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APD still searching for shooting suspects

ALBANY, GA – Police were called to the 100 block of North Harding Street the evening of December 1. According to the report, two men gained entry to the home, shot the resident, and stole a large amount of alcohol.…

The Crisp County Sheriff reminds the public to be safe

CORDELE, GA – The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens of ways they can be safer and prevent crime in their “25 Days of Christmas” campaign. Throughout the month of December, they will post helpful hints and reminders to…

Omicrom variant gives new concerns locally

ALBANY, GA -  As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 8 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 5 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center –…

Ben Hill Deputies apprehend suspect after burglary

FITZGERALD, GA – Earlier today, Deputy Sergeant Jay Davis and Deputy Isaiah Christman responded to a burglary call at a local business. On arrival, both deputies met with the store manager, viewed the camera footage, and conducted their investigation. After…

Hollingshed drops 26 as SGTC cruises past ATC 73-58

ALBANY, GA - The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets returned to their winning ways with a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) victory over Albany Tech’s Lady Titans in a come from behind win Wednesday.  The nationally ranked Lady Jets…

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Ben Hill County, GA

ROCHELLE, GA – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Rochelle, Ben Hill County, GA. The Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI conduct an independent investigation of the incident on December 1, 2021. One man is…

AMA's happy holiday campers

ALBANY, GA - It’s that wonderful time of year when the spirit of the season is especially inspiring for kids. The Albany Museum of Art has two four-day art camps in December that will channel holiday energy into memorable creativity.…

APD requests more public assistance

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department is also asking for help locating Vernon Stravinsky Williams, Jr., with regard to outstanding warrants for Criminal Trespass DV and Simple Assault DV. Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of Vernon Williams,…

APD searching for ‘missing juvenile’

ALBANY, GA – Police are searching for another juvenile missing from the Albany area. Kymdericka Warner was reported missing as of November 5, 2021. She is 16 years old. Anyone having information about the location of Kymdericka Warner is encouraged…

APD seeks missing ‘runaway juvenile’

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department is searching for Bobby Fleming, 16, of Albany. Fleming has not been seen or heard from since November, 2021. His last known location was in the 1900 block of Edgerly Avenue area. Anyone…

APD searching for woman with outstanding warrant

ALBANY, GA – The Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of Shawanda Lashun Mathis. Mathis, 46, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Malice Murder. Anyone having information…

Police ask for help finding woman with outstanding warrants

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Raquell Sheree Richardson. Richardson, 24, has warrant(s) for Theft by Deception. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Raquell Sheree Richardson is asked to…

Clayton County PD SWAT officer shot in the line of duty

REX, GA -- The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Rex, GA. The Clayton County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. One Clayton County Police Officer identified as Henry Laxson,…

SGTC deems "Light Up Your Future" drive-thru a success

AMERICUS, GA - The cars just kept coming and the smiles were contagious during South Georgia Technical College’s Drive Thru “Light Up Your Future” event that featured the campus and its programs of study illuminated with thousands of bright lights.    …

Camilla's Covid-19 pop-up clinic

CAMILLA, GA - Camilla's McDonald's restaurant will partner with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) Thursday to host a free Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic. Free shots will be administered from 10:30am to 3:30 pm at the McDonald's located at 28 U.S.…

Albany Police request help in search for wanted individual

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s help in determining the whereabouts of Craig Joseph Strain with regard to outstanding warrants for Aggravated Assault and Terroristic Threats and Acts. Strain, 35, is 5’10” and weighs…

Deriso, Owens take the win in Runoff Election

CORDELE, GA — While the results are still unofficial, Joshua Antwan Deriso emerged victorious in the race for City Commissioner Chairman At Large with 56.42% of the vote over Incumbent John E. Wiggins. In the second runoff for the…

Albany Econo Lodge bust yields coke, heroin & weapons

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Police Department announced earlier today that, after hours of investigation and surveillance, the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit executed a search warrant at the Econo Lodge located at 1525 Dawson Road. The success of the investigation was…

Albany's "witness to warrants" woman

ALBANY, GA - Earlier this month, Albany Police say they wanted to speak with Georgia Fay Lovell as a potential witness to a crime. Today, APD investigators have an active warrant for her arrest. The 33 year old is wanted…

Albany PD requests public’s help

ALBANY, GA – The Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s help with regard to the whereabouts of Anthony Levon Curry. Curry, who is 45 years old, 6’2” and 200 pounds, has outstanding warrants…

I-75 bridge demolition project set

LAKE PARK, GA - Demolition of the old Interstate 75 bridge at the Exit 2/Lake Park/Bellville Road interchange is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting. Demolition will clear the way for the contractor to build new spans in the same…

Traffic stop drug bust for Vienna woman

CORDELE, GA - A Dooly County woman faces multiple drug charges after her arrest Sunday following a traffic stop in Cordele. Police say they initially pulled over a Ford Focus being driven by 47 year old Terra Shantrell Evans of…

Lee Elder passes away at 87

ESCONDIDO, CA - Lee Elder, a champion of racial justice who in 1975 became the first Black man to compete in the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour said on Monday. A cause of death was…

Phoebe's Rose Parade participation plans

ALBANY, GA- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (PPMH) is pleased to partner with LifeLink of Georgia to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.  On January 1, 2022, the Donate Life Rose Parade float…