Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the cleanup from the weekend's storms continues in many areas, Albany officials are preparing for more heavy storms threatening South Georgia. Crews are filling thousands of sandbags in case of more flooding.
Albany Public works officials are concerned that the city could face another round of flooding if the forecast 3 to 5 inches of rain in the next few days does hit Albany, the already saturated ground will not allow it to soak in, and areas that flooded Saturday could quickly see water rise again.
To help people protect their property Albany public works employees have been filling sandbags all day. They are making thousands of the 30 pound sandbags, so that people can pick them up and use them to surround houses that might be affected. The sandbags will be here at Hodges Avenue, under the Jefferson Street bridge, for pickup and hopefully prevent further damage.
Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson said "They'll be accessible all through the night and tomorrow. We'll be making them tomorrow as well. I would say that if you had some problems Saturday and almost got flooded, it's probably a good idea to go ahead and store up on some sandbags."
If you are disabled or elderly and need help sandbagging, Public works will bring the sandbags to your home and help you put them up, but they ask that only those people who really need help to call them for the delivery. But if you need sandbags they are here for you to come get.
These public works employees have a lot to do as they prepare for what is forecast to be another 3 to 5 inches of rain in the next few days, so they are giving you the chance to protect your property now.
Again those sandbags are available under the Jefferson Street Bridge off Hodges Avenue, and officials are asking people who had flooding trouble Saturday to come get and use them.