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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base has canceled their Marine Corps Battle colors ceremony. The event was originally scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m., but transportation issues beyond their control has forced the cancellation. Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.
President Dr. Anthony Parker said the reduction in force is mostly due to declining enrollment and budget shortfalls. Parker said that more students opt for the dual enrollment programs while they're still in high school versus taking normal credit hours. "We earn half of the revenue from student tuition and ...

Shabby 2 Chic Hair Salon on Dawson Rd. was held up by armed robbers. (Source: WALB). Employees at the Rocket diner said they saw what happened since they are opened late every night. (Source: WALB). A-1 Lock and Key is one door down from the hair salon and the staff is being cautious. (Source: ...
A group of South Georgia young professionals met on Thursday to continue to find ways to improve downtown Albany. Each of the groups in the Young Gamechangers program started out with 10 ideas on ways to improve downtown. On Thursday, they came in with five ideas on how to make Albany better.
Albany police are looking for three armed suspects after a robbery at a business Thursday night. According to the Albany Police Department, three armed black males went into the Shabby 2 Chic Hair Salon on Dawson Road around 8:25 p.m.. Police said the suspects stole an unknown amount of money ...
The Albany Police Department unveiled new patrol units to help keep the city safe. (Source: WALB). Robert Beal and Cpl. Terry Brown finished up two training courses to patrol on motorcycles (Source: WALB). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. Wednesday, the Albany Police Department unveiled new two-wheeled ...

HREC Investment Advisors arranged the sale of the 82-guestroom Quality Inn at Albany Mall located in Albany, Ga. The property was sold to a regional owner/operator based in the greater Atlanta area. Monty Levy, managing director in HREC Investment Advisors' Atlanta office, and Shane Skubis, SVP in ...
A master beekeeper in Albany removed hundreds of honeybees that were swarming on the ground behind a Dougherty County EMS station. Dale Richter has been busy as a bee removing nests of bees popping up across Southwest Georgia, and Monday he received an odd call protecting first responders.
'Stocking strangler' suspected in Albany killing executed in Georgia. Staff and ..... This undated prison photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murder Carlton Gary. Gary, who was sent to death row in a notorious 1970s Georgia serial murder case has been linked ... more.
Albany Police responded to the 700 block of East Broad Avenue to investigate a homicide just after 3 a.m. Saturday. (Source: WALB). According to APD, security cleared out Legends Night Club after an altercation occurred inside. (Source: WALB). As people were walking to their cars, an unknown person ...
1. Promotion Description. This promotion is sponsored by WALB, LLC (1709 Stuart Ave. Albany, GA 31707). The promotion begins at 6 pm on February 12, 2018 and ends at 11:59 pm on February 18, 2018. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on February 18, 2017. Promotion is void where prohibited and is subject to all ...
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced late last week that tax collections are up significantly in the state. (File Photo). ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal announced late last week after taking part in the annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany that the state's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 ...
Albany man, dog escape Monday morning fire ... Eighteen members of the Albany Fire Department answered the early morning call, along with seven vehicles, according to spokeswoman Sandy Roberts. ... The men moved to Albany from Georgia about six months ago, “because it so beautiful.” VanHorn ...
The Albany Business League is celebrating Black History Month with an exclusive private screening party for "Black Panther" on Thursday. (Source: Albany Business League via Facebook). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. The Albany Business League is celebrating Black History Month with an exclusive private ...
While litter continues to be an on-going issue, the group is making strides towards decreasing litter. Each year, Keep America Beautiful requires a litter count. Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful has proved it has decreased litter in the past five years. The organization is also working with schools and retailers ...
Fire crews spent several hours battling a two-alarm fire in downtown Albany early Wednesday morning. Just after 9:00 Wednesday morning, Dougherty Co. Coroner Michael Fowler told WALB that a man died as a result of the blaze. Fowler identified the victim as Michael Jason Lewis, 41, of Albany.
One year after a deadly tornado in Albany, Georgia, there's still no sign of a 2-year-old reported missing after the storm. Detrez Green remains missing, but his family never provided a picture of the boy. More than $1 million has been spent to look for the child, but the search has turned up nothing.

With government at a standstill, you may be wondering how this affects you in Southwest Georgia. First, you will still get your mail, your taxes are still due by April 17th, you can still fly for all your travel needs, and you will get social security checks and food stamps. But Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base ...
City officials hired the Public Safety Specialists consultant agency to conduct an overall assessment of the Albany Fire department. The city managers office says the objectives are to identify "the strengths and opportunities to improve the functions and processes and to help prioritize needs for the ...
Former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver and her husband, former Gov. Ernest Vandiver, are shown in 1985 in Tifton. Betty Vandiver died Wednesday. (Albany Herald File Photo). ATLANTA — Former Georgia First Lady Betty Vandiver, who died Wednesday, was “a woman of grace and Southern charm,” ...
I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments that we've been able to make in our efforts to revitalize downtown and bring new economic development to the City of Albany. The tireless work and efforts that have gone into projects like the Microbrewery, the Flats at 249 Residential development, the Albany ...
Staff at both locations will be hosting an annual open house for potential members to learn what the facilities have to offer. (Source: WALB). From left to right, YMCA Lee Branch Coordinator, Chele Kent, Albany YMCA Chief Development Officer, Kenneth Douglas (Source: WALB). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -.
We have fewer than three days left of 2017, and if you're still looking for a way to ring in 2018, then you may want to head to downtown Albany. The City of Albany is hosting its first ever New Year's Eve Downtown Fireworks Celebration on Sunday, December 31, at Riverfront Park. Organizers said this was a ...
Five minors, all from Albany, are facing charges after bringing counterfeit money to the Walmart on Ledo Road in Lee County. According to Lee County Chief Deputy Lewis Harris, four 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old are being charged with forgery of the second degree (felony), two of the minors will also be ...
An East Coast family is bringing their flare to South Georgia -- one crab leg An East Coast family is bringing their flare to South Georgia -- one crab leg at a time! (Source: WALB) ...
As a film-ready community, they saw Albany as a perfect fit. "We're hoping that the Atlanta film miracle, that really has exploded in Georgia, makes its way to Albany and we hope that we are the first people to get the ball going," explained Flaherty. The producers said it's been great to be in Albany, learning ...
Chicken Salad Chick is a quick service sandwich shop specializing in, you guessed it, chicken salad. The Albany location will set up shop in the shopping center at the corner of Dawson Road and Meredyth Drive according to the location map on the company's website. The restaurant will offer dine in, pick ...
The courtroom was full of family and friends on Tuesday when the trial began. (Source: WALB). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. The trial for an Albany woman accused of murdering her long-time boyfriend has begun in Dougherty County. A jury was sworn in late Tuesday afternoon. A lot of family and friends were ...
A California software company executive and his wife have purchased a 4,657-acre quail plantation near Albany, Ga., for $13 million. Rob and Ruth ... Bearden is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The University of Georgia and the CEO of a software company based in Northern California. The list price for ...
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr says Georgia is cracking down on unlicensed personal care homes, which have been a problem in the state for years. (File photo). ATLANTA (GHN) — The case started with a tip from concerned Dougherty County citizens.
Animals at the zoo inside Chehaw woke up to a scene they aren't accustomed to Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. If you were able to get out and enjoy the snow, you weren't alone! Animals at the zoo inside Chehaw woke up to a scene they aren't accustomed to Wednesday ...
Phoebe Factoids Facebook page administrator, Claude Wilson Geer IV has been arrested by the Johns Creek Police Department. According to police, Geer had a warrant for his arrest for battery. A Johns Creek Police report said officers responded to a domestic violence call on Monday. When they arrived ...
Albany State University and Albany Technical College canceled classes for the day. "I was so happy. I felt like a little kid because I don't get to see snow that much," said sophomore at ASU Morgan Butts. She is from Americus and saw snow years ago. She didn't think Albany would get snow this year.
South Georgia to become winter wonderland again, greater snow chance in Albany ... Albany was expected to see a light accumulation of snow this morning. ... ALBANY — For the second time this month, a number of Southwest Georgians were expected to awaken Wednesday to the sight of rare snow.
ALBANY — An Albany man, who was run over and killed in the West Oglethorpe Boulevard Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant parking lot Tuesday, became Georgia's 15th fatality during the course of the holiday travel period, which began at 6 p.m. on Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.
"With it being Christmas morning it's just devastating. Just with it being Christmas morning, and I'm just thankful we are all safe, me and my two girls," said Thomas. The Albany Police Department and AFD responded to the scene. APD had the area on Stuart Avenue around Barnsdale blocked, but the road ...
Albany fire crews have worked two fires over the past two days, both of which caused heavy damage. They said its a tough sight to see, as a family is now displaced and a business is destroyed. "A working fire normally spreads three times its intensity for every minute that it burns so it doesn't take long for it ...
Drivers can expect to see more intense patrolling for impaired drivers starting Friday and continuing through New Year's weekend. (Albany Herald File Photo). ALBANY — While kids worry about Santa watching out for wrong moves this time of year, impaired drivers have bigger worries than coal in their ...
A South Georgia woman who beat all odds is showing her support for runners who will be participating in the Snickers marathon. Stephanie Freeman spent months of her life in an Albany hospital with a brain injury. She was told she would never run or even walk again. Now she is running marathons.
A unit of the Albany Fire Department responded to a house on Buck Lane about 9:45 Thursday morning, when a resident smelled smoke, and saw flames. She had recently arrived home from work, and her mom was sleeping. She said her room started getting 'foggy' and she could smell smoke inside the ...
Over 1500 Sumter County School System kids crowded the Storm Dome to watch both Georgia Southwestern basketball teams take down Albany state in a doubleheader. The third 'Education Day' in program history turned out to be a success. Not only did the kids get a chance to enjoy the college ...
Stand on its own, that was the common theme among several city commissioners following a presentation from Ted Baggett, the associate director with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Its study ultimately recommends separating the CVB from the chamber. "In fact, it will ...
The grant comes from The Fox Theatre Institute, part of the Fox Theatre. (Source: WALB). ALBANY, GA (WALB) -. Theatre Albany was recently awarded an emergency grant. In September, we reported the theatre received a $34,000 grant for help pay for repairs and restoration needed to the exterior of the ...
Kovacik says a freeze watch has ended in metro Atlanta, but it's still in effect on Sunday through Monday morning for south Georgia from Albany to St. Simons Island. All Cobb County school will be closed for students and staff Monday. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material ...
Sid Chapman, president of the Georgia Association of Educators, talked about the GAE's legislative agenda for the upcoming session of the state's General ... ALBANY – Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman made his annual swing through Georgia last week, lamenting “toxic testing,” ...
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia church is expecting to feed more than 1,000 families who come to its annual Christmas Food Giveaway. WALB-TV reports the First Apostolic Church in Albany has been taking food donations to give to needy South Georgia families for 21 years. The church was holding this ...
Albany State University has received $50,000 from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The Coca-Cola Foundation to support scholarships for first-generation college students. (Photo: Reginald Christian). ALBANY — Albany State University has received $50,000 from the Thurgood Marshall College ...
The students and their loved ones filled the Albany Civic Center this morning and this afternoon. We spoke with one of the many graduates, Casquela Reed who earned her masters in early childhood education. "Ooo excited and sad because my mom died three years yesterday. But I am excited because I ...
And so this is definitely a wonderful way to do that," said Monique Broughton Knight, the City of Albany's public information officer. If you want to help donate to the Toy's for Tots program, which gives toys to kids in need this holiday season, there are drop boxes located at various locations in South Georgia.
A group of investors is seeking $21.15 million for a nearly 5,000-acre plantation and antebellum home near Albany, Ga., that they have restored. Tarva Plantation is one of ... The property encompasses 4,968 acres in Baker and Dougherty counties in southwestern Georgia. The list price represents $4,250 ...


 

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