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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - State representative and gubernatorial candidate Austin Scott has logged more than 1,000 miles walking across Georgia campaigning for the Republican nomination for governor.
The walking tour has ended, at least for now, and Tuesday the Tifton native made a stop in Sylvester for an Eggs and Issues breakfast.
Scott spoke about his campaign walk and the issues voters expressed to him along the way. Among some of the changes the District 153 Republican says he would like to see if he becomes the next governor include lowering or eliminating the capital gains tax and implementing new policies to collect delinquent taxes.
But Scott says the state's water crisis as at the top of his agenda.
"We're going to have to move down the path of conversation, especially in the metropolitan area with regard to water. If a factory doesn't know if they're going to have water to run the factory, then they're not going to move to Georgia. We've got to get that issue resolved," said Rep. Austin Scott, R- Tifton.
Scott has served in the state house for 14 years. He is one of 7 GOP candidates seeking the 2010 Republican nomination for governor.