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Phoebe gives Dougherty County Commission a COVID-19 update

ALBANY, Ga. - Phoebe Health officials and county leaders gathered Monday for an update on the hospital system's COVID-19 situation. It’s been 220 days since Phoebe health systems took in their first COVID-19 patient.  “We want to just thank our community…

Leesburg receives Rural Zone Designation

(LEESBURG, GA) - Local business owners in Leesburg are about to get a big reason to stay in Lee County. That's because the city was approved for Rural Zone Designation. "It's an incentive to have investors fix up properties in the…

APD investigating Saturday night homicide

(ALBANY, GA) - The Albany Police Department is investigating a late-night shooting on West Highland Avenue that resulted in the death of one male and one female wounded. Officers responded to the 700 block of West Highland at approximately 11:30 p.m…

Renovations into more than 270 West Society Ave

(ALBANY, GA) - If you've been down West Society Avenue recently, you've certainly seen chain link fences and hard hat zone signs lining the sidewalks. This is due to the City of Albany and the housing authority preparing more than 270…

Public Safety Committee formed to combat crime in Albany

ALBANY, Ga. - A 2020 report shows that Albany has had 306 aggregated assaults this year alone. And there are no signs of slowing. “We’re seeing a trend that is happening across the nation, that there’s a spike in gun violence.…

Phoebe to Host Drug Take Back Event October 24

ALBANY, Ga. - On Saturday, October 24, Phoebe will host a drug take back event in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with…

Excessive violence prompts business community to react

ALBANY, Ga. - So far this year, there have been 306 aggregated assaults with firearms that have been reported to the Albany Police Department. Not only is all this violence hurting families, the business community is now sounding the alarm. “When…

Lee County seeing record early voter numbers

(LEESBURG, GA) - Across the country this week, early voter turnout is seeing record numbers, and Southwest Georgia has been no exception. In Lee County alone, their elections office has seen numbers nearly double what they saw in 2016 in each…

Local organization requests return of stolen lawn equipment

ALBANY, Ga. - The “X” for Boys is an Albany-based organization spearheaded by 21-year-old King Randell. Randell takes troubled teens under his wing and teaches them about automotive repair, home improvement and reading literacy. The boys recently started up a lawn…

Colquitt County schools sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

ALBANY, Ga. - Southwest Public Health District 8-2 reports an increase in COVID-19 cases among students in Colquitt County public schools, with many students currently on a 14-day quarantine. The number of positive cases has resulted in another two-week postponement…

Local law enforcement discusses ongoing violence

(ALBANY, GA) - Local law enforcement, Albany, and Dougherty County officials came together Wednesday morning to discuss the latest incident in an ongoing crime problem in the Good Life City. Including Monday night's shooting that's left two dead. "The Albany Police…

ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART TO HOST YOUNG WIZARDS PARTY ON OCT 24

Courtesy Albany Museum of Art ALBANY, Ga.  ─ Get into the magical spirit of Halloween on Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, at the Albany Museum of Art Young Wizards Party. At this first-time spellbinding event, boys and girls can dress up…

Senator Kelly Loeffler visits Albany

(ALBANY, GA) - It was a packed house on Dawson Road Monday afternoon as dozens came out to show their support for Georgia senator, Kelly Loeffler. The U.S. senator stopped in to Albany to speak with locals ahead of Election Day.…

COVID-19 testing numbers drop

ALBANY, Ga. - For months, the Department of Public Health testing sites were swabbing thousands of noses on a weekly basis. “The test center was working five days a week and one day on the weekend and testing an average…

Massive turnout in Albany for first day of early voting

(ALBANY, GA) - Across Georgia, there were record turnouts for the first day of early voting in the 2020 election, and Dougherty County was no different. Throughout the day, the line wrapped around the block so that many could have their…

Dougherty County Elections Office receives $300K grant

(ALBANY, GA) - Poll workers downtown are getting a Pine Avenue lobby ready for the November 3rd elections. For the Dougherty County's Elections Office, they're going to be seeing some improvements as early as the 3rd thanks to a nearly $300,000…

Career Fair Hosted by The Arc of Southwest Georgia

ALBANY, Ga. – The Arc of Southwest Georgia, formerly known as Albany Advocacy Resource Center announces it is proud to be hosting a career fair on October 16th. They are hiring Case Managers, Maintenance Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses,…

Local communities mapping out Halloween 2020 plans

(SYLVESTER, GA) - For families across the country, Halloween is going to look entirely different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and some communities have already spent the last few weeks working out the logistics. Sylvester Mayor, Charlie Jones tells…

Phoebe preps for a COVID-19 vaccine

ALBANY, Ga. - In preparation for a COVID-19 vaccine, Phoebe Health Systems is challenging themselves to administer over 5,000 flu vaccines to their employees in 10 days. In past years, giving the entire Phoebe staff flu vaccines would take over two…