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It’s Girl Scout cookie time!

Girl Scout Taylor Sheppard of Americus, a fifth-grader at Furlow Charter School, consults with Shawn Cavender about a cookie order Monday at the Americus Times-Recorder office. Taylor, 11, has been involved in Girl Scouts for four years. You can purchase Girl Scout cookies from her at The Sheppard H


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


Sumter County student makes Brewton-Parker Dean’s List

MOUNT VERNON — A student from Sumter County qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the Fall 2018 semester, announced Robert Brian, vice president for Academic Services.


GBI dismantles Cuban drug trafficking operation in four Georgia counties

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke Counties relating to an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrants were the culmination of a two year long investiga


Gators face tall task in semis

” The Gators have relied primarily on leading scorer Pierless Brown who is averaging 25 points per game, but the Gators also have five other seniors who contribute including Don Aaron who averages 12.5 points per game and Matt Childers who averages 10 points per contest.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Lady Blazers will have to wait for the Hurricanes

The VSU Lady Blazers will play the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes in a doubleheader on March 28. The game was moved from Feb. 19 due to overnight rain in Americus, Georgia. The change was announced Tuesday morning, leaving the Lady Blazers with sights set to play a doubleheader versus Flager on Feb


Woman missing for days from Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman was reported missing from Lee County after she left with no belongings a couple of days ago. Celia Lamb was last seen by family on Feb. 20 on Saint Clair Drive in Lee County. The sheriff’s office said she could be with Joshua (Jay) Barfield who is from Sylverster, Ga.


Final Four: GISA basketball enters the home stretch

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Georgia Southwestern State University played home to the GISA basketball final 4. South Georgia has three teams in it, all on the girls side. Here are the pairings:


Terrell Academy headed to state finals

AMERICUS — The Terrell Academy Lady Eagles (12-9) will play for the GISA state championship Saturday after beating Windsor Academy of Macon Thursday-23 in the GISA final four being played at Georgia Southwestern University.


Georgia leaders rally around Ralston amid threat of revolt

The silence at the statehouse over House Speaker David Ralston’s future is over. And the Republican has the threat of a revolt among rank-and-file members to thank for it. As news of state Rep. David Clark’s resolution calling on Ralston to resign his position ricocheted around the Capitol, a string


Restaurant Report: Health inspections from Feb. 15-21

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Below is a list of health inspections conducted between Feb. 15-21 in Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, Tift and Worth counties. To view health inspection reports for any county in the state of Georgia, click here.


The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals

When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Sheriff’s office: Lee Co. sees over 60 accidents in January

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Over 60 accidents were reported in Lee County, according to reports from the sheriff’s office. Those numbers are from January alone and going forward, officers want to see them lowered.


Jones, Pollock lead Westwood over Edmund Burke in final four

AMERICUS — Gracie Pollock and Karlie Jones are usually the leaders on the court for Westwood’s Lady Cats. Thursday was no different as the two Westwood seniors dominated the game in the state semifinals as Westwood blasted Edmund Burke Academy 59-36 to advance to the state championship game Saturday


Poor shooting and defense leads to loss for jets against South Georgia Stat

AMERICUS – At halftime, the South Georgia Technical College men’s basketball team (12-15, 8-5 GCAA) only trailed 40-31 to the Hawks of South Georgia State (SGSC). However, the Jets shot 10 for 38 in the second half and 4 for 20 from beyond the arc. The Hawks were able to capitalize on SGTC’s inabili


Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County

ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.


Dozens of college police chiefs attend conference in South Georgia

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of police chiefs from colleges and universities across the state came to Crisp County for a conference Thursday. It's the 11th year of university police chiefs learning new methods and techniques.


Oglethorpe First Georgia College to Provide Scholarships to ‘Dreamers’

Oglethorpe University is partnering with TheDream.US to become the first Georgia college to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the United States as children, or “DREAMers.”