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BREAKING: Fort Valley State employee accused of pimping, taking scholarship money
Former FVSU executive assistant to the president 48-year-old Alecia Johnson has been charged with six counts of pimping on allegations of arranging a prostitute for the six other men, six counts of prostitution and conspiracy to commit fiduciary theft for reportedly taking scholarship money that had
62-year-old man dies without power to his oxygen machine
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County man died after being without power for days after Hurricane Michael.County leaders warn that tragedy could have been prevented.A 62-year-old man is dead now after losing power to his oxygen machine, but this doesn’t need to happen to anyone else.If you haven’t
Worry, angst as Perdue meets farmers in Cordele - Cordele Dispatch
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black met with area farmers on Sunday afternoon at the Cordele Farmers Market.Now that residents have had a chance to come up for air in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, it is becoming clear that agriculture w
New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty, Early, Miller and Seminole counties, to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency
BREAKING: GBI makes arrest in decades-long missing person's case in Macon
MACON, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has made an arrest in the case ofmissing woman Sabrina Long, who disappeared from her Macon home in April 1992.
Mediacom offers free Wi-Fi sites
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mediacom is offering free public Wi-Fi spots adjacent to its local offices in several South Georgia cities.All locations are accessible in areas adjacent to Mediacom offices, making it convenient for people to connect their devices while remaining in their vehicles.The free, 24-h
7 charged in Fort Valley State University sex scandal
Seven people, including the now former executive assistant to the Fort Valley State University president, are now charged with various sex crimes after a monthslong investigation into illegal conduct at the university.District Attorney David Cooke made the announcement at a press conference on Frida
Crisp Power updates powerline repairs
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Crisp County Power Commission reported Thursday that electricity has been restored to about 80% of the system grid.Recently restored areas include the tie between North Valhalla and Scenic Route, and the tie between Raines Station Road, Lakeshore Drive, and Lakeshore Way. The
How to get food stamps
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Approximately 12,000 people in Dougherty County are receiving food stamps, and after Hurricane Michael many are concerned if their benefits will continue.The interim director said they went ahead and released the October benefits early.But if you already received food stamps and
Suspect killed after firing gun while handcuffed during traffic stop on I-75
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol said a man is dead after he managed to fire a weapon hidden in his waistband while handcuffed during a traffic stop on I-75. The bullet hit a trooper in the stomach but his bulletproof vest saved his life, police said. The shooting happened Thursday at
Crisp Co. approved for individual federal aid assistance for Hurricane Michael recovery
Crisp Co. deputies also posted about their ongoing recovery efforts."Temporary traffic lights have arrived late yesterday afternoon," deputies say. "This morning dump trucks and trackhoes arrived to assistance with debris removal. Crisp County Power commission expects five more crews to arrive today
Berrien hosts Thomasville in second region test
VALDOSTA — Tonight's matchup between the Berrien Rebels (5-2, 0-1 Region 1-2A) and the Thomasville Bulldogs (4-4, 0-2) could go a long way to determine playoff positioning in Region 1-2A.
Georgia farmers face $2B in losses from Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia on Oct. 10, causing at least $2 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry, according to early estimates from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and Extension agents.
Macon lottery ticket worth a million dollars as Mega Millions jackpot nears a billion
Nearly a billion dollars will be up for grabs Friday in a Mega Millions record jackpot.No one matched all the numbers in Tuesday’s drawing so the jackpot is expected to hit $900 million.The cash option will be about $513 million.“Georgians love big jackpots, so this is an exciting time for us,” Geor
Mobile food pantry rolls into Dooly County to help people struggling after Hurricane Michael
"About two hours, but it's well worth it," that's how long people say they waited for their chance to get a bag of food from the Middle Georgia Food Bank.
Albany Harveys to permanently close
Southeastern Grocers will be permanently closing Harveys Supermarket no. 1625, located at 1032 W. Gordon Ave, Albany, GA. The timing and severity of this storm provided a difficult operational decision for us. In assessing the damage, costs and several other factors, we have made the difficult decis
Fourth murder suspect in police custody
Ja’Marrie Harvey, the fourth suspect in the murder of Kartavious Jones, has been taken into police custody. (Special Photo)
Emergency officials warn of generator safety after two incidents
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - The Crisp County EMA reported Wednesday that citizens have had at least two potentially dangerous incidents involving generators following Hurricane Michael.On the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, emergency leadersposted a warning and some generator safety tips.HUR
Man’s body found in truck at Warner Robins Walmart
A man was found dead in a pickup truck Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Warner Robins.Jennifer Parson with Warner Robins Police did confirm a body was found at the location on Russell Parkway and she said they believe the man has been in the car since Tuesday,
'You're About to Go to Jail' Georgia Cop Faces Criticism After Video of Him Aggressively Restraining 12-Year-Old
An officer in Cobb County, Ga., is facing criticism for his handling of a 12-year-old child he detained for selling CDs at a local mall, an incident critics are calling the latest example of police officers being overly aggressive with Black children.