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How a Georgia grandmother almost went to prison -- and why some are calling it voter suppression
DOUGLAS, Ga. -- Those who follows politics in Georgia likely saw it coming - as soon as Secretary of State Brian Kemp won the Republican nomination for governor, Democrats immediately called for his resignation. As the head of an office in charge of statewide elections, they saw his position as a co
Brick throwing leads to arrest
At 2:30 p.m., police were sent to an altercation in the 100 block of North Toombs, according to a police department statement. Several witnesses said a man caused a disturbance downtown the previous day and had returned to face them Wednesday, the statement said.
40K get help at Dougherty Co. ‘POD’
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany’s Point of Distribution (POD) located at 2424 Sylvester Road has served an estimated 40,000 people since it opened Saturday, October 13, 2018, according to a release by the county commission Friday morning. The commission said this tremendous response is a conservative est
Police looking for this man
Investigators say William Jermaine Mason, 30, is wanted in a theft by deception case.
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
Top 10 state high school football poll
Others receiving votes: Roswell 5, Milton 4, Camden County 3, Brookwood 1, Tift County 1
Relief effort for Florida begins in Southwest GA
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - The road to recovery after Hurricane Michael will be a long one for many areas across Southwest Georgia, but it won’t be done alone.A local business in Moultrie started a relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Michael, gathering supplies for storm victims along Florida’s panhan
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.
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
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
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.
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)
ZAXBY’S raises funds for hurricane victims
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia Zaxby’s teamed up with the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts Thursday night to help the victims of Hurricane Michael.10 percent of sales in the South Georgia Zaxbys was donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.Four Zaxby’s restaurants locat
Crown Vic crashes into utility pole on Blaylock
According to the APD Public Information Office, officers saw the vehicle, a white Ford Crown Victoria, wrapped around a utility pole. The driver, Jeremy Lavant, suffered “serious facial injuries” during the accident. The Albany Fire Department extracted Lavant from the vehicle, and he was taken to P
It's urgency time for the Bulldogs
A three-game losing streak has the Bulldogs, the defending Region 1-AA champs, staring at the prospect of not even making the state playoffs.
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,
Colony Bankcorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
The Fitzgerald, Georgia-based bank said it had earnings of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 34 cents per share.
Vice President Pence visits Georgia following Hurricane Michael
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL)- In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Vice President Mike Pence made a special visit to the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie before visiting other communities devastated by the storm.
Woman arrested after brandishing pellet gun in Sevier County High School
Brittany Rowe, 34, of Ellijay, Georgia was arrested Wednesday after Sevierville police say she brandished a pellet gun in the main parking lot exit of Sevier County High School.
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