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 >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) – Thursday night at Port One Liquors two masked men walked into Thomas Knight's store.
"He pointed the gun past my head at my daughter. That's when I grabbed his arm, pushed him up against the wall and got into a fight with him," said Thomas Knight, Port One Liquors Owner.
The robber re-gained control and led Knight to the register while the other stayed in front of the counter shouting and demanding money. They got the money and ran out the door with Knight on their tails with a loaded gun with which he fired five shots at the victims as they ran off.
"The second shot I heard a scream and watched the guy go down," said Knight. The suspect got away though. But Knight's wife is now shaken.
"The thought of losing my family was too much to bear," said Charlene Knight. His community fed up and taking action.
"Money talks, and hopefully we're going to get someone to come forward," said local business owner Edwin McCullers.
Since June, there have been 11 armed robberies in Decatur County. All unsolved. Business owners Edwin McCullers and Sarah Griffin decided to do something about that. They put together a committee called Decatur County Citizens Against Crime.
"So much has happened we really didn't know what else to do," said Sarah Griffin.
In just 10 days they raised $6,500 dollars to offer as a reward for any information leading to the arrests of the criminals. "Just everyday citizens are donating," said McCullers.
"Businesses that have not been robbed have contributed lost of money," said McCullers.
"I've been Sheriff 10 years and this is the 1st time we've had citizens come together as a group like this," said Sheriff Wiley Griffin.
The hope is that people will come forward, collect their checks, and put the robbers in jail. Before someone gets hurt or killed.
If you have any information on the rash of robberies or want to contribute to the Reward fund call the Sheriff's Office at 229-248-3044.