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Blakely mayor issues local emergency declaration after recent shootings

BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely Mayor Travis Wimbush has issued a local emergency declaration after several recent shootings in his city. It says the decision is due to increased gun violence in the last month that is endangering the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Three people were shot...
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Blakely police searching for June shooting suspect

BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely authorities are asking for your help in finding a man involved in a June shooting. Derry Battle, 24, is wanted for 2 counts of Aggravated Assault in connection with the June 8 shooting on Mulberry Avenue in Blakely. They ask that anyone with information on...
Albany Herald

Surface issues at the heart of recreation trail disagreement

Editor’s Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about the proposed 13.6-mile recreational trail between the city of Albany and Sasser that is the subject of a lawsuit pitting the city of Albany against the South Georgia Rails to Trails group. ALBANY — An announcement this week...

Arrests made in Blakely aggravated assault investigation

BLAKELY — The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Christian Malik Gray, 21, and Jadrian Sol, 23, both of Blakely, on aggravated assault charges (seven counts), cruelty to children in the first degree (four counts), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in Union City this week.

Joyce Barlow to speak at Dawson youth summit

DAWSON -- Businesswoman Joyce Barlow, the Democratic nominee for the state House District 151 seat, will be the keynote speaker at a Youth Summit and Talent Show here July 8. The event, which is for young people ages 17 and up, will be held at 432 Crawford St. Northeast in Dawson. Attendees will have an opportunity to register to vote or apply for college at the youth summit.

Interview with lifelong Blakely resident

Ferguson is believed to be living with a condition that may impair his judgement. Brittney Pettis joins WTVY to talk about this year's "Dog Daze of Summer" event on July 9. WTVY speaks with White House correspondent Jon Decker as he recaps an eventful NATO Summit in Spain.

Georgia Peanuts: Through the Eyes of a Farmer – Tom Ingram – Video

It’s #FarmerFriday and time for you to meet Tom Ingram from Dawson, Ga! Tom’s farm is Motnella Farms. They grow peanuts and cotton. Tom enjoys farming because he feels like it’s in his blood. He enjoys reminiscing of memories from peanut farming as a child. Look for this video and more in the series on the Georgia Peanuts Facebook page, Instagram, TikTok or the Georgia Peanut Commission YouTube page.

New businesses expected to come to the city of Parrott

PARROTT, Ga. (WALB) - A regional entrepreneur in Albany is trying to expand the city of Parrott by bringing in more businesses. Some of the things that have been missing in the city of Parrott in the last 15 years are they haven’t had a convenience store or restaurant.

“News4 Hometown Tour” visits Blakely

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The News4 team is loading up every Friday in July and hitting the road for live shows in five Wiregrass counties. The first stop on the tour is to Early County and the city of Blakely. There are a number of great places to visit while...

Blakely shooting suspects arrested in north Georgia

BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — The two suspects that police say were involved in a Blakley shooting in late May have been arrested. Jadrian Sol and Christian Gray were arrested Thursday morning in Fulton County, Georgia, according to Blakely Police Department. Sol and Gray were wanted in connection with the...

2 suspects nabbed in Blakely shooting

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely police say two suspects have been arrested in a late May shooting that injured three people. Jadrian Sol, 23, and Christian Gray, 21, were taken into custody Thursday morning in Fulton County, Georgia. Both of the suspects are from Blakely, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

GBI: Blakely shooters captured in Fulton

UNION CITY, GA- On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the U.S. Marshals Service SE Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Christian Malik Gray, age 21, and Jadrian Sol, age 23, both of Blakely, GA. Both men were arrested for Aggravated Assault (seven counts), Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree (four counts),...

Luke Bryan’s Fourth Of July As A Kid Depended On How ‘Poor We Were’

Luke Bryan is looking towards this long Fourth of July weekend while looking back at the past and what he and his family did while growing up in Georgia. Luke told us, “A typical Fourth of July, we would float a watermelon in the pool. Fourth Of July was always based on how poor we were. If it was a good year, we’d go over to Fort Gaines and cook hamburgers at the community park and grill there, and we’d go waterskiing.”

Free medical testing to come to Muscogee County, surrounding areas

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Free Health Clinics and free testing are headed to Muscogee County in the next two months, beginning on July 14 and every second Thursday after that. The Muscogee County Health District will have a van in the Courthouse Square in Lumpkin, Georgia, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can receive free HIV and COVID testing, free vaccines and COVID at home-test kits.

2 arrested in Blakely shooting incident

BLAKELY, Ga. (WALB) - Two people were arrested in connection to a shooting that happened in Blakely, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Christian Malik Gray, 21, and Jadrian Sol, 23, were charged with seven counts of aggravated assault, four counts of first degree cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.