Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of streets were impassable, and motorists who tried to drive down them got stranded. Fast-rising water threatened homes, too.
Nearly six inches of rain in Albany led to dramatic rescues like this one on Flint Avenues. Two women were stranded when their car stalled as they attempted to drive through standing water. A similar scene on West Highland. Neighbors and a dog helped rescue a woman and her child from the water.
"We had a lot of residents who went around the barricades and got their cars stuck," said Phil Roberson, Albany Public Works Director.
Heavy rains caused the city's storm drainage system to back up in neighborhoods like Lake Park.
"No city system is set to handle this amount of water," said Roberson.
Albany's system can only keep up with about an inch an hour, sending water back out of man holes and into the street like it did here in the 500 block of Meadowlark. In the 2000 block of Robinhood front yards were swallowed up when storm water drains couldn't keep up. The water was half way up the tires of cars along Kingswood Drive. Across town, holding ponds on Pine Bluff Road quickly began spilling their banks, but public works is thankful the storms didn't knock out the power.
"Even though we were overwhelmed with water we were still able to keep the pumps going and pump the ponds out," said Roberson. "People called us and said water was coming in their house."
Bags were placed at the door of this West Lincoln Avenue home. You can see at one point the water made it about half way up the bags.
Now that the storms are over, the city's drainage system has to catch up so that water along North Cleveland and other streets will recede.