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 2021-09-27 20:45 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Mass vaccination sites for COVID-19 boosters announced...

Over the next week, Phoebe will open three mass vaccination sites in southwest Georgia to administer COVID-19 booster shots to those who are eligible to receive a third shot based on guidelines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cente...

 2021-09-27 20:30 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Last four people convicted of 2017 federal dog fighting charges sentenced...

A 44-year-old Camilla resident is one of the last four of twelve defendants convicted on federal dog fighting charges were sentenced to federal prison on Friday. 45-year-old Leslie "Les" Meyers, of Tallahassee, Florida was sentenced to serve a tot...

 2021-09-27 19:58 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Teen killed in Pelham park shooting identified...

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the victim killed in a shooting in Pelham. 17-year-old Quindarion Williford was fatally shot at a park in the 300 block of Mize Street on September 19 when two groups of people exchanged gunfire...

 2021-09-27 18:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Georgia plans $1,000 bonuses to responders with federal cash...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he will use federal COVID-19 aid to pay $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, sheriff's deputy, firefighter and emergency medical technician statewide. Kemp made the announcement flanked ...

 2021-09-27 16:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Thomasville intersection blocked due to traffic accident...

Motorists are urged to use caution and avoid the area near Flower Foods Monday morning. Thomasville police say that the intersection of South Madison Avenue and Wright Street, near Flower Foods should be avoided. Georgia State Patrol is investigating afte...

 2021-09-27 15:52 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Teen injured in drive-by shooting in Valdosta...

A teen is recovering after being shot Sunday evening. Valdosta police responded to the 900 block of McAfina Trail around 7:45 p. m. Sunday after E911 received several calls of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived on scene, they did find evidence th...

 2021-09-27 15:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

48-year-old man injured in Clark Avenue shooting...

Albany police are investigating after a man was shot Friday evening. Police responded to the Stop-n-Go in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue just before 6:30 p. m. Friday. 48-year-old Wayland Phillips is seen being attacked on store surveillance footage. Afte...

 2021-09-27 14:23 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two men in Valdosta Saturday...

Two men are in jail after drugs were found at a traffic stop in Valdosta. Valdosta police made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Baytree Road just after 3:30 p. m. Saturday due to the vehicle having a damaged windshield. Officers say that upon speaking ...

 2021-09-27 13:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

32-year-old dead after Savannah Avenue shooting...

Valdosta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot Sunday. Just before 7:30 p. m. Sunday, September 26, Valdosta police officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of West Savannah Avenue, after E911 received numerous calls about a sub...

 2021-09-26 18:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

The "Cougar Connection" Bus has officially rolled into action...

Crisp County Primary School has partnered with local stakeholders and created the "Cougar Connection" Bus. The bus is designed to go into local communities and promote literacy and social and emotional wellbeing. The idea was inspired by Crisp Cou...

 2021-09-24 20:50 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany church to host event to get community in tune with prostate cancer...

A local Albany church is hosting an event on Saturday to bring more awareness to health issues. Greater Faith and Deliverance Ministries is hosting the "Let's Get In Tune! Heath Harmony and Awareness" event aimed at bringing more awareness to ...

 2021-09-24 18:20 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Southwest Georgia Regional Fair cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19...

The Exchange Club of Albany announced Friday that their annual community event will not be taking place this year due to the Coronavirus. According to club officials, the Southwest Georgia Regional Fair, which was scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 26,...

 2021-09-24 17:02 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Firefighters rescue resident from house fire in Valdosta...

One person was rescued by firefighters after an early morning blaze destroyed a home in Valdosta Friday morning. According to city officials, fifteen members of the fire department battled the blaze just before 5 a. m. in the 700 block of Collier Street. ...

 2021-09-24 15:08 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Quitman man found dead near South Crawford Street...

A 56-year-old Quitman man was found dead Thursday and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist in the case. Lynn Leroy Brownwas found near the roadway in the 300 block of South Crawford Street in Quitman. Brown was taken for autops...

 2021-09-24 13:59 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta Police Department holds their 34th Citizens Police Academy session...

Since 2001, the Valdosta Police Department has offered a Citizens Police Academy to serve as a connection between the community and the department. Community members go through an eight-week program where they learn about different areas of the police dep...

 2021-09-24 05:03 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Pelham City Council approves the raise in taxes...

Thursday evening the proposal to increase resident's taxes was approved after it was beaten by a 6 to 1 vote by the council. Proceeding the meeting, the council held a public hearing to address the citizen's concerns about raising taxes. Unlike la...

 2021-09-23 22:29 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Woman sought in Albany for text threats...

Albany police need your help finding a woman wanted for allegedly threating to kill a woman over text messages. 30-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Dziubak allegedly sent the text last month according to police reports. The report had one of the messages that we...

 2021-09-23 22:21 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany police searching for "Snack" after attack...

Albany police need your help finding 41-year-old Laverne Dion Jones aka "Snack" in connection to a robbery by force incident from June 2021. According to police reports, the victim told officers that Jones asked for money and after saying no, star...

 2021-09-23 22:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

ADDU: Arrest made following operation at Palace Inn...

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after an operation at the Palace Inn Wednesday night. Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit officials say that 44-year-old Theodore Batten was arrested as a result of the operation. Batten has been charged with sale of methampheta...

 2021-09-23 19:19 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany police help construct ramp for man injured in motor vehicle crash...

Albany Police officers worked alongside Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) ramp builders Thursday to construct a wheelchair ramp for a south Albany man who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash. "They were wonderful," ramp building c...

 2021-09-23 19:07 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany nonprofit holding a donation for those still affected by Hurricane Ida...

While weeks have gone by since Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, residents are still trying to get back on their feet and a nonprofit organization in Albany decided to reach out a helping hand. Another Level Motorcycle Club is hosting a donation drive Septembe...

 2021-09-23 17:21 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Death investigation underway in Lee County...

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is on scene at a death investigation on Huntingdon Drive Thursday afternoon. No information about who has died or how the person has died has been disclosed to media at the time of publication. Anyone with information i...

 2021-09-23 17:17 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man sought by Albany police for questioning about theft and fraud cases...

The Albany Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a man wanted for questioning in reference to several thefts and fraud cases. Anyone who has information about the identity or location of the person in the photo can call Crime Stoppers at ...

 2021-09-23 16:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Second arrest made in West Broad Avenue shooting outside of the Havana Lounge...

A second person has been arrested in connection to the shooting that took place outside of Havana Lounge August 21. 19-year-oldDonavian Demond Smith was booked into the Dougherty County Jail Wednesday on three counts of aggravated assault. He was proceede...

 2021-09-23 14:30 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Sumter County Fire Rescue still assisting with Ida cleanup in Louisiana...

Sumter County firefighters are still in Louisiana helping with cleanup and recovery. Category 4 Hurricane Ida devastated a large area of the Gulf coast at the end of August. Sumter County firefighters in Louisiana are finished with one week of their two-w...

 2021-09-23 12:49 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

One injured in McIver Drive shooting...

A man is recovering after being shot Wednesday evening. Dougherty County police responded to the 5600 block of McIver Drive around 6:30 p. m. Wednesday. Police say that a man was shot and taken to the hospital for treatment by Dougherty County EMS. Anyone...

 2021-09-23 03:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Heavy rain leave many Thomasville motorist stranded in floodwater...

More than four inches of rain fell in Thomasville in under an hour and many people were left stranded in floodwaters. Thomasville Fire Rescue and Thomasville Police Department were hard at work over the weekend, responding to nearly. fifteen calls of assi...

 2021-09-23 01:43 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

'Communities in Schools' hoping to expand organization...

'Communities in Schools' organization is currently involved in six Dougherty County schools, but is hoping to expand into all that need them. CIS is a nonprofit organization in the Albany-Dougherty County area that goes into schools that are consi...

 2021-09-23 01:40 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Pfizer and BioNTech announce positive trial for vaccine on children ages 5-11...

Pfizer and BioNTech recently announced positive results in trials involving giving their vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. If the U. S. Federal Drug and Food Administration approve the trials, parents will have the opportunity to decide if they want their...

 2021-09-23 01:37 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Senator Butch Miller has campaign event in Albany...

Georgia State Senator Butch Miller stopped in Albany as part of his candidacy for lieutenant governor next year. The Senator was first elected to senate in 2010 and became State Senate President Pro Tempore in 2018. He believes his current role as the pro...

 2021-09-22 22:25 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Arrest made in South Fry Street shooting in Valdosta...

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting death of 23-year-old Brandon Bryant Monday afternoon. Valdosta police say that Decorius Sirmans, who knew Bryant, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon without incident aft...

 2021-09-22 20:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Guilty verdict returned after 35 minutes of deliberation in Coffee County double murder...

A man has been convicted in Coffee County for murdering Kristian Bell and Steven Ward and then burying their bodies in the backyard in 2019. Christopher Lane Jones was found guilty of two counts of malice murder and two counts of concealing the death of a...

 2021-09-22 18:41 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty County Sheriff warns of failure to appear calls...

The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is warning about fraudulent calls that could cost up to $20,000. Sheriff's officials say that callers have beenidentifying themselves as a Sheriff's Office employee and advising they have a warrant for fai...

 2021-09-22 16:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany man arrested for fatal Camilla shooting...

A 24-year-old Albany man has been arrested and charged in the death of a man Tuesday night in Camilla. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation alleges that Ta'Cory Jondemaro Jenkins went into a home on Main Street before midnight and confronted a man and ...

 2021-09-22 16:01 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta State breaks ground on tribute to National Pan-Hellenic Council...

The groundbreaking and construction of a new building celebrating the National Pan-Hellenic Council's legacy at Valdosta State University kicked off on Saturday with a gathering of campus and community representatives. The NPHC Plaza will be a visual ...

 2021-09-22 15:09 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta police: Arrest made in Eastwind Road shooting...

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with shooting a woman on Eastwind Road Monday night in Valdosta. Valdosta police say thatCarrington Machuca was arrested Tuesday night without incident and charged withaggravated assault with the intent to m...

 2021-09-22 14:50 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

2 arrested for drug related charges after shoplifting call at Valdosta Walmart...

Two people have been arrested for drug and other charges following a shoplifting call at a Valdosta Walmart Monday afternoon. Valdosta police allege that that drugs were found on 29-year-old Anthony K. Benjamin and 50-year-old Jan M. Smith while being sea...

 2021-09-22 13:56 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

A legacy to remember: Dr. Bridges announces retirement as ABAC president...

After almost 16 years, and with credit to the complete transformation of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Dr. David Bridges is about ready to relax. Dr. Bridges is ending his collegiate journey where he began it, being an ABAC graduate himself. Befor...

 2021-09-21 22:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany Police Department is continuing RedSpeed Initiative...

The Albany police department has recently added two new speed cameras in local school zones here in Albany. That totals 11 speed cameras in the community. Following the departments announcement about the new speed cameras, some Albany residents expressed ...

 2021-09-21 21:01 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

7 car wreck slows traffic on Liberty Expressway...

Albany police are asking people to drive with caution on the Liberty Expressway Tuesday afternoon due to a seven car accident. The accident happened in the800 Block of Liberty Expressway between North Slappey Boulevard & Palmyra Road. Officers are on scen...

 2021-09-21 20:11 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Police: No children injured in Coffee County school bus crash...

According to police, no children are injured after a school bus and another vehicle collided Tuesday afternoon. Around 3 p. m. , Douglas police responded to an accident on Highway 221 between Seventeen Mile River and East Walker Street. Police say no chil...

 2021-09-21 19:55 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder charge against second defendant in Tift Co. case...

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a second murder sentence in connection to the 2014 death ofWillie Thomas in Tift County. According to the court opinion issued Tuesday morning, the felony murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery charges were uphe...

 2021-09-21 13:47 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

23-year-old killed in South Fry Street shooting...

One man is dead after a shooting in Valdosta Monday. Valdosta police responded to a shooting in the 800 block of South Fry Street around 4 p. m. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his torso. Officers immediately be...

 2021-09-21 13:30 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Over 500 vaccinated at Dougherty Co. clinic on Saturday...

Dougherty County has just become the second county ever to host an incentive based vaccination clinic. This past Saturday, almost 540 people came out to the clinic of those 540 people, 493 of them received their first shot. County Administrator, Michael M...

 2021-09-21 13:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Woman recovering after Valdosta shooting on Monday...

A woman is recovering after being shot Monday in Valdosta. Around 6:30 p. m. , Valdosta police responded to the 1800 block of Eastwind Road after a citizen called 911 to report a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound ...

 2021-09-21 02:20 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Georgia Electric Companies step in to help restore communities after Hurricane Ida...

Over 550,000 Louisiana residents were left without power after Hurricane Ida. Many of these residents not having power for weeks. Following the request for mutual assistance from Lafayette was recieved, some Georgia electric companies stepped in to help t...

 2021-09-20 16:04 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta Fire Department responds to Monroe Street fire...

The Valdosta Fire Department responded to a fire Monday morning on Monroe Street. Fire officials were asking people to avoid the area this morning. Stay connected to WFXL. com as the story develops....

 2021-09-20 15:35 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

1 dead, 1 injured in Sunday afternoon shooting in Pelham...

One person has died and another injured following a shooting Sunday afternoon in Pelham. Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that initial information indicates that two groups of people exchanged gunfire in the300 block of Mize Street i...

 2021-09-20 14:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

George Thorogood and The Destroyers headed to Albany in December...

If you're bad to the bone, someone you might want to hear is coming to Albany in December. George Thorogood and The Destroyers, the band behind hits such as "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone", will be playing at the Albany Municipal...

 2021-09-20 13:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Convicted felons arrested in Bainbridge traffic stop...

Two felons are in jail after a traffic stop in Bainbridge Wednesday. Just after 2 p. m. on Wednesday, September 15th, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Toby Miller of the Criminal Enforcement Division, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jontav...

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