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Former NFL player Ricardo Lockette speaks to students in Calhoun Co.

EDISON, Ga. (WALB) - On Friday, Super Bowl Champion Ricardo Lockette made his return to southwest Georgia. He was the guest speaker in an event that celebrated young student-athletes in Calhoun County. Principal of Calhoun County Middle-High School, Erika Green, said having both students and their parents involved in the...
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Calhoun Co. Family Connection seeking book donations

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Calhoun County Public Schools’ reading scores sit among the lowest in the state. Thirty percent of fifth graders are reading at or above the target while the average in Georgia is 60%, according to the Georgia Department of Education. This trend is similar at the...
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Edison Community Day aims to keep kids out of trouble

EDISON, Ga. (WALB) - Residents in the city of Edison are hoping to unite their community and spread positivity. “Community Day” was aimed at bringing people together in Calhoun County and exposing them to their neighbors and local vendors in a safe environment. Events like this are an uncommon type of event for Edison.
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Calhoun County hosts first annual community wellness summit

Five local women rallied together to host the first-ever Community Wellness Summit in Edison, Ga. The summit was held on Saturday, April 16 at the Edison Lions Club. Members describe the Help Us Help You Summit as an initiative to encourage, empower and educate the town’s youth, parents, and community members.
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Dr. Herbert Shippey Remembers Vietnam War Experiences in ABAC Book Launch and Reading on April 26

TIFTON— When Dr. Herbert Shippey was growing up in Calhoun County and Albany, he had no idea that he would find himself as a young adult in the belly of a plane at night over Southeast Asia. His task was to record secret transmissions in a language about as far from his native South Georgia dialect as a language can be, while at the same time worrying if his plane was about to be shot down by a North Vietnamese fighter jet.
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School closures/early dismissals announced ahead of potential severe weather Tuesday

Out of an abundance of caution, some Southwest Georgia schools have announced closures because of the potential for severe weather Tuesday and Wednesday. Calhoun County schools will be closed. In a post on their Facebook page, they say, "Due to impending bad weather on Tuesday, April 5, Calhoun County Schools will be closed tomorrow and classes resume Wednesday, April 6."
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Anna Grace Ginn Wins Grand Champion

Anna Grace Ginn, daughter of Graham and Julie Ginn, won Grand Champion for the Calhoun County Market Hog Show on February 19, 2022 in Edison, Georgia. Makinley D...
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Randolph Co. deputies investigating man’s death

CUTHBERT, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a death in Randolph County early Thursday morning. Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office say, Willie Hart, 37, died on Fountain Bridge Road about 1:20 a.m. A Calhoun County deputy said he noticed a car driving...
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PREP BASKETBALL: Redskins hand Calhoun Co. first loss in Elite Eight

EDISON, Ga. —The Social Circle Redskins made the most of its 400-plus mile road trip to Edison, Georgia on Wednesday. In the Elite Eight, the Redskins downed the Calhoun County Cougars 88-77 — Calhoun County’s first loss of 2022. Now, Social Circle not only advances to the...
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Traffic stop leads to drugs, drone seizure in Calhoun County

A prison ploy was uncovered after a traffic stop in Calhoun County over the weekend. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 31 that three people have been arrested for drugs and attempting to send contraband into the prison with a drone. Deputies made a traffic stop on Sunday, February...
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Calhoun County carries confidence into Region Championship

EDISON, Ga. (WALB) - Out in Edison, the Calhoun County boys basketball team is in the midst of yet another historic season. The guys are set to play for a region title on Friday night and the Cougars will enter 23-0. A program that is hoping for another perfect season,...
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