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  1. Lee Co. murderer goes to Supreme Court for new trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WALB-TV Albany

    A man convicted of one of the most brutal murders in Lee County history wants a new trial, because he says the state didn't give him a transcript of his Leesburg trial in 2009. The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear the case next week.


  2. Southwest Georgia residents made it to Augusta for the Masters.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | WALB-TV Albany

    Among the crowd at Augusta National Golf Club, Southwest Georgians are out watching some of the sport's greatest players in action. "And getting to see how much of an improvement this course is.


  3. Leesburg woman killed in Baker Co. wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 3 | WALB-TV Albany

    A Lee County woman was killed in an early morning crash in Baker County on Sunday, according to Georgia State Patrol. Megan Wade, 29, of Leesburg died after her car went off the road near mile marker 14, spun and hit a tree.


  4. Birds-eye view of historic courthouse renovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    We got a bird's eye view of the renovations at the 100-year-old courthouse in the heart of Leesburg. Mike Sistrunk, Lee County's Co-Manager said, "There is a lot more work that needs to be done on the interior that needs to be done to it, but that will be done in stages.


  5. South GA companies take wins in 'Flavor' competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    The University of Georgia held its 2017 Flavor of Georgia Contest, and three entries from South Georgia took tops honors. Carroll's Sausage & Meats Inc., won the people's Choice Award.


  6. The stockade is in the Lee County bus yard.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    Opal Cannon lived in Leesburg at the time, but didn't learn about what happened until decades later, "Oh my god we were frightened, but we had no control," said Dr. Shirley Reese as she looked at the stockade. "When I walk on these grounds and inside this building I can remember every single thing that happened while we were in here," said Reese.


  7. Lee's Solomon chooses school on TVRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    Lee County's All-American Aubrey Solomon was the highlight of half a dozen of his teammates who accepted scholarship offers on National Signing Day, February 1. When it came his turn, after a long break on ESPN, which carried the event live, Solomon donned a Michigan cap, as he said he's be furthering his education and pursuing his football dreams in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines heavily courted the Trojans' star, and Coach Jim Harbaugh famously made a trip to Leesburg and Albany to woo him.


  8. Posey ready for 2017 season, adjusting to approaching 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    In just a few weeks time, Leesburg native Buster Posey will be making his way to his spring training home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Giants pitchers and catchers report on February 13, and for the 8th time in his career, Posey will be there.


  9. Some homes were completely unrecognizable after the stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    As severe storms continue to roll through SWGA, many places have opened up to provide shelter for residents in need. A comfort station has been opened at the Worth County Community Center.


  10. Fun Park talks Harbaugh visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    After a quick verification with a member of Harbaugh's party, Humes quickly realized this was not going to be a normal day at the Fun Park. Harbaugh, his daughter Addie, and two Michigan assistants made the trip to Leesburg for an in-home recruiting visit with Lee County All-American Aubrey Solomon Monday.


  11. Many organizations offer help to storm victimsRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    Many local churches and businesses in SWGA are coming together to provide storm relief. Keep checking this list, as we update it often.


  12. DAY 6: City officials survey damage, conduct welfare checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    Some neighborhoods were still reported without electricity during Day 6 of recovery efforts following the severe weather in SWGA. Officials are continuing to work on restoring power in those areas.


  13. The Red Cross has opened two shelters in Albany for storm victims.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    Raleigh White/New Seasons 2804 Philips Drive, Albany Contact: 229-432-0222 Saturday marked exactly one month since two police officers in Americus were shot and killed responding to a domestic call. Saturday marked exactly one month since two police officers in Americus were shot and killed responding to a domestic call.


  14. City officials are working on cleaning up downed lines and restoring powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | WALB-TV Albany

    There were still neighborhoods reported without electricity during Day 5 of recovery efforts following the severe weather in SWGA. Officials are continuing to clean up downed power lines.


  15. Police hunt flim-flam crooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    Police say after our report last night, they have heard from law enforcement in four other Southwest Georgia counties about these same two con men, and they expect more calls. Surveillance photos were made on Christmas Eve about 5:00 in the IGA store in Leesburg, of two con men in action.


  16. Police search for Leesburg scammersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    According to law enforcement, a man walked in and bought a two dollar item and gave the cashier a $100 bill. They said that another man then distracted the customers and employers by being loud and boisterous, then the man in the check out line laid out the money on the belt.


  17. Two arrested on bank forgery chargesRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    Crandin C. McFarlane, 27, and Tyeshia M. Gatson, 31, were both arrested Friday after depositing a fraudulent $78,000 check into SunTrust Bank on Gillionville Road. With the direction of McFarlane, Gatson withdrew $18,500 cash from the SunTrust Bank on Westover Road and another $5,000 cash from the Gillionville location on Friday.


  18. First responders bring Christmas to Lee Co. foster kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    It took volunteers from the Lee County EMS, Fire, Police and Sheriff's departments just a few minutes to unload hundreds of toys that filled a trailer, and bring them inside the Division of Family and Children Services. Thirty five Lee County foster children will have a happy Christmas morning, thanks to donations from the men and women who serve the community every day.


  19. Children who sparked AMBER Alert found in metro AtlantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    The children's 32-year-old mother Mallory Johnson and 52-year-old stepfather Steve Johnson were arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of kidnapping. The two were reportedly found in a parking lot in DeKalb County, and a citizen who spotted them there called police.


  20. Leesburg will be getting folks into the 'Spirit of Christmas' this Saturday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | WALB-TV Albany

    Lee County's Spirit of Christmas Parade on Saturday may have more participants than any holiday parade in this corner of the state. Organizers said that one hundred groups and counting are signed on to march in the parade, and rather than paying an entry fee, entrants donate unwrapped toys which will be given to Lee County children in need this Christmas.


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