Cook County Judge announces second warrant amnesty period
ADEL – A Cook County Judge is offering a second warrant amnesty period for individuals with outstanding warrants and fines. Cook County Judge Chase Daughtrey is offering a second warrant amnesty period from March 1 – March 31, allowing eligible individuals to present themselves to pay outstanding fines and clear their warrant without facing a physical arrest. Based on the charge(s), the prosecutor may offer a reduced fine to settle the case. A majority of defendants with active warrants are from Northern Florida, South Georgia, and the Metro Atlanta Area.
Overdue bills threaten utility service for some Cook Co. residents
According to city leaders over 65% of residents did not need a repayment plan following the original billing disruption in 2021.
Downtown Street Festival
The event has snakes, food, arts and crafts, rides, and snakes and reptile shows all day happening on the main stage. CCSO receives $650K in grants for Detention Center HVAC Systems. Updated: Feb. 29, 2024 at 4:05 PM EST. The Crisp County Detention Center has been awarded seven grants. Feb....
Investigators looking for cause of Valdosta house fire
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire in Valdosta early Saturday morning. From a Facebook post for the Valdosta Fire Department (VFD), fire crews were on the scene of a residential fire located on Vallotton Drive. Valdosta Fire Chief Boutwell tells WALB...
3 juveniles shot in 'ambush' in SW Georgia, GBI says
MOULTRIE, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting in Moultrie, Georgia that hospitalized three juveniles over the weekend. Officials say the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Moultrie Housing Authority property on 5th Street NW. According to investigators, a group of minors were...
Tifton Rhythm & Ribs Festival expected to be bigger than ever this weekend
TIFTON, Ga. – While showers are in the forecast, that possibility is not dampening spirits for this weekend’s annual Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival in Tifton’s Fulwood Park. “We are excited for a fun weekend. We are rain or shine! Vendors are already filling the park, and they are ready to serve you. All of the shows are still scheduled to perform,” says Angela M. Elder of the Tifton Tourism office.
VPD makes arrest in Valdosta homicide death investigation
VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has arrested a 59-year-old male in connection to the homicide of a Valdosta man. Arrested: John Paul Battle, African American male 59 years of age, Valdosta resident. Victim: Collies Mathis, African American male, 49 years of age, Valdosta resident. On February 29, 2024,...
Prescription drug drop box now available at the Tift County Sheriff’s Office
TIFTON, Ga. – A prescription drug drop box is located just inside the lobby of the Tift County Sheriff’s Office. The box is for citizens to drop off their outdated, unused/unwanted prescriptions or over the counter drugs instead of flushing medicines down the sink or toilet. It is...
12 new storm sirens coming to Cook County
COOK COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Residents of Cook County will soon see new storm sirens in their area to help alert residents during severe weather. The Cook County Fire Department and EMA announced the locations of the new sirens saying in a post, “Today started the installation on our 12 new storm sirens. It’s been a long time in the works. We are very excited about bringing this system to our Cook County citizens.”
Savor the Sea: Tifton's Six Must-Visit Seafood Restaurants
In this article, we'll be exploring six exceptional seafood restaurants in Tifton. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Multi-vehicle crash leaves minor injuries, temporary lane closures in Tifton
TIFTON Ga. (WALB) - A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 82 near the Kubota dealership in Tifton shut down all lanes of traffic for two hours Thursday afternoon. The crash started after a fire truck was turning eastbound on Highway 520 onto Salem Church Road. An SUV yielded to the fire...
VHS to hold Wildcat cheerleading tryouts
VALDOSTA – Valdosta High School will be holding VHS Wildcat Cheerleading Tryouts for the sports cheer teams in March. Do you have what it takes? Tryout for one of the VHS Cheer Teams!. Basketball. Football/Competition. Mascot. Varsity and Junior Varsity. Physical and forms along with a $10 tryout fee...
🚧 Traffic Alert: Crash Blocks Lanes on SR 376 E in Lowndes County, Georgia
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Georgia. Local authorities in Lowndes County have reported a traffic disruption on SR 376 East at the intersection with White Water Rd. (mile marker 3.21), due to an accident. As a consequence, lanes in this area are currently blocked. Motorists are advised to avoid travel in the affected direction and seek alternative routes. The estimated time for clearing the lanes and resuming regular traffic flow is approximately 3:00 pm. For the latest updates on this situation, travelers can call 511. Additionally, road conditions and further information can be checked at the provided link: https://t.co/uwTGYOHMp3. Commuters are encouraged to plan their routes accordingly and stay informed on the latest traffic developments.
12-year-old, 2 others charged with firing guns in Valdosta
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Three suspects have been arrested in Valdosta after allegedly firing guns off near an apartment. According to VPD, on Feb. 26, at around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to Ora Lee West Homes, in the 600 block of East Ann Street, after numerous citizens called E911 to report that individuals were shooting guns.
VPD arrests 16-year-old male for discharging of a firearm
VALDOSTA – Valdosta police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile male for discharging a firearm after reports from citizens. Arrested: Juvenile Male, 16 years of age, Valdosta resident. On February 27, 2024, at approximately 9:15 pm., Valdosta Police Officers responded to the area of the 2300 block of Deborah Drive, after...
Ga. bill address fentanyl deaths, Lowndes Co. family pushes for Austin’s Law
“I am hoping that this will offer some healing to some families because nothing was done in their cases either.”
Valdosta Police Department launches Stand Against Youth Violence Education (S.A.Y.V.E.) initiative
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) is proud to announce the launch of the Stand Against Youth Violence Education (S.A.Y.V.E.) initiative, aimed at empowering teenagers with the knowledge and skills necessary to combat issues such as bullying, gang activity, substance abuse, firearms safety, and the importance of mentorship. This comprehensive week-long program will be held from June 10th to June 14th, 2024, from 8 am to 12 pm at the City Hall Annex building in the Multipurpose room located at 300 N. Lee St, Valdosta, GA 31601.
Police: Gunfire in Georgia neighborhood leads to the arrest of 3 people, including 12-year-old child
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Above video: Your Thursday headlines. A report of gunfire in a Georgia community led to the arrests of three people, including a 12-year-old child. According to the Valdosta Police Department, officers responded Monday around 6 p.m. to Ora Lee West Homes, on the 600 block of East Ann Street, after receiving multiple 911 calls about gunshots near an apartment.
The coldest February in Berrien County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Read Across America Week: J.T. Reddick Elementary School
Town and Country host Alicia Lewis had the opportunity to read to the students of J.T. Reddick Elementary School in Tifton.