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Commissioners approve Tom Berry as Albany City Manager replacement

The contract for Tom Berry as Albany’s new City Manager has been unanimously approved by commissioners, in the wake of a downtown shakeup.

Shot officer identified and released, manhunt still underway for suspect

Chief Gary Casteloes confirms to WALB that the officer was flown to Savannah for treatment, and has now been released from the hospital. He is on his way back to Douglas. Police are searching for a man they say shot Carter after a robbery in Douglas.

Law officer shot in Douglas

We are working to gather information on a shooting in Douglas that injured a law enforcement officer.

South Georgia deputies indicted

Four current or former law officers are under federal indictment.Prosecutors say former Grady County deputy Wiley Griffin IV, the son of the Decatur County Sheriff, used excessive force when arresting a suspect at Bainbridge BikeFest in September 2012.He’s charged with violating the suspect’s civil rights.Former Decatur County deputy Robert Umbach and current Decatur Sheriff’s officers Elizabeth Croley and Christopher Kines are charged with obstructive behavior, accused of writing false repor…

Groups fight feral hogs in Southwest Georgia

Feral hogs continue to be a major problem that cost south Georgia farmers a lot of money.

Worth Co. welcomes new teacher hires

Worth County hired more than 50 new teachers for the upcoming school year.

Valdosta murder suspect brought back to Lowndes County

The suspect in Tuesday’s murder is now in the Lowndes County Jail as new details continue to emerge about the murder.

Valdosta hoping to minimize semi traffic in downtown

At Thursday night’s council meeting, council will adopt a resolution asking the Georgia Department of Transportation to make the construction bypass route around the city permanent.  

Dawson suspect turns himself in

Nicolas Oxford turned himself in to authorities today, in connection to an incident in Dawson around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, in the area of Orange and Johnson Street.  Dawson police were chasing Oxford in his car, and a man was injured, we don’t know how seriously. He is being treated at a hospital.

City Commission to approve Interim City Manager

The Albany City Commission will meet Thursday to approve an agreement for the position of Interim City Manager.

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