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7-foot alligator found in Lee Co. yard

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - It was an exciting Friday morning for some residents in Lee County when a 7-foot alligator was found in a Creekside Manor yard. It’s believed the gator came from a nearby creek. The alligator was reported to be in a resident’s yard on Foxworth Drive around 7 a.m.
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Lee Co. first responders run through active shooter drill

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Lee County is introducing a new rescue task force in the case of an active shooter. This will make Lee County one of the three counties with a rescue task force. The goal of this new rescue task force is to cut down on the time...
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Lee County holds mock shooter drill after months of training

After months of training, Lee County Emergency Services and Law Enforcement are holding a mock shooter drill. The drill was held at Lee County 9th Grade Academy and served as a way for all agencies to have a collective active shooter training day. Representatives from the Leesburg Police department, Lee...
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Lee County residents could see a potential end to traffic on Lovers Lane Rd

Lee County residents could see an end to numerous traffic delays as a potential roundabout is in the works. The Georgia Department of Transportation is collecting feedback on a proposed single lane roundabout at the intersection of State Route 133 and Lovers Lane Road. District Communications Director Juanita Birmingham explained...
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Lee County Commission approves new budget, TSPLOST to be added to ballot

Tuesday evening at the Lee County commission meeting, commissioners approved the adoption of the 2022-2023 budget. Lee County Chairman Billy Mathis says the commission is very proud of the budget. Mathis says they were able to balance the budget with no use of reserves, federal funding, and no tax increases.
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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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Lee County officials vote on new ABC license fee

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Lee County officials also discussed fees for specific ABC licenses during tonight’s commission meeting. The two types of licenses discussed were for food or beverage trucks and hospitality management programs. However, the food or beverage truck license only applies to more prominent areas like Birmingham, with a state fee of $350.
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Albany Ruff Riders excel at USATF Georgia Youth Track and Field Championships

McDONOUGH — The Albany Ruff Riders brought home three state championships over the weekend at the USA Track and Field Georgia Youth Track and Field Championships, and now they have their sights set on regional and national competitions later this year. Monroe’s Marianna Wright and Lee County’s Sarah Head...
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Lee, State, Federal Officials Celebrate Broadband Project

Making good on its commitment to leave no town behind, Kinetic has kicked off a project to deliver fiber internet service to more than 4,000 homes and businesses in Lee County. The project is part of the working agreement with Sumter EMC of Americus. Windstream's project investment is part of...
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OUT in the Wild ... southwest Georgia style

ALBANY -- Stephen Brimberry and Allen Vanhook know an event like the one the newly formed Out and About Proud group planned for this weekend would not have been possible even a couple of decades ago. But the businessmen agreed during a recent discussion that the time was right for...
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