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Parents learn details of $3M Worth Co. search settlement

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:55:00 EST

Dozens of parents and students learned more about the $3 million lawsuit settlement with the Worth County Sheriff's Office.

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Albany Aviation works to address biggest complaint from customers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:25:00 EST

The Albany Dougherty Aviation Commission said their customer's biggest complaint is having to go out on the runway to enter or exit the jets.

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Albany police to host 7th annual Thanksgiving Community Meal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:18:00 EST

Albany police are hosting their annual Thanksgiving Community Meal Tuesday night, and they hope everyone will come join in on the festivities.

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UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:09:00 EST

A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances.

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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:53:00 EDT

Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 0.45"; Normal for the Month 3.22"; Yearly Total 38.12"; -/+ Year to Date -8.36".

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RCSD: Dog killed by human food stuffed with poison

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:00 EST

A Columbia dog-lover is still dealing with grief, anger, and confusion after her pet was poisoned last month.

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Don't be alarmed: MCLB to hold active shooter drill Tuesday morning

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:41:00 EST

The Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany has an active shooter lockdown drill scheduled for 9:30 Tuesday morning.

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HOPE Career Grant expands to more programs at Wiregrass Technical College

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:55:00 EST

Students at one South Georgia college may be able to get some help paying for college.

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Woman wanted for fraud in Virginia arrested in Sylvester

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:33:00 EST

Sylvester police arrested a woman who was wanted for multiple counts of fraud in Virginia. 

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Hundreds line up for warm Thanksgiving meal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:50:00 EST

Volunteers at one Albany church continued their Thanksgiving tradition on Monday by feeding hundreds of people a warm meal.

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Dougherty's morgue given the OK for expansion into Phoebe North

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:43:00 EST

After many weeks of back and forth, an agreement has been approved to expand Dougherty County's morgue.  

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Residents have a new way to pay Dougherty Co. property taxes

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:36:00 EST

There's a new way for Dougherty taxpayers to pay property taxes.

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Albany Civil Rights Institute receives $9K check

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:58:00 EST

The Albany Civil Rights Institute accepted a great deal of money on Monday.

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Employees at Wild Adventures celebrate another 'Day of Thanks'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:50:00 EST

Wild Adventures employees have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Be on the lookout for counterfeit money this holiday season

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:34:00 EST

Fake money is circulating around Dougherty County and you could very well have some in your wallet. 

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Holly Drive mobile home cleanup underway

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:23:00 EST

If you ride down Holley Drive in Albany, you'll notice some progress in the old Big Pine Estates mobile home park.  Crews recently started picking up debris in that area. 

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DCP: Car stolen after keys left in running car

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:39:00 EST

Here's a prime example of why police tell you never to leave your keys in a running car. Dougherty County Police said a man told officers someone stole his car, while it was left running in a convenience store parking lot.  

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Commissioners move forward with medical center plans

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:16:00 EST

Lee County Commissioners have started moving forward with the proposed Lee County Medical Center.

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Albany leaders look to alleviate panhandling

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:38:00 EST

From the streets of downtown, to the exit ramps near the bypass, panhandlers are a common sight across Albany.

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Take care not to advertise items thieves want

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:13:00 EST

The Sylvester Police Department says that when we're thinking about having Happy Holidays, thieves are thinking about ripping us off. 

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Dougherty Co. Coroner pronounces an Alabama College student dead in Albany

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:41:00 EST

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler pronounced a student from an Alabama college dead just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Woman shot in the face; Suspect arrested

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:09:00 EST

Coffee County investigators have charged 78-year-old John Huie Douglas with one count of aggravated assault following a shooting that occurred on Georgia Highway 32 East Friday afternoon.

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Is Google recording you without you knowing it?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:54:00 EST

There is a way to see everything Google’s stored about you.

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Cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:02:00 EST

He was serving a life sentence for his connection to the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate, who was weeks from giving birth, and six others. 

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'F--- Trump' truck sticker now has companion targeting sheriff

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:51:00 EST

The original message said "F---- Trump and f--- you for voting for him." The new message next to it carries the same directive for Sheriff Troy Nehls, though it is a little smaller in size.

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Debate grows as stores choose to open on Thanksgiving

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:02:00 EST

Black Friday is just days away, but some stores are deciding to allow people to get a head start on shopping for deals by opening on Thanksgiving. 

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APD urges holiday shoppers to be vigilant

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:35:00 EST

Albany police are urging shoppers to stay safe during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Remembering famous stadium demolitions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:12:00 EST

After the Georgia Dome was imploded Monday morning, CBS46 wanted to take a look at stadiums throughout the U.S. that have been imploded to make way for a new one.

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Dougherty Co. Chief Ranger: Busy year for GA Forestry

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:18:00 EST

Whether if it was a wildfire or a strong windstorm, Georgia's forestry was highly impacted by different weather conditions over the last fiscal year.  Dougherty County's Georgia Forestry Unit protects and manages the county's nearly 155,000 acres of forestry.

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Hundreds kneel outside Cowboys' stadium during national anthem

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:01:00 EST

The demonstration was held as a way to call for justice and to support NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

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Crisp Co. man convicted on two counts of child molestation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:02:00 EST

The charges came from an incident with a 5-year-old back in 2011.

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15 women compete for title of 'Miss Black Georgia USA'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:39:00 EST

The competition included an athletic portion, talent and beauty.

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State Route 3 back open in Thomas Co. after 4-vehicle wreck

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:14:00 EST

State Route 3 (Highway 19) at Remington Avenue and State Route 122 in Thomas County is back open after a 4-vehicle wreck Sunday night.

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Boy collects canned goods in exchange for lemonade

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:46:00 EST

A boy from Americus spent his Saturday collecting canned foods to help people for the holidays.

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Poker run raises $1,205 to support Sumter Co. law enforcement

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:42:00 EST

A poker run raised $1,205 to give back to law enforcement in Sumter County in the name of two fallen officers.

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Motorcycle clubs collect canned goods for Thanksgiving

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:34:00 EST

Three groups of bikers did their part to keep people fed in Southwest Georgia this holiday season.

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Cordele house goes up in flames

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:58:00 EST

A Cordele woman watched the house she has lived in for decades go up in flames over the weekend.

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Eviction prevention project can help folks living 200% below poverty level

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:51:00 EST

An attorney is working with people in Albany struggling with poverty and housing issues. The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) has added a private landlord/tenant focus called the Eviction Prevention Project.

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Character brunch raises funds for two causes

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:21:00 EST

Some Disney characters came to life this weekend. 

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Town hall discusses safety for the holidays

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:31:00 EST

The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.

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Race raises funds for service dogs

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:19:00 EST

Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.

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One dead in Coffee County motorcycle crash

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:55:00 EST

Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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4 arrested, 1 wanted after ASU shooting

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:45:00 EST

Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University. 

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Large crowd greets Santa Claus as he arrives at Albany Mall

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:53:00 EST

Santa Claus made a stop in South Georgia Friday night to greet kids of all ages at the Albany Mall.

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Albany Middle School's 1st annual Girls Night Out promotes positivity

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:05:00 EST

More than 250 young ladies at Albany Middle School spent time together Friday night for the 1st annual Girls Night Out. 

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Lee Co. Fire Department receives 3,000 gallon tanker truck

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:58:00 EST

The Lee County Fire Department is getting a new addition to their firetrucks, a 3,000-gallon tanker.

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Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:38:00 EST

The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold.

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"For Colored Girls" debuts at ASU's new Fine Art Center

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:25:00 EST

Just three days after the official ribbon cutting, the first show debuted at Albany State University's new Fine Arts Center. 

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3 arrested after armed robbery at Bainbridge Walmart

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:07:00 EST

The Bainbridge Public Safety Department has arrested three men charged in connection with a series of crimes.

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Southwest GA students win big at National FFA Convention

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:00:00 EST

The results are in and students in Lowndes County won big at the 90th National Future Farmers of America Convention.

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South Central GA United Way to help Tift Co. with Thanksgiving

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:52:00 EST

One local nonprofit has gathered nearly 15,000 non-perishable items.

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Moultrie trucking company announces $2.5 million expansion

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:57:00 EST

The expansion will allow Broadleaf Trucking in Moultrie to purchase brand new trucks and hire new drivers. 

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DA: No charges after abuse investigation at Albany daycare

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:23:00 EST

A viral social media post prompted an investigation at an Albany daycare center.

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Furlow Charter School proud of college & career readiness score

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:31:00 EST

In its third year, a Sumter County Charter School has exceeded other public schools when it comes to college and career readiness.

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Waterfront property donated to Albany has 'many possibilities'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:43:00 EST

A large tract of waterfront acreage has been donated to the City of Albany, land that is located next to a sports park community leaders are working to revive. 

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Moultrie police search for family of officer killed in 1930's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:51:00 EST

Moultrie police are searching for any family members of one of their officers who was killed in the line of duty in the 1930's.

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Replanting peanuts in same the fields can cause problems

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:49:00 EST

For southwest Georgia farmers, peanuts are a crop that can be consistently profitable. But, re-planting peanuts in the same field year-after-year is a breeding ground for disease. 

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Moultrie PD gives 100 unclaimed bikes to United Way

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:59:00 EST

More than 100 bikes are being fixed up to be given to kids during the holidays.

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U.S. agriculture exports hit third highest record

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:50:00 EST

United States farm exports hit the third highest level on record, resulting in about $140 billion.

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Albany collections begin for 'Mayors' Christmas Motorcade'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:39:00 EST

A long-time Christmas collection event is back in Albany. The city is collecting everything from clothes and hygiene products to toys and puzzles.  They will be wrapped and given to patients at West Central Georgia Hospital who have developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. 

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Man charged after wreck that killed wife of Crisp Co. deputy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:04:00 EST

A man turned himself in for his role in an accident that killed the wife of a Crisp County deputy in June.

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DCSS looks to add adult education classes, looking for public input

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:19:00 EST

Dougherty County School System leaders are looking to offer adult education classes, and they want your input.  The school system has been focusing on how to better educate their students in all aspects of their lives.

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Eastern Muskogee Demonstrators showcase historic programs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:24:00 EST

A Tifton museum is providing students with a hands-on approach to learn about Native American culture.

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Mistletoe Market returns to Albany Civic Center

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:29:00 EST

The entire family can get into the holiday spirit while doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. 

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Cotton gin to run again after almost a decade

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:00 EST

After almost a decade of being unused, the cotton gin at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Georgia Museum of Agriculture has been refurbished. 

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Boy, 6, collecting holiday food donations in exchange for lemonade

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:47:00 EST

Leaders in Americus said 'thank you' to a child helping those in need Thursday night.

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Buying or selling online? Here's how to do it safely

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:36:00 EST

Whether you're looking for some holiday gifts or hoping to make some money by selling items you no longer want, many of us go online to do so. But how can you make sure you're making those transactions safely? 

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Easter Seals calendar features Albany boy's art

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:55:00 EST

There was a special celebration for a special boy Friday morning.  Easters Seals recognized 11-year-old Ty Christian West for his art skills and accomplishments.

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VPD investigates another shooting incident

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:11:00 EST

About 1:00 Friday morning, Valdosta Police went to the 500 block of Hudson Street, where they found two people shot. 

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Santa's soon to land at Albany Mall

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:20:00 EST

Black Friday may be a week away, but the Albany Mall says the holiday season officially begins with Santa's arrival on Friday, November 17. The Albany Mall has been busy preparing for the holidays.

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APD helps businesses prepare for holiday season

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:03:00 EST

With the holidays fast approaching, businesses are gearing up for one of their most dangerous times of the year.

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Albany Rotary Club holds annual Handicap Sportsman Hunt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:11:00 EST

A group of men and women with disabilities got to go deer hunting, thanks to an Albany service club.

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Americus nominated for web series 'Small Business Revolution'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:46:00 EST

One South Georgia city has joined 19 others across the nation for a chance to win $500,000 in small business makeovers.

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Albany searches for new Civic Center, Municipal Auditorium operator

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:15:00 EST

The Albany Civic center may have a new operator soon. 

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Killer on well-planned escape: 'I didn't come here to hunt women'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:00 EST

The psychopathic State Hospital escapee who spurred a nationwide manhunt before being caught in California says he prays for the woman he killed every day. 

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Mother, daughter die in fire after girl returns to rescue puppies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:29:00 EST

The 8-year-old’s four siblings witnessed their sister and mother running into the burning motor home.

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Albany bishop travels to Liberia for mission trip

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:51:00 EST

One Albany bishop finally touched down and is back in south Georgia after a trip to Liberia.

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Study: Albany Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce split could be beneficial

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:46:00 EST

A University of Georgia study, requested by the city of Albany, may prompt a change in how the Albany area is marketed to tourists. 

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Albany Newk's announces opening date

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:35:00 EST

One of the largest Newk's Eatery restaurants is set to open in just a few weeks.

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Danger Zone: One year after a deadly crash, what's been accomplished?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:25:00 EST

The city of Albany and the Dougherty County School System said they were going to make improvements to school zone crossings and sidewalks to protect children. But has anything been accomplished? WALB News 10's Jim Wallace went back to check.

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Thomasville YMCA hosts Winter Special Olympics

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:20:00 EST

The Thomasville YMCA held its Winter Special Olympics on Thursday.

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New board members step into leadership at the SOWEGA Council on Aging

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:14:00 EST

Seven new board members were elected to serve for the next two to three years on the SOWEGA Council on Aging.

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Crime concerns lead to 3 new Dougherty County neighborhood watches

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:37:00 EST

Because of crime concerns, Dozens of Dougherty County residents took the first steps setting up their new neighborhood watches for the College Park, Holly Drive, and Ramsey Road neighborhoods. 

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Police need help identifying Albany burglar

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:32:00 EST

The Albany Police Department is hoping the public can help them identify a burglar.

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Americus kid with a cause wants to swap food for lemonade

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:15:00 EST

Ayden Mercer Battle made headlines last month when he donated proceeds he earned from his lemonade stand to local breast cancer patients and their families. 

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Dougherty County jail inmates say no fathers in homes leads to violent crime

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:31:00 EST

After 21 homicides this year in Albany, Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards told city commissioners that gangs and drugs were behind the majority of these violent deaths.

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Lee Co. nonprofit for expectant mothers hosts fundraiser

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:06:00 EST

A Lee County nonprofit that helps expectant mothers held its largest fundraiser of the year on Thursday night.

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Florida nonprofit for homeless vets expands into SWGA

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:02:00 EST

A Florida nonprofit recently expanded to Southwest Georgia with one mission, to help homeless veterans find secure housing. 

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GA state park unveils new archery, air rifle ranges

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:13:00 EST

A new addition to a Georgia state park will bring in more money for the state's recreation industry, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials.

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Americus Police: Teen shot BB gun at school bus with kids on it

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:39:00 EST

Americus police have charged a 16-year-old after a Sumter County school bus was shot at with a BB gun while students were on it.

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Decatur Co. students participate in 'Body Walk' for nutrition education

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:04:00 EST

Students in Decatur County are learning about nutrition this week, with their annual Body Walk.

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Thomasville PD: Juvenile crime is getting out of control

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:00 EST

Thomasville police said juvenile crime is getting out of control.

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Thomasville named 'PlanFirst' community

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:49:00 EST

Thomasville is one of nine communities in the state recognized for its excellence in community planning.

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8 fired at nursing home during elderly abuse investigation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:55:00 EST

Wynfield Park Health and Rehab center fired several employees after an internal investigation into an incident involving a woman who has severe Alzheimer's, according to an official with the center. 

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Bo Dukes under new supervision for previous charges

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:09:00 EST

On Tuesday, Federal officials switched Bo Dukes' Federal court-ordered supervision from the Savannah Court offices to the Macon Court offices, called the Middle District. 

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Family searches for answers after loved one killed in prison

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:53:00 EST

Months after a Valdosta State Prison inmate was murdered behind bars, Anthony Hann, Jr.'s family said they are still waiting for answers.

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Four people arrested in summer church burglaries

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:56:00 EST

Four people are in custody in Lowndes County after a string of church burglaries dating back to the summer. 

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Family to host Thanksgiving for neighbors in need

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:30:00 EST

An Albany family is opening their table to anyone who needs a place to go, with plenty of food this Thanksgiving. Rebekah Riddle has been hosting weekly free yard sales at her home on Eager Drive since the storms hit last January. 

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Most Wanted: Shataz Hampton

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:00 EST

Albany Police continue to search for Shataz Hampton. He's wanted for questioning in the November 7th robbery of Renasant Bank in Albany.

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$3 million settlement reached in Worth Co. search, interim sheriff appointed

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:45:00 EST

A multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit against Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby. 

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