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 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 ...

 2022-05-13 13:25 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

3 arrested for motor vehicle theft...

3 individuals have been arrested for motor vehicle theft. Around 3:30 P. M. on May 12, Albany Officers observed a stolen vehicle in the 800 Block of Cotton Alley around 3:30 P. M. According to APD, 17-year-old Dontiea Ford and two juveniles stole a 2003 T...

 2022-05-13 04:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Tift County holds another meeting to address more concerns about cryptocurrency facility...

The Tifton Planning and Zoning Commission held a meeting Thursday evening to talk about whether to allow cryptocurrency facilities in the Tift County ordinance. A cryptocurrency facility has been proposed to come to Tift County. The individuals who made t...

 2022-05-13 04:16 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

New youth center coming to the City of Tifton to help keep kids safe...

The Tifton Urban Redevelopment Agency held a meeting this afternoon at the city's new youth center construction site, located on 511 17th Street in Tifton. After 2 years of development and 12 million dollars later the construction of the new youth, th...

 2022-05-13 02:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

"God's Garden" unveiled at Friendship Baptist Church...

On Thursday afternoon, Friendship Baptist Church along with their sponsors from the Department of Public Health and Albany Area Primary Health Care, unveiled a new community garden. The garden is located at the church where it's known as "God'...

 2022-05-13 02:27 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Albany focusing in on key areas to improve local economy...

The New Georgia Economy Tour stopped in Albany on Thursday morning to host a presentation that focused on key areas to improve the city's economy. President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Chris Clark explained that they came to the city t...

 2022-05-13 02:14 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

State track and field championships kicks off in Albany for 35th year...

The month of May is home to many Georgia High School Association State Championships. Southwest, Georgia is home to a particularly special one for athletes and coaches. For 35 years the GHSA State Track and Field Championships have been held at the Hugh M...

 2022-05-12 23:09 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Thomasville Fire Rescue needs information on arson case...

Thomasville Fire Rescue needs the community's help with information on an arson case. TFR is working with the State Fire Marshal's Investigation Division on an arson case at the 100 Block of Cove Landing Drive. According to TFR, the incident occur...

 2022-05-12 22:46 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lowndes High welcomes new coaches...

The Lowndes High Vikings have added new additions to the coaching staff. Shawn Suttonbegan his duties as the offensive coordinator at Lowndes on April 25. Coach Sutton comes to Lowndes from the University of Alabama Birmingham where he coached the 2021 fo...

 2022-05-12 22:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Phoebe Sumter announces staff DAISY award winners...

Phoebe Sumter announces staff DAISY award winners. Brenda Eggers (1 year at PSMC) and Sarah Estrada (2 years at PSMC) were both awarded the DAISY Award today, May 12. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary cl...

 2022-05-12 20:39 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

GBI investigating officer involved shooting in Bainbridge...

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in Bainbridge on May 10. On Tuesday night,Shannon Eugene Hallwas taken into custody after a 9 hour standoff with authorities. Photo: Decatur County Sheriff'...

 2022-05-12 20:10 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

1 dead and 2 injured following police pursuit...

Ashburn Police Major Richard Purvis confirms that an early morning police pursuit has resulted in one fatality and left two people injured. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Ashburn authorities attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with ...

 2022-05-12 19:01 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Spring Academy graduates largest class ever...

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announced its Spring Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy graduates. Valdosta State University's UGA Small Business Development Center is partnering with Guardian Bank and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to pr...

 2022-05-12 18:44 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Lowndes Co. and Valdosta first responders participate in landing zone operations training...

On May 12, Lowndes County Fire Rescue, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Valdosta Fire Department, and Valdosta Police Department first responders participated in training on the landing zone and air medical operations. The trainings are an additio...

 2022-05-12 17:40 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

VSU granted funds to update space for students with disabilities...

Valdosta State University has received funding to update spaces for students with disabilities. On Thursday, May 12, Governor Brian Kemp signed the budget for a state-funded renovation project that will support Valdosta State University's efforts to r...

 2022-05-12 16:47 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Highway 27 Bypass lane closure...

According to Bainbridge Public Safety, on May 12, DOT workers have closed the lane on Highway 27 Bypass from yesterday's accident. Cones are surrounding the area. DOT is working to fix the damage. BPS advises that you be aware, use caution, and keep t...

 2022-05-12 16:15 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

American Red Cross of SWGA hosting fire alarm safety event, free alarm installations...

This year American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia volunteers and staff will work to educate residents on how to stay safe from a fire. Red Cross is also partnering with the Albany Fire Department to install free smoke alarms in Albany. Volunteers and staf...

 2022-05-12 13:19 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

Ryan Duke's confession expected in Day 4 of Tara Grinstead murder trial...

Court resumed Thursday 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, an...

 2022-05-12 03:56 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

"She has 2 kids that need her" Mom and dad wants answers after their daughter disappeared...

Nasalia and Charles Owens are pleading for help after their daughter has been missing for almost a month. 30-year La'vetta Hammock was last seen in her apartment in Sylvester on April 21. Hammock's parents say they bring her food daily, but on tha...

 2022-05-11 21:58 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

What's coming to Thronateeska?...

A new event and a new exhibit are debuting Saturday, May 21 at the Thronateeska Heritage Center. From 11 am to 2 pm Thronateeska is hosting Museum MAYhem Family Fun Day. Museum MAYhem will feature a day full of family fun. The event will highlight the man...

 2022-05-11 21:38 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

SRTC names new Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness...

Carla Barrow was appointed by Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) President Jim Glass as the new Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness of Southern Regional Technical College. The Division of Institutional Effectiveness supports the plannin...

 2022-05-11 21:32 

WFXL

[ Albany, GA ]

USG Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs named...

Today, May 11, University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Dr. Ashwani Monga as the system's chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs, effective July 1, 2022. Since 2019, Mong...

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