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  • City calls off Dawson Rd. lane closures

    Dawson Road to reduce to one lane Thursday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:07:46 GMT
    The City of Albany announced that effective April 24, 2014, the 1900 Block of Dawson Road will be narrowed to one lane eastbound and one lane westbound from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. On April 25, 2014 onlyMore >>
    The City of Albany is not following through with lane closures for Dawson Road. They had announced that effective April 24, 2014, the 1900 Block of Dawson Road will be narrowed to one lane eastbound and one lane westbound from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.More >>
  • What you need to know: Michaels security breach

    What you need to know: Michaels security breach

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:22:18 GMT
    Officials say customers who used credit or debit cards at the Albany Michael's store between May 8, 2013 and July 29, 2013 are at risk.More >>
    Officials say customers who used credit or debit cards at the Albany Michael's store between May 8, 2013 and July 29, 2013 are at risk.More >>
  • Camilla block party restrictions stir complaints

    Camilla block party restrictions stir complaints

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:14:13 GMT
    The party's grown so much that the city is stepping in to make sure attendees are safe. Goodson Road is one of the main streets where the annual block party is held. Police say this area is usually jammedMore >>
    The party's grown so much that the city is stepping in to make sure attendees are safe. Goodson Road is one of the main streets where the annual block party is held. Police say this area is usually jammed packed with people.More >>
  • Sycamore man accused of molestation

    Sycamore man accused of molestation

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:28:48 GMT
    The Turner County Sheriff says a Sycamore man accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl could spend the rest of his life behind bars.   29-year-old Cody Ray was charged with three counts of statutory rapeMore >>
    29-year-old Cody Ray was charged with three counts of statutory rape and three counts of aggravated child molestation on April 11th.More >>
  • Beware of internet rental scams

    Beware of Internet Rental Scams

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:19:42 GMT
    An Albany man discovered his home listed for rent on Craigslist, but he didn't put it there.  Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators say this is a growing scam that could have dozens, even hundredsMore >>
    An Albany man discovered his home listed for rent on Craigslist, but he didn't put it there.  Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators say this is a growing scam that could have dozens, even hundreds of victims.
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  • Meigs mayor controversy isn't over

    Meigs mayor controversy isn't over

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:04:41 GMT
    There's an ongoing controversy in Meigs involving the mayor and the city manager.  The mayor was arrested this weekend and has bonded out of jail, but the battles appear far from over.   Relatives ofMore >>
    There's an ongoing controversy in Meigs involving the mayor and the city manager.  The mayor was arrested this weekend and has bonded out of jail, but the battles appear far from over.More >>
  • Wiregrass career fair packed with hopeful job seekers

    Wiregrass career fair packed with hopeful job seekers

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:51:23 GMT
    The 2014 Career Expo at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College happens today, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.More >>
    With 41 businesses and six colleges in attendance, the career fair was packed with job seekers. Jameshia Bartee graduated from Wiregrass in December with a Phlebotomy degree, but so far hasn't had any luck landing a job.More >>
  • Apartment fire displaces one in Albany

    Apartment fire displaces one in Albany

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:36:52 GMT
    Fire officials say an elderly man was cooking and left grease unattended on a stove. It happened early Tuesday afternoon at Gardens Too Apartments near the 1200 block of Whispering Pines. FirefightersMore >>
    Fire officials say an elderly man was cooking and left grease unattended on a stove. It happened early Tuesday afternoon at Gardens Too Apartments near the 1200 block of Whispering Pines. FirefightersMore >>
  • Strickland is one step away

    Strickland is one step away

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:55:35 GMT
    Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland is one step away from having the job permanently. The EDC's presidential search committee voted to recommend StricklandMore >>
    Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission interim president Justin Strickland is one step away from having the job permanently.More >>
  • Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit arrests one; seizes cocaine, meth

    Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit arrests one; seizes cocaine, meth

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:14:05 GMT
    Detectives found 49 grams of cocaine, ½ ounce of methamphetamine, over ¼ pound of marijuana, what was believed to be ground-up Xanax packaged in cellophane, and digital scales.More >>
    Detectives found 49 grams of cocaine, ½ ounce of methamphetamine, over ¼ pound of marijuana, what was believed to be ground-up Xanax packaged in cellophane, and digital scales.More >>
  • Nearly 12,000 access Ga.'s new online voter system

    Nearly 12,000 access Ga.'s new online voter system

    State officials say nearly 12,000 people have taken advantage of Georgia's new online voter system, either registering for the upcoming May 20 primary or updating their information.More >>
    State officials say nearly 12,000 people have taken advantage of Georgia's new online voter system, either registering for the upcoming May 20 primary or updating their information.More >>
  • Escaped inmates identified

    Escaped inmates caught

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:05:45 GMT
    Two escaped inmates who got away from the Early County Jail have been caught.
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    Sheriff William Price confirmed the two escapees that got away from the jail in Blakely were captured within two hours of the incident.
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  • WALB News 10 hits the road for 60th anniversary

    WALB News 10 hits the road for 60th anniversary

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:04:41 GMT
    WALB News 10 is taking the news on the road to celebrate the station's 60th anniversary. Hard to believe it's been 10 years since Dawn, Ben, Yolanda, Robert and the late Joe Courson toured South GeorgiaMore >>
    WALB News 10 is taking the news on the road to celebrate the station's 60th anniversary. Hard to believe it's been 10 years since Dawn, Ben, Yolanda, Robert and the late Joe Courson toured South Georgia.More >>
  • Mall shooting victim dies; suspect found dead

    Mall shooting victim dies; suspect found dead

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:52:19 GMT
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Two people are now dead after a shooting yesterday at a suburban Atlanta mall. Police were searching for a suspect after witnesses say a woman was shot in the eye at Cumberland MallMore >>
    Two people are now dead after a shooting yesterday at a suburban Atlanta mall. Police were searching for a suspect after witnesses say a woman was shot in the eye at Cumberland Mall northwest of Atlanta. The woman died this morning and the suspect was found dead as well.More >>
  • Albany Special Olympian slated for 2014 USA Games

    Albany Special Olympian slated for 2014 USA Games

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:02:54 GMT
    Special Olympian, Tyechia Luster, has been selected to represent "Team Georgia" in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey, June 14-21.   Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-styleMore >>
    Tyechia Luster has been selected to represent "Team Georgia" in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey, June 14-21, with 3,500 other athletes.More >>
  • Students hold marijuana legalization debate

    Students hold marijuana legalization debate

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:48:38 GMT
    Today, criminal justice students at ASU will have the chance to debate a hot topic that has been making headlines recently, marijuana legalization. It has been a very popular discussion lately and theMore >>
    Today, criminal justice students at ASU will have the chance to debate a hot topic that has been making headlines recently, marijuana legalization.More >>
  • Minister honored for work to prevent crime

    Minister honored for work to prevent crime

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:46:44 GMT
    The Dougherty County Bar Association presented its Liberty Bell Award to Bishop Fredrick Williams Monday.More >>
    The Dougherty County Bar Association presented its Liberty Bell Award to Bishop Fredrick Williams Monday.More >>
  • Church members injured in van crash

    Church members injured in van crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:00:50 GMT
    Six members of an east Albany church are recovering from non life-threatening injuries after a car slammed into their church van. The van was stopped at 1309 Clark Avenue waiting to turn left into NuMore >>
    An east Albany church van carrying 12 people was involved in a crash late Monday afternoon.More >>
  • Have gas prices reached their 2014 peak?

    Have gas prices reached their 2014 peak?

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:54:38 GMT
    After two and a half months of steady and steep increases, gas prices may be leveling off. According to Triple-A, Monday's average in Georgia was slightly below $3.648 a gallon, down from $3.65 on Sunday. LastMore >>
    Gas prices are dropping slightly in Georgia. Will that trend continue?More >>
  • Big tree falls on two houses

    Big tree falls on two houses

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:47:25 GMT
    Monday night, residents at two south Albany homes were still waiting for their landlords to remove a big tree. About 6:00 Friday night, following a day of heavy rain, the huge oak tree on Sunset DriveMore >>
    Two halves of a large Albany oak tree fell in different directions on neighboring properties.More >>
  • ASU retirees honored

    ASU retirees honored

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:12:11 GMT
    Albany State University honors workers who are ending long careers at the school.        Seven retiring workers were the guests of honor at a recognition ceremony in the Student Center Ballroom this afternoon.  TheyMore >>
    Albany State University honors workers who are ending long careers at the school.        Seven retiring workers were the guests of honor at a recognition ceremony in the Student Center Ballroom this afternoon.  TheyMore >>
  • Police reveal name of man found dead

    Police reveal name of man found dead

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:01:32 GMT
    Police in Camilla are reporting that there are no obvious signs of foul play in a death investigation.
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    Police in Camilla are reporting that there are no obvious signs of foul play in a death investigation.
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  • Runner says Boston Marathon had excellent security

    Runner says Boston Marathon had excellent security

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:52:30 GMT
    A Tift County teacher says he felt safe running today's Boston Marathon after last year's bombing.       Tift County High marketing teacher Mike Beeman ran his 37th Boston Marathon today. He says he beatMore >>
    A Tift County teacher says he felt safe running today's Boston Marathon after last year's bombing.       Tift County High marketing teacher Mike Beeman ran his 37th Boston Marathon today. He says he beatMore >>
  • Woman's dream vacation is a scam

    Woman's dream vacation is a scam

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:48:20 GMT
    A scam alert about con artists who convince you you've won a free vacation.      A Colquitt County woman got a call from someone telling her she won a trip to the Bahamas and two free tickets to DisneyMore >>
    A scam alert about con artists who convince you you've won a free vacation.      A Colquitt County woman got a call from someone telling her she won a trip to the Bahamas and two free tickets to DisneyMore >>
  • Clean up begins after rain damages strawberries

    Clean up begins after rain damages strawberries

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:42:19 GMT
    Our recent heavy rain couldn't come at a worse time for South Georgia strawberry growers. It was the first day of clean up at Ochlockonee Ridge Farms after Friday's torrential rains which damaged nearlyMore >>
    Our recent heavy rain couldn't come at a worse time for South Georgia strawberry growers. It was the first day of clean up at Ochlockonee Ridge Farms after Friday's torrential rains which damaged nearlyMore >>

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 NEAR QUITMAN (US 84).
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 23.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 19.0 FEET.
* IMPACT...AT 23.0 FEET...BOAT RAMP AT THE CLYATTVILLE NANKIN ROAD IS
FLOODED.

&&

LAT...LON 3084 8346 3074 8355 3064 8342 3063 8322 3073 8341 3079 8335


$$

Wilcox County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE OCMULGEE RIVER NEAR ABBEVILLE.
* FROM SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING.
* AT 5 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.8 FEET...AND SLOWLY FALLING.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET.
* ALTHOUGH THE RIVER IS SLOWLY FALLING...IT IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE AGAIN SATURDAY MORNING AND REMAIN AROUND 12 FEET INTO
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 12 FEET...FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. MINOR FLOODING OF LOWLANDS
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER BEGINS. THE WATER LEVEL REACHES THE TOP OF
THE ABBEVILLE BOAT RAMP AND ALSO BEGINS TO FLOOD THE NEARBY PARK.


&&

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

Echols County, GA

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE FLOOD WARNING
CONTINUES FOR
THE ALAPAHA RIVER AT STATENVILLE.
* UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 9:45 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.6 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 24.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* 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 THU FRI SAT SUN MON

ALAPAHA
STATENVILLE 24 25.6 WED 10 PM 25.4 25.0 24.4 24.0 23.9


&&


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 NEAR QUITMAN (US 84).
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 23.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 19.0 FEET.
* IMPACT...AT 23.0 FEET...BOAT RAMP AT THE CLYATTVILLE NANKIN ROAD IS
FLOODED.

&&

LAT...LON 3084 8346 3074 8355 3064 8342 3063 8322 3073 8341 3079 8335


$$

Telfair County, GA

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE OCMULGEE RIVER NEAR ABBEVILLE.
* FROM SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING.
* AT 5 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.8 FEET...AND SLOWLY FALLING.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET.
* ALTHOUGH THE RIVER IS SLOWLY FALLING...IT IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE AGAIN SATURDAY MORNING AND REMAIN AROUND 12 FEET INTO
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 12 FEET...FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. MINOR FLOODING OF LOWLANDS
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER BEGINS. THE WATER LEVEL REACHES THE TOP OF
THE ABBEVILLE BOAT RAMP AND ALSO BEGINS TO FLOOD THE NEARBY PARK.


&&

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

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