14 charged in Dougherty High fight that left school officer with broken ankle
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Fourteen students were charged in connection to a fight that led to a school resource officer being injured at Dougherty High School, according to an incident report WALB News 10 obtained through an Open Records Request. The fight happened on March 9, around 8:15 a.m. Shawntal...
Baker County Bridge will reopen on March 24, 2023
BAKER COUNTY, GA – A county road bridge that was built in 1960 will reopen. A new bridge was built in its place under the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Low Impact Bridge Program. During the last inspection in 2021, the bridge showed signs of cracks and leaking deck...
Man killed in fatal Albany wreck
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man was killed in an early Friday morning fatal wreck that happened in Albany, according to officials. The man killed was identified as Cameron Hicks, 50, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler. It happened on Oglethorpe and Slappey boulevards shortly before 3:45 a.m. The...
Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
ALBANY, GA – According to the Albany Police Department on March 24, 2023, traffic unit officers responded to a fatal motor collision around 3:43 A.M. at the intersection of S Slappey Blvd and W Oglethorpe Blvd. The single-vehicle accident involved a 2016 Dodge Challenger heading west on W Oglethorpe...
Dougherty Jail Report
These are bookings for March 16-22 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, Albany State University Police; DCP, Dougherty County Police Department; DCSP, Dougherty County School System Police Department; Prob, Probation; SO, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office; GSP, Georgia State Patrol:
Dougherty Co. students participate in fentanyl exposure reenactment
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Dougherty County Schools are working to ensure their students know about the dangers of fentanyl. Hundreds of high school students attended the opioid reenactment event on Thursday. Staff with Dougherty County EMS say they used to do DUI re-enactments. But due to the rise in fentanyl...
Severe weather possible this weekend
Mar. 24—MOULTRIE, Ga. — Meteorologists are predicting bad weather for this weekend with isolated severe storms across the region on Saturday. Lesser storms are expected in the Colquitt County area on Sunday, but places to the north and west could see severe weather that day too, according to information from the National Weather Service this morning.
Dougherty/ Lee Co Westover Ext Traffic Shift
ALBANY, GA – According to the Georgia Department of Transportation motorists should plan for a traffic shift scheduled for April 4-5 on SR 520/Liberty Expressway. This shift will be from just West of Nottingham Way interchange to East of intersection of Liberty Expressway/SR520 intersection. All lanes in both directions...
Dougherty Co. students collect donations for those in need
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Students of Lamar Reese Student Council recently showed the joy of giving. The students donated toiletry bags to the Family and Community Engagement Department for students and families through Wraparound Services. The students donated and collected the items, the Dougherty County School System said.
Albany Whiting Drive Homicide Investigation Arrests
ALBANY, GA – Albany police officers have arrested two individuals in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 1500 block of Whiting Drive. Kenneth Kitchen was found in possession of two stolen firearms; one was a patrol rifle stolen from a police car in Sylvester and the other was a glock handgun stolen in Ware County.
First DCSS Fine Arts Festival Set for AMA
Visual Art, Music and Dance Will Be Centerstage Saturday at the Albany Museum of Art. The first Dougherty County School System Fine Arts Festival, an outdoor celebration recognizing students’ talents in visual art, music, and dancing, will be from 10 am-2 pm Saturday, March 25, on the grounds of the Albany Museum of Art, located at 311 Meadowlark Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Event Reminder! 2023 Easter Egg Hunt
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‘Pearce Pointe’ to replace Albany mobile home park destroyed by 2017 tornado
WALB’s Jim Wallace sat down with a local bishop to talk about an organization he helped found to stop violent crimes. Highway 41 is the most traveled road: it was needed for surrounding towns such as Adele and Cook County. ‘The videos are like watching a horror movie’: Video...
Spring warmth and showers for the weekend
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Abundant sunshine and unseasonably warm 80s covered #SGA Thursday afternoon. Mild through the evening as temperatures drop into the upper 50s Friday morning. Watch for areas of dense fog which gives way to sunshine and more spring warmth as high rise into the mid-upper 80s. Increasing...
Westover High School fight leaves school officer with broken ankle, officer speaks out
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Dougherty County Schools police officer is speaking out about an injury she suffered trying to break up a fight at Westover High School. That officer suffered a broken ankle when a student intentionally tripped her while she was trying to break up a fight. The student was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and taken to jail. But the officer says this issue goes far beyond what happened that day.
New Albany transportation center to open soon for travelers
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A new transportation center in Albany is set to host a grand opening on Thursday, March 27. Buses are expected to depart at 6:15 a.m. The transportation center is at 300 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. The city recently held a ribbon-cutting for the new transportation center. Albany...
Albany’s ‘Stop the Violence Movement’ co-founder speaks on recent crimes
Rickey Smiley brings act to the Albany Civic Center. Camilla students learn about agriculture on National Agriculture Day. Thomasville Rotary member honored for her hard work. Thomasville Rotary member honored for her hard work. Chehaw could be seeing future upgrades. Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT. The plan...
16 charged in 112-count south Georgia identity theft, bank fraud scheme
ALBANY — Sixteen individuals are facing federal bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges alleging their participation in a stolen mail scheme in and around the Americus community and Florida, amounting to more than $165,000. A federal indictment was returned charging the following defendants:
ASU to celebrate 120 years on Founders’ Week
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany State University (ASU) will be celebrating its upcoming Founders’ Week from March 25 until April 1. Convocation is set for March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Billy C. Black Auditorium followed by the gravesite ceremony. ASU Alumna Rutha Mae Harris, a graduate of...
Dougherty County Emergency Officials Hold Opioid Reenactment Event
ALBANY, GA – At the Albany Civic Center where through those doors earlier this morning, Dougherty County EMS and other law enforcement officials hosted an Opioid Reenactment Event educating high school students on the dangerous effects of Opioid use. “I want to let them know that drugs can mess...
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