Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's taking longer than Congress planned for many public pools to install protective drain covers. The Virginia Graeme-Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act went into effect in December.
It requires all public pools and spas to install anti-entrapment covers on each drain. Pools must be in compliance to open this summer.
Carver pool, operated by the city of Albany, is in compliance, but Lan Skalla with S&S chemical says he knows some pool operators haven't been able to meet the new regulations because there wasn't enough time to implement the changes.
He said, "Some because they didn't know, some because they didn't have the means, too much money, some because they didn't get the parts. It's typical, unfortunately, U.S. Government bureaucracy and this case that created a standard that could not be complied with mechanically, parts were not available."
The law was passed in hopes of keeping children from getting stuck underwater by the vacuum of a pool drain. Virginia was the granddaughter of former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker. She drowned in 2002 after getting trapped at the bottom of a pool by the suction of the drain.