Georgia

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: WFXL

 2021-10-26 20:41 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Vintage Road search warrant yields over 800 grams of drugs, arrest...

A search warrant executed Monday on Vintage Road has led to an arrest and the seizure of over 800 grams of drugs according to the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit. Investigators say that the following was recovered during the search: 429. 1 grams of marijuana. ...

 2021-10-26 20:09 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty County Central Library to temporarily close for repairs...

The Dougherty County Central Library will be closed Wednesday morning for repairs, but is expected to reopen later that afternoon. County officials say that the repairs will require the power to be out during the maintenance, but did not say what the repa...

 2021-10-26 18:48 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Surgeries returning to Phoebe as COVID-19 patients decrease...

Phoebe Putney has resumed a full surgical schedule at their main campus and have increased procedures at the Phoebe Sumter Campus due to COVID-19 inpatients dropping. "We were able to resume a full surgical schedule on our main campus this week and si...

 2021-10-26 03:22 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Cordele City Officials give residents $100 credit towards their utility bills...

Residents of one city are in disbelief after a $100 free credit appeared in their utility accounts over the weekend. Over the weekend Cordele City Officials gave every resident in the City of Cordele, with an active utility account, a $100 credit on their...

 2021-10-26 02:52 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Cordele City Commissioners approve pay incentives for city workers...

Last Tuesday at the Cordele Commission meeting, commissioners announced that they will be giving all city employees a $4000 bonus. In addition, if the city employee is vaccinated, they will get an extra $1000. The city plans to use the $1. 9 million-dolla...

 2021-10-26 02:25 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty County could see tiny homes in the new year...

Tiny home's may possibly be moving into the county, as an update from the Director of Developmental Services, Paul Forgey, provided at Monday morning's commission meeting. The director asked commission to consider developing an ordinance to regula...

 2021-10-26 01:52 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Project cost for morgue worrying commissioners...

A $1,255,460 estimated project cost had commissioners shocked at Monday morning's Dougherty County Commission Meeting. A recommendation to accept the conceptual construction for Stand Alone Coroner's Office and Morgue was asked for acceptance, and...

 2021-10-25 00:53 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Search underway for Miller County escapee...

Sheriff deputies in Miller County are searching for an inmate on the run. Ronnie Parrish, of Decatur County, escaped during the booking process at Miller County Jail around 3 a. m. Sunday. Deputies say Parrish is a white male, weighing between 170-178 pou...

 2021-10-22 23:45 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. The assistant director did n...

 2021-10-22 20:35 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

63-year-old Americus woman arrested and charged for meth possession, trafficking...

A 63-year-old Americus woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and trafficking methamphetamine. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says that the arrest came following tips about Barbara Kathra...

 2021-10-22 20:30 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Ag Expo economic benefits reaching beyond Moultrie...

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo's economic benefit reaches beyond its Colquitt County home. Tyrone Spearman, Media Director of the Expo, said that when the expo began over 40 years ago, there was only one motel in Moultrie. There was only one motel for qui...

 2021-10-22 20:13 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Tifton 21-year-old in custody for alleged meth trafficking...

A man is in custody for alleged drug trafficking in Tift County. On Tuesday, October 19, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SWRDEO) and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Edgar Neri fo...

 2021-10-22 19:56 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

FBLA students from Monroe tour Phoebe simulation and innovation center...

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club from Monroe High School visited Phoebe's Simulation and Innovation Center on Friday, October 22. Thirty-one students, grades 9th through 12th, visited the hospital to learn more about various healthca...

 2021-10-22 16:17 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Reward offered for information in Mitchell County arson...

A fire set at a home in Pelham over a week ago has been ruled as intentionally set and a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information in connection to the incident. The fire started just after 8:30 a. m. October 11 on John Collins Road left th...

 2021-10-22 14:37 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Phoebe Family Hero Bonuses handed out after 20 months of COVID-19 response...

Phoebe employees are receiving a bonus for the tireless work they have endured over the last 20 months of COVID-19 response. As of Friday morning, these were Phoebe's COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 42. Tot...

 2021-10-22 13:29 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany officer arrested for alleged sexual battery, oath of office...

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced the arrest of an Albany Police Department officer Friday. "Upon the report of a crime alleged against one of Albany Police Department's officers, I requested that the GBI conduct an investi...

 2021-10-21 22:00 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Moultrie's 43rd Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo wraps up...

After breaking the tradition of 42 consecutive shows, the Sunbelt Ag Expo was back this year after having to cancel last years due to COVID-19. From the directors, to the exhibitors, and all the visitors, the last three days were one for the books. Execut...

 2021-10-21 21:43 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

14-year old student makes port pillows for Phoebe cancer patients...

Chloe Wiggins, a ninth-grade student at Deerfield Windsor school, made 35 port pillows for the Phoebe Cancer Center this week. Wiggins expressed to nurses that she wanted to make this donation because she knows, from family experience, about the problems ...

 2021-10-21 20:31 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany drug trafficker sentenced to 25 years...

An Albany man will spend 25 years for his part in leading a drug trafficking operation in the city. 39-year-old Sherrod Winchester was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court after having previously pled guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled subst...

 2021-10-21 17:04 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Most southwest Georgia schools outperform state average for graduation rates last year...

Georgia's high school graduation rate remains relatively unchanged, coming in at 83. 7 percent compared to 83. 8 percent in 2020. According to Meghan Frick with the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia's graduation rate has increased by 14 per...

 2021-10-21 16:52 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Arrest made in Bemiss Road shooting in Valdosta...

A 19-year-old man has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in connection to shooting incident over the weekend in Valdosta that left one man dead. Valdosta police say that Jaylon Smith of Valdosta was arrested as he was released from the...

 2021-10-21 16:19 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Georgia Department of Education names office after Butch Mosely...

Just two weeks after the passing of Dr. Butch Mosely, the Georgia Department of Education has named a new office in his memory. The office, created earlier this year to support rural schools and districts, will now be known as the Dr. David "Butch"...

 2021-10-20 23:22 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Manhunt leads to suspect being arrested following child death in Adel...

A six-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a alleged drunk driver in Adel according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. The child was said to have been riding on his four-wheeler on the dirt road outside of his house with his grandfather on Tuesda...

 2021-10-20 22:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

ABAC, Ag Expo reaches out to future farmers...

With agriculture being a continuously evolving industry, the Sunbelt Ag Expo wanted to make sure to incorporate events geared towards future farmers. At the Expo, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College hosted an event for students from 6th through 12th grad...

 2021-10-20 22:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Retired Marine gets new tractor at Sunbelt Ag Expo...

After serving his country for twenty four years in the Marine Corps and undergoing seven combat tours, Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Tracy Robinson took up farming. However, he was a farmer without one tool for seven years that some would consider must have...

 2021-10-20 20:55 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Former Moody Airman pleads guilty to impersonating an officer...

A former airman at Moody Air Force Base has pled guilty to two counts of impersonating an officer and U. S. employee on Tuesday. 23-year-oldMarlon De'Adrain Priest allegedly impersonated a federal agent during a traffic stop and fraud case in 2020. Pr...

 2021-10-20 20:45 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Inmate sought in Ben Hill after accidental release...

The Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office is looking for an inmate who was accidently released from prison. 32-year-old Jarrel Avery Paschal was mistakenly released from the Department of Corrections Treutlen Detention Center on Monday, October 18. The she...

 2021-10-20 19:31 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Items set on fire at Adel Tractor Supply...

Items were set on fire at Tractor Supply on Tuesday night. The Adel Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from the store on 400 West 4th Street. According to the Georgia State Fire Marshal, items inside the store were set on fire. No suspec...

 2021-10-20 02:45 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Teen dead after ATV crash in Albany...

A teen has been killed after an ATV crash Tuesday night. According to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler, a teen was killed after crashing an ATV into a tree in Albany. The accident happened around 9 p. m. , in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr...

 2021-10-19 23:45 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Worth County residents frustrated over blighted properties...

Residents in Worth County are starting to become frustrated with the lack of attention given to blighted homes in the area. Community members are seeing that the unsafe and unsightly homes are not being taken care of by county officials. These houses are ...

 2021-10-19 17:40 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Phoebe: More than 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines given in 10 months...

Phoebe officials say that the COVID trendline continues to flatten despite new patients being admitted and cared for. As of Tuesday morning, these were Phoebe's COVID-19 numbers: Total COVID-19 Patients in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 53. Total COV...

 2021-10-19 17:09 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Crisp County murder verdict upheld, but two other charges vacated...

A man convicted of the 2015 murder of Tellis Fort in Crisp County has had his murder conviction upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, but the court did find two errors that occurred at his sentencing. Justices with the Supreme Court of Georgia say that the...

 2021-10-19 16:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Coffee County Drug Unit arrest two following traffic stop...

Two people have been arrested and charged in Coffee County following a traffic stop and search warrant execution October 12. Investigators say that 25-year-old David Michael Torelli, who was wanted on probation violation charges, and 30-year-old Cassie Ni...

 2021-10-19 13:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

The Oak Ridge Boys set to play in Albany in March...

ALBANY, Ga. - The Oak Ridge Boys are set to play at the Albany Municipal Auditorium on Friday, March 25, 2022. Tickets for the newly announced show go on sale Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10 a. m. The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million units worldwid...

 2021-10-19 13:42 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lowndes County Animal Shelter collecting donations through trick-or-treat event...

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. - Pets inside the Lowndes County Animal Shelter are trick or treating! Shelter officials have placed buckets throughout the shelter's adoption rooms, allowing citizens to stop in and donate toys and treats. "Animal enrichment o...

 2021-10-19 13:37 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

GBI investigating drowning death of 1-year-old in Grady County...

GRADY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the drowning of a 1-year-old in Grady County. According to a media release, it happened last Wednesday, October 13 around 10 a. m. at a home along Old Highway 84. When first responder...

 2021-10-19 13:33 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Donations being accepted for Valdosta holiday shopping benefits...

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Both the Valdosta Police and Fire Departments are collecting donations for their annual Shop with a Cop and Shop with a Firefighter programs. The program is designed to provide selected children ages 4-12 with money for holiday shopping. E...

 2021-10-19 13:06 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Cornhole tournament raises nearly $1K for Valdosta First Responder Fund...

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A recent cornhole tournament in Lowndes County raised nearly $1,000 for the City of Valdosta First Responder fund. According to a media release,Georgia Beer Company and 8 Finger Jack Food Truck presented a check for more than $800 toPolice...

 2021-10-18 20:38 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany police searching for man wanted for outstanding warrants...

The Albany Police Department need help from the community to locate 26-year-old Andrew Ryan Harris. Police say that Harris stands just over six feet tall and weighs approximately 169 pounds. Harris is wanted by police for an outstanding warrant for probat...

 2021-10-18 19:50 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

One sought, one arrested for involvement in Bainbridge burglary...

Bainbridge Public Safety officers need the help from the community to locate a woman wanted in connection to a burglary. Police say that warrants have been taken on Casey Roberts for burglary 2nd degree and failure to appear. Casey Roberts / Photo: Bainbr...

 2021-10-18 19:35 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Columbus native goes missing in Albany...

A man originally from Columbus has gone missing in Albany. Albany police are searching for 68-year-old Cullen Hoffman, who was last seen October 10 but reported missing on October 17. Officers say that Hoffman was placed in a facility here in Albany as he...

 2021-10-18 19:03 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man sought for questioning after two shootings left three dead in Terrell County...

The Terrell County Sheriff's Office and Dawson Police Department are looking for a man wanted for questioning after three people were killed Monday afternoon. Law enforcement are looking for 54-year-old Larry Dean Calloway. Larry Dean Calloway / Photo...

 2021-10-18 18:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Portions of Douglas roadway closed Monday for maintenance...

Motorists are urged to use caution if travelling in Douglas Monday night. Public Works has announced that roadside maintenance will be completed Monday, October 18 on Thompson Drive. Thompson Drive, between Bowens Mill Road and Simmons Drive, will be clos...

 2021-10-18 15:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Crisp County to see interstate lane closures for milling and paving...

More Interstate 75 road work will be down in Crisp County on the southbound side. Georgia Department of Transportation officials say that there will be an outside (right) lane closure on Monday and Tuesday nights, October 18 and 19. The nighttime lane clo...

 2021-10-18 15:28 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Moody Air Force Base conducting active-shooter response exercise...

Moody Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an active-shooter response exercise this week. Between Monday, October 18 and Friday, October 22, the base will test the emergency response and lockdown procedures. The exercise may result in gate closures, tra...

 2021-10-18 14:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Man wanted for unauthorized credit card use in Douglas...

Douglas police are looking for a man wanted for using an unauthorized credit card. Anyone who can identify the person in the picture below is asked to contact the Douglas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit at (912) 384-2222. Photo: Dougl...

 2021-10-16 16:02 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Valdosta Police investigating Friday night homicide...

VALDOSTA, Ga - Valdosta Police are trying to determine what lead to two men being shot, one fatally, Friday night. According to a media release, officers were called to the 2100 block of Bemiss Road around 2 a. m. Saturday morning after receiving multiple...

 2021-10-16 03:02 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

The Georgia Peanut Festival has returned to Sylvester...

The 57th Annual Georgia Peanut Festival is a celebration for the local community. The event hasn't been held for the past 3 years and Sylvester residents are excited that they are able to have the event this year. "It's a way that we honor our...

 2021-10-16 02:18 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Dougherty County to host 2nd incentive based vaccination clinic...

With less than half of Dougherty County fully vaccinated, leaders are hoping that more of the community will show up Saturday, October 15 to the second incentive based clinic. The clinic will be from 8 a. m to 2 p. m in the back parking lot behind the civ...

 2021-10-16 01:30 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

APD wants you to avoid theft this holiday season...

While it is the season of giving, some see it as the season of taking. The Albany Police Department is reminding citizens of the most common thefts, and ways to protect themselves from it this time of year. "Porch Pirates," the term APD uses for t...

Page 1 of 4

  • Need an account?  
    or