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One dead in Sunday morning shooting

(ALBANY, GA) - One man was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning, according to the Albany Police Department. APD responded to a call in the 2000 block of West Broad Avenue, shortly before 1 A.M. Sunday morning. Police found…

Phoebe preps for COVID-19 vaccine

ALBANY, Ga. - As the pandemic continues to take lives and affect Americans , Phoebe Health System announced that they are already preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine. Phoebe hopes to use its annual influenza vaccination program for employees as a trial…

APD investigating overnight shooting

(ALBANY, GA) -The Albany Police are investigating the Thorton Drive area, searching for two shooting suspects. The Black male is wearing a gray shirt and khaki pants, and the Black female is wearing a white shirt and black pants and…

Phoebe Sumter sees spike in COVID-19 cases

Phoebe Hospital System announced today that their hospital in Sumter County has experienced a spike in COVID-19 patients. "Across the system we have 74 patients today, 57 in Albany, 16 in Sumter, and one at worth. Just three to four…

Crisp County Sheriff's Office receives $15,000 grant

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. - Crisp County Sheriff’s Office announced it has received a $15,000 Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2020, will help finance new Mobile Data Terminals for…

Wednesday morning homicide marks city's 10th homicide in 2020

ALBANY, Ga. -Less than 24 hours after Albany Police Chief Michael Persley expressed concern about the city's spike in gun violence, another person is dead Wednesday morning following a shooting. Willie Stringer Jr., 32, of from Blakely, Ga., was found…

Local school nurse talks back to school prep

(SYLVESTER, GA) -- As school systems announce a later start date in August over COVID-19, a group of school workers is making preparations much differently than in years passed: the school nurses who've been planning for months. "We've been preparing…

House of Rep. passes alcohol delivery bill

ATLANTA, GA -- The Georgia State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow for alcohol delivery. House Bill 879 would allow for restaurants, liquor stores, and even supermarkets to have the option of delivering beer, wine, and spirits…

Albany Police Chief discusses crime spike

ALBANY, Ga. - Albany Police Chief Michael Persley says there’s been a spike in crime in the Good Life City. There were three homicides in July alone, making a total of 9 homicides so far this year. The Albany Police Department…

Albany leader suggests mask mandate

(ALBANY, GA) - With COVID-19 cases holding steady in the Good Life City, current Mayor Pro-Tem, Jon Howard is suggesting to fellow Albany officials that the city adopt a mask mandate, requiring them in all public places. He cites the city's…

PCOM students holding back to school drive

(MOULTRIE, GA) - The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's South Georgia campus is giving back to Colquitt County students for the upcoming school year.. PCOM students are accepting donations in order to give out school supplies for Colquitt County's elementary school…

APD charges 3 in Gordan Ave. homicide

ALBANY, Ga. - The Albany Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Team charged the following individuals in the Brykia Washington Homicide and Aggravated Assault Ta’Tavius Hawkins on August 1, 2020: Dreshun Clark, 23 (In Jail and Charged with Murder) Aukievah, Thomas,19 (Obstruction of Law…

Dougherty County Schools gear up for upcoming school year

ALBANY, Ga. - Dougherty County Schools are getting themselves together for the school year. And part of getting ready involves distributing meals and technology. The school system announced that they will return to school virtually beginning the 17th. And Students were…

Phoebe admitted 47 COVID-19 patients over the month of July

ALBANY, Ga. - As of noon Monday, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 64 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 13 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center –…