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Local TV anchor arrested following domestic dispute

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Columbus Police say a local TV anchor was charged with simple battery Friday morning following a family dispute. Lt. Consuelo Askew, of the Columbus Police Department, says Desiree Armstrong Perez, known under her professional name as Dee Armstrong, and her son got into an arg

WRBL.COM - 2018-03-16 14:41:41

Half brothers of Albany shooting victim identified as murder suspects

One man has been arrested and another is wanted by Albany police in the January death of Anthony Dawson IV, and both suspects are related to the victim. Albany police have arrested and charged Gernard Dawson, 20, has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. Warrants for felony murder

WALB 10 - 2018-03-16 21:24:43

Dawson to feel impact of Harveys closing

In an estimated three months, Dawson residents will have one less grocery store to shop in. Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday it will be closing 94 stores across six states, including the Harveys Supermarket on South Main Street. Southeastern Grocers said this is all part of a financial restr

WALB 10 - 2018-03-16 21:15:36

Americus native recognized in Houston County

PERRY - Lisa Duke, an Americus native, has been named Teacher of the Year at Feagin Mill Middle School in Houston County. "For me if I put God first everything else falls into place, and that is one of my philosophies in teaching and life is to have his light shine through me to help others." - Fea


Dougherty Co. School System to host unique job fair

One of the largest employers in Dougherty County is hosting a huge job fair and they want you to be a part of it. In just a few weeks, the Dougherty County School System will host a job fair at the Albany Civic Center. But it isn't just aimed towards teachers. DCSS will be looking for all jobs in

WALB 10 - 2018-03-17 02:47:15

Harvey's Supermarket set to close in Dawson

DAWSON, Ga. (WALB) - In Southwest Georgia one town discovered they'll have one less grocery store within the next three months. Southeastern Grocers also announcing Thursday they will close the Harvey's Supermarket in Dawson. Within the next three months, this Harvey's Supermarket on South Main Stre

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-16 22:30:00

Albany police on high alert for St. Patrick's Day

The Albany Police Department officers said they will be on high alert for St.Patrick's Day Weekend. The department said that they will keep an eye on busy roads during St. Patrick's Day because it's a time when drunk driving is on the rise. Officers recommend picking a designated driver ahead of t

WALB 10 - 2018-03-16 22:54:33

SB 406 targets elder abuse in Georgia

An artist's rendering shows what The Oaks at Oakland Plantation, an assisted-living facility, will look like when it opens on Oakland Parkway in Leesburg this summer. Under SB 406, assisted-living facility employees in Georgia will be expected to submit to more comprehensive background checks as a m


Some Harveys grocery stores are closing in Middle Georgia. Is your store on the list? | The Telegraph

Three Harveys grocery stores in Middle Georgia are on the list of 94 underperforming stores its parent company expects to close. Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers announced late Thursday it voluntarily agreed to a court-supervised restructuring agreement to save $500 million, it will


Doerun man gets 130 months for distributing meth

ALBANY, Ga. (WTXL) - A Doerun man was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison for the distribution of methamphetamine. Theron King, 29, received the sentence Thursday, according to Charles E. Peeler, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. On May 9, 2017, King was arrested in Sale Ci


Hall of famer and former Albany High great holds book signing

Bobby Jackson, a former NFL star and former Albany High great and FSU Seminole, held a book signing Thursday afternoon at the Merry Acres hotel for anyone who wanted to hear about his story. Jackson spent four years working on his book "Straight out of CME," and has finally released it to the publi


Man allegedly found with more than $8,800 worth of meth on Buena Vista Road

A man was charged with $8,840 worth of meth early Wednesday during a traffic stop on Buena Vista Road, authorities said. Fredie Clark, 41, faces one count each trafficking meth, possession of Ecstasy, possession of marijuana, reckless conduct, no state driver's license, violating the rules for drivi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Marcus Arnett running for Sumter Board of Education

AMERICUS - Marcus Arnett has qualified as a candidate for an at-large seat on the Sumter County Board of education. Arnett is a native of Americus. He is a class of 2006 graduate of Americus-Sumter High School. He is also a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a bachelor's degree


Harveys grocery stores set to close across the midstate

MACON, Ga. -- A number of grocery stores are closing all across Middle Georgia. The Southeastern Grocers Company said that it will close stores in Macon, Dublin, Fort Valley, Montezuma, Cochran and Ocilla. All of the stores closing in these cities are Harveys grocery stores. The company's CEO, Ant


Holloman represents SGTC at EAGLE

AMERICUS - Christian Holloman of Buena Vista has been selected to represent South Georgia Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute in Atlanta. The EAGLE Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated super


Walk for Suicide Prevention on Saturday

CORDELE- This Saturday, March 17 will be the first Walk for Suicide Prevention in Cordele. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. located at the Crisp County Recreation Department walking track. The walk is in memory of Brandon Jacobs, a 20-year-old man who committed suicide on February 3, 2016. His mother,


3 charged, 1 sought in drug investigation

A gun, two vehicles, $1,700 in cash and a variety of drugs were seized during the search of an East Bethel Avenue residence Friday.Submitted photo MOULTRIE, Ga. - Police chased down three suspects and are seeking a fourth who was able to escape on foot during a Friday raid that netted drugs, a gun a


Students, lawmakers walk out to protest gun violence

ATLANTA - From Dalton to Valdosta, students in Georgia added their voices - and in some cases, their silence - to a national conversation on gun violence in schools. "No one wants to go to school in fear of not going home," said Raven Ford, a 16-year-old junior at Valdosta High School, where dozens


Teen on bond charged with entering auto, theft

THOMASVILLE - A Thomasville teen was out of jail on bond when he was charged with two crimes early Sunday, according to reports. Devin Devon Willis, 18, 510 Old Albany Road, Apartment N1, is charged with one count of entering auto and one count of felony theft by taking a weapon. The manager of a Ga