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Bainbridge traffic stop leads to arrest of 2 convicted felons

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - Two men were arrested after a traffic stop led to Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) finding a handgun inside the vehicle, according to the department’s Facebook page. BPS said on Wednesday, around 2 p.m., an officer with the Criminal Enforcement Division conducted a traffic stop on a...
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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Motorcyclist killed in Dougherty Co. accident

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened in Albany Friday morning, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler. It happened in the 1900 block of Moultrie Road around 7 a.m. Fowler said the man killed has not been identified yet. The motorcyclist was...
ALBANY, GA
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Welcome changes next week

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Overcast with pockets of light through the evening. Otherwise remnants of Nicholas will keep SGA with clouds and rain chances through the weekend into early next week. Not all day rain but watch for periods of moderate to heavy rain mostly afternoons and evenings. For now the damp conditions are providing a nice break from the summer heat and humidity. Highs remain below average low-mid 80s while lows stay slightly above in the low 70s.
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Grady Co. standoff ends with Pelham man in custody — again

CAIRO, Ga. (WALB) - A standoff in Grady County came to an end just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday after a Pelham man escaped from custody in Monroe County while he was hospitalized, according to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO). GCSO said it received a tip that Skeeter Eugene Weeks,...
GRADY COUNTY, GA
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Cordele welcomes new police chief

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - A new police chief will be joining the Cordele Police Department soon. Police Chief Mike Hathaway will begin his duties on Sep. 27. Since 1985, Hathaway served as a major for the Marietta Police Department, where he worked until his retirement in 2016. He is committed...
CORDELE, GA
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Dougherty Co. leaders hope vaccine site will increase community immunity

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Dougherty County residents can get their COVID-19 vaccine and $100 on Saturday. Health care organizations will be giving out free vaccines at the Albany Civic Center. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital CEO Joe Austin said in the past week, they’ve had 13 deaths. Austin said many of...
ALBANY, GA
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Ga. DOE selects over 60 new Student Advisory Council members

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Sixty-six Georgia high school students have been selected to serve on the 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council, according to State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Throughout the year, these students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. “Year after year,...
GEORGIA STATE
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Coffee Co. medical professionals indicted for ‘pill mill’

WAYCROSS, Ga. (WALB) - Three healthcare professionals have been charged in a 52-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The indictment describes an alleged conspiracy to distribute “massive quantities” of controlled substances, including highly addictive opioids, in violation of federal law,...
COFFEE COUNTY, GA
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New Tifton roofing distributor holds grand opening

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - SRS Distribution, a distributor for roofing materials, had its grand opening on Thursday. Branch managers said they decided to open a Tifton location because of the traffic that passes through I-75. They used the grand opening to get their name out, but also still donated to...
TIFTON, GA
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SGMC low on monoclonal antibody infusion treatment supply

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center has postponed monoclonal antibody infusion treatments. The Biden administration now oversees the distribution of them while shortages are reported across the state and country. When the facility opened in early August, these treatments help keep people alive, and hospitals from surpassing capacity.
VALDOSTA, GA
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Meigs man sentenced after dog finds bag of Meth, lottery tickets

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - A Meigs man received a federal prison sentence Wednesday in Valdosta after he pleaded guilty to a possession charge, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia. The release says Timothy Bernard Reese, 44, of Meigs, pleaded guilty...
MEIGS, GA
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Patticake House offering courses to identify sexual abuse

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - The Patticake House in Tifton is seeing an increase in abuse reports after kids have returned to in-person learning, according to Executive Director Nancy Bryan. The Patticake House is offering courses to help identify sexual abuse. They offer the classes at their administrative building and they...
TIFTON, GA
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Valdosta State and Albany State meet again inside Bazemore-Hyder

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - It’s circled on the calendar every year. The Valdosta State Blazers and Albany State Golden Rams are set to clash this weekend for the seventh straight season. Two programs that have dominated their opponents so far this season and look to maintain their perfect record. The...
VALDOSTA, GA
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Organizations come together to host Mental Health Awareness night in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Community organizations are coming together for a Mental Health Awareness night. The goal is to showcase mental, emotional, and spiritual resources that are available here in South Georgia. This is a collaboration between greater Valdosta United Way, Leadership Lowndes, city and county government, as well as...
VALDOSTA, GA
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I-75 crash highlights importance of Georgia’s Move Over Law

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - A traffic collision that happened early Tuesday morning just south of Tifton put Georgia’s Mover Over Law in the spotlight. A FedEx truck smashed into a Georgia State Patrol cruiser at highway speed. The trooper was off-duty but was helping with rezoning roads on the interstate...
GEORGIA STATE
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AAPHC to host career fair to combat employee shortage

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany Area Primary Healthcare (AAPHC) said the pandemic caused employee shortages in the health care field. Now, they are working to host a career fair in hopes to fill some of those positions. AAPHC CEO Shelley Spires said they hope to fill 10 positions at the...
ALBANY, GA
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Update: Charges released for man arrested in Americus motel death

AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - A man was arrested Tuesday in Americus after a woman was found unresponsive at a motel and then later died, according to a press release from the Americus Police Department (APD). The release states that APD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death...
AMERICUS, GA
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ABAC leader set to retire

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Dr. David Bridges announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from his position as president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. “I have some other things in my life that I want to do,” Bridges, the longest-serving president in the history of ABAC, said. “I believe it is the right time. The institution is on solid footing for the future.”
TIFTON, GA
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