Meet Baker County’s Class of 2023 valedictorian and salutatorian
Baker County Schools has announced the top academic honorees for the Class of 2023. The Valedictorian for this graduating class is Christopher Garcia-Moralez, and the Salutatorian is Antonia Butler. Introducing the Valedictorian: Christopher Garcia-Moralez. Christopher Garcia-Moralez has been named the Valedictorian for the Class of 2023. This honor recognizes the...
Oglethorpe Power acquires generation unit from Baconton Power
BACONTON — Oglethorpe Power announced this week it had acquired one generating unit at Baconton Power, a four-unit 188-megawatt combustion turbine generation facility located in Baconton, from Baconton Power LLC. The acquired GE combustion turbine unit, which entered commercial operation in 2000, will add 47 megawatts of natural gas-fired...
Dougherty Jail Report
These are bookings for April 27-May 2 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:
DopughertyCounty commissioners question legality of vote to fire county administrator
ALBANY — Some Dougherty County Commission members are questioning the legality of the recent termination of County Administrator Michael McCoy, who was fired by a 4-3 vote on Monday. Specifically, the question involves the method used. Monday’s agenda included no mention of personnel discussion or votes, Commissioner Russell Gray...
Dougherty Co. church broken into, pastor to increase security measures
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Dougherty County church has some repairs to take care of after damage was done in a burglary around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. It happened at Berachah Fellowship Church on Cordele Road. The church is in a fairly isolated area but it does have security cameras and an alarm.
Teen’s dream of being nurse ends in tragedy days before graduation, Georgia family says
“Her short, but fun-filled life will be remembered by all,” her obituary said.
Albany city commissioner expresses concern about aggressive panhandling in the city
ALBANY — During a Christmas 2022 party in downtown Albany for the children from the Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Clubhouse, a man who was asking passersby for money in a fairly aggressive manner was a cause of concern for at least two women, who requested escorts to their cars.
Cairo Fire Chief arrested on felony charges
Cairo Fire Department's chief was arrested Thursday on felony charges.
Beloved Georgia teacher retires at 95
"She cared about every young mind who walked through her door, never turning a student away, and never, ever giving up on one...Mrs. Adkins, 'Grace' is more than your name; it’s what you gave us. Thank you."
Jeff Sinyard: Leaders like Mike McCoy few and far between
ALBANY -- For myself and many citizens across Dougherty County who have called and reached out, this week has been very difficult. It has offered both sadness and despair regarding the termination of Dougherty County Administrator Mike McCoy. During Thursday's County Commission meeting, it was said, "We need to get...
Ga. High school senior among two killed in crash days before her graduation, GSP says
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people and three injured in Mitchell County.
Dougherty Library System set for Summer Reading Kickoff
ALBANY — Summer reading kicks off June 3 at the Dougherty County Public Library System. The summer reading programs at Dougherty County Public Library branches offer creative, fun and free ways to build a love for reading for all ages and abilities. This year’s theme is “All Together Now,” and Dougherty County Public Library will offer a variety of beloved in-person traditions such as puppet shows, story times, and more as well as prizes for meeting reading goals, in-person and online activities, and even opportunities to explore Georgia.
2 killed including a Cairo High School senior and 3 injured in Mitchell County crash
MITCHELL COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash Monday evening that killed two and injured three. A Nissan was traveling South along Georgia 122 around 8:11 p.m. when it hydroplaned causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to GSP. GSP said the...
Opening of new car wash pushed back to June 8
ALBANY — The planned May 25 opening of the Whistle Express Car Wash at 107 S. Westover Blvd. was pushed back to June 8 at 11 a.m., officials with the company announced. The business will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.
Phoebe honors veteran Dougherty county paramedic
ALBANY, Ga. – Dougherty County EMS Training & Compliance Supervisor Dickie Livingston is the first recipient of Phoebe’s PITT (Pre-hospital/Intra-hospital Triage & Transport) Crew Award. Phoebe leaders surprised Livingston with the award in the Phoebe Simulation & Innovation Center Thursday afternoon. “Dickie has an incredible commitment to making...
Albany plans a monthly run of night court sessions
ALBANY — In October of 2022, the city of Albany’s Municipal Court and its Community Court partner, Albany Technical College, hosted a pilot night court session at ATC. Because of its success, the city will now offer a night court session once a month. Below are the current scheduled dates for night court:
DCPD Assailant Captured in NY
ALBANY, Ga. – Monday afternoon, the Dougherty County Police Department was dispatched to 2806 North Jefferson Street in reference to a theft at gunpoint of a silver 2021 Chevrolet Trail Blazer. The female victim, who was giving the offender a ride, was not harmed. On Wednesday, the assailant, 31-year-old...
Trucker found dead at Albany gas station
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A trucker was found dead at the Pilot Travel Center on Cordele Road. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said the trucker was found dead in the back of his truck and may have been there a few days. The coroner said foul play is not suspected...
Annual end-of-school skate event returns to Downtown Albany
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An end-of-school-year celebration brought talented skaters to an Albany city skate park on Saturday. Rabbitman’s Footwear hosts the event every year. It’s aimed at bringing people together for free food, health resources and entertainment. This is the first year the event has been held...
APD: Albany man shot by 87-year-old in fight incident
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An Albany man was injured and is facing an elderly abuse charge after getting into a fight with an 87-year-old, per the Albany Police Department (APD). Police say they were first called to the scene of a shooting on Thursday in the 1600 block of Malone Drive.
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