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Albany Utilities announces post-Michael billing plan
ALBANY — In the wake of natural disasters the likes of which have struck Albany four times in the last two years, a community draws strength from the number of stories of courage, selflessness and humanitarianism that emerge.
UGA Tifton set to hold agriculture disaster session
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Rural Development (RD) and Risk Managment Agency (RMA) as well as Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, will be on-site to provide updates and information regarding disaster programs that ar
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
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
Miracle comes in midst of devastation left by Hurricane Michael
The neonatal intensive care unit at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital was called in to help. The baby needed the care of neonatal specialists, but no medical transport helicopter could get to the area due to high winds, and trees in the road made it difficult for ambulances to get through.
Local man exemplifies ‘Albany Strong’
Richard Harrell, a stroke survivor, can’t walk or talk, yet he rode out the storm alone and cleaned his own yard of debris with and one arm and his wheelchair. (Special Photo)Jada Haynes
Beach Boys booked for Tifton concert
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at John Hunt Auditorium at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton.
Nance charged with pandering, solicitation in FVSU case - Cordele Dispatch
“This was a multi-months-long investigation, and there was sufficient evidence for the judge to issue warrants,” Cooke said at a press conference.
Ashburn community bands together to ‘rebuild’ peanut statue
Since being erected in 1975, the statue has seen some wear and tear from being exposed to the elements, but it was the devastating Hurricane Michael that damaged the monument the most.
Panthers need to 'get better' after dominant homecoming win
HOMERVILLE –– It was the tale of two teams as Clinch County (7-1, 4-1 Class A-Public) dispatched Lanier County (0-8, 0-5) on Friday night 55-8.
Dougherty Co. police need help finding missing man
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Police Department is looking for a missing man and officers are hoping you can help them find him.According to Detective David Flick with DCP, Henry Lavant, 64, suffers from Alzheimer’s.Flick said Lavant lives in the 5400 block of Dyson Court just off
Cougars open region play with blowout win over Worth - Cordele Dispatch
SYLVESTER— The Crisp County Cougars were finally able to get back on the field Friday night for their region opener against the Worth County Rams. Having not played the last two weeks due to an off week and Hurricane Michael moving last Friday’s scheduled contest to later in the season, the Cougars
Thomasville Bulldogs put a stop to losing streak
The victory was one the Bulldogs (5-4 overall, 1-2 Region 1-2A) sorely needed, especially after falling at Brooks County on Oct. 5 before last Saturday's setback against Fitzgerald. It was Thomasville's first victory since they scored a 49-20 nonregion victory over Cook on Sept. 21.
Dougherty Co. holds town hall for hurricane assistance
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians had a chance to speak directly to FEMA officials and local government leaders about the recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.Residents asked questions about how to get federal assistance and how they can register with FEMA.The Salvation Army partnered with Doug
Beach Boys set to perform in Tifton
The Beach Boys, who are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, have sold more than 100 million records and received more than 33 platinum and gold record awards.
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.
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.
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
UPDATE: GBI investigating third officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours
However, an Albany television station reported aroad check led to the shooting. Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens told WALB-TV that officials had a road check set up in Stewart County. After stopping a vehicle, the driver took off, crossing the county line into Dawson, he said.
‘World’s largest peanut’ cracked by fierce winds. Will Georgians pay $20,000 to fix it?
There’s a hurricane roaring though Georgia. Winds scream and rain pelts the ground deep in the dead of night. Atop a tower overlooking a small, rural Georgia town, there sits a glorious roadside monument. The winds blow, and blow, and the monument teeters - and plummets to the ground.