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Hoop for Lupus awareness at Tift County

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:35:00 EST

It's no wardrobe malfunction. Tift County fans and players alike sported purple shirts, instead of the typical Blue.

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Home Depot stocks up for coming storms

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:20:00 EST

With more possible severe weather in the forecast, people in south Georgia were stocking up Friday on supplies. Store officials say batteries, flashlights, and tarps have been flying off the shelves at Home Depot.

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South Georgia residents grow concerned with storms

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:24:00 EST

South Georgia is facing a weekend forecast with possible severe weather. The region could be facing two days of heavy rain, high winds, possible hail, and tornadoes. Storm victims from January 2 say they are concerned that the coming weather could bring even more damage.

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Mother honors late daughter by recognizing others

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:30:00 EST

As folks continue to clean up storm damage in Albany, one woman, who is making a difference, was treated to a unique surprise Friday.

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Georgia Power prepares for weekend storms

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:18:00 EST

Georgia Power is preparing for the possibility of severe weather in South Georgia.  

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Facebook group continues relief efforts

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:30:00 EST

A small army of volunteers are still helping south Georgians affected by the month's storm through social media. They say they are ready to help if needed during the weekend. The Albany Storm/Tornado Recovery 2017 Help Page on Facebook now has about 5,000 members.

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State rep says funding based on need, not politics

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:29:00 EST

A Georgia congressman says whomever the president is in office will not impact whether the region receives federal funding for storm relief.

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Local South GA residents speak about inauguration day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:51:00 EST

Today was history in the making. "Anytime you have a change of administration it's an exciting time," said South Georgia resident, Jay Wells. The 45th President of the United States,

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Albany fire officials aid residents ahead of future storms

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:38:00 EST

The Albany Fire Department is working to make sure all residents are prepared and have vital information as the city braces for yet another storm system. EMA Director and Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe said they created a flyer after requests from residents who did not have access to power, cable, or smartphones.

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Worth Co. officials release severe weather statement

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:25:00 EST

Worth County officials have announced that the risk for severe weather has been upgraded to an enhanced condition for the area. The announcement came out following Worth Co. Fire and Rescue's attendance at a weather briefing hosted by The National Weather Service in Tallahassee.

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Community comes together to search for missing dog

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:24:00 EST

Dozens of caring people are trying to help a retired Albany couple, displaced by the storm already, to find their lost dog. 

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Organization bands together to replant Albany tress

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:19:00 EST

Replanting the many trees in Albany lost during January's storm will be a lengthy process, and there is a newly formed group taking on that immense project.

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Bald eagle spotted in Albany yard on Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:19:00 EST

A bald eagle was spotted earlier Friday afternoon in Albany.

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Lowndes County braces for severe weather

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:46:00 EST

Just weeks after tornadoes and straight line winds tore through South Georgia, we are now  bracing for another round of storms this weekend.  

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Cook County residents concerned over closing ER

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:12:00 EST

The Cook County Medical Center is closing the doors to its emergency room in just a few weeks February 28th.  According to officials, Tift Regional Health Systems is consolidating Cook County's ER with the one in Tift County. Cook County community members said they're worried about seeing the ER go.  

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LIST: What should be in a basic disaster supplies kit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:00 EST

It's important to be prepared for strong storms that could have damaging wind and rain. A basic disaster supplies kit is necessary for situations like this, and one can be put together with minimal effort.

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Authorities confirm human remains found in Lee Co. belong to missing Macon Co. man

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:00 EST

Macon County's sheriff Andre Brunson confirms that the remains were found in Lee County on Wednesday belong to missing 32-year-old man Kenneth McKency, who was last seen on Jan. 6. 

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Chamber of Commerce solicits help for Albany

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:25:00 EST

The state Chamber of Commerce is soliciting help for people affected by storms in Albany.

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WATCH LIVE: Police talk with possible jumper on the CCC

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:03:00 EST

Traffic is being diverted to Tchoupitoulas Street.

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Colquitt County prepares for possible weekend weather

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:21:00 EST

Colquitt County could also be impacted by this weekends storms. Early Friday morning public works was out doing a lot of work to prepare for the storm.

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The Inauguration of Donald Trump

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:34:00 EDT

Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at 12 p.m.

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Thomasville YMCA kicks off 'Team Lean' weight loss program

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:15:00 EST

Six hundred people in Thomasville are coming together for a community wide weight loss initiative. Teams compete to lose the highest percentage of weight during the competition.

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FIRST ALERT: Severe weather possible for this weekend

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:56:00 EST

Southwest Georgia has the potential for severe weather this weekend, so WALB's First Alert Meteorologists have declared a First Alert Weather Day for the entire weekend.

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Carter Site to live stream Friday's inauguration ceremony

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:57:00 EST

If you’re looking for a few presidential festivities to celebrate Inauguration Day, you may want to head to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains. This is the sixth Inauguration Day for the museum since it opened back in 1994. Park Superintendent Barbara Judy told WALB News 10 that they never know what attendance will be like on Inauguration Day. “We’ll be interested to see what the flow is, we don’t really have any expectations. Every inaugurati...

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911 calls released in dog attack that killed child, severely injured another

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:41:00 EST

The owner of two dogs who mauled a young boy to death and critically injured a young girl has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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UPDATE: Missing Albany man found in Lee Co.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:00 EST

Albany police have found a man who was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night in the 900 block of 10th Avenue.

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Turner Job Corps storm damage still being assessed

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:54:00 EST

One part of East Albany that reportedly received heavy storm damage January 2ND was Turner Job Corps, but we have little information about what is happening there now.

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FDA says investigations underway into counterfeit medications

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:49:00 EST

The Feds tell me that counterfeit medicines could be a prescription for disaster. Justice Department officials say they are seeing an increase in Americans using the Internet to buy medications from foreign pharmacies, and they say they see an increase of counterfeit drugs.

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Albany Chamber celebrates recovering community

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:40:00 EST

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce held its 107th Annual Meeting Thursday. 

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Albany clinic opens to meet growing dialysis needs

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:45:00 EST

One Albany dialysis center has opened its doors to meet the growing needs for the procedure in the region. 

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Family asks community for help after nearly fatal crash

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:18:00 EST

The family of a Worth County woman, nearly killed in a car crash, is asking for the community's help. 

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Leesburg pumps millions into water system renovations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:01:00 EST

A year-long project to increase water pressure in Leesburg up to EPD standards was completed and pipes were renovated.

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Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:58:00 EST

Donald Trump says he expects former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."

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Freedom singer engages, empowers ASU students

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:51:00 EST

Rutha Harris visited Albany State Thursday to discuss the meaning of freedom songs and the impact they had in her fight for equality.

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Thomas Co. students celebrate the 100th day of school

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:29:00 EST

It might be hard to believe but students in Thomas County celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday! Students dressed up as if they were 100 years old. They had canes and wigs.

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DCSS has high absences after delayed start

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:15:00 EST

Dougherty County school officials say a huge number of students were absent from school when kids returned this week. 

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APD issues warning about stealing downed power lines

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:35:00 EST

Albany police are warning people about stealing downed power lines that may be laying around in storm debris.

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Dougherty Co. commissioner fights for federal aid in D.C.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:25:00 EST

Dougherty County Commission Chairman Christopher Cohilas took his fight for FEMA help to the nation's capital on Thursday.

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Officials give power restoration update

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:11:00 EST

City Commissioner BJ Fletcher tells us less than 200 homes still need power restored.

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Pecan farm reports 3,000 trees damaged after storm

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:35:00 EST

Clean up continues in Mitchell County tonight after the devastating storms earlier this month.  

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EXCLUSIVE: City leaders talk potential severe weather and its impact

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:44:00 EST

WALB's Catherine Patterson sat down exclusively with Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson, and EMA Director Ron Rowe to discuss how the city is preparing itself for more severe weather and what residents need to know. 

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Georgia Power: Recovery assistance offered

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:18:00 EST

The Georgia Power Company issued a statement Wednesday morning, regarding the storm that hit Albany and nearby areas, the day after New Year's. 

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Cook and Tift to consolidate emergency services

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:21:00 EST

Officials with the Tift Regional Health System said that Cook Medical Center will consolidate its emergency services in Adel with Tift Regional Medical Center's emergency room in Tifton. 

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Work begins on Leesburg water tower

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:44:00 EST

Work has started on the water tower in Leesburg Thursday. Construction crews said the project is expected to alleviate water pressure issues, which also means better fire suppression abilities through hydrants.

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Scam calls worry Valdosta business

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:13:00 EST

Valdosta Police Department issued a warning to the public about scams.

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Mosquitoes in January?  Only in South Georgia

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:39:00 EST

When the temperature stays above 58 degrees, mosquito larvae are sure to hatch. 

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Valdosta adds traffic cams

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:50:00 EST

Cameras installed with traffic lights usually mean one thing... traffic tickets. Valdosta has installed new traffic lights at some intersections, but officials say they won't be used to catch folks running red lights.

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Dog's ears, nose cut off in vicious act of cruelty

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:12:00 EST

The dog was found on Detroit's south side Tuesday after a concerned citizen called the Humane Society.

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ABAC hosts town hall meeting on merger

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:30:00 EST

After an announcement by the Board of Regents that Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College would absorb Bainbridge State College, a listening session is planed for public input. It is set for Monday, January 23, 2017, and 11:00AM, at Howard Auditorium, on the ABAC campus. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College President David Bridges and Bainbridge State College Interim President Stuart Rayfield are hosting the meeting. It provides an opportunity for...

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Tax experts recommend filing early to avoid additional refund delay

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:34:00 EST

Tax season is right around the corner, but millions of taxpayers could see a delay in their tax refund. 

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Tift Co. school receives state recognition

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:32:00 EST

Sixth grade students at J.T. Reddick School are hoping to do well on this year’s Georgia Milestones Assessment so they can continue the tradition of receiving a gold medal from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

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Deep South at risk for severe storms through weekend

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:41:00 EST

The Storm Prediction Center says parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia all have a marginal risk of severe weather.

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'I'm fine' says teen kidnapped from FL hospital 18 years ago

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:19:00 EST

The South Carolina 18-year old who found out last week she was kidnapped from a Florida hospital says she has no anger toward the woman who she thought was her mother all these years. 

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Elephant protein destroys human cancer cells, researchers say

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:17:00 EST

Though there’s no guarantee the protein will work in humans, researchers hope to do further animal and human testing in the next few years.

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Georgia ranks among highest in nation for flu cases

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST

The flu is spiking across Georgia and the U.S. Georgia has some of the highest flu levels in the nation and the Atlanta-based CDC expects it to get worse.

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Family searches for missing South Georgia teen

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:40:00 EST

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues their investigation into the disappearance of Willacooche teen Kiree Hersey. 

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Storm cleanup crew recycles debris into household decor

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:35:00 EST

A storm cleanup crew recycled storm debris into household décor.

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Albany pet salon reopens after heavy storm damage

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:28:00 EST

A popular Albany pet groomer is back in business on Wednesday after being closed due to significant storm damage.

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Douglas linemen home after restoring power in Albany

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:23:00 EST

Linemen are now back to work in the City of Douglas after spending more than a week in Albany helping restore power.

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APD officers recognized by FBI for help with bank robbery

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:54:00 EST

Albany Police officers were recognized by the FBI for their help in capturing a bank robber

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Albany church hosts concert to benefit storm victims

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:26:00 EST

One organization is holding a benefit concert to provide much needed support to storm victims. 

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'Empty Bowls' annual event continues to raise awareness about hunger

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:57:00 EST

An Albany organization is working to raise awareness about hunger and show the creativity of local artists at the same time.

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EDC visits Marine Depot Maintenance Command for 'Made in Albany' campaign

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:49:00 EST

The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission made another stop at an Albany business to showcase how the workforce here is important to the country.

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Dougherty Co. coroner sworn in to office

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:43:00 EST

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler was sworn-in on Wednesday to start another term.

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Vandals spray paint Pelham welcome sign; reward offered for arrest

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:55:00 EST

City officials and the Pelham Police Department are trying to figure out who vandalized a sign over the weekend. It's the southbound welcome sign you seem when coming up highway 19.

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The Latest: Florida Rep. Rutherford still in hospital

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:48:00 EST

A congressman from Florida remains hospitalized one week after being wheeled from the Capitol in a stretcher

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Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:00 EST

A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old former president has been admitted to an intensive care unit and that his wife, Barbara, is also hospitalized

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City prepared for weekend weather

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:45:00 EST

Many residents are still dealing with the aftermath of storms that hit our area January second. 

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Lee County students present weather projects

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:58:00 EST

WALB and Lee County Middle School have partnered to teach students the basics of weather forecasting.

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Lowe's helps storm victims and organizations

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:00 EST

A hardware store in Albany is lending supplies to the Red Cross and other organizations to help with recovery from the storm damage. 

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New drug court is helping folks in Tifton

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:09:00 EST

A series of grants has helped start a new Drug Court program in Tift County. 

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Cat colonies aim to lower feral cat population

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:45:00 EST

The Lowndes County Humane Society is working to lower the feral cat population by taking care of them. 

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Crime rates down, homicides up in Valdosta

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:32:00 EST

Crime is down in Valdosta this year, however homicide rates are up.  According to the Valdosta Police Department, it had 4 more homicides in 2016 than in 2015.

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United Way helps organize storm relief volunteers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:29:00 EST

Officials with the United Way said there has been an incredible amount of support during the recent storm recovery.

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'Bird Supper' tickets on sale

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:59:00 EST

If you're interested in meeting your state leaders in person, Lowndes County and Valdosta leaders have an opportunity for you.  

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Have storm coverage insurance questions? There's still time

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:53:00 EST

If you had storm damage and need expert insurance claim advice, there is help available. 

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Governor extends State of Emergency in 2 south GA counties

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:41:00 EST

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has extended the State of Emergency for another seven days in Dougherty and Mitchell counties.

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Storm victims receive insurance help at Catastrophe Claims Village

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:00 EST

If you had storm damage and need expert insurance claim advice, there is help available. 

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Man shoots himself and another in liquor store fight

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:16:00 EST

Valdosta Police say they took felony warrants on a man who got into a fight at a liquor store, where he shot another man and ended up with a bullet in his own leg.

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FEMA won't pay to remove most massive root-balls

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:38:00 EST

Removing massive tree root-balls pulled up by the region's tornadoes and damaging wind storms is an expensive project and one that the government will not pay to remove.

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Rep. Bishop will attend Trump's swearing-in Friday

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:11:00 EST

Congressman Sanford Bishop says he has only missed one inauguration in his congressional career because of a surgery, George Bush's.

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How to stay motivated with your 2017 fitness goals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:00 EST

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, around 42% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions for 2017. And a majority of those resolutions are about increasing their physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests a few trends this year.

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For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:05:00 EST

Government scientists mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared.

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Dublin VA clinic in midst of major expansion

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:25:00 EST

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is growing to help serve its patients, with a $40 million construction plan. 

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Today: Empty Bowls helps charities

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:04:00 EST

 The Albany Area Arts Council and SOWEGA Council on Aging host the gathering at 11:00AM at the Civic Center in Albany. 

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Uphill climb: Raising a family in Georgia

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:04:00 EST

The personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed several factors, and concluded that Georgia ranks low in their 'Best & Worst States to Raise a Family.' 

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Albany man charged for leading drug agents on chase

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:08:00 EST

 Officials say about 6:45 drug agents tried to pull over Alford's SUV for a traffic violation, but he sped away.   

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Albany mother learns tough lesson after daughter sets house on fire

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:53:00 EST

An Albany family is without a home after it caught fire on Friday. 

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Wanted armed robbery suspect arrested in Americus

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:18:00 EST

A wanted Americus man is in custody Tuesday night.

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Salvation Army's Place for Hope still without power 16 days after storm

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:25:00 EST

An Albany center the homeless count on for daily shelter is still without power after the severe weather that tore through Southwest Georgia two weeks ago.

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American Legion posts pitch in to help storm victims

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:13:00 EST

American Legion posts in Dougherty and Worth County are helping storm victims in the organization get their lives back to normal. 

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Volunteers push to help Albany storm victims rebuild

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:13:00 EST

A group of volunteers is asking for your help to make Albany storm victims feel at home.

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Dougherty Co. Animal Control seeks donations

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:13:00 EST

Dougherty County Animal Control workers are collecting donations to make the lives of man's best friend a little more comfortable.  

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Albany dog that went missing after storm found and home

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:23:00 EST

The Hogue family Tuesday night is reporting that their lost dog Gracie, has been found, and is home.

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Albany Chamber of Commerce helping displaced businesses

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:00 EST

The Chamber has set up office space in their headquarters and at the Micro Business Center for Albany for  businesses that were displaced by the storm, like the Executive offices of the Boys and Girls Club.   

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Archbishop visits St. Teresa's School

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:02:00 EST

A special Mass of Thanksgiving was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at St. Teresa’s School. Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah was in attendance.

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Getting answers for GEMA response time after the storm

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:23:00 EST

Amid questions about GEMA's response time after eight tornadoes and two damaging wind events hit South Georgia on Monday, January 2nd, Dougherty County's EMA Director said a GEMA rep was on the ground in Albany hours after the storm. 

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Bainbridge city and county leaders step in to help with Hospital's debt

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:37:00 EST

There is now hope for Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. "The level of support that we've gotten from the city and the county is very reassuring," said Glennie Bench, Chairwoman for Hospital Authority.

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AFD responds to visible smoke at home on War Eagle Avenue

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:45:00 EST

Crews have responded to a home in the 1300 block of War Eagle Avenue where smoke is visible.

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Storm victims, first responders given meals by Albany Baptist Conference

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:44:00 EST

Cutliff Grove Baptist church wants you to know there is still help available, two weeks after the storm. 

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