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Moultrie Councilwoman serving third term with GMA

ATLANTA, GA – Moultrie Councilwoman Lisa Clarke Hill is filling another role these days. On August 8, she was elected to serve as an at-large member of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Board of Directors. The election took place during…

Three vehicle crash on Liberty results in injuries

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department responded to a three-vehicle crash on the Liberty Expressway earlier today. According to the police report, Wayne Wilson and Gregory Parker, both of Albany, were traveling east in separate vehicles in the 800…

APD asks for public help identifying man wanted for questioning

ALBANY, GA – In a Facebook posting, the Albany Police Department asked for the public’s help identifying a person wanted for questioning with regard to several theft and fraud cases. Anyone having information as to the identity and whereabouts of…

October walk seeks to raise awareness about sexual violence

DOUGLAS, GA – You may have heard the old expression, “You can’t understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” That is the thinking behind the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” events. Presented by the…

Fatal motorcycle accident victim identified

ALBANY, GA - Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler has identified the man killed last Friday morning along Moultrie Road. Coroner Fowler says the deceased was 24 year old Cody Lee Cox Howard. Howard was hit from behind around 7am Friday…

Future lineworkers visit Crisp dam

WARWICK, GA - Seventeen members of the South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker class traveled to Warwick to take a tour of the Plant Crisp which is owned and operated by the Crisp County Power Commission.    Harold Ergle, SGTC adjunct instructor…

Fitzgerald railroad closure rescheduled to begin Wednesday

FITZGERALD, GA – CSX Railroad had announced plans to close the crossing on State Route 11 South Grant Street in Fitzgerald today, however, inclement weather stopped the planned work. The new start date for scheduled maintenance has been rescheduled to…

Georgia Power's storm teams return from Hurricane Ida aftermath

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia Power’s storm teams, dispatched to help restore power through the Mutual Assistance Network after Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, have returned safely to Georgia this week after a 17-day deployment. “Our teams did incredible…

Kroger's Kale recall

ATLANTA, GA - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young…

Crisp Harvest Festival tag teams with 100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale

CORDELE, GA- The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce and Cordele-Crisp Tourism are collaborating to sponsor the second annual Crisp Area Harvest Festival in conjunction with the 100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale at the Cordele Farmers Market on October 9th from 10am-3pm.…

South Georgia Tech hosts counterparts from North Georgia Tech

AMERICUS, GA- Eight individuals from North Georgia Technical College visited their counterparts at South Georgia Technical College in Americus recently to exchange best practices and ideas about graduation, retention, student affairs practices, on-campus housing and academics.    North Georgia Technical College…

Phoebe's Covid-19 update

ALBANY, GA- As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 101 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 27 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center – 5…

Moultrie completes second “Red Vest Day”

  MOULTRIE, GA – The city of Moultrie completed the second “Red Vest Day” for the Downtown Covered Breezeway project on Tuesday. Made possible by a grant from Lowe’s 100 Hometowns Initiative (see here for our initial coverage), the goal…

Autopsy prompts upgrade to murder charge in Americus

AMERICUS, GA - Americus Police Chief Mark Scott and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are revealing a murder charge now for 38 year old Carlos Santana Washington, in connection to the death of 38 year old Nicole Ileia Keys. On Tuesday…

Tift hosting scrap tire event

TIFTON, GA – The Tift County Board of Commissioners and the Tift County Public Works Department will host a scrap tire amnesty event October 8-9 at the Tift County Public Works Department. Citizens within the county and its municipalities may…

Hathaway named Cordele's new police chief

CORDELE, GA - Thursday morning, Cordele police announced the Tuesday night city commissioners' decision to approve the hiring of Mike Hathaway as the city's new Chief of Police. Hathaway comes to Train Town with 31 years of experience within the…

Ward 2 is Operation Clean Sweep's next Albany target

ALBANY, GA- The Good Life City's ongoing beautification efforts intensify tomorrow as Albany’s Public Works Department continues “Operation Clean Sweep.” The revitalization efforts will focus on the specific areas within Ward two starting at 8:00 AM. The clean-up will entail curb…

Outlaw's drive-by goodbye from Crisp Regional

CORDELE, GA - After 53 years to the day, Crisp Regional Hospital's longest serving employee is saying goodbye. It was on September 15, 1968 that Cordele's Madge Outlaw began working at then Crisp County Hospital. Outlaw says the hospital's human…