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University of Georgia to hold economic outlook seminar in Albany

ALBANY, Ga. - University of Georgia economy experts are holding an economic seminar Wednesday at Hilton Garden Inn in Albany. Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the College of Business at the University of Georgia will discuss the state's economic outlook.…

Dougherty County looks back at Radium Springs tornado

(RADIUM SPRINGS, GA)- It's been three years since an EF-3 tornado tore through Southwest Georgia; and more importantly, touched down in Radium Springs, causing widespread destruction. Dougherty County Commission Chairman, Chris Cohilas tells us, “It's been a journey. We've come from…

KADB honors 2019 volunteers

(ALBANY, GA)- Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful honored their volunteers today, thanking them for their service in 2019. In the last year, volunteers put in more than 150,000 into cleaning up Albany and Dougherty County. Throughout 2019, Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful removed more than…

Irwin County High School Football Coach passes away

(IRWIN COUNTY, GA)- The Irwin County community is mourning the passing of their State Championship winning Football Coach. In a Facebook post from his wife, she announced that her husband, Coach Buddy Nobles passed away in his sleep Wednesday night. Coach…

Flint Riverkeeper Director looking into contamination

(ALBANY, GA)- For more than a week, Gordon Rogers with Flint Riverkeeper has been assessing a contamination in the river. One that happened at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta earlier this month. While far away from Albany, it's still a cause for…

Hundreds attend event to help feed hungry seniors

ALBANY, Ga. - More than 300 people sipped soup Wednesday to help put food on the tables of hungry senior citizens in southwest Georgia. Empty Bowls, a joint-effort event between the Albany Area Arts Council and the Southwest Georgia Council…

Albany couple searching for kidney donor

(ALBANY, GA)- Michael and Bianca Knowles are just like any couple you'd find. They're big Dallas Cowboys fans, and talk every Sunday at their local church. But for the last year,…

Body Found in House Fire in Cordele

CORDELE, Ga.- UPDATE: Cordele Police say the victim in the fire was 46 year old Laleria Johnson. An autopsy on her will be conducted as part of the investigation. Tuesday afternoon the Cordele Fire and Police Departments responded to a…

Worth County Animal Shelter Crippled by Overcrowding

SYLVESTER, Ga.- Overcrowding at Best Friends Humane Society in Worth County is overwhelming staff and the abandoned animals who call it home. A low adoption rate and frequent, unexpected drop-offs of unwanted pets, challenge the limited resources provided by the…

MCLB hosts MLK Service

(ALBANY, GA)- For more than 25 years, the Marine Corps Logistics Base has honored the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in January. In this year's ceremony, they focused on Dr Shirley Greene-Reese, one of the Leesburg Stockade girls during…

WCSO to help protect churches on Sunday

(SYLVESTER, GA)- Worth County Sheriff, Don Whitaker is the latest sheriff in Southwest Georgia to announce an increased law enforcement presence at local churches on Sundays. "We don't want to fool ourselves…

New Albany city officials sworn in

(ALBANY, GA)- Three new officials for the city of Albany took their spots on the City Commission Monday. As Mayor Dorothy Hubbard took her leave as the leader of Albany, Bo Dorough was sworn in as the new mayor of the…

Dougherty County Police investigating student struck by car

(ALBANY, GA)- The Dougherty County Police Department are investigating an accident involving a high school student Monday afternoon. In a Facebook post from the Dougherty County School System, a 15 year-old student was getting off the bus in front of his…

Cordele police investigating homicide

(CORDELE, GA)- The Cordele Police Department are investigating a homicide that took place early Tuesday morning. In a news release, police say shots were fired in the area of 4th Avenue and 3rd Street. During the initial investigation, a 31 year…

Tifton Mayor sworn in for second term

(TIFTON, GA)- Julie Smith is the first female mayor in the history of Tifton, and Monday night, she was sworn in for her second term. We spoke with Mayor Smith Wednesday morning about…