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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People have seen an unusual problem in a South Albany neighborhood. Yellow jackets have taken up residence in a vacant house.
The people who live in the area on Cotton Avenue are worried about the safety of their children. When WALB news made it on scene, we could see and hear thousands of Yellow jackets swarming close to them.
Greg Wheeler was looking for his cousin's dog in an alley behind his home. He found the dog and a whole lot more. Wheeler says the huge hive swarming with thousands of yellow jackets is a danger to children in the neighborhood.
"We're trying to keep them from getting stung by the bees or getting seriously hurt or having to rush them to the hospital," Wheeler said.
A beekeeper came out a couple days ago to remove the hive, but he said it's such a big project that he can't do it alone. He says he will need assistance from city of Albany Emergency Management.
Wheeler says it's a priority to have the hive removed because he has a young cousin who he believes is allergic to bee stings.
"Thank God no one has gotten stung yet," Wheeler said. "We're trying to prevent it and have a safe neighborhood so the kids can enjoy themselves."
While neighbors wait for help from the city, they're 'busy as bees' keeping their children and pets away from the swarming beehive.
Contact was made with an official at the Dougherty County Management Services department. Right now, the beekeeper is waiting for a reply from the city to help remove the hive.