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Woman killed in Liberty Expressway wreck

A woman has died following an accident in Albany Thursday evening. Albany police responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the 700 block of Liberty Expressway just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say that a Nissan Altima was traveling westbound when the vehicle hydroplaned across the media. The vehicle rotated and...
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APD investigates fatal hydroplaning accident

ALBANY, GA – Albany Police’s Traffic Unit is investigating Thursday night’s fatal multi-vehicle collision on Liberty Expressway. Officers say they responded to the 700 block of the Expressway just before 6:30pm. Police believe a Nissan Altima was traveling westbound when the vehicle hydroplaned across the median. The...
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DOCO Chairman-Elect accused of using homophobic slur

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The incoming Dougherty County Commission Chairman Lorenzo Heard is accused of using a homophobic slur toward a city commissioner. As WALB News 10′s Molly Godley questioned Jalen Johnson. He says this is part of an ongoing issue between the chairman-elect and city commissioner Jalen Johnson.
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1 dead after Albany fatal car accident on Liberty Expressway

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A 36-year-old woman died after a fatal car accident involving two tractor-trailers Thursday on Liberty Expressway, according to the Albany Police Department (APD). Police said just before 6:30 p.m., a white Nissan Altima was traveling on Liberty Expressway near Exit 6B. The Altima lost control and...
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Phoebe warns about large gatherings during holiday weekend

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) -Doctors are warning about what could come after a holiday weekend of large gatherings. Phoebe is now reporting 33 COVID hospitalizations with 27 in Albany, a 150% increase in two weeks. In response, Phoebe has expanded their unit in Phoebe Main dedicated to treating COVID-19 patients. Dr....
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Albany residents react to Radium Springs Trail plans

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Dougherty County leaders are trying to make the Flint River more of a draw as they’re working on plans for an extended trail. County leaders say they’ll use a new 3.2 million dollar federal grant and local funds to pay for a 6-mile pedestrian walk that will connect Radium Springs to Downtown Albany.
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Sylvester pastors push to help with food insecurity

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - The cost of groceries is creating food insecurity in big cities and in small towns. According to the Tifton Food Banks, the need for donations has decreased and now has impacted areas of Sylvester just 20 miles down the road from Albany. Justin Lucas, the pastor...
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APD looking for wanted woman

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department is asking for help finding a wanted woman. Keishambreyia TyKimberly Douglas, 27, is wanted on aggravated assault, violation of family protection order and third degree cruelty to children charges. She is described as 5′3 and weighs 177 pounds. Anyone with information...
ALBANY, GA
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Police investigating 4 Paws Pet Parlor break-in

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - Police in Sylvester are looking for a burglar who broke into a pet shop but didn’t steal anything. Camera footage inside 4 Paws Pet Parlor shows a man rummaging through the store on Sunday. He’s looking for something but apparently didn’t find what he was looking for.
SYLVESTER, GA
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Tifton’s new found $955K

TIFTON, GA- The City of Tifton was one of nine (9) communities awarded funding through the FY2022 Rural Downtown Redevelopment Grant funding. On Thursday, June 29, 2022, Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced the official awards made by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Commissioner Nunn stated, “These projects represent strategic investments in revitalizing downtown districts. Downtowns are the heart and economic centers of so many of our communities. These funds will assist in creating a sense of place and connectivity to residents which promotes the economic vitality of our downtowns.”
TIFTON, GA
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Tifton celebrates 150th anniversary honoring veteran Col. Ralph Puckett Jr.

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - In celebration of Tifton’s 150th Anniversary Friday, the community recognized and honored Col. Ralph Puckett, Jr. at First United Methodist Church. City leaders signed a proclamation that officially marks July 1st “Col. Ralph Puckett Day” in Tifton. Col. Puckett is a native of...
TIFTON, GA
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Historic Albany church members outraged over approved liquor license

Albany community members stormed out of Wednesday night's commission meeting in outrage after a liquor license was approved in a location many felt was disrespectful to a historic religious monument. Wednesday night, at the Albany City Commission meeting, commissioners approved an alcohol license at a food mart located at 2609...
ALBANY, GA
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Tifton honors their own hometown hero

In honor of Tifton's 150th anniversary, they spent Friday morning honoring their own hometown hero. City leaders held a special ceremony recognizing 95 year old United States Army Retired, Colonel Ralph Puckett, Jr. Colonel Puckett is a Medal of Honor Recipient who returned to his hometown on Friday where he...
TIFTON, GA
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Title IX: Then and now

Albany, Ga. – 1972 was a year to remember in sports. The Los Angeles Lakers won their sixth NBA Finals, their first in almost 20 years. The Miami Dolphins were on their way to be the ONLY team in NFL history, as it stands, to have an undefeated season, and tennis legend Billie Jean King would go on to win three grand slam titles.
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