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Keep Crisp Beautiful hosts town hall meeting

CORDELE, Ga. — A town hall meeting was held at South Georgia Technical College Thursday night regarding the possible implementation of a Land Bank in Cordele/Crisp County. Blighted, abandoned properties often with…

38th annual Congressional Art Competition in Albany

(ALBANY, Ga)- The 2nd Congressional District of Georgia held their 38th annual Congressional Art Competition Thursday evening at the Albany Museum of Art. Students from more than 27 counties across Southwest Georgia submitted their artwork and had it on display…

NHBC presents "Sacrifice of Glory"

CORDELE, Ga. — Easter is Sunday. Members of Northern Heights Baptist Church are preparing to present "Sacrifice of Glory." The program will be held at the church on Friday, Saturday and Monday…

Southwest GA preparing for thunderstorms

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Red Cross of Southwest Georgia is busy finishing preparations as thunderstorms move into the area Friday morning. This comes days after an EF-1 tornado touched down in Colquitt  County, causing damage to several homes. SW Georgia Red…

Area schools closed

CORDELE, Ga. — There is a threat of severe weather across the South Georgia TV viewing area for Friday. Due to that threat, the following schools have reported that they will be closing tomorrow. Crisp County Dooly County Turner County…

Young anchors report the news

  CORDELE, Ga. — Livey Hamilton, McKenzie Johnson and Stephon Robinson may not look like your typical news team you see on your TV every day, but these pint-sized anchors have a lot…

Governor Kemp signs Medical Marijuana Bill

(ATLANTA, Ga)- In front of a pack, ed house, Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp signed a bill allowing medicinal marijuana oil to be sold to registered patients. House Bill 324, known…

Young racer competes in Cordele

CORDELE, Ga. — He may not be old enough to have a driver's license yet, but that doesn't stop 13-year old Grant Thompson from burning rubber on the racetrack. The young driver from Mobile,…

Albany man arrested in Atlanta for forgery and fraud

(ALBANY, Ga)- An Albany man was arrested in Atlanta for forgery, according to the Albany Police Department. In an incident report from the police department, a student had received two checks from 18 year-old, Jarrell Chester. Chester was telling the…

Vienna native receives Navy honor

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — (April 11, 2019) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Geraud Lewis, from Vienna, Georgia is assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) training department. He recently received the Warrior of the Week award for outstanding performance from…

Law enforcement organizes distracted driving patrol

CORDELE, Ga. — On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network, and Cordele Police Department worked in tandem conducting concentrated patrols on distracted driving. There were 31 total contacts and citations were issued for…

Police investigate death

CORDELE — According to Capt. Andrew Roufs of the Cordele Police Department they are currently investigating a death at 301 West 24th Avenue at Hilltop Apartments. The deceased is a 46-year old white male. According to Capt. Roufs there is…

Rural Strong Georgia in Tifton

(TIFTON, Ga)- Small business owners from across Georgia came to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture Friday afternoon for the Rural Strong Georgia program. United States Department of Agriculture Georgia Director, Joyce White…

DA honors Officers of the Year

CORDELE, Ga. — Brad Rigby, District Attorney with the Cordele Judicial Circuit,  presented the awards for Officer of the Year at Thursday's Candlelight Vigil honoring National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Two law enforcement…

Candlelight Vigil honors victims of crime

  CORDELE, Ga. — They come from all walks of life, different ages, different races, different religions, but they all know the pain of loss. In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week…

Dougherty County law enforcement holds Criminal Justice Forum

(ALBANY, Ga)- Dougherty County law enforcement held a second Criminal Justice Forum Thursday evening. Dozens of concerned citizens packed into the community room at the Albany Police Department to voice their concerns. Their concerns were answered by a panel of…

Crisp Academy students graduate C.H.A.M.P.S

CORDELE, Ga. — The Crisp County Sheriff's Office held their annual C.H.A.M.P.S. Graduation ceremony for Crisp Academy students Thursday. Fifth and sixth grade students participated in the program which stands for Choosing Healthy…

New store in Albany offers natural alternative

(ALBANY, Ga)- A new store in Albany is offering a more relaxing alternative to traditional medicine. It's called CBD oil. Earth and Him owner, Jamie Kiep says there are a…

Crisp Commissioners pass resolution for BOE

CORDELE, Ga. — Crisp County Commissioners approved a bond resolution for the school system in regards to the new middle school which is currently under construction. School Superintendent Cindy Hughes was joined by…

Plans moving forward for Downtown Albany Hotel

    (ALBANY, Ga)- Downtown Albany is about to get a big boost to its economy. The Albany City Commission approved the $13.6 million plan for 207 Pine Avenue to remodeled into a…

Commissioners issue proclamation for victims of crime

CORDELE, Ga. — The Crisp County Board of Commissioners issued several proclamations during their regular meeting Tuesday morning. County Administrator Tom Patton read the proclamation, which was signed by commissioners. Receiving the proclamation were Belinda Folds Griffin, who is the…