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APD issues warrants for Mossydale Lane homicide

The Albany Police Department has issued a murder warrant in a September 2017 homicide. Police are now searching for an Americus, man, Leonardo Davinci Bateman, 34. Bateman is about six feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. Anyone with information regarding Bateman's whereabouts is asked to call the

WALB 10 - 2018-03-21 18:43:07

Man dies from suspected overdose

Photo provided by Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division Multiple opiates were recovered from the scene of a suspected overdose at a Tisha Cooper Road residence Sunday morning. THOMASVILLE - An Albany man died Sunday morning from a suspected overdose, according to law enforcement. Wesley Reynolds, 39


Sheriff's office seeking registered sex offender

TIFTON - Tift County Sheriff's Office and The Department of Community Supervision Tifton Office is currently seeking Richard Carl Bryant, a registered sex offender, convicted of the offense of sexual battery on a child, according to a press release. Bryant is currently on parole and as a condition o

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 14:37:00

Albany man in critical condition after assault

Larry Roger Sparks Jr. was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after an incident that left 33-year-old Angel Hernandez in critical condition Saturday. (APD Photo) FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave ALBANY - A 33-year-old Albany man remained in critical condition Tuesday after being attacked outs

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-03-20 19:13:00

Georgia State Patrol trooper remembered as 'Rising Star'

The Georgia State Patrol Trooper who was killed in a wreck in Crisp County on Monday has left fond behind memories for those closest to him. Tyler Parker died Monday afternoon after his personal truck wrecked along Arabi Warwick Road in Crisp County. First responders believe Parker's truck hydroplan

WALB 10 - 2018-03-21 00:05:22

Sumter School Districts Return to a Black Majority

Judge Louis Sands of the United States District Court in Albany, Ga. ruled in favor of Reverend Mathis Wright of the Sumter County NAACP and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). The lead attorney for the ACLU is Laughlin McDonald. Sumter County Board of Commissioners and the Election Board are


Two arrests made in home invasion

TIFTON - Two suspects were arrested and one is still sought in connection with a home invasion on Mar. 14. According to a report from the Tifton Police Department, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of Oak Forest Lane. One of the

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

First Crisp Area Suicide Awareness Walk a success

CORDELE - St. Patrick's Day began cold and cloudy in Cordele, but in the morning hours, a crowd of people gathered on the Crisp County Recreation walking track. In total, approximately 160 people registered to walk in Cordele's first suicide awareness walk. This first walk was in memory of Brandon J

CORDELE DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 23:59:59

Ty Ty pastor running for U.S. President

TIFTON - The next President of the United States could be from Tift County. The Reverend Samuel Lee Pridgon of Ty Ty is running for the office of President in the 2020 election. Pridgon, 50, officially filed with the Federal Election Committee on Oct. 24, 2017 and is getting his campaign underway. P


Police arrest suspect in March 4 fight

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie woman who is a suspect in a March 4 fight in which her opponent received a cut to the shoulder was taken into custody on Sunday. Tanika Twon Hightower, 35, 618 Fourth Court N.W., was charged with aggravated assault on an arrest warrant taken the day after the incident at 2


Tail-waggin' tales end happily

vAMERICUS - Three puppies were given a second chance on Wednesday in Americus and Andersonville. They were rescued. The first rescue occurred at 12:12 p.m. in the 1300 block of Madison Street when Americus Fire & Emergency Services were called. A passerby had seen two puppies fall into a storm drai


APD searching for teen with autism

Albany Police has issued a lookout for a missing teen with autism. 14-year-old Tadarian Tuff was last seen around 10 p.m. Sunday at his Meadows Drive home by his mother. He was wearing a gray hoodie, gray sweat pants & black shoes. He may be carrying a black Under Armor backpack. Tuff is verbal and


UPDATE: Missing teen with autism found, safe

Albany Police had been on the lookout for a missing teen with autism, and luckily, he was found, safe. Tadarian Tuff was found walking in the 200 block of Philema Road around 12:25 pm, Monday. He appears to be fine, but he will be checked by EMS, according to a statement from the Albany Police Depar


John Patterson named P&G external relations manager

ALBANY - John Patterson, who has spent his entire career with the Procter & Gamble home products giant at the company's Albany plant, is transitioning into the role of external relations manager at the plant, according to an email from Patterson. He will replace long-time P&G-Albany employee Vince F


Lowe's sees increase in sales ahead of severe weather

One Albany store said it saw an uptick in sales of pre-storm items. Lowe's Home Improvement said over the last couple of days people have been buying batteries and flashlights as storm kit items. Store employees encouraged more people to buy storm kit items, along with generators in case of power ou


Dougherty EOC fully operational, State of Emergency declared

Dougherty County is under a State of Emergency. The declaration was made well in advance of the severe weather system that headed into the area Monday evening. The Emergency Operation Center was first located inside the Dougherty County Judicial Building. Now fully operational, it was moved to the


MISSING TEEN: Albany Police are seeking 14-year-old boy with autism

ALBANY, GA (WTXL) - Albany Police are seeking Tadarian Tuff, a 14-year-old boy who has autism. When Tuff's mother last saw him, about 10 p.m. Sunday at their Meadows Drive home, he was wearing a gray hoodie, gray sweat pants, white t-shirt and black sandals. He may have a black Under Armor backpack


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


1 dies in weekend pedestrian-involved accident in Ashburn

1 person died in an accident over the weekend on Pate Avenue in Ashburn. (Source: WALB) ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Ashburn police said one person died Saturday in a pedestrian-involved accident. According to Turner County Coroner Edgar Perry, Delmar Hall, 48, died due to massive bodily trauma Saturday ni


Horse guru returns to Lee Co. to teach clinic

From the TV screen to his very own horse academy, a well-known horse trainer returned to South Georgia this weekend for his annual horse clinic. In 2014, Hootie's Horse Haven opened to the Leesburg community. Saturday marks Horse Guru Michael Gascon's second year to host a clinic in the area. One