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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
COLQUITT COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Damage assessments continue throughout South Georgia after widespread flooding. There's been no federal disaster declaration yet but that is what many people are hoping will come soon.
Hundreds of homes and roads were damaged throughout South Georgia and Colquitt County leaders are counting on financial assistance from the government to get back on track.
The sounds from a ditch can easily turn into a nightmare for Robert Lee Williams. "That ditch across the street is what runs over," said Williams.
When the ditch runneth over, water covers the yard and surrounds the house. "Every bit of it," said Williams, "and it's happened three or four times."
It was the worst it's ever been after recent heavy rains in Colquitt County. "It came all the way up to the steps and I prayed and prayed that it would go down," said Williams. When it didn't seem like the water was going down, Williams and his wife got out.
"We had to evacuate and get my animals and my vehicles, get what we could, throw the main power switch and get out of here," said Williams.
"We've been hit pretty hard here in Colquitt County with this episode so it's been a tough week," said Colquitt County EMA Director Russell Moody.
Several low lying areas were saturated with water during severe weather. That caused several roads to be washed out or damaged. 30 roads are still closed in the county.
"Just taking it day by day," said Moody, "whatever the storm threw at us, we're trying to get it back to how it used to be before the storm."
Some homes were damaged in the city and county. Tuesday, GEMA and FEMA officials assessed the damage to get a clear estimate. Emergency leaders want homeowners hit by damage to take pictures. "And go ahead and start cleaning it up and start getting the wet material out so you don't have mold problems. You've got to be careful with that," said Moody.
Williams was thankful the water didn't rise an inch higher. "I was and I pray not to see it that high again," said Williams. Until it pours down again, he and his home are in the clear for now.
Colquitt County Emergency Management wants anyone who had water inside their homes to give them a call at 229-616-7417.