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Body identified in Cordele; GBI investigates

CORDELE, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s been called after the body of a partially clad woman was discovered in a residential backyard Sunday afternoon. Monday afternoon, Cordele Police Chief Jalon Heard identified the deceased as 60 year old Johnnie “Red” Walker. Walker’s body was...
CORDELE, GA
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Three transported to hospital after wreck

Three were transported to Crisp Regional Hospital after a collision in the 1400 block of East 16th Avenue. At this time we are unaware of the condition of the three that were transported.
CRISP COUNTY, GA
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A woman was found dead in Cordele. Here's what we know

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. — A woman was found dead in the 300 block of East 11 Avenue in Cordele. The woman, Johnnie Walker, who went by the nickname "Red," was found dead. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Cordele Police Department are asking for the public's help for any information or recent sightings of her.
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UPDATE: Homicide investigation underway after woman found in Cordele

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has labeled the death investigation as a homicide. The GBI and the Cordele Police Department are asking for the public's help with recent sightings of Walker. The agency says she was last seen in Cordele walking around the intersection of E 16th Avenue and S...
CORDELE, GA
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Marching in memory of Nigel

ALBANY, GA – #TEAMNigel is proud to join with other organizations to raise awareness for #JusticeforNigel and the need for measures to be put in place to keep children safe in Albany, Georgia. The March for our Children: Honoring Nigel Brown, will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 9:00 am. This will be the first birthday of Nigel Brown since his passing in October 2021.
ALBANY, GA
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AFD suspects arsonist at work in West Albany

ALBANY, GA – The Albany Fire Department (AFD) is investigating two fires as arson that occurred Sunday morning on W. Society Avenue. According to AFD, the first call came in around 9:45 a.m. Crews responded to the 100 block of W. Society Avenue where a roll up door at...
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Update: Suspect identified in Lee Co. high-speed chase

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Lee County high-speed chase ended in an arrest on Sunday afternoon. Peyton Lockwood, 26, was arrested following the chase. The high-speed chase started in Lee County and ended in Albany. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the chase started after a call before 2:30p.m....
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Albany Fire Department suspects arson in Sunday fires

ALBANY — Albany Fire Department personnel suspect arson as the cause of a pair of Sunday fires on West Society Avenue. According to AFD officials, the first call came in around 9:45 a.m. Crews responded to the 100 block of West Society Avenue where a roll-up door at the old ice factory was on fire.
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Investigation underway after body found in Cordele

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - An investigation is underway after a body was found in Cordele, according to the Cordele Police Department. Before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a home in the 300 block of East 11th Avenue. A woman was found dead in the backyard, according to Cordele...
CORDELE, GA
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Albany thanks “Safe Place” participants

ALBANY, GA – The City of Albany would like to thank all of the community partners who assisted us with Operation Safe Place. Dougherty County was instrumental in the success of the initiative as well, especially by providing additional locations for us to utilize and helping us get the word out to the community.
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Albany house fire reported

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Sunday, according to a Facebook post by the agency. The fire happened on Society Avenue. Multiple fire personnel responded to the scene. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is learned.
ALBANY, GA

Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott garners appointments

ALBANY — Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott has garnered state and international attention for the Albany Fire Department. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King appointed Scott to the state’s Insurance Services Office Advisory Board. The ISO board assists the commissioner and the State Fire Marshal with evaluating and settling concerns raised by Georgia communities undergoing ISO evaluations.
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Albany church air condition units vandalized

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The pastor at a church in Dougherty County is praying for vandals to be caught who caused thousands of dollars in damages to the church’s A/C Units. Chris Hall, pastor at Mercedes Baptist Church, said he learned his lesson. “They did that, but it cost...
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New hats for AFD’s Scott

ALBANY, GA – Albany Fire Chief Cedric Scott will be representing the City of Albany and Dougherty County with two new appointments. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King appointed Chief Scott to the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Advisory Board. The ISO Advisory Board will assist Commissioner King and the State Fire Marshal with evaluating and settling concerns raised by Georgia communities undergoing ISO evaluations.
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