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Georgia Power welcomes Hyundai Motor Group to Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA, GA-  Georgia Power today joined with Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to celebrate the decision by Hyundai Motor Group to open its first fully dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facility in the…

Motorists to encounter roadwork in Lee County

LEESBURG, GA – The Lee County Board of Commissioners has announced that they are investing over 2 million dollars in the resurfacing of 12 miles of roads in Lee County. Oxford Construction crews have begun working on Palmyra Road and…

Duke acquitted of murder; guilty of concealment

OCILLA, GA - An Irwin County jury has found accused murderer Ryan Duke not guilty of killing former beauty queen Tara Grinstead, but guilty of concealing her 2005 death. Friday morning, after 8 hours of deliberations, the jury returned with…

Colquitt valedictorian's ticket to Georgia Tech

MOULTRIE, GA - Around 20,000 high school seniors apply for admission to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Out of that applicant pool, 40 students are eventually selected to participate in a prestigious scholarship program called the Stamps President's Scholarship. This program…

Crisp sheriff's Fentanyl warning

CORDELE, GA - Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock has seen enough of the destructive scourge of a synthetic opiate that is devastating communities nationwide and close to home. Sheriff Hancock says, "Fentanyl is here in Crisp County, and it is…

East Albany apartment shooting investigation

ALBANY, GA - Gunfire rings out at an East Albany apartment complex Thursday afternoon, sending a teen to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Albany Police Department Crisis Communications Manager Sylah Ferguson says the incident happened around 1:30pm at the…

Lee deputies appeal for business burglar

LEESBURG, GA - Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are hoping surveillance images of both a potential suspect and vehicle may help them solve a recent burglary case. The video provided is from early Saturday morning, May 14th outside…

Forgery arrests in Albany

ALBANY, GA – Officers with the Albany Police Department executed a search warrant May 18 in the 600 block of W. 4th Avenue in reference to a forgery case. The APD reports that when their officers arrived on scene, Derrick…

Dougherty goes green for greater mental health

ALBANY, GA - In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Dougherty County Board of Commissioners and United Way of Southwest Georgia are teaming up to change the color of the Gortatowsky Water Fountain (Government Center Plaza Fountain) to green and…

Wynn adds endorsements but losing signs

ALBANY, GA - Wednesday morning in front of Albany's Government Center, local businessman Al Wynn, one of the two remaining Democratic candidates for Georgia's House of Representatives District 153 race, picked up a few more political endorsements while admitting that…

Slowing down on Yorktown Avenue

ALBANY, GA - Residents who live along Albany's Yorktown Avenue see progress in the city's completion of installing new speed tables in their neighborhood, but wonder aloud as to whether they're properly placed. South Georgia Television News stopped by the…

Phoebe sees slight bump in Covid-19 cases

ALBANY, GA - As of Wednesday morning, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 7 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 0 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center –…

Mold infestation causes nightmare

CORDELE, GA- Erika Davis has been paying the rent on a Clegg Blvd home for the past five years. "They need improvements that they can do, but they don't do," said Erika Davis. Southwest…

GBI makes arrest in Baxley homicide

BAXLEY, GA - GBI agents say Ronnie “RJ” May, age 29, of Sandersville, has been arrested and charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Tampering with Evidence. The arrest is related…

GBI investigates Tift teen's death

TIFTON, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms it is investigating the death of a local teenager. Friday, Tift deputies requested the GBI's help after the discovery of 19 year old Teajuwan Jamir Osby. Osby was found deceased in…

Shots fired during repossession; couple charged

ALBANY, GA- Albany Police are looking for a man they say tried stopping a vehicle repossession with gun shots. Police say they were called to the 2700 block of Homewood Drive Monday night in response to a reported aggravated assault…

Missing child sought in Albany found

ALBANY, GA - Albany Police are alerting the community to the safe recovery of a 15 year old girl who had been reported missing. She's identified as Kamia Davis, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and shorts. Police…

APD searches for fleet footed felon

ALBANY, GA - Albany Police are looking for a gunman accused of beating up his girlfriend and taking a shot at police officers who were chasing him. Police say it began early Sunday morning with a robbery by force call…

Pandemic SNAP sunsets this month

ATLANTA, GA-  The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently approved a one-month transition time from May 1-31, 2022, for Georgia to phase out the supplemental, maximum allotment P-SNAP benefits some households have received since March 2020. SNAP households will…

Albany Tech to host Monday's observance for fallen officers

ALBANY, GA - Dougherty County Police Department (DCPD) will host the annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Albany Technical College Kirkland Conference Center, located at 1704 S. Slappey Boulevard, Albany. The…

Speed tables bound for Yorktown

ALBANY, GA - A traffic alert is out for Albany motorists as the city furthers a speed reduction plan for specific thoroughfares. Starting Monday, the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Yorktown Avenue will be closed for the installment of speed…

Juvenile shot at Albany's Luxury Inn

ALBANY, GA - Albany Police are looking for the trigger person behind a Thursday night shooting that left a juvenile injured at a local motel. Police say around 7:45pm Thursday, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 200 block…

Scott wants clarity at Georgia gas pumps

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) reintroduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act along with U.S. Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21). This legislation would better protect engines negatively affected by ethanol-blended gasoline (E15), such as those in boats, motorcycles,…

Cordele mourns Mother Shazier's death

CORDELE, GA - Residents of Cordele and Crisp County awoke Friday morning to the sad news of the city's most senior of citizens passed away. South Georgia Television News has confirmed that Lucille Shazier passed early Friday morning. "Mother Shazier"…