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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…

APD in search of East Albany attacker

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Albany Police Department are searching for a man responsible for brutally attacking a woman on November 7th. In a Facebook post Thursday morning, the Albany Police say the man…

LCSO improves SWAT team

(LEESBURG, Ga)- Wednesday was the continuation of training for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. Sheriff, Reggie Rachals tells us, the training progress , and additional financial help is much needed, given the recent string of armed robberies and standoffs. “You…

Leesburg PD accepting toy donations for Foster Child Program

(LEESBURG, Ga)- The Leesburg Police Department is getting ready to once again give back to kids in need for the holidays. The police department announced on their Facebook page that they have begun accepting donations for the Charles Moore Foster…

APD addresses concerns in bus station homicide

(ALBANY, Ga)- 37 year old, Xavier Keely was charged Friday with felony murder after the death of 61 year old Teresa Cole earlier in the week. Monday morning, Albany Police Chief,…

APD release suspect's name in Monday homicide

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Albany Police Department has released the name of the suspect involved in the death of a homeless woman earlier in the week. In a news release late Friday afternoon, police…

City of Albany holds runoff election for Mayoral Race

(ALBANY, Ga)- The General Election may be done and over with, but in the City of Albany, an important race is still going on. Starting with seven candidates, two are left for a runoff election. Current Mayor and Incumbent, Dorothy…

Marietta Concedes 4th Ward Race

(ALBANY, Ga)- After losing by only 20 votes Tuesday night, Roger Marietta has conceded the race for the Ward 4  Seat for the Albany City Commission. Marietta had a total of 1,454 votes, compared to Chad Warbington, who had 1,474…

Crisp County voter turnout low, incumbents keep positions

CORDELE, Ga. - Of Crisp County's 3,376 voters, only 659 cast ballots Tuesday, and the night was a winner for the incumbents. In Arabi, R, Craig Huckaby, the incumbent mayor received 70 of the 73 votes cast in that election.…

Local game shops to host "Extra Life" Saturday

(ALBANY, Ga)- Several local businesses are teaming up this weekend to raise money for pediatric health. Alchemy Games and Coffee Shop in Sylvester, Pixelhead VR, and The Cool Place in Albany are partnering for an event known as Extra Life. “Extra…

Dougherty County officials host forum on holiday safety

(ALBANY, Ga)- Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t far away, but Dougherty County officials don’t want concerned citizens taking any chances this holiday season. Whether you're shopping online, or in a store. “We have…

Albany Gang Task Force addressing the root of gang violence

(ALBANY, Ga)- What’s been known as the Albany Gang Task Force, is now going by a new name: The Criminal Network of Gang Action Task Force. With this month's meeting focusing on addressing the roots of gang violence. “Because you have…

Albany State University hosts final 2019 Mayoral Debate

(ALBANY, Ga)- In a packed house at Albany State university, four of the seven candidates for the Albany mayoral race spoke at the final debate before Election Day. With candidates, Henry Mathis, Bo Dorough,…

DCSS goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Dougherty County schools normally wear their respective colors with pride. But Tuesday was nothing but pink. Thats because the DCSS held their annual Pink Out Tuesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with students and faculty encouraged…

Albany State University starts Homecoming week

(ALBANY, Ga)- Albany State students and alumni came together Monday afternoon to help the university kick off their annual Homecoming Week. for the City of Albany, this week brings a major impact to the Good Life City. Just ask ASU alumni…

Last week to register to vote

(ALBANY, Ga)- The November General Election isn't far off, but time's running out for those who need to register to vote. As voter registration ends on Monday, October 7th. "We want to make sure that, since it's a mayoral race,…

Lee County Utilities Authority issues water restriction

(LEESBURG, Ga)- As the intense heat and drought continues across Southwest Georgia, one county is issuing restrictions. The Lee County Utilities Authority announced Monday that no customers should be out watering between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. The restriction is…

DCSS announces new food trucks for after-school meals

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Dougherty County School System Board of Education is making moves towards fighting food insecurity within the district. The board announced the acquisition of two food trucks to help with feeding students in after-school programs, at Wednesday morning's meeting.…

ASU Alumni hold public forum for HBCU

(ALBANY, Ga)- Albany citizens met once again Thursday evening to publicly discuss State Senate Bill 278, that would consolidate three of Georgia's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. "We are trying to make sure that we have more venues to talk…

Police: Man uses Facebook Marketplace to set up robberies

ALBANY, Ga. - Albany police are looking for one man who they say has been setting up thefts through one of the most recognizable apps, Facebook Marketplace. Police say Dimarquis Canidate, 20, is wanted on two charges of robbery by…