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Thomasville students learn healthy eating habits at Harveys

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:10:00 EDT

Pre-K students in Thomasville spent Thursday learning about healthy eating habits.

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Commuter train crashes into station in NJ; 1 dead, 114 injured

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:17:00 EDT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed in a press conference that 114 were injured and one person was killed.

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Clinch Co. homecoming photos deemed 'offensive', stir controversy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:08:00 EDT

A social media post from one South Georgia high school has created a lot of controversy. 

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Favor Christian Academy students enroll in different schools

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:14:00 EDT

Some students at Favor Christian Academy in Thomasville have enrolled in other schools after the academy's administrator was arrested.

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First grader on life support, teen in custody after school shooting wounds 3

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:05:00 EDT

School has been canceled for the rest of the week at Townville Elementary School after deputies said a 14-year-old opened fire on the school playground, wounding three people on Wednesday.

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Pelham mom with rare cyst "uplifted" by community support

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:45:00 EDT

A South Georgia mom of two is facing a difficult medical diagnosis and a community is rallying around her. 

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More victims come forward in used car fraud scheme

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:58:00 EDT

The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office has heard from dozens of victims of a suspected used car fraud scheme.

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Solar energy could come to SWGA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:57:00 EDT

Solar power could be coming to Southwest Georgia.

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Students ask why BLM signs led to controversy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:23:00 EDT

Two students at Tift county High School wore "Black Lives Matter" signs during homecoming week and were told to remove them. Now, some people are asking why.

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Missing Thomasville 2-year-old returned to father

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:58:00 EDT

There is more information on a missing two year old that was found Wednesday night in Atlanta. 

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Two teens arrested for Albany home invasion

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:23:00 EDT

A 14-year-old Albany girl has been charged as an adult in a home invasion and armed robbery over the weekend.

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Funeral arrangements announced for Colquitt Co. teen killed in crash

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:50:00 EDT

The family of a teen killed in a crash in Colquitt County this week announced funeral arrangements.

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Jury finds Valdosta teen not guilty for murder charge

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:56:00 EDT

A jury acquitted a Valdosta teenager in a man's murder.

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Tourism bump brings much needed business to Americus

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:43:00 EDT

Tourism is booming in Sumter County, and that's helping a lot of businesses.

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Americus Food Lion makes big donation to Harvest of Hope

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:38:00 EDT

Hungry people in Americus are getting a little more food this month.

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Officer, man involved in deadly confrontation identified

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:58:00 EDT

A Valdosta Police Officer who was sent to investigate a child custody argument ended up tasing, and then shooting a man who came at her with a knife Wednesday. 

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Fleeing sex offender caught in Coffee County

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:33:00 EDT

Robert Lee Franklin took off in his car when a deputy tried to stop him, crashed into a tree, and then ran into the woods. 

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VIDEO: Footage released in Valdosta officer involved shooting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:26:00 EDT

Cell phone video has been released of the officer involved shooting in Valdosta on Wednesday.

Officials identify body found in store parking lot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:34:00 EDT

Leslie Peeler was 27 years old, lived in Albany, and had family in Worth County.  No immediate cause of death was apparent.

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Valdosta police respond to officer involved shooting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:27:00 EDT

Police have responded to a reports of an officer involved shooting in the 1600 block of Fresno Street.

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Moultrie man charged with raping, punching pregnant woman

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:45:00 EDT

Moultrie Police said 22-year-old Tevin Hightower raped the mother of two of his children, and punched her in the face.

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Former Albany ARC executive director Bowling dies at 80

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:42:00 EDT

A south Georgia woman who was one of the state's greatest advocates for people with disabilities has passed.

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Officials: Townville firefighter stopped school gunman

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:30:00 EDT

A volunteer firefighter, who one of the first emergency responders to arrive at Townville Elementary School after shots rang out Wednesday afternoon, was able to stop the teen suspect and hold him until deputies arrived, Anderson County Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said. 

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Wild Adventures get 'frightful' and announces new feature

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:05:00 EDT

Terror in the Wild is a new feature attraction, and it's happening now, but 'Ohana Bay' won't be ready until next season.

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Newborn baby found in trash at gas station

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:43:00 EDT

Paramedics found a baby in the trash can at a gas station after the mother claimed she had a miscarriage.

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Samsung washers may explode

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:32:00 EDT

Some washers made between March 2011 and April 2016 reportedly have exploded. One woman said hers exploded with such velocity it broke through her wall.

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Downtown Cordele to host 'Calypso Breezes'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:28:00 EDT

Cordele is bringing the flavor of the Caribbean to its downtown streets for its first Calypso Breezes night.

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National Coffee Day 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:30:00 EDT

September 29, 2016 is National Coffee Day.  Here is a list of some deals you can expect to find on Thursday.

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GRAPHIC: Body cam video released from officer-involved shooting that killed 6-year-old

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:33:00 EDT

Body camera footage has been released from the night of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Marksville that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy and left his father critically wounded. 

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Americus men charged with cruelty to children

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:50:00 EDT

Two males are in custody for delinquency of a minor.

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Body found in truck at Albany convenience store

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:19:00 EDT

Officials are investigating after a body was found in the backseat of a truck at the Fast Lane on Sylvester Road.

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GA lawmakers to hold public hearings on police shootings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:26:00 EDT

In response to police shootings and unrest, some state lawmakers are working to improve community relations with law enforcement.

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Police arrest second teen in Albany robbery, third suspect still at large

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:02:00 EDT

Officials have arrested a second teen, suspected of being involved in a robbery that happened on Monday.

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Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:19:00 EDT

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.

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Aspire holds celebration for mental health recovery

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:56:00 EDT

Aspire behavioral health held a celebration for mental health recovery in Albany Wednesday afternoon.

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Resident describes effects of Sabal Trail construction

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:28:00 EDT

Construction on the controversial Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is progressing in southern Dougherty County.

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State rep. emphasizes importance of medicaid expansion

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:26:00 EDT

State Representative Winfred Dukes said that medicaid expansion in Georgia has to be one of the top priorities for the Legislature in their upcoming session.

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Two companies approved for city job investment funds

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:06:00 EDT

Two Albany industries are getting big money from the city for bringing jobs to town.

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US Army apologizes for tweet calling Trump liar

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:17:00 EDT

The U.S. Army on Wednesday apologized for a tweet calling Donald Trump a liar. It was a mistake made by a manager of its social media account, the Army said.  

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Douglas Police search for information on sexual assault case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:12:00 EDT

Police in Douglas need help getting more information on a 2014 sexual assault case.

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Missing Thomasville boy found in Atlanta

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:11:00 EDT

Officials in Atlanta said that the 2 year old Thomasville boy who was taken by his grandmother has been found. 

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Decatur Co. officials search for convicted burglar

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:39:00 EDT

Officials in Decatur County are looking for a convicted burglar.

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John Lewis documentary screening in Albany

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:03:00 EDT

A special film screening in Albany will feature a civil right's legend. "Get in the Way--The Journey of John Lewis" is the first documentary biography about the Georgia Congressman. After the screening, a panel will discuss the film. "This is an opportunity to see the struggle but it's not just about the struggle but moving forward and being able to make a difference where you are now and getting in the way and how people can 'get in the way' and make a difference in...

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GA voters have early voting opportunity

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:10:00 EDT

Voters in Georgia will be able to cast their ballots three weeks before election day.

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Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:09:00 EDT

In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S....

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Fire ignites in apartment complex

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:01:00 EDT

3 families were allowed to return to their homes after a fire in Douglas forced them to evacuate.

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Court finds probable cause to charge 73-year-old accused of shooting intruder

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:00 EDT

New Orleans police arrested a 73-year-old homeowner after they say he opened fire on two men running from his property.

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Municipal Auditorium turns 100, celebration in the works

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:48:00 EDT

Albany's historic Municipal Auditorium is celebrating a milestone as the grand downtown theater turns 100 years old. It was built in 1916 and renovated in 1990, thanks to a massive collaborative effort by local organizations and individuals. There will be a "Centennial Celebration Concert and Honors" marking the Municipal Auditorium's history on October 15 at 7 p.m. LaToya Cutts, Albany's Downtown Manager says, "The best part about it is the theme is 'Unsung Heroes i...

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Elementary school burglar caught on camera

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:00 EDT

 Investigators are asking for help to track down a man who broke into a Tift Co. elementary school. 

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Wellness fair teaches about making healthier decisions

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:28:00 EDT

Community partners are teaching college students about making healthier choices, whether it's wellness, drugs and alcohol or sex.  

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Abandoned dog found under a tire finds new home

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:19:00 EDT

An abandoned, mange-infested dog who was found hiding in a tire in Moultrie will soon have a new place to call home.

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Convenience store employees cautious after violent robberies

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:13:00 EDT

An Albany convenience store owner said that employees remain on guard after several violent store robberies in September.

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Two Albany Dollar General employees beaten by suspect

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:06:00 EDT

The suspect punches both clerks several times and puts one in a choke hold, holding what police think is a razor against her neck.

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Gas supply returning to South GA, prices still high

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:52:00 EDT

South Georgia gasoline retailers say the availability of fuel is increasing slowly, although the price is still rising. 

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Ambushed officer back on duty

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:41:00 EDT

The Valdosta officer who was ambushed by a gunman in July is back on duty. 

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Dougherty Co. School Board openly opposes OSD

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:39:00 EDT

The Dougherty County School Board went on record Wednesday, opposing the Opportunity School District constitutional amendment.

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Drug agents say Metro Albany heroin increasing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:43:00 EDT

     Drug agents in Dougherty and Lee County say they are seeing an alarming increase in heroin on the streets. 

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South GA students told to remove BLM signs during 'Generation Day'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:31:00 EDT

A post featuring two Tift County High School students spread rapidly across social media Wednesday morning. 

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With so many wrecks, troopers are stretched to the max

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:38:00 EDT

Frequent fatal wrecks are becoming a growing concern for law enforcement agencies, as distracted and impaired driving increase. Troopers hope these scary statistics will open peoples' eyes.

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Opening of college and career academy delayed

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:42:00 EDT

The Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy was initially set to start classes in January, but that date has since been pushed back.

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Man wanted in Louisiana arrested in Albany

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:23:00 EDT

An Albany man, wanted in Louisiana for involvement in a shootout outside a Baton Rogue nightclub, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning.

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Man indicted in fatal Colquitt Co. crash

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:20:00 EDT

A Colquitt County Grand Jury indicted a man on several charges following a fatal car wreck.

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Woman indicted with vehicular homicide in fatal 2015 Colquitt Co. crash

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:09:00 EDT

A Colquitt County Grand Jury has indicted a woman after her involvement in a fatal wreck in September 2015.

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Valdosta State hosts pipeline discussion

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:15:00 EDT

Controversial pipelines are popping up all over the nation, and there have been protests in Georgia over the Sabal Trail pipeline. 

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Valdosta offers small business loans

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT

For the first time, the city is offering small businesses up to $10,000 in low interest loans. 

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Can structures fight hunger

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:49:00 EDT

Valdosta State University students used their 'stacking skills' to help fight hunger in South Georgia.

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Man dies in Cook Co. wreck

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:25:00 EDT

A one vehicle crash involving one person happened Tuesday afternoon about 4:00, in Cook County.

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Convicted Mitchell Co. killer appeals to Supreme Court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:28:00 EDT

In the Georgia Supreme Court, a Mitchell County man convicted of murdering his friend while both were drunk is appealing his conviction and life prison sentence. 

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UPDATE: Thomasville PD looks north for child, wanted grandmother

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:00 EDT

The Thomasville Police Department has shifted its area of interest from Florida to north Georgia.

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Sheriff's deputy, daughter killed in double murder-suicide

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:34:00 EDT

A deputy with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was killed in a double murder-suicide in Pointe Coupee Parish on Tuesday. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said Deputy Donna Leblanc of WBRSO and her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, were killed in the shooting.

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AMA offers prizes in 'Thousand Words' competition

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:39:00 EDT

The Albany Museum of Art has kicked off its second annual "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" writing competition. 

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Albany Symphony gears up for its upcoming season

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:43:00 EDT

The Albany Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its 2016-2017 season. But first, the symphony needs the community's support.

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Paul Eames Sports Complex approved for phase one redesign

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:20:00 EDT

An overhaul is coming to Albany's Paul Eames Sports Complex.

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City leaders settle two complaints

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:17:00 EDT

Albany city commissioners approved payments to settle two complaints Tuesday night.

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Commissioners approve cemetery for Islamic Center

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:45:00 EDT

After a lengthy debate, commissioners have approved a 123 plot cemetery that will be built in the downtown area.

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Commissioners approve paving problematic alleys, implementing traffic calming devices

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 EDT

City commissioners are deciding whether to pave a half dozen problematic alleys around the city. 

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Drug drop off box offered in Thomas Co.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:29:00 EDT

The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is offering a way to drop off drugs anonymously.

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Presidential debate stirs people to register to vote

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:27:00 EDT

Thanks to the social media reaction after the debate, the word got out that Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day.

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GA politicians weigh in on debate results

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:25:00 EDT

Not surprisingly, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are each declaring victory after they faced off in the first of three presidential debates leading up the November election.

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DA searches for victims of used car fraud schemes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:20:00 EDT

 At least 60 people have had their money stolen in a used car fraud scheme in Albany.  But Investigators believe there are many more victims, and they are looking for them. 

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Exit 6B on the Liberty Expressway reopens after car flips down embankment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:28:00 EDT

Officials confirmed an accident closed Exit 6B on the Liberty Expressway Tuesday afternoon.

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Grade school students cast their first ballots during mock election

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:27:00 EDT

It is election season, and Tuesday, some young voters filled out their very first ballots.

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Officials concerned over rise in violent armed robberies

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:51:00 EDT

Albany Police continue to investigate several recent violent convenience store robberies during which shots were fired. 

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Police report: Charged school administrator choked student

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:09:00 EDT

Officials with the Thomasville Police Department released a police report that outlines an incident between a Thomasville private school administrator and a student that led to the administrator's arrest.

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Georgia offers mortgage assistance to homeowners

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:15:00 EDT

A new program is helping folks in Georgia who are behind on their mortgages. 

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Suspected felon mistakenly released from jail caught after tip

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:31:00 EDT

Sheriff Mike Ezell said a tip led to the arrest of a felony shoplifting suspect who was mistakenly released from the Jackson County Adult Detention Center on Monday night.

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Teen killed in Colquitt Co. wreck identified

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:49:00 EDT

The accident happened near mile marker 20, near the intersection of Baldy Road, around 8:00AM Tuesday.

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Lowndes Co. Chamber hosts 2016 Meet the Candidates

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:44:00 EDT

The Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2016 Meet the Candidates forum so community members can speak with candidates. 

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Students learn to appreciate H2O during Water Festival

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:23:00 EDT

Third grade students in Dougherty county learned about the importance of conserving our water supply during Tuesday's Water Festival. 

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Weather conditions impact crop decisions for farmers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:18:00 EDT

Peanut farmers in south Georgia could be stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to when they dig their crops.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:48:00 EDT

For all of his occasional restraint, Donald Trump offered debate viewers a greatest-hits collection from his history of mangled facts, with some new ones thrown in. For all of her policy sobriety, Hillary Clinton was far...

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Drug charges levied against Coolidge robbery suspect

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:52:00 EDT

Jonathan Bryant faces more charges, after he was arrested over the weekend, in connection to an armed robbery in Coolidge. 

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Opponents of school takeover challenge ballot language

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:44:00 EDT

A new lawsuit filed by opponents of Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to put schools dubbed "chronically failing" under state control says the question facing Georgia voters in November is misleading.

Mitchell shelter finds homes for its animals

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:39:00 EDT

In August, rescue shelter board members notified county commissioners that they intend to terminate the agreement they currently have with the county, on October first. 

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Ohio cop drives grieving man 100 miles to be with family after sister's death

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:01:00 EDT

What could have been a routine traffic stop turned into an eye-opening experience when an officer decided to drive a grieving man 100 miles to see his family after his sister's death. 

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Man convicted in 2014 murder in Berrien Co.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:40:00 EDT

Cornelius Rashawn Miller of Lakeland, was shot about 2:00AM Saturday March 15, 2014, outside the Blue Swan Bight Club, at 800 East Marion Avenue, in Nashville. 

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Sylvester Walmart plagued by thieves

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:00 EDT

The Sylvester Police Department is asking the public for help identifying two men who scammed the Sylvester Walmart when they got merchandise.

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Business owners concerned about proposed Islamic Center cemetery

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:14:00 EDT

A proposal for cemetery behind the Islamic Center in a downtown Albany business district has some business owners concerned.

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Synced video shows broader perspective of Keith Scott shooting

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:35:00 EDT

Three videos from three points of view help give a glimpse of what happened the afternoon Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer at his apartment complex.

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Decatur Co. offers reward for information about injured dog

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:11:00 EDT

Decatur county deputies are on the lookout for a suspect accused of injuring a dog, likely due to dog fighting. 

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