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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Helping others was the goal of several volunteers who teamed up this week to build wheelchair ramps for those in need.
RSVP Ramp Builders and Lowe's joined up Thursday morning at the home of 62-year-old Annie Hilson. After a lot of measuring, sawing, and hammering Hilson's Wells Avenue home is now equip with a wheel chair ramp so she can easily go outside.
Volunteers say projects like this are well worth the reward they receive for their good deeds - making a difference in the lives of others.
"When we get through, it's just great to watch the expression on their face when they realize 'I can get out of here by myself. I don't have to call anyone.' And down the ramp they come with a big smile," said Jim Hill, RSVP Ramp Supervisor.
Michael Mansfield, operation manager at Lowe's in Albany said, "We're here participating in our Lowe's HEROES program. It's something that we do every year at Lowe's. It gives us an opportunity for the private sector to combine with the community. It's all about serving the community.
Lowe's in Albany provided lumber for the ramps. RSVP is a volunteer group sponsored by Phoebe and the SOWEGA Council on Aging. Since 1999 they have constructed hundreds of wheel chair ramps in the community.
For more information on RSVP you can contact the SOWEGA Council on Aging at 229-435-9779.