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  • Columbus State cruises to win in first World Series game

    Columbus State cruises to win in first World Series game

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:00:24 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Columbus State head coach Greg Appleton stressed hitting to his team going into the NCAA Division 2 World Series.

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    Columbus State head coach Greg Appleton stressed hitting to his team going into the NCAA Division 2 World Series. It appears his team listened on Sunday in the first game against Mercyhurst. They scored eight runs to cruise to an 8-1 win, putting them in the winner’s bracket of the tournament. Two runs in th

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  • Memorial Day brings showers, possible thunderstorms

    Memorial Day brings showers, possible thunderstorms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:50:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Deep, tropical moisture on the east side of Tropical Cyclone Alberto will spread into the region later Sunday and linger into the middle of next week, resulting in unsettled weather. 

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    Deep, tropical moisture on the east side of Tropical Cyclone Alberto will spread into the region later Sunday and linger into the middle of next week, resulting in unsettled weather. 

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  • Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center now open

    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center now open

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:44:41 GMT
    Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)
    Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center or EOC is fully activated as of this morning. With wind speeds picking up, Emergency Management employees are on stand by.  

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    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center or EOC is fully activated as of this morning. With wind speeds picking up, Emergency Management employees are on stand by.  

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  • South GA mobile home residents prepare for storms

    South GA mobile home residents prepare for storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:36:51 GMT
    Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)
    Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)

    An increase in wind speeds for our area is causing some concerns at mobile home parks as potentially severe weather heads into the area. 

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    An increase in wind speeds for our area is causing some concerns at mobile home parks as potentially severe weather heads into the area. 

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  • How to check your home before the rain

    How to check your home before the rain

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:33:40 GMT
    Jud Savelle, President of Bishop Clean Care. (Source: WALB)Jud Savelle, President of Bishop Clean Care. (Source: WALB)
    Jud Savelle. (Source: WALB)Jud Savelle. (Source: WALB)

    With the possibility of flooding in the area, one local business said it's important for homeowners to fix any existing issues. They said many people don't find out they have problems with their roof or drainage around their homes, until after a heavy rain season.

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    With the possibility of flooding in the area, one local business said it's important for homeowners to fix any existing issues. They said many people don't find out they have problems with their roof or drainage around their homes, until after a heavy rain season.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Rainbands from Alberto spread across South GA

    FIRST ALERT: Rainbands from Alberto spread across South GA

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:56:41 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, the rainbands from the storm are spreading across Southwest Georgia

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    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, the rainbands from the storm are spreading across Southwest Georgia

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  • Residents concerned about gas prices following storms

    Residents concerned about gas prices following storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:24:04 GMT
    A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)
    A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)

    Drivers are preparing for the possible inclement weather by filling up their gas tanks as soon as possible. 

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    Drivers are preparing for the possible inclement weather by filling up their gas tanks as soon as possible. 

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  • Albany Utilities prepares for storm

    Albany Utilities prepares for storm

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:15:41 GMT
    Crews have also cut back branches near power lines (Source: WALB)Crews have also cut back branches near power lines (Source: WALB)

    Albany Utilities has been preparing all week for the possible severe weather. 

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    Albany Utilities has been preparing all week for the possible severe weather. 

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  • Man shot multiple times by police, GBI investigating

    Man shot multiple times by police, GBI investigating

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:17:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:20:50 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    Officers were responding to a shots fired call in the early Sunday morning in the 2700 block of Luther Drive, according to the GBI.

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    Officers were responding to a shots fired call in the early Sunday morning in the 2700 block of Luther Drive, according to the GBI.

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  • Person of interest sought after fatal Sandy Springs fire

    Person of interest sought after fatal Sandy Springs fire

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:21:31 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:23:07 GMT
    (Source: Sandy Springs Police Department)(Source: Sandy Springs Police Department)

    Police say they're looking for a person of interest after a fire in Sandy Springs that killed a person Saturday.

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    Police say they're looking for a person of interest after a fire in Sandy Springs that killed a person Saturday.

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  • Another inmate found dead in Rockdale Jail

    Another inmate found dead in Rockdale Jail

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:30:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:06:57 GMT
    (Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)

    Authorities say Jamie Henry was found unresponsive at 8:26 p.m. during a routine cell check on Saturday.

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    Authorities say Jamie Henry was found unresponsive at 8:26 p.m. during a routine cell check on Saturday.

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  • Rockdale inmate cause of death remains unknown

    Rockdale inmate cause of death remains unknown

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:59:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:50:16 GMT
    (Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)

    An autopsy has unveiled injuries sustained by Rockdale County Jail inmate Shali Tilson who was found dead in his cell March 12.

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    An autopsy has unveiled injuries sustained by Rockdale County Jail inmate Shali Tilson who was found dead in his cell March 12.

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  • Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:09:43 GMT
    Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

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    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

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  • Thousands of flags placed at the graves of veterans

    Thousands of flags placed at the graves of veterans

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:35:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:35:13 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    More than 1,400 people filled Marietta National Cemetery on Saturday morning to pay their respects to those who served.

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    More than 1,400 people filled Marietta National Cemetery on Saturday morning to pay their respects to those who served.

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  • Online DNA test helps father and son

    Online DNA test helps father and son

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:18:36 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:18:36 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Jarred Johnson grew up never knowing his father, but after 25 years this young man is finally meeting his father.

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    Jarred Johnson grew up never knowing his father, but after 25 years this young man is finally meeting his father.

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  • American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:40 GMT
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

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    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

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  • Brown withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Statesboro

    Brown withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Statesboro

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:02 GMT

    Georgia Southern gets good news on the basketball court, as star point guard Tookie Brown is returning for his senior season.

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    Georgia Southern gets good news on the basketball court, as star point guard Tookie Brown is returning for his senior season.

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  • Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:04:00 GMT
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)

    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

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    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

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  • A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:52:00 GMT
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

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    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

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  • GSP on safety measures during flash flooding

    GSP on safety measures during flash flooding

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:39:24 GMT
    Trooper Christopher Jewell said GSP has seen less drivers out on the road during this Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WALB)Trooper Christopher Jewell said GSP has seen less drivers out on the road during this Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WALB)
    Trooper Christopher Jewell said GSP has seen less drivers out on the road during this Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WALB)Trooper Christopher Jewell said GSP has seen less drivers out on the road during this Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WALB)

    Ahead of heavy rain showers and winds projected for our area, the Georgia State Patrol said there's not as many travelers on the roads during this holiday weekend.  "So far I think this attributed to the weather and gas prices being so high, it seems that in our area of the state, traffic has been down some," said Trooper Christopher Jewell, GSP Post 40.   

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    Ahead of heavy rain showers and winds projected for our area, the Georgia State Patrol said there's not as many travelers on the roads during this holiday weekend.  "So far I think this attributed to the weather and gas prices being so high, it seems that in our area of the state, traffic has been down some," said Trooper Christopher Jewell, GSP Post 40.   

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  • Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:42:14 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

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    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

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  • Savannah law enforcement patrolling land and water over holiday weekend

    Savannah law enforcement patrolling land and water over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:19:46 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    Memorial Day weekend is in full effect, which means that law enforcement is out in full force. The Department of Natural Resources is also stressing safety throughout the weekend.  Officers say that they'll be cracking down on the usual charges, such as those not wearing seatbelts, or drinking and driving. But they are also on the hunt for anyone who is distracted while driving.  "Well I checked the jail when I left a few minutes ago and we have openings," s...More >>
    Memorial Day weekend is in full effect, which means that law enforcement is out in full force. The Department of Natural Resources is also stressing safety throughout the weekend.  Officers say that they'll be cracking down on the usual charges, such as those not wearing seatbelts, or drinking and driving. But they are also on the hunt for anyone who is distracted while driving.  "Well I checked the jail when I left a few minutes ago and we have openings," s...More >>
  • Father of woman charged in Andrew Cato's murder offers condolences

    Father of woman charged in Andrew Cato's murder offers condolences

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:12:32 GMT
    Two charged with murder of Andrew Cato IVTwo charged with murder of Andrew Cato IV

    The mugshots of two people charged in connection with the death of a missing Richmond County have been made available. Andrew Cato IV was reported missing May 5th, 2018.  Blaeke Wolfe, the 23-year-old mother of his son, Hayden, and 23-year-old Devin Stringfield are both charged with murder.  Stringfield faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. William McCarty said authorities...

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    The mugshots of two people charged in connection with the death of a missing Richmond County have been made available. Andrew Cato IV was reported missing May 5th, 2018.  Blaeke Wolfe, the 23-year-old mother of his son, Hayden, and 23-year-old Devin Stringfield are both charged with murder.  Stringfield faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. William McCarty said authorities...

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  • Canceled graduation tradition leaves Thomson graduating seniors and families upset

    Canceled graduation tradition leaves Thomson graduating seniors and families upset

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:49:38 GMT

     A tradition that’s been honored throughout many families in Thomson has been canceled this year for their students. When thunderstorms were forecasted for Friday the McDuffie Board of Education changed the location for McDuffie High School’s graduation ceremony from the traditional Brickyard. 

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     A tradition that’s been honored throughout many families in Thomson has been canceled this year for their students. When thunderstorms were forecasted for Friday the McDuffie Board of Education changed the location for McDuffie High School’s graduation ceremony from the traditional Brickyard. 

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  • Quilts of Valor provides healing and comfort to Savannah veterans

    Quilts of Valor provides healing and comfort to Savannah veterans

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:33:40 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Quilts of Valor awarded two Savannah Army veterans with quilts on Saturday as a way to thank them for their military service.  Founded in 2003, the organization awards quilts to active service members and veterans to promote healing and comfort. Since their founding, they've awarded around 187-thousand quilts. "...to be able to look at somebody I know who has been through sleepless nights, not able to brush their teeth, not able to shampoo their hair. The smells they ...

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    Quilts of Valor awarded two Savannah Army veterans with quilts on Saturday as a way to thank them for their military service.  Founded in 2003, the organization awards quilts to active service members and veterans to promote healing and comfort. Since their founding, they've awarded around 187-thousand quilts. "...to be able to look at somebody I know who has been through sleepless nights, not able to brush their teeth, not able to shampoo their hair. The smells they ...

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  • WEATHER

    Subtropical Storm Alberto to impact Atlanta next week

    Subtropical Storm Alberto to impact Atlanta next week

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:42:39 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:25:58 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Subtropical Storm Alberto became the first tropical system of the 2018 season Friday, with impacts expected in metro Atlanta.

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    Subtropical Storm Alberto became the first tropical system of the 2018 season Friday, with impacts expected in metro Atlanta.

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  • Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:21:51 GMT
    James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

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    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

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  • Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:17:40 GMT
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

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    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

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  • Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:15:40 GMT
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

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    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

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  • Woman who partially lost eye sight during brain surgery opens boutique

    Woman who partially lost eye sight during brain surgery opens boutique

    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:01:05 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Terrica Williams first shared her story six months ago on WMC Action News 5. During emergency brain surgery, doctors removed a tumor which left her partially blind. 

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    Terrica Williams first shared her story six months ago on WMC Action News 5. During emergency brain surgery, doctors removed a tumor which left her partially blind. 

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  • Mid-South heroes celebrated this weekend at AutoZone Park

    Mid-South heroes celebrated this weekend at AutoZone Park

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:35:32 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    This weekend is not just about honoring service members who protected our county, its also time to show appreciation to our Mid-South heroes that protect us in the city. 

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    This weekend is not just about honoring service members who protected our county, its also time to show appreciation to our Mid-South heroes that protect us in the city. 

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  • Memphis police officers play Shelby County deputies in AutoZone Park softball game

    Memphis police officers play Shelby County deputies in AutoZone Park softball game

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:33:12 GMT
    AutoZone Park (Source: WMC Action News 5)AutoZone Park (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    It's a battle featuring Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Department. 

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    It's a battle featuring Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Department. 

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