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Former Worth sheriff taken into custody

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The Worth County Sheriff’s Office said that the man who was twice elected sheriff of the county is behind bars again. Jeff Hobby was arrested Thursday morning around 7 for probation violation. He was taken into custody by a probation officer.


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Sheriff: Suspects made several trips to steal $46k worth of property

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - A second suspect was arrested Wednesday in Worth County in connection to the $46,000 worth of property was stolen. But the big question everyone wants to know is, how were the suspects able to steal all that property.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


28 Georgia middle students hospitalized after eating Valentine’s Day candy: report

Nearly 30 Georgia middle school students were sent to the hospital Thursday after ingesting Valentine’s Day candy that reportedly left them feeling “nauseated and disoriented,” school officials said.


Worth Co. servicemen recognized at banquet

POULAN, GA (WALB) - The public servicemen and women of Worth County were recognized Monday night for their efforts every day, and especially after Hurricane Michael. Hosted by the Ladies of Public Safety, 25 awards were given to an employee from every department of public safety from Worth County.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Arrest made after Worth deputies recover stolen property

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The Worth Co. Sheriff’s Office investigated a residential theft in the 4700 block of Highway 112 South, that was discovered about 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 10th.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Major wreck blocks North Slappey Blvd.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department reports that a six-vehicle wreck has resulted in North Slappey Blvd. having to shut down in both directions, near the the Liberty Bypass.


28 Georgia Middle School Students Hospitalized After Eating Candy on Valentine's Day

More than two dozen students at a middle school in Georgia were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after eating candy that left them feeling ill. The students, who attend Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, complained that they were feeling sick after eating candy and snacks at school on Thursday, accor


Worth County opens with 10-0 shutout

SYLVESTER - Worth County’s Jeremiah Reddell pitched a complete game shutout Monday as the Worth County Rams opened their season with a 10-0 victory over the visiting Fitgerald Purple Hurricanes. Reddell had taken a perfect game into the fifth inning and was one out away from a perfect game when Fitz


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Public Safety Ladies Auxiliary of Worth County hosts banquet for first responders

On Monday night, the Public Safety Ladies Auxiliary of Worth County hosted a banquet to award first responders for their hard working during Hurricane Michael. A first responder from each department was awarded employee of the year.


Woman believed connected to Albany assault incident not charged

ALBANY — De’mya Buckholts has been cleared in connection to an assault case reported last week to the Albany Police Department, police officials said on Wednesday. The Albany Police Department released Monday the names of individuals being sought in connection to the assault on North Riverview Circl


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. The new measure, introduced Thursday in the Georgia House, would give patients who are already allowed to possess low potency marijuana oil access to the product. It would close a loo


’Called to Care’ makes call for foster parents in Worth County

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -There aren’t enough homes to house all of the foster children in Worth County. As a result, siblings are being separated and sent to different counties across the state.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


South GA middle schooler found with ‘hit list’

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - A Worth County middle schooler was found to have a “hit list,” according to Superintendent Bill Settle. The list was found Wednesday and included the names of some students and one teacher.


City of Albany grants restaurant alcohol license

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you rent out the Bread House for an event, you will now be able to bring your own beer and wine. City commissioners approved granting the restaurant the alcohol license.