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Albany State University has positive effect on economy

ALBANY, Ga. - Albany State University is one of the largest employers in town, and has a had a major impact on the local economy. The school announced that it had created an impact of more than $240 million. In…

Lee County High School hosts 4th annual "Purple Out"

(LEESBURG, Ga)- While the Lee County High School Trojans normally turn out in red and black, Friday night, they took on the color purple for Alzheimer's awareness. Lee County High Athletic Director, and Assistant Principal, Hank Wright tells us, “It's just…

Man wanted on several warrants taken into custody

CORDELE, Ga. - A Crisp County man wanted on several warrants was taken into custody Thursday. Randy Barner, 56, was arrested on probation violation warrants issued in Crisp County, Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said. A deputy on patrol spotted…

Fire chiefs from across the state meet in Albany

ALBANY, Ga. - For the first time since 2013, fire chiefs from all over Georgia are meeting in Albany for the annual fire services conference. Assistant Fire Chief Eugene Anderson…

Community clean up day set for Saturday

ALBANY, GA. - Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is getting set for the organization's big recycling event this weekend to safely dispose of a few things. The set up will be in…

New 911 building will decrease ambulance response time

CORDELE, Ga. - Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock updated commissioners on the progress of the new E-911 center. The project is moving forward and a coat of paint is going on this week, Hancock said. The sheriff’s office has received…

Albany remembers 9/11

ALBANY, Ga. - First response organizations came together Wednesday in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Across southwest Georgia, services were held throughout the day Wednesday in memory of the thousands killed during the…

City to demolish structures in blighted neighborhood

ALBANY, Ga. - More than 25 trailers sit abandoned and falling apart on Broad Avenue in East Albany. They will be torn down in a few weeks. Albany City Commissioner John Howard said the demolition has been needed for a…

Polling location changes in Arabi

CORDELE, Ga. -Crisp County Commissioners approved a contract to change the voting poll location in Arabi. In the past, citizens have voted at City Hall, however the location is small and cannot accommodate the new voting machines that will be…

Flint Riverkeepers update water status

ALBANY, Ga. - The Flint Riverkeepers will hold meetings in Bainbridge and Albany later this month to discuss the river's status. These meetings also include evaluations of Albany's sewer and storm water systems. "I would hope now that the spills…

Red Cross seeking blood donors

ALBANY, Ga. Now that Hurricane Dorian has passed, the Red Cross of Southwest Georgia is looking to the public to supply blood donations. One local church, Porterfiled United Methodist Church, assisted with the recovery efforts by holding a blood drive…

Lee County students hold tribute for child who died

LEESBURG, Ga. - Students and staff at Lee County Primary School wore red Friday morning to pay a special tribute to a student who passed away this week. Students and staff at the school took a picture standing in…

Turner Job Corps launches Tell One for Turner Campaign

ALBANY, Ga. - An Albany organization aimed at helping at risk young adults is launching a new campaign. The Turner Job Corps announced Tell One for Turner recruitment campaign Thursday evening. Tell One for Turner is meant to promote education…

Police identify suspect in robbery

CORDELE, Ga. — Cordele police have identified a lone suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery this morning. Police were called to US Discount Store located at 1310 S. Seventh Street at around 9:50 a.m. Friday. Employees informed…

Command changes at Marine Corps Logistics Base

ALBANY, Ga. - The Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany witnessed a new high ranking officer named Friday morning, and his predecessor retiring. As a military band played in the background, Sgt. Major Johnny Higdon was officially relieved of his…

Albany State holds investiture for Marion Fedrick

ALBANY, Ga. - Friday morning will be the culmination of two years of work for Albany State University President Marion Fedrick. The university is holding her investiture ceremony Friday. The Board of Regents appointed Fedrick president last year after she…

Police department accepting applications for citizens police academy

ALBANY, Ga. - The Albany Police Department is looking for applicants for the 37th session of its citizens' police academy. The 10-week session gives civilians a chance to see the ins-and-outs of the Albany Police Department. Ride alongs, investigations and…

Parris Island evacuates Marines to Albany

ALBANY, Ga. - The U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany is opening the doors to another Marine Corps installation in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Tuesday night, the base welcomed more than 6,000 recruits and personnel from Parris Island…