Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
February 7, 2003
Albany-- A government official says the administration is raising the national terror alert from yellow to orange, the second highest level. That's a level that signifies a "high risk" of a terrorist attack.
Attorney General John Ashcroft says terrorists might attack lightly guarded apartment buildings and hotels, as well as transportation and energy targets.
Intelligence points to possible attacks to be timed with the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
In Dougherty County, Emergency Management Director Jimmie Arrowood said law enforcement has been notified. “The only thing we do is encourage those persons involved in some type of outdoor event, over the next few days, or people staying in hotels, motels to be particularly attentive to their surroundings. And alert to anything that might be out of the ordinary.”
The Albany Marine Base remains on Force Protection Bravo, the second lowest level of security. At Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, they remain on Security Level Alpha, the lowest.
So what does it all mean for us? Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says the first step is taking "the time now to get informed."
He urges you to make plans on how to contact family members in an emergency and to pick a meeting place in case telephone service is disrupted.
The government offers more tips for creating a "disaster plan" at www.fema.gov.