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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.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 >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
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The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The search resumed for a Lee County woman missing since Christmas Eve.
There's been no sign of 77-year old Fannie Corley since her car was found on the Jefferson Street Bridge over Lake Chehaw. Two weeks ago, crews called off the daily searches.
Wednesday firefighters hoped a break in the weather might provide some clues. Firefighters took advantage of warmer temperatures hoping that a change in water temperature might be just what they need to give the Corley family closure. When searchers were in the water two weeks ago the conditions were much different.
Rescue crews from the Albany Fire Department took advantage of Wednesday's 60 degree weather to search Lake Chehaw again for Fannie Corley. The conditions are a drastic change from the 30 degree temperatures during the last search.
"The colder the water is, determines the length of time," said Battalion Chief Marty Leverett.
With more boaters on Lake Chehaw, they're reminding everyone to keep a watchful eye near the water's edge.
"We're asking all the boaters if you're out here in this area to be aware, search for us, and help us because every eye counts," said Leverett.
It's been nearly a month since Corley vanished, leaving her car on the Jefferson Street Bridge and her family with questions.
"My grandmother was one of the strongest, kindest, loving women that I've ever known in my life and she instilled that in her children and grandchildren and great grand children and that will live on for many, many years," said Amanda Corley Holt, Fannie's granddaughter.
They're grateful for all the volunteers who've help search for Corley and offered prayers.
"When you go through a tragedy, you really realize there are still great people in this world and that's what helps you get by," said Corley-Holt.
They're trying to get back to their daily routine with the hope that they'll soon have some closure. Firefighters say ideally they'd like the water temperatures to warm up to the mid-70's, but that could take awhile.
More rain expected in the next day again could hurt the search effort. They say if a boater spots something, they should immediately stop, mark the spot and call police or 911.
Corley was battling cancer. Initially crews searched for six days using boats, divers, and cadaver dogs. They also flew a helicopter near the wooded area between Lover's Lane and Philema Road but found no trace of her.