Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond calls it a "he-cession". It seems more Georgia men are taking a harder hit from this economic downturn than women.
The Georgia Department of Labor conducted a study that looked at the impact of the recession in the state. It found that the number of men drawing unemployment insurance benefits between December of 2007 and May of this year rose 160-percent.
Unemployed men now make up more than 57-percent of Georgians receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The Goodwill Career Center in Albany has seen a mixture of people coming in seeking jobs but they've also seen an up tick in men looking for work.
"There's still a great number of women out there job searching but just a few more men searching on a daily basis than women," said Career Center Manager Carol Ann Fields, "Monday alone there were over 130 people coming into the center so that's quite a few people to come into this one center."
The high number is most likely due to a loss in construction and manufacturing jobs. The study also shows that white men are being hit the hardest. White men receiving benefits increased 211-percent compared to 106-percent for black men.
Before the recession hit, black women were receiving the most state benefits. That group was the smallest in March of this year.