Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The Withlacoochee River is inching dangerously close to the bridge across Skipper Bridge Road. Lowndes County Officials have teamed up with the Department of Transportation to monitor the levels of rising rivers across the county and keep drivers safe.
Paige Dukes, Lowndes County's Public Information Officer, says, "We could have some issues where water is going to overcome our infrastructure, and they need to be very careful."
This year, severe weather has arrived early. Typically, county workers don't have to worry about heavy rainfall until hurricane season in June. This year, it's not even April and the rains are here.
Workers are keeping a close eye on bridges throughout Lowndes. "Right now they're measuring the height of the water and they're calling that information in to the Department of Transportation," says Dukes. "We do have those officials that are very active in the county taking a look at the water situation."
Lowndes County is expected to receive five inches of rain, but it's not only the rainfall in Lowndes that the county is worried about.
"The rain that falls in the counties and areas north of us is also going to have a tremendous impact. Not immediately, but as that water filters down, we'll see the river levels continue to rise," says Ahley Tye, the county's Emergency Management Director.
Lowndes has placed engineering staff at eight bridges across the county. Because of their on-going preparation efforts, emergency workers are prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
"We've got additional public works crews on standby, making sure that we have adequate supplies like sandbags, barricades, road closed signs," adds Tye.
Lowndes County Officials say they feel well-prepared. They remind citizens to be cautious, and to steer clear of roads and bridges filled with ANY level of water.