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 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Valdosta family is mourning the death of a 2-year-old who was struck and killed by a truck Sunday afternoon.
The family questions why the driver kept going, but Valdosta Police say he didn't know he hit the little boy.
Ashley Bell says she loved 2-year-old Luis Gomez as if he were her own child. "It broke my heart, it really did. He was my baby," Bell said.
Gomez was hit by a truck Sunday afternoon. Miguel Gaspar was backing out of the Gomez's driveway when he ran over the little boy, but apparently he had no idea he hit the child. Police put out a search the vehicle and found Gaspar several hours later.
"We located the person in Brooks County. That's where he resides," said Valdosta Police Capt. Bobbi McGraw. "He came back to Valdosta. Vehicle was brought back. He came back and fully cooperated with authorities. It was determined that he did not know he hit the child."
Bell and her mother help the Gomez's care for their children and help the Spanish-speaking family buy groceries.
Police are treating the child's death as a tragic accident, however, the child's mother Dominga Gomez disagrees by saying the man knew he had run over her child.
Bell says Gomez's mother doesn't understand why the man didn't stop. "She said she was screaming and hollering for him to stop. He should've known that he hit him, hit the little boy."
The boy was taken to South Georgia Medical Center where he died shortly after. Police did not arrest or charge the man in what has been deemed by police as a tragic accident.