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  • Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:37:01 GMT
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations and reopeningMore >>
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations.More >>
  • Stabbing victim dies

    Stabbing victim dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:44 GMT
    The Albany Police Dept. reports that a man died after he was stabbed at 1903 Barnesdale Way last night. Details forthcoming on www.walb.comMore >>
    The Albany Police Dept. reports that a man died after he was stabbed at 1903 Barnesdale Way last night.More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>
  • Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:33:54 GMT
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week. Those organizing the presentationMore >>
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week.More >>
  • Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:15 GMT
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County MetropolitanMore >>
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization discussed the study, among other things.More >>
  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

    FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:05:28 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.More >>
    Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those...More >>
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:34:50 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...More >>
    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...More >>
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:10 GMT
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...More >>
    Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.More >>
  • MH370: 'Object of interest' spotted

    MH370: 'Object of interest' spotted

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:02:47 GMT
    An "object of interest" was spotted on the coast of western Australia Wednesday.More >>
    An "object of interest" was spotted on the coast of western Australia Wednesday.More >>
  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    10 things to know for Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:15:20 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:More >>
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:More >>
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:54:07 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.More >>
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.More >>
  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
  • Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:56:54 GMT
    Voters heard from more than a dozen political candidates at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Albany Civil Rights Institute. People running in Dougherty County Commission, Dougherty County School BoardMore >>
    Days before early voting opens, candidates for several races in Dougherty County get together to try earn voters' support.More >>
  • Albany marathon volunteers hold appreciation party

    Albany marathon volunteers hold appreciation party

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:53:18 GMT
    Volunteers who made the 2014 Albany Marathon a success got some recognition tonight. Organizers held their first volunteer appreciation party at the Art Park. Volunteers were encouraged to wear their pinkMore >>
    Volunteers who made the 2014 Albany Marathon a success got some recognition tonight. Organizers held their first volunteer appreciation party at the Art Park. Volunteers were encouraged to wear their pinkMore >>
  • Fullerton kicks-off campaign rally

    Fullerton kicks-off campaign rally

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:47:25 GMT
    State Representative Carol Fullerton held a campaign rally at the Flint Riverquarium this evening. She says if she's re-elected she'll work to secure money for a fine arts center at Albany State and funding forMore >>
    State Representative Carol Fullerton held a campaign rally at the Flint Riverquarium this evening. She says if she's re-elected she'll work to secure money for a fine arts center at Albany State and funding forMore >>
  • Albany could see a new grocery store

    Albany could see a new grocery store

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:34:34 GMT
    A new grocery chain could be coming to Albany. City commissioners approved a rezoning request at the southeast intersection of Gillionville Road and Westover Boulevard. Developers say the 41,000 squareMore >>
    A new grocery chain could be coming to Albany. City commissioners approved a rezoning request at the southeast intersection of Gillionville Road and Westover Boulevard. Developers say the 41,000 squareMore >>
  • City leaders need community feedback on parking regulations

    City leaders need community feedback on parking regulations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:29:48 GMT
    You can still park your car on your front lawn in Albany at least for now. City commissioners postponed a vote that could ban the practice in some neighborhoods. They say they need more feedback from theMore >>
    You can still park your car on your front lawn in Albany at least for now. City commissioners postponed a vote that could ban the practice in some neighborhoods. They say they need more feedback from theMore >>
  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:27:01 GMT
    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.More >>
    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.More >>
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:32 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.More >>
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...More >>
  • Water still over roads in Mitchell Co.

    Water still over roads in Mitchell Co.

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:19:26 GMT
    Mitchell County still has one road closed from the weekend rain. One part of Martin Luther King Junior Road is closed because water is covering the road. County officials say this paved road is in a lowMore >>
    One part of Martin Luther King Junior Road in Mitchell County is still closed because of water covering the road.More >>
  • Messages from earth

    Messages from earth

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:58:08 GMT
    An exhibit at the Albany Museum of Art shows the damage oil spills have done to our environment. The exhibit from artist Jon Lin is called "Messages From Earth." He built these oil drums and threw themMore >>
    An exhibit at the Albany Museum of Art shows the damage oil spills have done to our environment. The exhibit from artist Jon Lin is called "Messages From Earth.More >>
  • Luncheon discusses Alzheimer's disease advancements

    Luncheon discusses Alzheimer's disease advancements

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:51:24 GMT
    A crowd lunched and listened to the principal investigator of Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's disease research talk about the advancements being made in detecting the disease.More >>
    A crowd lunched and listened to the principal investigator of Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's disease research talk about the advancements being made in detecting the disease.More >>
  • Albany church's Easter flowers stolen

    Albany church's Easter flowers stolen

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:50:51 GMT
    A South Albany church says they are praying for the person who stole their Easter plants from the front and side of their sanctuary. Christ Harvest Tabernacle Baptist Church officials say they just plantedMore >>
    Someone stole a South Albany church's Easter flowers the day before Easter.More >>
  • South Georgia school districts receive new performance results

    South Georgia school districts receive new performance results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:13:37 GMT
    New numbers are now out, showing how well Valdosta and other surrounding school districts are performing. Valdosta's performance scores dropped for elementary, middle, and high school from 2012 toMore >>
    New numbers are now out, showing how well Valdosta and other surrounding school districts are performing.More >>
  • Free Autism class for law enforcers this week

    Free Autism class for law enforcers this week

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:12:34 GMT
    Law enforcers have a chance to take a free class to learn more about Autism at Albany Technical College. EMS Instructor Bryan Barnes is hosting the class this Friday and has about 20 spots opened. More >>
    Law enforcers have a chance to take a free class to learn more about Autism at Albany Technical College. EMS Instructor Bryan Barnes is hosting the class this Friday and has about 20 spots opened. More >>
  • Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

    Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

    Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie.More >>
    Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie.More >>
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  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:35:14 GMT
    Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians' political split by holding general elections in seven months.More >>
    The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments.More >>
  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:35:11 GMT
    Officials say a United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a Chadian soldier with the U.N. force has been seriously wounded.More >>
    A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official.More >>
  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:05:22 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.More >>
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to...More >>

STATEWIDE NEWS

Warnings

flood
Lee County, GA

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING...THE FLOOD WARNING
CONTINUES FOR
THE KINCHAFOONEE CREEK NEAR 11 E OF DAWSON AT PINEWOOD RD IN LEE
COUNTY.
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 8:45 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 15.6 FEET BY
TOMORROW EARLY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
THURSDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.0 FEET...PRIVATE DWELLING ON THE RIGHT BANK NEAR THE
BRIDGE WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. SEVERAL HOMES ALONG THE LOWER
KINCHAFOONEE ROAD AREA WILL EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING.

&&

LAT...LON 3184 8434 3174 8426 3162 8420 3162 8415 3180 8419 3192 8434


$$

Lowndes County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER ABOVE VALDOSTA (SKIPPER BRIDGE RD).
* UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 8:30 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.2 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
THURSDAY EVENING.


&&

LAT...LON 3103 8330 3084 8346 3079 8335 3100 8319


$$

Wilcox County, GA

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE OCMULGEE RIVER NEAR ABBEVILLE.
* UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.
* AT 845 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.4 FEET...AND SLOWLY RISING.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING...AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST TO
CONTINUE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET.
* THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING...REACHING NEAR 12.5 FEET TUESDAY
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE THURSDAY EVENING.
* BETWEEN 12 AND 13 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OCCURS IN THE LOWLANDS
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER IN THE FLOOD PLAIN AND IN THE NEARBY PARK AND
PARKING LOT AT THE ABBEVILLE BOAT RAMP.


&&

LAT...LON 3206 8337 3210 8332 3188 8315 3181 8299
3175 8299 3184 8320

$$

Echols County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ALAPAHA RIVER AT STATENVILLE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 9:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 26.2 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 24.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 25.6 FEET
BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 25.0 FEET...BOAT LAUNCH AND PARK AREA NEXT TO BRIDGE
AFFECTED.
* IMPACT...AT 24.0 FEET...APPROXIMATELY 10 STRUCTURES/RESIDENCES MAY
BECOME ISOLATED BY RISING WATERS NEAR THE COUNTY ROAD 150 BRIDGE IN
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. SOME HOMES ALONG THE RIVER JUST NORTH OF
STATENVILLE BECOME ISOLATED.



&&


FLD OBSERVED 7AM EST / 8AM EDT FORECAST
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME TUE WED THU FRI SAT

ALAPAHA
STATENVILLE 24 26.2 MON 09 PM 26.0 25.6 25.2 24.9 24.7

&&


LAT...LON 3074 8306 3069 8307 3062 8307 3062 8303 3071 8303 3074 8302



$$

Brooks County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER ABOVE VALDOSTA (SKIPPER BRIDGE RD).
* UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 8:30 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.2 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
THURSDAY EVENING.


&&

LAT...LON 3103 8330 3084 8346 3079 8335 3100 8319


$$

Decatur County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE FLINT RIVER AT BAINBRIDGE (US 27).
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 8:45 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 24.9 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY TOMORROW AND CONTINUE TO
RISE TO NEAR 25.4 FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 25.0 FEET...MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS.

&&

LAT...LON 3108 8454 3093 8459 3083 8471 3077 8467 3092 8453 3108 8449


$$

Telfair County, GA

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE OCMULGEE RIVER NEAR ABBEVILLE.
* UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.
* AT 845 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.4 FEET...AND SLOWLY RISING.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING...AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST TO
CONTINUE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET.
* THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING...REACHING NEAR 12.5 FEET TUESDAY
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE THURSDAY EVENING.
* BETWEEN 12 AND 13 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OCCURS IN THE LOWLANDS
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER IN THE FLOOD PLAIN AND IN THE NEARBY PARK AND
PARKING LOT AT THE ABBEVILLE BOAT RAMP.


&&

LAT...LON 3206 8337 3210 8332 3188 8315 3181 8299
3175 8299 3184 8320

$$

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