Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Breast feeding is now officially banned in Dougherty County schools.
The school board unanimously approved a policy Monday night that prohibits breast feeding by employees and students.
The policy does direct schools to set up private areas where breast feeding mothers can pump their breasts and store their milk.
Health care workers urged the board to allow breast feeding during non-instructional time.
The Superintendent says the board reviewed all sides before making a decision.
"As a board, and as a superintendent of schools, we looked at this and said they can expel milk. They can save that and then take it home. We just want to make sure that education in schools is designed for it's supposed to be. That's basically it. When we looked at the resolutions and the policies - they're all in point. All of the discussion brought forth, even by the medical field, we tried to look at those to make sure everyone was taken care of and our schools were taken care of," said Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree.
Dr. Murfree says it won't cost anything to set up breast pumping areas.
The issue came up when a teacher asked if her baby could be brought to school so she could breast feed, and school system leaders realized they had no policy