosecutors said another Albany man is behind bars for what they are calling an apparent assassination attempt in May of 2018.

  Moody Air Force Base hosts dedication and change of command

Moody Air Force Base is now home to a permanent memorial for an airman killed in the line of duty.

  ‘I don’t understand how homicide and misdemeanor can be in the same sentence’: Man convicted in deadly accident faces no jail time

William Foskey, who pleaded guilty in relation to the death of 20-year-old Cameron Corbitt, will not serve any jail time.

  UGA super fan ready for football season

With football season starting in a week, one woman said she’s all geared up and ready with University of Georgia decor.

  Reminder from law enforcement: Children 13 and younger must wear life vests on moving boats, kayaks

If your kids are on the water, without life jackets, you could get a citation.

  Theatre Albany inspires generations of patrons

Theatre Albany is starting it's 87th season this year.The playhouse has seen six months of renovations and board members will be able to do even more thanks to a donation today.

  Wilcox Co. Sheriff’s Office wants to know if these items were stolen from you after burglary arrests

After two people were arrested for burglary, the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office wants to know if antiques they found were stolen.

UPDATE: ID released on body found off Palmyra Road

The body was found in bushes in the 2000 block of Palmyra Road.

Code enforcement demolishes dilapidated homes in Bainbridge

Code Enforcement officers in Bainbridge are working around the clock to clean up abandoned or dilapidated properties across the city.

  Cordele police searching for armed robbery suspect

It happened at the Pizza Hut on 16th Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday.

September hearing date set for Ryan Duke’s defense in Tara Grinstead case

Prosecutors said a motions hearing is set for September 13.

  West Nile human infection confirmed in Southwest Ga.

A Mitchell County man was diagnosed with the disease.

  Worth Co. BOE to extend contact for Bill Settle as superintendent

Bill Settle will be the Worth County Superintendent for another year after board members voted unanimously to extend his contract for another year.

  Valdosta man arrested for street stabbing

A Valdosta man is facing charges after police say he approached another man walking down the street and stabbed him in the torso.

  Congressman Austin Scott talks issues affecting South GA

United States Representative Austin Scott stopped in Valdosta for the United Way Agency and Community Luncheon at the Valdosta Boys and Girls Club.

  Sumter Co. names new fire chief

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners announced Jerry Harmon as the new Sumter County Fire and Rescue Chief.

  Turner Co. native becomes new superintendent

Turner County has a new Superintendent and many might recognize his face as a native to the area.

  Tifton gets ready to ‘strike out’ Alzheimer’s

Joey Marta and James Turnmire, Tift Lanes Bowling Alley owners, know first hand how the disease can bring down a family.

APD: ‘Gang activity is involved in this.’ Albany, Dougherty Co. leaders address recent shootings

On Thursday, Police Chief Michael Persley and other Albany and Dougherty County leaders addressed recent shootings, two of which were fatal.

  Sylvester police chief search down to 7 candidates

Sylvester has been without a police chief since late July.

  Americus police urge caution against rabies

The main area of concern is the northwestern area of Americus city limits.

APD reminds community of year-round curfew

The Albany Police Department took to Facebook to remind the community about the year-round curfew in the city.

  UPDATE: Woman identified in Worth Co. fatal crash

Deputies say it happened around 3:30 p.m.

  Fewer sewage spills mean visitors are returning to the Flint River

The Flint River Keeper's Office says there is good news along the Flint this summer. Fishermen, kayakers and boaters are returning to the river.

  Albany Tech College’s Health Care Technology Program has high job placement rates

An Albany college is showing people how they can get started in a program they said has a 98 percent job placement rate. Albany Technical College wants students to know how they can enroll in the Healthcare Technology Program.

Man charged in human trafficking case found dead in Myrtle Beach hotel room

A man accused in a human trafficking case was found dead Thursday morning in a Myrtle Beach hotel room, Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said.

UPDATE: Death investigation underway in Worth Co.

Worth County Sheriff Don Whitaker confirmed the victims identity as Robert Bruce Saunders.

  Epstein’s injuries consistent with suicide by hanging or strangulation, WaPo reports

Those familiar with the autopsy told the newspaper the broken bones included the hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple.

  Possible Lee Co. road resurfacing may cost estimated $1.8 million

An estimated 1.8 million dollar project could be coming to fix Lee County roads, based on a recommendation from a county commissioner.

  Restaurants respond to Sunday alcohol sales in Albany

Restaurants in Albany are responding to the possibility of earlier brunch sales on Sundays.

  Community activist: Penalties for hands-free law aren’t tough enough

Last year, law makers enacted the hands free law to tell drivers to put their phones down and pay attention. But one man says more needs to be done.

  Tift Recreation Dept. meet to discuss plan for youth

Non-profit leaders in Tifton say improving the lives of families, especially children in the community, is their top focus.

APD needs public’s help after car possibly linked to W Highland homicide recovered

The car is a gray 2018 Hyundai Elantra that was stolen from the 1100 block of Julia Avenue.

  Prosecutors awaiting final reports in Americus viral video case

Police said Lasiter tested negative for the infection after she voluntarily submitted to a blood test.

  Albany Utilities won’t turn your power off in extreme heat

If you live in Albany, your power will not be shut off when the heat index is above 100 degrees. The Service Department Supervisor, Mitchell Sellar, said this is especially important for the elderly and kids.

Man charged with aggravated assault after stabbing in Valdosta

The victim told police he was walking in the area when he was approached by a man holding a knife and was stabbed in the torso, according to police.

  Lowndes High honors teacher, throws first pitch at softball game

The high school wanted thank Chauncey by letting her throw out the first pitch of the season.

  Volunteers clean the Kinchafoonee Creek after visitors leave hundreds of beer cans

Volunteers are cleaning up hundreds of beer cans and trash dumped on the Kinchafoonee Creek this weekend. Lee County Code Enforcement Officers say there were more people on the creek than usual, and they left an unwelcome mess.

  Scam calls dial in to Leesburg

Scammers attacked Leesburg residents on Tuesday and used City Hall’s phone number to do it.

Monroe students who walk home dismissed early as precaution

Students were dismissed around 3:30 p.m.