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 2021-04-17 01:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

2nd annual Kappa League scholarship golf tournament set for this upcoming Saturday...

A scholarship golf tournament will be held this upcoming Saturday to support high school students. The event is hosted by the Albany Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. There will be prizes for first, second, and third contestants. According to Kappa League direc...

 2021-04-16 22:31 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

3 arrested after ADDU operation at Brierwood Drive apartment in Albany...

Three people have arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a Brierwood Drive Apartment by the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Thursday....

 2021-04-16 19:49 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

APD: Teen wanted for child molestation, statutory rape charges...

Albany police need your help finding a 17 year old sought on charges of aggravated child molestation and statutory rape. Officers say they are searching for Ryheam Thompson after a sexual assault investigation last month. Thompson is 5'5" and weig...

 2021-04-16 19:02 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lee County smash and grab burglary suspect arrested in Thomas County...

A suspect in the smash and grab burglary in Lee County has been arrested in Thomas County on Thursday. Officials with the Lee County Sheriff's Office say 50-year-old Samuel Baxter is facing four charges: Burglary 2nd Degree for burglarizing the Dollar...

 2021-04-16 18:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Law enforcement officers awarded medals for actions during 2020 home invasion...

The Pelham Police Department and Mayor of Pelham honored two officers Thursday as a result of their actions during a home invasion last year. Officer Marquita Sanders with PPD and Deputy Cameron Bozeman with the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office were a...

 2021-04-16 17:43 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Tifton bank robber sentenced to 6 years in prison...

A man behind the robbery of South Georgia Banking Company back in 2018 has been sentenced to 72 months in prison. Officials with the U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia's office say that 35-year-old Tifton Resident Randy Angelo Hill was ...

 2021-04-16 04:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

CDC officials conducting assessment on Dougherty County community...

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a visit down to Dougherty County this week. The CDC was invited by the state to visit counties that have shown a high positivity rate in COVID cases, but have seen a low turnout for vaccinations. The ass...

 2021-04-16 03:57 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Neighborhood members fearful after several vandalism attacks...

After several incidents of home vandalism including arson in one Albany neighborhood, the community is now feeling afraid and want police to get more involved. The Albany Police Department is currently working11 active cases in the West Hampton/Woodbridge...

 2021-04-16 02:10 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

DCSS set to host virtual career expo and fair this upcoming weekend...

Dougherty County School System has had to find creative ways to hire teachers for the upcoming school year, as we are still amid COVID-19. DCSS will be holding a virtual career expo and fair this upcoming Saturday. The virtual system is called Premier Vir...

 2021-04-16 01:56 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

City of Albany operation clean sweep takes a stop in ward four...

Operation Clean Sweep took their efforts to Ward Four early Thursday afternoon. The initiate created by the city of Albany is a method to heighten cleanup efforts through neighborhoods and business areas. City of Albany crews cleared alleyways, picked up ...

 2021-04-15 21:43 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Sunbelt Ag Expo set to return this year...

After taking a year offdue to COVID-19, the Sunbelt Ag Expo is returning to Moultrie this year. Expo organizers posted to Facebook Thursday morning saying to start planning for October 19 - 21. Sunbelt 2021 Commercial from Sunbelt Ag Expo on Vimeo. "T...

 2021-04-15 15:28 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Looking for a job? Taco Bell holding hiring party next week...

Taco Bell locations owned by Tacala Companies will be holding a hiring party at all of their locations, including 13 in southwest Georgia. From 3 until 5 p. m. on April 21, the stores will be giving away free food while holding socially distant on-the-spo...

 2021-04-15 14:51 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Former investigator indicted on rape, incest, and child molestation charges in Quitman...

A Quitman resident and former investigator with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office has been indicted on charges of rape, incest, and child molestation. Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that 44-year-old Will Cope of Quitman was in...

 2021-04-15 14:41 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Suspect sought in arson & vandalism investigation in Albany...

The Albany Police Department needs your help identifying a suspect in an arson and vandalism case from April 12, 2021. According to APD, the footage is from the 2700 block of Shannon Road from November 2020....

 2021-04-15 10:59 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta committee dismiss complaint on Mayor after his comments on radio show...

A group was organized in Valdosta to file a civil moral complaint against the city's mayor, Mayor Scott James Mathenson. On Wednesday, an ethics board committee dismissed the complaint in a two to one vote. The group consisted of members in the local ...

 2021-04-15 03:38 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany Police cautioning business owners after recent burglaries...

A string of smash of grab burglaries in the Albany area have both police and business owners on high alert. Albany Police are currently looking for a suspect who broke into thePace Food Market in Albany over the weekend. APD Detective Thomas Perry says a ...

 2021-04-15 03:21 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lee County certified as a "broadband ready" community...

People who live in Lee County will soon see better internet speeds in the future. At Tuesday night's commission meeting, the county was certified for being designated as a "broadband ready" community. This need was recognized during the pandem...

 2021-04-15 02:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

'I'm so grateful': Georgia's Willie Spence makes it to Top 12 on American Idol...

DOUGLAS, Ga. -- WGXA has been following the journey of one of American Idol's biggest stars this year, that also happens to be raised in a South Georgia town. Originally when we spoke to Willie Spence he was just making it to the Top 24 and now he is ...

 2021-04-14 11:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Tift County partially extending mask mandate until May 31st...

Tift county commissioners have decided to partially continue implementing their mask mandate. According to Vice Chairman Melissa Hughes, it is still an overall requirement in both city and county facilities to continue utilizing face coverings and COVID-1...

 2021-04-14 06:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

County commissioners discuss status of dilapidated properties...

A property destroyed in the January 2017 storms was discussed Monday by Dougherty County commissioners. The former gas station on Liberty Expressway has been an eye sore since the severe weather hit four years ago. Commissioners are debating whether they ...

 2021-04-14 06:35 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

County commissioners select location for Albany Tennis Center...

Dougherty County commissioners have accepted a proposed location for the Albany Tennis Center. Tift Park was recommended as the location for the center to go. EMC Engineering will be handling all the development and construction, at a proposed cost of $20...

 2021-04-13 22:17 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

SWGA medical systems pausing J&J vaccinations, continue to offer others...

After the pause button was hit in the United States over the usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines, hospitals in Southwest Georgia have been making announcements on how they are handling the situation. Officials with Phoebe Putney say that they had plan...

 2021-04-13 22:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Sections of Dougherty County Judicial Building set to reopen Wednesday...

Starting Wednesday morning, more areas of the Dougherty County Judicial Building will be open for staff to work in. The only areas that will still be off limits will be the first floor lobby and the entirety of the third floor. Dougherty County officials ...

 2021-04-13 21:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Teen shot while walking on Flintlock Avenue in Albany...

A teen has been injured by gunfire while walking in Albany. According to Albany police, a 14 and 15 year old were walking on Flintlock Avenue Sunday night when they heard gunshots and realized that the younger teen was struck. The teens were able to make ...

 2021-04-13 21:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta man faces up to 10 years in prison over firearm possession charge...

A Valdosta man has pled guilty to one charge ofpossession of a firearm by a convicted felon in federal court following his arrest last year. 32-year-old James Richard Shivers faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed byby three years of supervised rel...

 2021-04-13 20:24 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

APD: Man wanted after threatening woman's life on call...

Albany police need your help finding a man for allegedly threatening a woman's life last month. Investigators say that 19-year-old Raymond Steve Spencer made the threat while on three-way phone call. Spencer stands 5'7", weighs 170 pounds, and...

 2021-04-13 17:22 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Smash and grab burglary suspect from 2020 arrested...

A man wanted for smash and grab burglaries that happened from November 2020 up until March 2021 has been arrested by Albany police. APD officials say that 45-year-old Eric Jones faces two charges of smash and grab burglary with more warrants pending. Jone...

 2021-04-13 04:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

County commissioners review agreement for government building...

City and county commissioners are working towards establishing an agreement to outline responsibilities for the downtown government building. At Monday's Dougherty County Commission meeting, County Attorney Spencer Lee explained what the agreement wou...

 2021-04-13 03:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty County over budget for county morgue options...

Dougherty County commissioners received an update at Monday's commission meeting on the progress of establishing a county morgue. Back in January, commissionersapproved the funding to provide construction services needed to develop the morgue. While t...

 2021-04-13 02:05 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany drug rehab facility planning to expand services to women...

A substance abuse facility for men in Albany is now planning to expand their services to include women. The Anchorage facility has been in the process of doing for this years, after seeing a high demand of women asking for these services. They provide Chr...

 2021-04-12 20:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta Ethics Complaint Board to hold public hearing over mayor's comments...

The City of Valdosta's Ethics Complaint Board will be holding a public hearing on April 14 over a complaint filed on Mayor Scott Matheson. The complaint, filed by the Concerned Clergies of Valdosta, the Mary Turner Project, NAACP Lowndes County Chapte...

 2021-04-12 20:01 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Pelham loses new football coach less than two weeks after hiring...

Less than two weeks after naming a new head football and athletic director, Pelham City Schools are on the search again. According to a Facebook post made by Superintendent Floyd Fort Monday morning, Shawn Sutton will not be taking the position. Fort says...

 2021-04-12 18:48 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Suspect sought in Lee County smash and grab...

The Lee County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a suspect in a smash and grab at the Citgo gas station on U. S. Highway 82 Sunday night. Caption: The front of the store when the suspect breaks in. / Video: Provided by the Lee County Sherif...

 2021-04-12 18:07 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Suspect sought in weekend smash and grab in Albany...

Albany police need your help identifying a suspect in a smash and grab burglary at Pace Food Market in Albany over the weekend. A store employee reported to officers that she arrived to find the front door shattered around 6:30 a. m. Sunday. Store surveil...

 2021-04-12 14:53 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man arrested for marijuana manufacturing at Whispering Pines Avenue home...

A 29-year-old man has been arrested over the weekend for allegedly manufacturing marijuana in a home on Whispering Pines Avenue. Officials with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit say they were flagged down by a concerned citizen about people using and selling...

 2021-04-11 18:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Worth County Sheriff's Office looking for two missing girls...

The Worth County Sheriff's Office needs help from the community to locate two young girls. WCSO Sheriff Don Whitaker says that the runaway juveniles were last seen in the Shingler area late Saturday night. Whitaker adds that the girls in the photo are...

 2021-04-10 14:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Charleston daycare worker violently shook & hit infants, sheriff's affidavits show...

A woman is facing multiple charges related to child abuse after Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators say she violently shook and hit three infants at a daycare center where she worked. Tina Rose Nye, 55, was arrested Friday, April 9, after...

 2021-04-10 14:27 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Tornado watch issued for portions of southwest Georgia...

A tornado watch has been issued for the following southwest Georgia counties through 2 p. m. Saturday: Baker, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Early, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole and Thomas. A tornado watch means conditions ...

 2021-04-09 21:13 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lawn service contracted to help clean up Cordele & Crisp County...

Keep Crisp Beautiful,a committee of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce, City of Cordele and Commissioners, Crisp County Commission, Waste Management, and Crisp County Power Commission, has signed a contract withBembry Lawn Services to help clean up the...

 2021-04-09 20:41 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Exchange Club of Albany honors local law enforcement at annual luncheon...

Members of law enforcement in the City of Albany and Dougherty County were honored for their service at the Exchange Club of Albany's annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon Friday. Albany Police Department's 2020 Officer of the Year was give...

 2021-04-09 20:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

At least one injured in vehicle accident on Haley Drive in Lee County...

Two people were involved in a single vehicle rollover on Haley Drive in Lee County that has left the area without power just after 2:30 p. m. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, there were two people in the vehicle and one person was ejected...

 2021-04-09 18:48 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Sections of the Dougherty County Judicial Building to remain closed...

The Dougherty County Judicial Building is partially opening up after a water leak last weekend. However, officials say that the following areas in the building will remain closed for at least the next two weeks: Front lobby, entrance, stairwells to lobby....

 2021-04-09 17:55 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Phoebe: Inpatients drop to 20, but vigilance & vaccines still needed...

Despite the amount of inpatients continuing to fall, Phoebe Putney officials are warning people to still be vigilant with precautions. "We are thankful that today we are very near our low point for COVID-19 hospitalizations since the beginning of the ...

 2021-04-09 05:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Sylvester councilman candidate challenged in runoff election...

In the runoff election between two Sylvester councilman candidates, a challenge has now been brought before the Worth County Board of Elections and Registrations. Candidate Justin Lucas is in a runoff with Ernest Carter for ward 4. The seat was left vacan...

 2021-04-09 04:48 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany mother pleads for help after dog shot and paralyzed...

One albany mother is pleading for help after her daughter's dog was left paralyzed after being shot this week. Ladesha Rollins says on Sunday evening an unknown man came into their yard and shot their one-year-old german shepherd in the head. Her 18-y...

 2021-04-08 21:12 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

New partnership between 4C Academy & Phoebe set to increase healthcare job awareness...

A new agreement between Phoebe Putney Health System and 4C Academy will be opening new doors for students. The new agreement includes apaid internship program for up to 20 4C students at Phoebe and outreach to schools in the four counties 4C Academy serve...

 2021-04-08 20:36 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany club owner wanted on aggravated assault, firearm possession warrants...

Albany police need your help finding an Albany club owner who is wanted on several charges after an incident April 6. APD says they are looking for 37-year-old Eric King, the owner of E&L Sports Bar on Clark Avenue, for allegedly pointing a gun at a perso...

 2021-04-08 04:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Georgia 811 encouraging community to practice safe digging...

One organization is bringing awareness to the community this month to make sure that people are digging safely. Georgia 811 is a free service that anyone can use when they are doing any type of digging or excavation work. Some tips they want people in the...

 2021-04-08 04:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

City commissioners discuss contract options for tennis center...

The city of Albany is in the process of considering a contract to provide a proposed tennis center. The city and county have tentatively agreed to construct a racquet complex at Tift Park including a zone for tennis courts and a zone for pickleball courts...

 2021-04-08 04:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany City Commissioners outline plans for government building authority...

Albany city leaders are now one step closer to resolving a debate thats lasted for over three years now. At the city commission meeting on Tuesday commissioners broke down who will have ownership over the government center building downtown. It was decide...

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