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Albany and Dougherty County suspend EOC COVID-19 operations

(ALBANY, GA) – Albany and Dougherty County officials met Thursday to make a major announcement: that they would be closing the Emergency Operations Center for COVID-19 as well as suspending task force conferences. Albany Fire Chief, Cedric Scott says that with a major decline in COVID-19 cases in the community,...
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Dougherty Co. ends COVID operations at emergency operations center

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Citing the steadiness of low COVID-19 numbers, the Dougherty County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will close its COVID-19 operations, according to county officials. The county said the closure is effective immediately. County officials said with the closure, residents are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A...
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Teen charged in Albany death of 17-year-old

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A teen has been charged in the shooting death of Khaliq Nykeem Jackson, 17, on June 6, according to the Albany Police Department (APD). APD said Zacharias Smith, 17, has been charged and booked into the Dougherty County Jail after Jackson was shot in the 200 block of Pine Bluff around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.
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Dawson man arrested on cocaine trafficking charge

DAWSON – Decarlo Shadon Williams, 42, of Terrell County, was arrested recently and charged with one count of trafficking cocaine. An investigation leading to Williams’ arrest began in late May when the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office received information that large quantities of cocaine were being distributed in Dawson. The GBI, assisted by the Dawson Police Department and the Terrell County Sheriff’s Office, pursued the information, which resulted in the issuance of several search warrants during the course of the investigation.
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Dougherty County Receives AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities Recognition

Dougherty County Receives AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities Recognition. DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA – Dougherty County is one of 14 counties in Southwest Georgia’s Region 10 for the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, to be presented with a certificate of recognition as an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. To qualify for this recognition, AARP identifies the community to be one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and supportive community features and services. Additionally, these resources enhance personal independence, allow residents to age in place, and foster residents’ engagement in the community’s civic, economic, and social life.
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‘I need help’: Dougherty County Coroner requests more funding amid proposed budget cuts

ALBANY, Ga. – We begin with a follow-up on a story we first brought you two weeks ago. It was then Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler was asking for an extra $20,000, to fund his office’s work…Which Monday, he received…But the extra money highlights an ongoing issue, and that is how the Coroner’s Office has exceeded budget, for four consecutive years…South Georgia Television News reporter Samantha Cook tells us what Fowler is saying.
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Dougherty Co. coroner pushes back against proposed budget cuts

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Monday, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler presented recommendations to county commissioners, detailing where current budget needs fall short. Fowler says there isn’t enough money budgeted to adequately get the job done. The finance committee said the coroner’s office has a history of going over budget.
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Dougherty Co. officially accepts recovery funding

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The federal American Rescue Plan is giving millions to local cities and counties to assist with COVID-19 recovery. Dougherty County will receive just over $17 million. There is specific guidance on how the funds can be spent, making sure that the money goes towards recovery. ”We...
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Jury trials expected to resume in Dougherty County in mid-June

ALBANY — As Gilda Radner’s Saturday Night Live character Roseanne Rosannadanna used to remark, “It’s always something; if it’s not one thing, it’s another.”. That has been the experience of court proceedings in Dougherty County as an effort to resume criminal trials on April 5 after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions was stymied by a water leak that soaked much of the building.
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Upcoming Board Appointments- Dougherty County Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners of Dougherty County, Georgia will make appointments to the following listed Boards. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and/or resume by 5:00 p.m. July 2, 2021 to Bristeria Clark Hope, Deputy County Clerk at Please call 229-431-2121 X0 or visit the Government Information page...
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Dr. Michael Stafford Manning

Dr. Michael Stafford Manning was a native of Ridgeland South Carolina and grew up in Troy Alabama, He was the second child born to Harley Staord Manning of Ridgeland South Carolina and wife Ellen Walters Manning of Marion Virginia. Dr. Manning was born in Roseann Virginia. Dr. Manning's grandfather, Charles...

Woman found dead in Albany Walmart parking lot

A death investigation is underway after a woman was found dead Wednesday night. Police responded to the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the 2500 block of North Slappey Boulevard, in Albany, just after 10:30 p.m. According to a witness, the victim was seen involved in a verbal altercation with a man...
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UPDATE: Body of missing swimmer found in Flint River

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The search for a missing swimmer in the Flint River near the Oakridge bridge ended Thursday afternoon after his body was found, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Lt. Mark McKinnon with DNR, said Therrond Ransom, 22, was recovered by the Lee County Fire...