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Major downtown projects move closer to groundbreaking

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:01:00 EDT

City leaders expressed their excitement over big plans from local developers announced at Tuesday night's city commission meeting. 

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Woman honored for saving fellow firefighter's life

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:58:00 EDT

An Albany Firefighter earned the department's highest honor after saving a fellow worker's life.

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Albany police chief to join governor's task force

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:42:00 EDT

Albany's police chief will help shape state policy for law enforcers. 

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Family friend starts fundraiser after teen shot in face

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:50:00 EDT

The family of a teenager critically injured in an accidental shooting is asking for the community's help. 

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City will spend money to save money on Albany Utilities building

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:27:00 EDT

Albany city leaders said that a plan to renovate an old bank building to house the utilities department will pay for itself in five years. 

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Commissioners approve speed humps for Andover Lane

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:33:00 EDT

A south Albany street is getting speed tables to slow down drivers.

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Albany residents gather for emergency neighborhood watch meeting

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:25:00 EDT

Albany's police chief told city leaders on Tuesday that his officers have been dealing with a spike in armed robberies and aggravated assaults lately.

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Greg Duke gets support from state Republican party chairman

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:38:00 EDT

One of Georgia's top Republicans came to Albany Tuesday night to support an underdog Congressional candidate.

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Moultrie to 'roll-out' new garbage collecting system

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:31:00 EDT

The city of Moultrie will soon join most of the rest of the nation in how it collects trash.

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Sheriff candidate experiences difficulty running as independent

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:38:00 EDT

A non-traditional candidate for sheriff in Colquitt County is talking about the challenges of his unusual campaign. 

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Barberitos chips in for breast cancer awareness

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:28:00 EDT

A resturant chain in Tifton is chipping in towards Breast Cancer Awareness and research. 

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9th grade students get directed in maze of life

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:22:00 EDT

Every day, young people make important choices that can affect their lives for years to come.   That's why organizers want to take 9th graders through the Get A Life Teen Maze at the start of their high school career.

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Billing program helps Thomasville residents save money on heating costs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:54:00 EDT

The city of Thomasville offers a way for families to save money in the winter.

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Tim Worley reaches out to students in Grady County

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:44:00 EDT

A former UGA running back and NFL star spoke to students in Grady County on Tuesday. 

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Thomasville residents head to FL for Trump rally

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:26:00 EDT

Both presidential campaigns have been focusing much of their attention on our neighbor, the battleground state of Florida.

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Special Report: Zika invasion

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:54:00 EDT

Cooler temperatures are a signal that mosquito populations will soon drop, but Zika virus researchers say it's not yet time to relax.

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False Facebook voting rumors could damage voter turn out

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:57:00 EDT

A South Georgia elections official said an internet rumor going around has the potential to discourage people from voting.

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Moody AFB shows its appreciation for military retirees

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:00 EDT

Moody Air Force Base is honoring military retirees.

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Teen throws 'Hallow-Bash' to help raise awareness for mental health

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:32:00 EDT

A Valdosta teenager is raising awareness for mental health through a Hallobash. 

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'Teachers closets' arrive at DOCO schools

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:13:00 EDT

Two elementary schools in Dougherty County got a special gift Tuesday. 

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Students vote for the first time

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:54:00 EDT

Remember the first time you exercised your right to vote? Two weeks before election day, 20 students shared that special experience. 

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Albany mom organizes 'No Bullies' campaign

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:24:00 EDT

Across the nation children, and families deal with bullying and its effects. One school is working with parents to make a difference.

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Nursing home death defendant gets life

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:04:00 EDT

James Jacobs pled guilty Monday, and heard his sentence Tuesday in court.

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ASU earns $7 million grant to help produce principals

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:01:00 EDT

A foundation based in New York is working to help schools in south Georgia.

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Attorneys for Muscogee Co. student with amputated leg still seek video of incident

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:38:00 EDT

The attorneys for a Muscogee County student injured at school say they have now seen part of the video of the alleged assault, provided to an online news website. It's been more than a month since they say a behavior specialist body-slammed the 13-year-old. On Monday afternoon we spoke with the attorneys by Skype, who say they've made multiple requests to get the video of the incident for more than three weeks. 

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US home prices rose in August, lifted by dwindling supply

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:25:00 EDT

U.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more home buyers competed for fewer available properties.

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New Kennesaw State president to receive big salary increase

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:40:00 EDT

The new president of Kennesaw State University is in line for a major salary increase.

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Overturned truck snarls traffic on Albany bypass

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:27:00 EDT

Traffic is backed up on the Liberty Expressway while crews work to clear a crash scene.

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Paxen Learning students prepare to vote for first time

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:46:00 EDT

This election will be a memorable for a group of students from Paxen Learning who are voting for the first time ever.

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Emergency meeting to be held in South Albany

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:26:00 EDT

A South Albany community leader is asking residents to step up and voice their concerns through an emergency meeting.

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Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:15:00 EDT

Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.

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Barksdale meets with Albany union members as possible runoff looms

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:07:00 EDT

With election day two weeks from Tuesday, one U.S. Senate candidate is reaching out to working folks in south Georgia.

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Girl struck by car at crosswalk comes home, returns to school

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:18:00 EDT

The family of a young girl struck by a car while walking to school is happy to have her back home from the hospital, and grateful for the ramp volunteers built at their house.

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CASA hosts open house to recruit volunteers

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:50:00 EDT

An organization that helps neglected and abused children showed off its new facility Monday night.

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Deputies: Son attacked mom with hockey stick when card was declined at Taco Bell

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:39:00 EDT

A man beat his mother in the head with a hockey stick over money for Taco Bell, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

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Albany physician honored for his community service

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:31:00 EDT

A trailblazing Albany physician earned one of the Medical Association of Georgia's top honors.

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GA Speaker of the House visits Southwest GA

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:11:00 EDT

The top man in the Georgia House of Representatives came to Southwest Georgia to endorse a state lawmaker.

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New sleep recommendations issued for infants

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:23:00 EDT

A family is struggling to overcome the loss of a family member who is gone too soon.

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Guard seeks federal aid for soldiers told to return bonuses

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:45:00 EDT

Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade...

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Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:55:00 EDT

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another...

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Thomas Co. students say no to drugs during red ribbon week

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:40:00 EDT

Students in Thomas County are finding creative ways to say no to drugs.  

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Volunteers needed to fill empty seats on Dougherty Co. community boards

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:59:00 EDT

Dougherty County needs volunteers to fill open seats on more than a dozen community boards.

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Officials find 16 bags of marijuana inside woman during strip search

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:22:00 EDT

Dougherty County jailers found a large amount of marijuana hidden inside one of the women arrested outside Club Excel early Saturday morning.

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Albany Police investigate report of weekend beating, robbery

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:51:00 EDT

A man told Albany police he was beaten and robbed while using the restroom at a south Albany pool hall.

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Thomasville teenager helps homeless man

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:57:00 EDT

Adrionna Kimbrough was working her regular saturday night shift at KFC in Thomasville when she said she met someone who made an everlasting impression on her. 

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Albany church wants to commemorate spot where MLK was jailed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:31:00 EDT

A historic Albany church wants to commemorate the spot where Martin Luther King, Junior was jailed.

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ASU's Homecoming brings thousands of visitors to the area

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:45:00 EDT

Thousands of visitors came to town for Albany State University's homecoming, boosting community spirit and the economy.

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Man charged after stabbing relative during homecoming party

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:51:00 EDT

An Albany man is recovering after he was stabbed in the head by a family member during a party. 

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Two juveniles arrested in burglary case

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:31:00 EDT

Two juveniles are in custody, charged with burglary, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

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Small fires cause big problems in Lowndes County

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:09:00 EDT

Dry conditions can be dangerous for fires. Lowndes County officials want to make sure residents know the rules before lighting a match. 

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France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:15:00 EDT

France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in...

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Federal Investigation leads to drug bust in Thomas Co.

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:06:00 EDT

A woman is behind bars with no bond after a multiple agency drug bust in Thomas County. Gina Curry is charged with cocaine trafficking after officers said they found more than a pound of cocaine in her home. 

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Albany officials investigate overcrowding at area nightclubs

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:32:00 EDT

Albany Fire and City officials will investigate several nightclubs for overcrowding, after there were reports of hundreds more people allowed in clubs over the weekend.

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ABAC opens Freedom Gallery to honor Tifton Medal of Honor recipient

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:37:00 EDT

Visitors to ABAC can travel back in time to honor a Medal of Honor recipient.

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Jury gets Money Tree lawsuit

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:44:00 EDT

Investors filed suit against the Martin family from Bainbridge, who ran the Money Tree until its bankruptcy.

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Officials urge caution after chimney fault causes fatal fire

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:38:00 EDT

Fourteen Georgians died in fires over the weekend, including an 88-year-old woman in Albany.

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Defendant in nursing home death pleads guilty

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:34:00 EDT

James Jacobs was charged in 2014, in connection to the death of Alexander Hunter, the man found buried behind Rosewood Manor Nursing Home case.

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GBI continues investigation of trooper-involved shooting

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:43:00 EDT

One suspect is in jail following a shooting involving a Georgia State Patrol trooper in Americus. Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith says the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the case.

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Man shot by trooper faces a dozen charges

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:08:00 EDT

A  trooper tried to stop Anthony Mable, 40, Friday night, but he took off, and crashed his car into a marked patrol car several times before coming to a stop near the intersection of Upper River Road and Marvin McNeil Road.

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Clinch Co. child molester gets life, plus

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:57:00 EDT

Jarvis Henderson of Homerville pled guilty to rape, and other sex crimes in front of Judge Howard McClain Monday. 

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Victim identified in fatal Albany house fire

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:52:00 EDT

Officials released the identity of an Albany woman was killed in a house fire Saturday night. They said that Minnie Nixon was killed. 

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Giant spider carries mouse up fridge, gains Facebook fame

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:49:00 EDT

A large and ambitious huntsman spider dragged a mouse up the side of an icebox inside a home in Australia. The spider's name is Hermie.

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Teen, 11-year-old sister identified as home invasion shooting victims

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:54:00 EDT

Clayton County Police are investigating  after an 11-year-old and 16-year-old were shot to death during an apparent home invasion in Jonesboro.

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Albany mother raises awareness on bullying

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:03:00 EDT

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and one Albany mother is raising awareness with two upcoming events.

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Albany Mall to give stores a choice on Thanksgiving

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:27:00 EDT

The Albany Mall has made its decision to open its doors a day before the Black Friday shopping holiday, but its giving its stores the decision to open or close.

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Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:15:00 EDT

In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.

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Ballot selfies: A look at where they are allowed or not

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:14:00 EDT

By The Associated Press Secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, but laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters...

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Children enjoy a day with Thomas the Train

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:01:00 EDT

Cordele has welcomed a special visitor to town. 

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Officials determine cause of fatal Albany house fire

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:46:00 EDT

Fire officials confirm an Albany woman was killed in a house fire Saturday night. Firefighters were called to the scene on the 100 block of Swift Street in East Albany, near the intersection of Clark Avenue at 8:53 p.m. As many as three firetrucks were on the scene just before 10:00 p.m., working to contain the fire.

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Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:34:00 EDT

A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.

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Disc golf tournament honors Albany man

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:26:00 EDT

 The memory of Joshua Franklin, killed in a drunk driving accident nine years ago, lives on through a disc golf tournament. 

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Community businesses show support for ASU homecoming

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:36:00 EDT

The city of Albany welcomed Albany State alumni and their families for what was one of the busiest weekends of the year. 

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ASU homecoming parade brings big turnout, welcomes natives home

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:39:00 EDT

The weekend's homecoming festivities kicked off with the annual homecoming parade downtown. 

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Migraines linked to mouth bacteria, study says

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:23:00 EDT

Researchers say more study is needed to prove a link between migraines and the kinds of foods people eat. 

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UPDATE: 1 suspect arrested after hours-long standoff on Hilton Ave.; CPD officer OK

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:10:00 EDT

An hour's long standoff at a Hilton Avenue home that started with a Columbus police officer being shot ends with a suspect in custody on Friday evening.

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ASU starts off homecoming with convocation, gets amped up with block party

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:53:00 EDT

Students were already celebrating for Albany State University's homecoming weekend. There were a ton of local vendors selling clothes, art work, and gear for Greeks at the pedestrian mall at ASU's campus.

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Youths now required only two shots for HPV

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:02:00 EDT

Teens can now take less doses of the HPV vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends only two HPV shots for adolescents between ages 11 and 12 years old.

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Law enforcement cracks down for Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:10:00 EDT

A DUI road check has been going on. Friday night, law enforcement from across south Georgia were stopping cars and checking for impaired drivers, driver's license, and seat belt violations.

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Police squad car wreck closes Albany intersection

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:59:00 EDT

GSP officials were called in after a wreck between a civilian vehicle and a police squad car. The wreck happened Friday night on the corner of Radium Springs Road and Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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Elderly Lake Park woman falls victim to scammers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:00 EDT

Lake Park Police have a warning for residents. Scammers are at it again. This time they make you feel like you won the lottery, only to take your life savings.

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Cyberattacks on key internet firm disrupt internet services

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:23:00 EDT

By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter,...

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Thomas University completes historic building renovation

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:25:00 EDT

Thomas University just finished up a big renovation on a historic building. The college has completed it's athletic facility. The facility won't only be used for athletes. Several classrooms were also added.

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Lowndes County students get emotional surprise

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:07:00 EDT

There was a surprising and special homecoming Friday in Lowndes County.

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Thomasville firefighters spend hours training on cell towers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:57:00 EDT

Firefighters in Thomasville went through a unique type of training this week.

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Firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:30:00 EDT

Hunters across Georgia are gearing up for the start of the firearm deer hunting season on Saturday.

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Mobile market stops in Albany

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:47:00 EDT

A different kind of food truck made it's way to the Department of Family Services Friday in Albany.  

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Albany community leaders grow more concerned about criminal activity

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:27:00 EDT

A community leader is speaking out after two shootings over the span of twelve hours. He says it's time to put a stop to the violence once and for all. So far no arrests have been made in two separate shootings that happened overnight. The shootings happened less than a mile away from each other and sent three people to the hospital.

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Residents vote for Terrell Co. commission chairman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:37:00 EDT

Less than two weeks from election day and the race is on for the Terrell County Commission Chairman. 

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Dawson residents vote on Sunday liquor sales

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:56:00 EDT

If the voters approve, you may be able to go to dinner and have a drink any day of the week in Dawson. 

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Berrien County sheriff candidate speaks out on mission

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:11:00 EDT

Ben Davis is one of four candidates running for the position of Berrien County Sheriff. Davis says, if elected, he would be out on the road working hand in hand with his officers and interacting with the community.

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Albany police increase patrols during ASU's Homecoming

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:14:00 EDT

Albany State University's Homecoming weekend has arrived.

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Officials recover stolen vehicle in Lee Co.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:09:00 EDT

Dougherty and Lee County law enforcement have recovered a stolen vehicle off Flowing Well Road in Lee County.

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Police investigating two South Albany shootings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:30:00 EDT

Albany Police are investigating after three men were wounded in separate South Albany shootings. 

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Run for survival: Zombies unleashed in Perry

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:22:00 EDT

Halloween is right around the corner, and so is the Zombie Run in Perry.

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VIDEO: Crying toddler cheered up by her infant sister

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:21:00 EDT

A 2-year-old woke up crying, but a few seconds with her baby sister changed her mood.

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Tifton cancer survivor continues unique fundraiser

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDT

A 3-year breast cancer survivor is helping women in her area with a fundraiser that includes several special events. WALB News 10's Zach Logan spoke with the organizer about what's new this year.

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Attorneys: Witnesses to Columbus student school attack did not assist child

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:28:00 EDT

Attorneys for a 13-year-old boy whose leg was amputated after an altercation at a Columbus alternative school said at least three or more adults witnessed the incident and failed to render aid or get medical assistance. 

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Homecoming boosts business for barbershops, beauty salons

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:24:00 EDT

When it comes to homecoming, ASU alums and students are making sure they are ready to impress and beauty salons and barbershops are benefiting from the extra guests.

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Teen abducted walking to school, raped

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:47:00 EDT

Police said Angel Mateo, 21, abducted and sexually assaulted a teen who was walking to school on Thursday morning.

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Video of Hamilton teen being bullied goes viral

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:51:00 EDT

A Hamilton mother is getting support from people as far away as Canada and Australia after a video surfaced of her son being assaulted.

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