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2 children identified in deadly accident near Victory Dr.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:13:00 EST

A car accident has claimed the lives of two children in Columbus on Saturday.


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Fourth suspect arrested in connection with deadly December shooting

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:01:00 EST

Albany Police arrested another suspect wanted in connection to a deadly shooting in December. Reginald Hosley, 24, was arrested at 506 Swift Street Saturday before 6:00 p.m.


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Lowndes Co. Deputy killed in crash while responding to domestic call

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:52:00 EST

WALB News 10 has confirmed that a Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a crash Saturday night. Georgia State Patrol Sgt. First Class Tracy Tabb it happened just before 8:30 p.m. at Cat Creek Road and Norman Hall Road.


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Rainfall Gauge

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:53:00 EDT

Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 2.52"; Normal for the Month 4.95"; Yearly Total 11.30"; -/+ Year to Date +2.83".


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"Signing Time at the Library" helps deaf children enjoy book readings

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:08:00 EST

Deaf children in Valdosta got a unique chance to see books come to life Saturday for "Signing Time at the Library."


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Giving continues more than a month after tornadoes, windstorm

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:59:00 EST

The giving continued Saturday after January's storms devastated hundreds in South Georgia. "People are still hurting," said Walk by Faith Ministries Pastor Yaz Johnson.


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Town hall allows residents to ask FEMA questions

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:34:00 EST

Saturday morning a room packed with people who have concerns and questions addressed elected city and county officers on where they are in the storm cleanup process and a new regulation that will force some to completely rebuild.


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Kitty's Flea Market re-opens

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:41:00 EST

Some people's livelihoods are back up and running after the late January tornado wiped out Kitty's Flea Market in Dougherty County.


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GBI called in following Lumpkin officer-involved shooting

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:59:00 EST

Georgia State Patrol has requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, after an officer-involved shooting incident. GSP officials say a trooper noticed a two-door coupe traveling fast down Highway 27 near Milepost 11 at about 11:57 p.m. Friday.


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DCSS superintendent supports new hire

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:31:00 EST

Next school year, Dougherty County schools will have a new person at the helm -- a person the current superintendent says is right for the job. Current superintendent Doctor David Mosely will retire after the 2016-2017 school year.


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Bulloch Co. fatal wreck claims life of Leesburg woman

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:12:00 EST

A fatal wreck in Bulloch County claimed the life of a south Georgia woman. The wreck was reported at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Officials say Whitney Strickland, 33, was traveling on I-16 when she approached slowed traffic in a construction zone and hit the back of a semi.


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Fire Weather Forecast

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:51:00 EST

Fire Weather Forecast February 25-26, 2017


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Moody Air Force Base airmen involved in fatal Hahira wreck

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:40:00 EST

Officials at Moody Air Force Base are at a loss, after one of three airmen lost their life in a wreck near Hahira. The wreck was reported early Saturday morning. Two of the airmen were airlifted to John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.


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Irwin County School District helps community heal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:40:00 EST

The murder of Tara Grinstead has not only shocked her former students and coworker's, but is affecting those currently in the Irwin County School District.  


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Benefit concert held for Tifton cancer patient

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:38:00 EST

Folks in Tifton are raising money tonight for a woman battling lung cancer. 


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Jody Smith to be honored by NASCAR driver

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:42:00 EST

Fallen Georgia Southwestern Police officer Jody Smith is continuing to save lives as an organ donor. 


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Worth Co. wreck cleaned up by GSP, DOT

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:23:00 EST

The Worth County two vehicle wreck on Friday afternoon has been cleaned up. 


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NFL player honored at his alma mater on "Keith Mumphery Day"

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:39:00 EST

It's a big day and night in honor of one Southwest Georgia NFL football player.


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Firebirds get annual physicals before disaster relief game

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:37:00 EST

The Georgia Firebirds took their annual sports exams Friday afternoon before they suit up for their first preseason game next week. 


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Apartment fire controlled quickly thanks to neighbor's call

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:16:00 EST

The quick action of a neighbor saved her home and those around her when a fire broke out Friday afternoon in an East Albany apartment complex. 


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Rick Burgess stresses importance of males as spiritual leaders

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:10:00 EST

A nationally acclaimed radio host was the  guest speaker ministering to the men of Sherwood Baptist Church.


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Details released on Saturday's meeting for Dougherty County storm victims

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:52:00 EST

January's storms have left a devastating imprint on South Georgia. In the Radium Spring area, that could mean the uprooting of many families.


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Fatal wreck re-routes Lowndes traffic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:11:00 EST

Troopers of the Georgia State Patrol are working a fatal crash on Inner Perimeter Road, near the intersection of Georgia Highway 41.  


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Irwin Co. community speaks out after arrest in Grinstead case

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:54:00 EST

On the outside it looked like your typical day at Peck's Place, the local restaurant and gathering place in town. Business picked up around noon when everyone drops in to pick up a sandwich or two, but if you listened closely to the conversation you'd find it's about more than just weekend plans.


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Grinstead disappearance leaves former coworker with more questions

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:26:00 EST

One of Tara Grinstead's coworkers spoke out for the first time about the missing teacher. The Irwin Co High School teacher also knew of Tara's accused killer, Ryan Duke. She mentioned that while everyone was saying they had closure, she was just left with more questions.


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YMCA helps hundreds of storms victims, doors remain open

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:11:00 EST

Even through enduring $200,000 in storm damages, doors still remain open to storm victims at the Albany YMCA. The pool just opened this past week, although the YMCA's CEO says they are not yet at 100 percent after the January 2 storms.


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Family identifies child killed after SUV crashes into Midfield dentist office

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:39:00 EST

A young boy has died after an SUV crashed into a dentist office in Midfield Thursday morning, according to Midfield Fire Chief Larry Manning.


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NFL player stuns students at his alma mater on "Keith Mumphery Day"

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:37:00 EST

An NFL player stunned several hundred kids Friday as he visited his alma mater, during his special day in his hometown. Dooly County proclaimed February 24, 2017 as "Keith Mumphery Day" to honor his accomplishments.


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Police: Gang crackdown working in Ashburn

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:00 EST

People in one South Georgia city said they feel safer again after several years of dangerous gangs. Ashburn Police started a gang crackdown over the past few years when people in the community raised concerns.


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First ever black history program held at Cairo High School

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:26:00 EST

Friday was history in the making at Cairo High School. The first ever black history program was held. Every student from the school packed into the gym early Friday morning.


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Annual antique show begins in Thomasville

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:12:00 EST

If you collect antiques or just love to look at them, there is an event going on that may spark your interest. The Thomasville Antique show started on Friday.


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Army sergeant surprises wife, sons in emotional homecoming from Kuwait

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:24:00 EST

A South Georgia Army sergeant pulled off not one but three surprises for his family Friday in an emotional return. WALB News 10's cameras were rolling for the tear-filled reunion.


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Touching reunion between toddler and officer who saved his life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:07:00 EST

Eight months ago, Kacee Hartfield's life was forever changed. "It was the worst day of my life," said Hartfield. "We received a medical call of a child choking and not being able to breathe," said Lt. Hancock, Moultrie PD.


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The high cost of an ambulance ride

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:52:00 EST

It's advice we've been given since childhood: if there's a problem, call 911.


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Grinstead case progresses with a tip

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:23:00 EST

Ryan Alexander Duke seems to be an unlikely murder suspect, but investigators say he is the man who killed Tara Grinstead, and hid her body. Duke was actually a student at Irwin County High School, the same school where Grinstead was a teacher.


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Star students awarded for their excellence in academics

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:21:00 EST

Standout students were given the start treatment Friday. They were treated to a delicious lunch, some picture taking, and an awards ceremony.


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Middle school boys learn what it takes to be leaders

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:14:00 EST

A group of middle school students from Southwest Georgia and North Florida gained inspiration to become leaders in the community.  


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ConAgra donates $25K to Second Harvest

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:08:00 EST

A generous monetary donation will help provide up to 100,000 pounds of food for storm victims.


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Car crashes into Albany beauty school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:03:00 EST

An Albany beauty school is missing half its building after a car crashed into it Friday morning.  


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White House blocks members of media from briefing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:09:00 EST

Multiple media outlets were barred from a White House media briefing Friday, including CNN and 'The New York Times.'


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Ocilla resident hopes Duke's murder charge puts rumors to rest

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:16:00 EST

Longtime Peck’s Place customer and Ocilla resident Andy Paulk told WALB News 10 that he’s spent a lot of time discussing the investigation over breakfast.He plans to keep the conversations going as the story continues to develop.


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'Up and Vanished' podcaster reacts to arrest in Tara Grinstead case

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:47:00 EST

The creator of an investigative podcast following Tara Grinstead's disappearance believes the case is far from over. 


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Juvenile arrested after bringing gun to Valdosta elementary school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:04:00 EST

A male juvenile, 11, was arrested Thursday for possession of a firearm on school property after bring a gun with ammunition to S.L. Mason Elementary school.


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11 years later: Arrest made, charges filed in Tara Grinstead murder case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:36:00 EST

After over 11 years of investigation, an arrest has been made in the Tara Grinstead case. Ryan Duke is charged with burglary, aggravated assault, murder and concealing a death.


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Mixed emotions sweep Irwin Co. after arrest in Grinstead case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:02:00 EST

Many in the small town of Ocilla have been left in shock. For more than a decade, Investigators searched for any sign of Tara Grinstead, a teacher and beauty queen, who went missing in 2005. 


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More than 40 charges filed in violent Dougherty Co. armed robberies

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:35:00 EST

Two people charged in several violent armed robberies have been indicted by the Dougherty Grand Jury. 


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Albany business owners recommend bonding employees, after huge theft arrest

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:51:00 EST

A trusted employee from one of Albany longest continuously family owned businesses is arrested and charged with 47 counts of forgery and financial theft charges .  Now Potter Motor Company owners want to give a warning and advice to other business owners to protect them from similar crimes.


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Quarterback Jameis Winston to girls: 'Be silent'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:09:00 EST

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said he misspoke when telling elementary school girls to sit down and "they're supposed to be silent, polite, gentle" and boys to stand up and be strong. 


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Albany native, UGA football player hospitalized, withdrawn from classes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:03:00 EST

University of Georgia defensive lineman Trenton Thompson of Albany was hospitalized overnight in Athens, and has now withdrawn from classes at the university this semester.


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Toy company recalls plastic frogs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:07:00 EST

Moose toys Ltd. Is pulling Lil' Frog and Lil Frog Lily Pad" toys from its Little Live Pets line.


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Food truck ordinance passes in Bainbridge; Restaurant owners excited

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:18:00 EST

Some of the best food you can find in South Georgia comes from small restaurants. But think very small, Like a food truck!  Soon folks in Bainbridge will start to see food trucks, after the city approved them. 


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Thomasville winery announces new spring releases

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:12:00 EST

If you love wine, you might to read this!. Farmer's Daughter Vineyards out of Thomasville filled WALB in on a big secret. After a lot of feedback, the company has decided to roll out a red wine series. 


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Thomasville vineyard receives big award

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:20:00 EST

A winery in Thomasville is celebrating a big award this week. Farmer's Daughter vineyards received an award for one of their white wines. It was chosen for the best of class by the San Francisco chronicle. 


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Thomasville Police search for armed robbery suspects

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:23:00 EST

Caught on Camera, surveillance photos show three suspects robbing a convenience store in Thomasville at gunpoint. Police are now searching for those suspects. 


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Little Tikes recalls toddler swings after 39 kids hurt

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:27:00 EST

Little Tikes is telling consumers to stop using its 2-in-1 Snug'n Secure pink toddler swings, which have cracked or broken and caused injuries to at least 39 children. 


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Albany singer dazzles in 'The Voice' premiere

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:57:00 EST

Season 12 of The Voice premieres Monday night, but NBC has confirmed that a singer from Albany, GA was picked as a blind audition.


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'Lift Every Voice' concert lifts spirits in Albany

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:31:00 EST

The fourth annual 'Lift Every Voice' Black History Month concert was held on Thursday.


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Mosquitoes out early, spraying starts early in response

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:44:00 EST

It's only February, but the mosquitoes have already arrived! 


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Students celebrate Black History Month

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:16:00 EST

 A group of students from Bright Start Learning Center in Valdosta dressed up and performed for Black History Month.  


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Heroes Among Us: Gage Williams

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:04:00 EST

WALB News 10 and Montlick and Associates are recognizing the Heroes Among Us.  


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Valdosta child battling rare disease

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:55:00 EST

It's news no person ever wants to get, finding out a family member has an extremely rare and life-threatening disease with no known cause.  That's the news one Valdosta family is dealing with now.  


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Police: Shirt on car was harmless prank

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:14:00 EST

Flint Township police said they interviewed two males in regards to the incident. They told police it was a random prank and had no malicious intent.


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Most Wanted: Denevious West

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:00 EST

Albany Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man accused of breaking his infant daughter's leg. 


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WALB to launch Bounce TV

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:15:00 EST

Bounce TV, the first African American broadcast network, will launch March 1, 2017 on WALB 10.3.


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Major marijuana bust made in Coffee County

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:16:00 EST

Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholls Police Dept., and the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit (DCDU) confiscated approximately 11 pounds of high grade marijuana following a traffic stop.


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Surveillance video shows criminal in action

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:40:00 EST

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at approximately 02:30 a.m., a subject is seen at Gear Master Transmission on North Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.   


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Off-duty officer firing gun near teen sparks protests

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:08:00 EST

The officer and the 13-year-old were involved in a struggle over an ongoing issue of teens walking across the officer’s property, police say.


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Researchers ask: Can people look to maps to avoid storms?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:11:00 EST

Researchers are looking into how to better warn residents of dangerous storms when many people can't locate their home on a map.


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Boys & Girls Club to cut ribbon on 'reimagined' Thornton Gym

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:26:00 EST

City leaders and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany will cut the ribbon on the renovated gym at the Club at Thornton Park on Thursday. 


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South Georgia businesses among 'Flavor of Georgia' finalists

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:38:00 EST

Some of the South Georgia foods you've grown to love may be competing for top prize at this year's Flavor of Georgia. 


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Albany leaders discuss priorities with state legislators

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:30:00 EST

Albany leaders told State legislators today the community needs educational program improvements to bring improved jobs. 


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Albany Utilities to mail out personalized letters to storm victims

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:40:00 EST

Albany Utilities will be mailing personalized letters to storm victims who received estimated bills in January. 


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Mitchell Co. man upset over neighborhood odor

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:41:00 EST

Alvin Sapp says chicken waste is causing a stink in his neighborhood.


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Farmers react to water wars recommendation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:42:00 EST

Farmers were shocked that Georgia won the recommendation in a lawsuit that's been threatening their business for more than two decades. A judicial official sided with Georgia in Florida's lawsuit over water rights.


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Girls Inc. members meet state reps during capitol visit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:38:00 EST

A group of young South Georgia girls got a special tour of the state capitol. 


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Church celebrates the power of dreams in Black history

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:28:00 EST

An Albany church celebrated the dreamers of the past who made lasting impacts with their life's work.


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Tim Tebow's 'Night to Shine' prom in Columbus brings unexpected love

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:49:00 EST

A woman with cerebral palsy found unexpected love at Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom in Columbus.


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Samaritan's Purse leaves Albany after 50 days of service

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:16:00 EST

The need was great, but the response greater. Samaritan's Purse fulfilled 677 work orders in the past 50 days.


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Single Upstate mom's tax return message goes viral

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:30:00 EST

Christina Knaack said when she posted a message on her Facebook to share with her family and friends, she never expected what would happen next.


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Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:00 EST

Some protesters plan to move, but some in the camp plan civil resistance.


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The Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:11:00 EST

Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota.


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11 overdoses in Tift County, judges say there's a problem

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:08:00 EST

11 overdoses in a 4 week period, Tifton judges and counselors are now creating ways to get help and raise awareness on the rising number of addiction problems they see. 


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Safe teen driving class gearing up in Tifton

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:21:00 EST

The Tifton Municipal Court is starting a new program that judges think will improve driving habits for young teen drivers.


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Allergy season is nothing to sneeze at, doctors have advice

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:16:00 EST

Sniffling and sneezing are traditional signs of springtime, but this year, doctors say allergies got an early start. 


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Farmers working to bounce back after January storms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:06:00 EST

One month after a tornado raced through Turner County destroying everything in its path, the destruction is still visible and farmers are picking up the pieces.


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Delayed Justice: Breaking down the Jeffrey Peacock case

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:21:00 EST

Next month, a Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case of one of South Georgia's most brutal crimes. Jeffrey Peacock is accused of murdering five of his friends last May, and setting their house of fire to cover it up. 


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Survey allows community members to suggest name for Thomasville Amphitheater

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:47:00 EST

Folks in Thomasville can now help choose a name for the new amphitheater downtown. The 1 .9 million dollar project is set to be completed by April. It is being built off West Jackson St. 


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Turner Co. officials file for assistance to reimburse storm spending

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:43:00 EST

Turner County is working to get reimbursed for the money it spent over the past nearly two months cleaning up from the January storms.


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Radium Springs Elementary students recover after storm

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:40:00 EST

It's back to normal for students in Dougherty County after the tornado hit just one month ago.  Roughly one third of the students at Radium Springs Elementary school were directly impacted by the storm.  


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LCMS West students to bring light to stockade

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:00 EST

Students in Lee County are bringing a story from the past back to light.  In 1963, 15 African American girls were held in a stockade in Lee County for two months.  


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Muslims raise more than $55K to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:38:00 EST

The campaign reached its initial goal of $20,000 within three hours of launching Tuesday, according to the fundraising page. 


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Students explore the world without ever leaving the classroom

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:08:00 EST

Valdsota students are exploring museums, taking trips back in time to learn about fossils, and even going to space, all without ever leaving their desks.


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1 month later: No updates in missing Dougherty Co. child case

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:06:00 EST

It's been one month since Dougherty County Detrez Green, 2, was reported missing, and there are still no updates in his missing persons case. 


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FEMA closes Turner Co. one-stop shop for disaster assistance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:04:00 EST

The one-stop shop for storm survivors in Turner County closes Wednesday at 7 p.m., but people still have a chance to get FEMA assistance.


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Get your weather radio programmed with WALB

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:00 EST

People showed up an hour early to the WALB Weather Radio event at Publix in North West Albany.


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Mold: Every homeowner's nightmare

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:19:00 EST

After January's storms and tornadoes, mold is in more places than you think.  So how can you make sure your home is safe for you and your family? 


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Albany native graduates USAF basic training

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:35:00 EST

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melteasla L. Quimby, a 2016 graduate of Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany, is starting a career in the Air Force. 


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Georgia's Advanced Placement scores improve

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:20:00 EST

Data released today by the College Board shows that the percentage of Georgia graduates scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school increased again this year, even as participation in the exams increased.


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NASA discovers 3 planets that could support life

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:08:00 EST

NASA and the University of Liege in Belgium have discovered three exoplanets that could support life.


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GA Southwestern student body grows

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:29:00 EST

Georgia Southwestern State has increased by nine percent, from the enrollment this time in Spring 2016. Georgia Southwestern’s total enrollment is now 2,776 students.


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