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 2022-05-18 19:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Crisp County Sheriff's Office hopes to tackle Fentanyl crisis...

The Crisp County Sheriff's Office is working to combat the Fentanyl epidemic. "Fentanyl is here in Crisp County, and it is killing citizens," says the CCSO. According to the agency, deputies recently made an arrest that took over 10,000 counte...

 2022-05-18 17:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Wiregrass' RN program named top program in Georgia...

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program has been named the number one program in the state of Georgia for 2022, according to NursingProcess. org. The ranking was based on the students' National Council Li...

 2022-05-18 17:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Two in custody after drug search in Albany...

Two people were arrested following a drug search in Albany. On Tuesday May 17, the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit executed a search warrant in the 2300 block of Sharon Drive. According to police, the search warrant was a result of multiple complaints of drug ...

 2022-05-18 16:41 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

ATC to hold summer financial aid and registration event on May 19...

The Albany Technical College (ATC) admissions department will hold a special event to help students finish their financial aid process and register for classes. The event will take place Thursday, May 19, from 9 AM until 7 PM in the Logistics Education Ce...

 2022-05-18 15:36 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Road work on River Street in Blakely...

According to the City of Blakely, Oxford Construction started construction on yesterday, May 17. The road is not closed but the public is advised to be careful. The construction work is on River Street, off North Church Street to Columbia Street, and will...

 2022-05-18 14:55 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Phoebe: Seven patients with COVID-19 being cared for at Phoebe Main...

More than three months after the peak of the omicron surge, COVID-19 hospitalizations at Phoebe remain low, but there has been a slight increase recently in COVID transmission in the region. As of Wednesday morning, these were Phoebe's COVID-19 number...

 2022-05-18 14:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

SOWEGA deals with shortages as more officers are walking out than recruits coming in...

Law enforcement is necessary for any community, but in today's time getting people to serve is hard. A survey from Police Forum showed that over 30% of government employees said that policing jobs are the hardest to fill. FOX31 sat down with different...

 2022-05-18 14:07 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Peacock appeals conviction, oral argument set for Thursday...

An oral argument will be held at the Supreme Court of Georgia for a case out of Colquitt County from 2019 on Thursday, May 19. Jeffrey Alan Peacock was convicted in a 2019 bench trial of killing five friends in Colquitt County, setting their home on fire,...

 2022-05-18 13:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Defense to continue calling witnesses in Day 8 of Tara Grinstead murder trial...

Court resumed Wednesday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary, a...

 2022-05-18 03:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany officials search for the family of an infested abandoned home after the owner dies...

After a neighbor's dog was bitten and killed by a snake the neighbor is now asking for the city's help. The man alleges the snake came from an abandoned property next door. This resident as well as others in this Albany neighborhood believes a spe...

 2022-05-18 03:07 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty Co. Chairman candidates express why they are change the community needs...

Tuesday is officially one week until Election Day. As time is winding down, candidates shared their thoughts on why they are best fit for the position. The two candidates running to be the new Dougherty County Commission Chairman, Lorenzo Heard and Harry ...

 2022-05-17 22:53 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Truck flips near Tifton Starbucks on Highway 82...

A truck has flipped over by the Starbucks on Highway 82 in Tifton. The incident happened around 4 P. M. , according to a witness. Police say that no one was injured. No other information has been provided at the moment. Stay connected with FOX 31 to learn...

 2022-05-17 21:02 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lee County Sheriff's Office seeking burglar's identity...

The Lee County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help identifying the offenders in a recent burglary. On the morning of May 14, unknown individual(s) committed a burglary at Georgia Electric Associates in Lee County. According to police, numerou...

 2022-05-17 20:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

5-month-old suffers skull fractures, hospitalized in Jacksonville; father charged...

A Valdosta man has been arrested for child cruelty in the 1st degree. Shortly before 4 P. M. on May 2, Valdosta Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of East Park Avenue. The Lowndes County Department of Family and Children Services (...

 2022-05-17 20:26 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

SRTC Foundation awards more than $35K in scholarships for summer semester...

The Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 51 students totaling $37,900 for the 2022 summer semester. The semester began May 12. These funds will assist students with education-related costs such as tuition, fees...

 2022-05-17 17:52 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

GBI makes arrest in Baxley death investigation...

The GBI has arrested 29-year-old Ronnie "RJ" May, of Sandersville, GA. May is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and tampering with evidence. According to the GBI, May was arr...

 2022-05-17 15:19 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

GBI investigation underway after body found in Tifton...

According to the GBI on Friday, May 13, a man was found dead in Tifton. Tift County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a deceased man in a yard at 2700 Block of South Ridge Ave. The man has been identified as 19-year-old Teajuwan Osby....

 2022-05-17 14:35 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

ABAC President, David Bridges, becomes second person awarded Distinguished Service Award...

President of ABAC, Dr. David Bridges became the second person in the 114-year history of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to receive the Abraham Baldwin Distinguished Service Award. Bridges received a full color book with a story and pictures covering...

 2022-05-17 14:20 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Southwell updates masking policy...

Southwell has announced changes to its masking and visitation guidelines. The changes went into effect on May 16. Masks are now recommended for patients and visitors, but not required, with the exception of the Dialysis Center, Hospice of Tift Area, the A...

 2022-05-17 14:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany Police Department searching for aggravated assault with firearm suspect...

The Albany Police Department is looking for an aggravated assault suspect. Monday, May 16, at around 7:30 P. M. , officers responded to an aggravated assault with firearm in the 2700 Block of Homewood Drive. A victim told officers that he was in the area ...

 2022-05-17 12:53 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Judge Reinhardt allows Defense to call Bo Dukes to testify...

Court resumed Tuesday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary, and...

 2022-05-17 04:28 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Adel officials upset over the removal of South Georgia Motorsports Park from city limits...

The de-annexation of South Georgia Motorsports park has caused an uproar in Adel. State Representative, Penny Houston, proposed the de-annexation of the South Georgia Motorsports Park back in January. The proposal was to take it out of Adel City limits in...

 2022-05-17 00:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Community gathers to celebrate officers who gave their lives in the line of duty...

On Monday afternoon at Albany Technical College, a ceremony was held to honor the fallen officers of multiple city and county entities. The ceremony recognized fallen officers from the Dougherty County Police Department and Sheriff's Office, Albany Po...

 2022-05-16 21:38 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

2 arrested for entering auto and financial transaction card fraud...

A man and woman were arrested for entering auto and financial transaction card fraud. Around 10:30 A. M. on May 16, officers responded to an entering auto in the 2000 Block of N Slappey Blvd. A victim told officers that her 2011 black Toyota Camry had bee...

 2022-05-16 21:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta police investigating hit-and-run...

One person is left with severe injuries following a hit-and-run in Valdosta. On May 14, shortly before 7:00 A. M. , Valdosta Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Langdale Drive, after receiving a citizen's call about a subject that had been h...

 2022-05-16 19:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany police needs help locating missing teen...

The Albany Police Department needs the public's help finding a missing juvenile. 15-year-old Kamia Davis was last seen in a black hoodie and shorts. Kamia stands at 5'4" inches and weighs 150 lbs. Police describe her as having a medium build. ...

 2022-05-16 18:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Perry student receives David and Kim Bridges Award at ABAC spring commencement ceremony...

An Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student from Perry received the top award presented to a bachelor's degree graduate from the school. Charley Lollis was named the second recipient of the David and Kim Bridges Award from the ABAC Alumni Associat...

 2022-05-16 16:51 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Ashburn student receives George P. Donaldson Award at ABAC commencement ceremony...

Elijah Alford from Ashburn received the top associate degree award at the recent spring commencement ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Alford, who received his Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree, was named the recipient of the prestigi...

 2022-05-16 16:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lowndes County honors public works staff during National Public Works Week...

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners is celebrating its Public Works staff during National Public Works Week. National Public Works Week (NPWW) is May 15 through 21. Lowndes County is celebrating its staff that are responsible for maintaining over 81...

 2022-05-16 16:21 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Moultrie, GA will be a stop in the 45th annual Air Race Classic...

More than 100 women pilots will compete in the 45th annual Air Race Classic (ARC), the oldest airplane race of its kind. Starting at 8 A. M. on Tuesday, June 21, 50 small airplanes will launch, 30 seconds apart, down the runway at Lakeland Linder Internat...

 2022-05-16 16:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Southeast Health District offering free at-home COVID-19 tests at all sites...

All sites in the Southeast Health District are distributing free at-home COVID-19 test kits. You can visit your local health department to receive two at-home COVID-19 tests per person in your household. No health insurance information is collected. For m...

 2022-05-16 15:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

28-year-old wanted for aggravated assault...

The Albany Police Department is searching for an aggravated assault suspect who fled from authorities. Shortly after 3:30 A. M. , on May 15, Albany authorities responded to a robbery by force in the 300 Block of E Oglethorpe at Big Daddy's. A victim t...

 2022-05-16 15:16 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man arrested for breaking and entering, and taking four-wheeler from Valdosta business...

On May 14, at 3:13 A. M. , Valdosta Police Officers responded to the 700 block of North Ashley Street after receiving a call about a suspicious male pushing a four-wheeler through an alley. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man, identified ...

 2022-05-16 13:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

State to call final witnesses to testify in Tara Grinstead murder trial Monday...

Court resumed Monday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary, and ...

 2022-05-13 21:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Permanent art collection available to public for first time in 5 years...

Last month, FOX31 provided coverage on the Albany Museum of Art bringing their art pieces that were damaged by the 2017 storms. On Friday, the public was able to see that collection for the first time in five years. Director of Curatorial Affairs, Katie D...

 2022-05-13 20:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Former Ga Representative, Ed Rynders passes at 62...

According to a tweet by Governor Brian Kemp, former Representative Ed Rynders has passed. Rynders was 62-years-old. He had servedin the Georgia House of Representatives since 2003. Rynders represented District 152 in Albany. Prior to serving in the Genera...

 2022-05-13 19:03 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Thomas University among other Dyslexia Endorsement Program providers to receive funding...

Fourteen RESA and higher education program providers will be awarded$1,496,992 from the Georgia Department of Education to help teachers obtain dyslexia endorsements and support students with dyslexia, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced t...

 2022-05-13 18:50 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta street closure on May 16 & 17...

Plumbing Service Corporation will close E. Adair St at Myon St on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17. Bus drivers can access E. Adair from Gordon & Myrtle to drop the children off at the bus stop....

 2022-05-13 18:38 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Decatur Co. authorities seeking woman accused of using counterfeit money at Dollar General...

On May 13, Decatur County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Climax, GA Dollar General. According to officials, a black female attempted to purchase a prepaid debit card using counterfeit money. A DCSO Investigator learned that the woman had p...

 2022-05-13 18:26 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Southwell specialist named a Top Doctor by Georgia Trend magazine...

A Southwell specialist was recently named Top Doctor by a Georgia magazine. Dr. Rubal Patel, MD, FCCP, Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Southwell, was named a 2022 Top Doctor by Georgia Trend magazine. Photo:Southwell. Dr. Patel is board-certifi...

 2022-05-13 18:16 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

ABAC student receives inaugural Eric Cash Memorial Writing and Communication Award...

Katherine Mann, of Milner, recently received the inaugural Eric Cash Memorial Writing and Communication Award at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Photo: ABAC. "Cash, who passed away in 2010, was a much-loved professor of English and journalism an...

 2022-05-13 17:51 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

AMA's program for those with memory loss open to the public at no cost...

Albany Museum of Art's Awaken at the AMA program is expanding to reach a wider audience. The program was designed for individuals with memory loss. Awaken at the AMA was funded with a grant from the Barbara N. Rubin Foundation of Santa Barbara, Califo...

 2022-05-13 17:40 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Statesboro man arrested for stealing more than $90K from church over 2 year period...

The GBI has arrested 48-year-old Jeffery Lamar Lanier, of Statesboro, for one count of theft by conversion, one count of financial transaction card fraud, and one count of computer theft. Additional charges relating to the theft are expected. On April 29,...

 2022-05-13 17:31 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Friday's on the Flint scheduled to return today...

Friday's at the Flint is scheduled to resume today following last week's cancellation. The event will be at 6P. M. at the Veterans Park Amphitheatre in Downtown Albany. Bo Henry Band will be playing on the Flint Stage presented by South GA TV and ...

 2022-05-13 17:20 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

DCPD to host Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony on Monday...

Dougherty County Police Department (DCPD) will host the annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony on Monday, May 16, at 1 p. m. The ceremony will be held at the Albany Technical College Kirkland Conference Center, located at 1704 S. Slappey Boulevard, Alba...

 2022-05-13 17:05 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Yorktown Avenue will be temporarily closed starting Monday...

According to the City of Albany, the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Yorktown Avenue will be closed starting Monday, May 16, 2022, for the installment of speed tables. Work will begin around 8 A. M. on Monday and is expected to last for approximately three days o...

 2022-05-13 16:55 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man arrested for stealing VSU golf cart, possessing stolen firearm and cocaine...

On Thursday, May 12, at 10:43 A. M. , Valdosta Police DepartmentPatrol Officers responded to the 2300 block of Dukes Avenue in an attempt to locate a golfcart that was stolen from Valdosta State University. Authorities located the golf cart at a residence...

 2022-05-13 16:31 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Police investigating after juvenile shot in Albany...

A juvenile is in stable condition after being shot at the Luxury Inn. On May 12 at around 7: 46 PM, officers responded to a shooting in the 200 Block of Thornton Drive. The juvenile told officers that he was on the second level breezeway when an unknown p...

 2022-05-13 16:19 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man arrested for theft and burglary spree...

An individual has been arrested for breaking into more than a dozen storage sheds. On May 12, authorities responded to a burglary in the 15000 Block of Gillionville Road. A subject, identified as Christopher Willis, broke into sixteen storage sheds by cut...

 2022-05-13 15:23 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Todd Crosby, among others to testify in Tara Grinstead murder trial...

Court resumed Friday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary, and ...

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