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Body found in Albany

ALBANY, GA -  Albany Police investigators as well as it's crime scene team are at a 7th Avenue location where a body was discovered Monday afternoon. APD's Public Information Officer Phyllis Whitley-Banks says the department was alerted a little after…

Rotary Club of Cordele tabs Herrington as president

CORDELE, GA -  Amber Herrington was installed as the new president of the Rotary Club of Cordele at its first meeting of the 67th year of Rotary on July 14th at the Community Clubhouse.  She accepted the gavel following the successful…

I-75 motorist guidance for Crisp commuters

CORDELE, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is encouraging I-75 motorists to steer clear of planned construction repairs starting Tuesday in Crisp County. Weather permitting, crews are set to work on the I-75 off ramp at exit 99 in…

Cordele teen recovers from shooting

CORDELE, GA- Cordele Police have requested the assistance of the GBI in a Friday night shooting that left a local teenager hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Cordele Police say officers responded around 10:40 to the 500 Block of W 22nd…

Lake Blackshear drowning victim recovered; identified

LAKE BLACKSHEAR, GA-  Crisp County Sheriff's officials have revealed the name of Saturday's drowning victim after retrieving his body from Lake Blackshear Monday morning. Crisp County Public Information Officer Haley Little says their joint search and recovery effort for 25…

More cheers along Lake Blackshear's shore

LAKE BLACKSHEAR, GA - It's safe to say things may get more festive along the shores of Lake Blackshear with a new bottle shop opening it's doors just inside the Crisp County line. Friday, Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce officials helped…

SGTC nursing grads get pinned next week

AMERICUS, GA-South Georgia Technical College will be recognizing 14 graduating practical nursing students from the Americus campus in a pinning ceremony on Thursday, August 5th at 2 p.m. in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus    Jennifer…

Phoebe reveals new Covid-19 hospitalizations

ALBANY, GA-  As of noon Friday, these were Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 41 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – 4 Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Worth Medical Center –…

SGTC'S referral raffle for tuition underway

AMERICUS, GA-  South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is currently registering students for Fall Semester.  Current and new students, who refer or encourage a friend or family member to attend South Georgia Technical College and he or she enrolls, can be entered…

Nurse charged with Crisp jail smuggling

CORDELE, GA- Crisp County deputies have arrested and charged a local medical professional for allegedly smuggling prohibited items into the Crisp County Detention Center. Friday morning, Crisp authorities revealed Thursday's arrest of 45-year-old Jessica Douglas. Douglas is charged with three…

Americus murder suspect sought

AMERICUS, GA -  Americus Police say they're looking for the triggerman in the city's latest fatal shooting and have a prime suspect in mind. Americus Police Chief Mark Scott says his officers are on the lookout for 37 year old…

2 killed in Philema Road collision

LEESBURG, GA - Two people were killed Thursday morning in a motor vehicle accident near the Lee and Dougherty County line. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the wreck happened around 8 this morning on Philema Road. The accident involved…

Covid closes Doerun City Hall lobby

DOERUN, GA- The Covid-19 pandemic appears back on the upswing, and closing a city hall lobby in South Georgia in the process. The city of Doerun took to their Facebook page to announce the immediate closure of the lobby of…

Sex trafficking charges land 8 in Dougherty jail

  ATLANTA, GA- Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted eight individuals for 54 gang and human trafficking charges. A Dougherty County Grand Jury returned the indictment on July 28, 2021. “Gangs…

Ex-Lee deputy bonds out of jail on sodomy charges

LEESBURG, GA- A former investigator of the Lee County Sheriff's Department has left their jail after posting the required bond for the 9 criminal charges leveled against him. GBI agents arrested 46 year old Christopher Troy Harnage earlier this week…

GBI drug arrests in Metter

METTER, GA- On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Angela Lanet Braziel, age 54, and Amirah Yasmin Braziel, age 29, both of Metter, were arrested following a drug investigation initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO),…

Dougherty reverts to masking policies

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GEORGIA - Given the current increase in COVID-19 cases in the Dougherty County community, Dougherty County is reverting back to a MASK REQUIRED policy for ALL county buildings and facilities, effective immediately.   Vaccinated or not, all employees…

Masking now mandatory for Crisp school busses

CORDELE, GA - The day before the start of school, the Crisp County Board of Education says schools will follow the mandate requiring school bus operators and passengers to wear a mask while on school buses. Thursday morning, the Crisp…

Albany State's 2021 homecoming entertainers announced

ALBANY, GA - Albany State University took to it's social media page to announce this year's lineup of entertainment for it's 2021 Homecoming concert. The Official Albany State University Homecoming Concert featuring Charlie Wilson, Salt N Pepa, and Lenny Williams…

Stephens tabbed for Turner Parks & Rec post

ASHBURN, GA - The Turner County Board of Commissioners invites you to come and meet their new Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Stephens July 31st 11 AM Until 1 PM. Turner County Recreation Complex is located at 2529 Highway 41 in…

Hill to address ATC dental grads

ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College will hold the 2021 pinning ceremony for graduates of it's Dental Assisting Program Thursday afternoon at 3pm in the Logistics Education Center auditorium building on campus. Each graduate will come forth when their name is…

Worth deputies bust suspected crime ring

SYLVESTER, GA -  Worth County Sheriff Don Whitaker says nearly two months of intensive detective work leads to the arrest of four individuals suspected of engineering a local auto theft ring. Sheriff Whitaker says over the course of two days,…

Tifton teen death investigation underway

TIFTON, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Tifton Police Department in the city's latest apparent homicide. Tifton Police say around 10:30 Monday night, they responded to a shots fired call to 131/2 Street. Shortly afterward, officers…

Lowndes & Moody AFB renew water deal

VALDOSTA, GA -  In October of 2016, Moody Air Force Base introduced its first Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) for water treatment to the installation. This five-year contract will expire this September and promptly be renewed on the first of October for…