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Meet the candidates running for mayor in Sylvester

SYLVESTER, Ga. - After former mayor, Bill Yearta resigned in the Summer, the city of Sylvester needs a new mayor. The city will be holding a special election in March 2020 to fill the vacancy. Two candidates have announced their…

DCSS students get new coats through national initiative

(ALBANY, GA)-The Dougherty County School System was in the giving spirit Thursday. The district gave out more than 300 new Winter Coats to students at Northside Elementary School as part of the nationwide initiative known as Operation Warm. In a…

Liberty House nearing completion on new shelter

(ALBANY, GA)-Since breaking ground on it in June, Liberty House of Albany has been busy building a new shelter to help domestic abuse victims. "We've been in our current shelter since 1984, and while it's served us well, it's not…

Philema Animal Clinic opens new hospital

(LEESBURG, GA)-A Lee County business has expanded and is now helping even more pets in Southwest Georgia. The Philema Animal Hospital cut the ribbon for their new facility on Philema road this week. The new facility, which has been under…

Chehaw Park officials discuss 2020 with Dougherty County

(ALBANY, GA)-As the Dougherty County Commission begins to wrap up for 2019, they met with Chehaw Park officials to discuss the next year for the park. Chehaw Executive Director, Tommy Gregors spoke with the county commission due to an expiring…

Georgia Department of Public Health warns of fast flu season

(ALBANY, GA)- After a short flu season in 2018, this year's rendition is already moving faster. In fact, it's the quickest a flu season's started in more than 15 years. District Health Director for the Department of Public Health, Dr.…

Police search for armed robbery suspect

CORDELE, Ga. - The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the Citgo on Georgia Highway 300 South in Crisp County. Security cameras caught images of a white man subject…

Come on down to the Price is Right in Albany

ALBANY, Ga. - If you like Plinko, the excitement of spinning the big wheel or the razzle dazzle of the showcase showdown, you may want to get your tickets now, to the Price is Right at the Albany Civic Center…

Sylvester woman opens city's first CBD store

(SYLVESTER, GA)-In Sylvester, one woman’s opened up her own CBD store, the first in Worth County. The Worth County Chamber of Commerce is cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of Nether's CBD and Hemp. For owner, Diane Nether, the…

Unofficial Results: Dorough to win Albany Mayor's Office

(ALBANY, GA)- Unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff election for the Albany Mayor's Office, show that Bo Dorough will claim the position. According to the Dougherty County Elections Office, Dorough received 51 percent of the vote (4,656 votes) over Incumbent, Dorothy…

Albany man accused of shooting his son on Thanksgiving Day

ALBANY, Ga. - Albany Police Department responded to a shooting at 3:38 p.m. Thursday at 211 Cordele Road Lot 54. Police found Sharaski Albritten, 32, shot in the face.  He was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany for treatment…

Family honors mother by feeding community

CORDELE, Ga. - Adrian Patrick and his family were looking for a special way to honor the memory of their beloved mother Gloria King Patrick, a long time elementary school teacher in Crisp County. Mrs. Patrick always exhibited a great…

Deputies make two arrests in car break ins

CORDELE, Ga. - The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests following an investigation into 12 car break ins. Deputies arrested Kabrion Young, 19, and Jasperen Williams, 20, both of Cordele. Young is charged with 12 counts of entering autos,…

Area organizations team up to feed people for Thanksgiving

CORDELE, Ga. - Several civic organizations in Cordele teamed up to help provide Thanksgiving meals for families in the community. In the spirit of the holiday, the Concerned Citizens That Care held their annual Thanksgiving food drive Wednesday. Barbara Dennis,…

Lee County officials discuss school security with parents

(LEESBURG, Ga)- Concerned families and county officials alike came together Tuesday evening to discuss the safety of the Lee County School System. Including what various law enforcement agencies are doing to ensure the safety of students. “We don’t want to scare…

Plains community supporting Former Pres. Carter in trying time

(PLAINS, Ga)- In the small town of Plains, plenty of people have offered their support for the town's most notable resident, former president, Jimmy Carter. "He's been on all of our prayers lists of course, in our churches. And we're just…

APD investigating alleged kidapping

(ALBANY, Ga)- UPDATE 10:33 P.M Tuesday: The Albany Police Department would like to thank all law enforcement for extending your resources to assist with the investigation of the alleged kidnapping. After being questioned, the witness has admitted to making a false…

Georgia governor visits Cordele as part of Georgia Made tour

CORDELE, Ga. - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp stopped in Cordele today as part of his Georgia-made tour. Big Tex Trailers was the ninth stop on Kemp’s Georgia Made tour, a part of his continued effort to promote Georgia businesses and…

ASU names new Athletic Director

(ALBANY, Ga)- Albany State University announced Monday afternoon that Tony Duckworth would be named the new Athletic Director for the university. Duckworth comes to Albany after serving as the Athletics Director for Northeastern State University in Oklahoma since 2011. Duckworth’s…

MCLB to host Barney's Run for the Warriors

(ALBANY, Ga)- For many veterans, living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is incredibly difficult. Runners in the Southwest Georgia community are coming together this weekend to raise money for veterans suffering from PTSD. Through the help of Barney's Run for the…

Southwest Georgia First Response agencies form traffic task force

(ALBANY, Ga)-First responders in Southwest Georgia are coming together to make sure that accidents like this are less likely to happen. It’s known as the Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force. CG Scott Malcolm, Incident Management Specialist, Parsons Response Agency.…

Dougherty County to test emergency sirens

(DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga)- The Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency, and the Albany Fire Department will be testing their severe weather sirens Friday afternoon. The siren test will take place at 1 P.M. Friday, and should last around five minutes. Warning…