Inmate found dead at Irwin Co. Correctional Facility
OCILLA, Ga. (WALB) - An inmate was found dead at the Irwin County Correctional Facility on Memorial Day, according to Irwin County Sheriff Cody Youghn. Youghn said the inmate was in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl at the time of his death. It is unknown how he obtained the drugs.
Sumter boys, Worth girls look strong in GRPA District tournament
MOULTRIE - The Georgia Parks and Recreation District three tournaments began Saturday in Moultrie and hundreds of people packed the Magnolia Sports Complex in Moultrie as teams from the area battled for the rights to play in the state tournament. Sumter County looks to be in charge heading into Monday's...
Turner Co. Police take in abandoned puppies
ASHBURN, Ga. – Meet this adorable lab puppy that was found lying helpless on the side of the road until Turner County Police took it in. “Had a citizen complaint saying she picked up two puppies, looked like they’ve been dumped out. So he brought them back to the office kennel,” said Captain Thomas Fletcher, Turner County Police.
From football to futbol: Tift County’s Michael Taylor’s inspiring story on signing to play soccer in Spain
TIFTON, GA- Mike Taylor came to Tift County’s soccer program out of a hunch of curiosity. Little did he know that last minute idea would bring him the opportunity of a lifetime to play the sport in Spain. “Starting out, it was really like a joke kind of thing”...
Couple shot in parked car near downtown Moultrie
Jun. 1—MOULTRIE — A woman and man have sustained injuries following a shooting over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in the 200 block of Second Street Northeast on Sunday. Moultrie police requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's assistance at about 4:15 p.m. that day, the GBI said.
GBI: 2 injured in Moultrie drive-by shooting
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - A woman was seriously injured after a Sunday shooting in Moultrie, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). GBI said the shooting happened in the 200 block of 2nd Street Northeast after a vehicle drove by the victim’s parked car and fired on the two people inside.
ABAC student from Albany inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society
BATON ROUGE, La. — Delaney Garcia of Albany was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Garcia was initiated at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Garcia is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni...
New EV charging stations up and running in Tifton
The college’s goal is to raise $87,000 for students. Rosalynn Carter’s dementia diagnosis brings awareness to her mental health advocacy. Rosalynn Carter has spent nearly four decades promoting research and discussion about brain health. Albany residents raise concerns after vacant house fire. Updated: 5 hours ago. Some residents...
Southwest Ga. communities come together to remember fallen deputy
TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - After months of recovery from being hit by an RV during a traffic stop, a Southwest Georgia deputy died from a heart attack. Tim Bruner worked with the ABAC Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. While performing a traffic stop on I-75 in...
The top 10 places people in Irwin County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Irwin County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Prince Avenue baseball wins first state championship in program history
The wait is finally over. For the first time in school history, Prince Avenue is the state champion in baseball. “That was our dream when I came over here a couple of years ago, and I’m just blessed to be a part of it,” said Allen Osborne, head coach of Prince Avenue.
15 motorists die on Georgia roads during Memorial Day holiday travel period
TIFTON, Ga. – According to an article by the Tifton Grapevine newspaper, At least 15 people died in traffic accidents on Georgia roads, including a Florida man on Interstate 75 in Cook County, during the Memorial Day weekend, authorities say. The Ga. Department of Public Safety listed 15 traffic...
Colquitt Co. Sheriff’s Office hosting youth intervention program
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - Problems with your children are inevitable, but sometimes parents need extra help when disciplining. The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a youth intervention program for troubled children between 10-17. The sessions occur one Saturday every month, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Colquitt County...
Elvis tribute headed to the Tift Theatre
TIFTON – Elvis Tribute Artist Matt Stone and the TEC Band are coming to the Tift Theatre for a live performance. ELVIS Will be BACK In The Building At The Tift Theatre. One of Graceland’s own Top Ten Elvis Tribute Artists on the planet, Matt Stone & his TEC Band are coming to the Tift Theatre on October 7th!
New Pediatric Unit at Colquitt Regional
MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Medical Center has a new pediatric unit that could save time and provide better care for the children of Moultrie. “One of the big things we brought in is the ability to monitor all of our patients cardiac and continuous pulse oximetry, things we couldn’t do before in a community based hospital,” said Dr. Woodwin Weeks, Pediatrics Unit Director.
Plant-based restaurant opens in Moultrie
MOULTRIE, Ga. – I can’t believe it’s not beef, as the grand opening of Vegan West Coast Grill offers a healthier lifestyle to the people of Moultrie. “Veganism, just eating food that is plant based is so much healthier for us,” said Deborah Howard, owner, Vegan West Coast Grill.
Colquitt County High School's inaugural Lady Packer flag football team prepares for season
Jun. 2—MOULTRIE — It's no secret that this fall is the inaugural season for the flag football program at Colquitt County High School. The first official game is about two months away, with their first summer tournament being much sooner than that. "Fast, focus, fun," said head coach...
Janet Koposko selected for top advising award at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
TIFTON — Janet Koposko, associate professor from the Department of Rural Studies in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the W. Bruce and Rosalyn Ray Donaldson Excellence in Advising Award. “Advising is something that is not always...
Detective witnesses fight inside car, lands Fitzgerald man in jail
Your Local Sinus Experts are now located in three convenient locations:. Give us a call today at 912-384-2200 or visit our website atwww.entclinicmd.com. A fight inside a moving vehicle led to a variety of charges, including battery and illegal drug charges. According to an incident report obtained from the Coffee...
Tifton summer feeding program restarts on Tuesday
TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - The Tifton Summer Feeding Program will start again on Tuesday. According to the Tift County High School Facebook post, the program will serve meals on every Tuesday until June 27. Children ages 1-18 will reportedly receive five days of breakfast and lunch free of charge. Children...
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