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Pickens Pool reopens in Cordele

Kids in Cordele helped the Crisp County Recreation Department celebrate the Grand RE-opening of Pickens Pool on Monday. The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly…

Marine starts American Unity Movement

(ALBANY, Ga)- A Marine is taking his van and trying to spread a message across the country. The movement, called Erase Race, is an American Unity Movement being started by Marine, Carlen Charleston. After spending more than 12 years as…

Georgia-Pacific announces new facility

(ALBANY, Ga)- Georgia Pacific announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art lumber facility...brining new jobs to the area. The company announced this at a town hall meeting Thursday evening, providing an overview open the facility. This includes the creation of 140…

Murder suspect apprehended

CORDELE, Ga. — Michael Anthony Savage, 26-year-old male, a resident of Crisp County, Georgia was placed under arrested on June 11, 2019, at approximately 10:50 a.m. Savage was taken into custody at 9020 HWY 215 Dooly County, Georgia without incident.…

Albany couple arrested for Aggravated Animal Cruelty

(ALBANY, Ga)- Two people are facing charges tonight after deputies say they found dismembered cats in their apartment. The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office responded to a call from a neighbor on Westover Boulevard last week about 9 cats left in…

Dougherty County swears in new Police Chief

(ALBANY, Ga)- Friday was the changing of the guard for the Dougherty County Police Department, as Kenneth Johnson took over as the chief. He has been part of the DCPD since…

Lee County E-911 to add Text 911 service

(LEESBURG, Ga)- The Lee County E 911 Office is about to implement a new feature for reaching out during emergencies. It's called Text 911. The organization announced that they will…

Gliders Galore

On Wednesday, the 49th Annual Soaring Society of America's Region 5 South glider competition was impacted by some inclement weather. Every pilot got to launch, but most had to return early.

Valdosta breaks ground on new senior facility

(VALDOSTA, Ga)- The City of Valdosta broke ground Thursday morning on a new senior assisted living facility. The city is working with the Canopy Senior Living to build the living space at Azalea Grove. The 47,000 square foot facility will…

Dougherty County Commission looking into new logo and seal

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Dougherty County Commission is planning to give the county it's first logo and update the seal for the county. Public Information Officer, Wendy Howell says that the idea for a county logo came from the City of Albany's…

Community boot camp helps Georgia teens

(ALBANY, Ga)-  With the Summer in full swing, one young adult in East Albany is working to instill discipline and values in local teens. The camp is called Let Us Make Man…

Make Georgia your stampin' ground

MACON, Ga.  – If you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) wants to make the state your “stampin’ ground.” The Georgia Farm Passport is available at GFB county offices and at the 67 farms…

DCSS rewarding teachers with innovation grants

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Dougherty County School System giving out thousands of dollars to teachers across the system. This is part of the 3rd Annual Charter System Innovative Grant Awards. Teachers from all levels in Dougherty County were rewarded with grant money…

APD investigating possible arson

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Albany Police and Fire Department are looking for someone involved in a suspected arson early Tuesday morning. First responders were bon the scene at a Mississippi Avenue home in…

Albany Police looking for wanted man

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Albany Police Department are looking for 19 year-old Naterrious Lewis. Lewis is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery with a Firearm. He is wanted on nine other warrants, including charges of hijacking, motor vehicle theft, financial…

DCSS holds public hearing for 2020 budget

  (ALBANY, Ga)-  School may be out for the Summer, but there's still work to be done for the Dougherty County School System. With more than 2,000 employees, the…

Watermelon Queens crowned

CORDELE, Ga. — Watermelon Days are here again and the festival would not be complete without the Watermelon Queens presiding over the festivities. There were 32 young ladies ages 3-21 who vied…