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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Leesburg couple cannot access their home unless they drive through treacherous, muddy back roads to get to it.
And it's all because of the rain. Even with a little more than three inches of rain, they need a rugged 4-wheel drive truck to get home. Even then they may still risk getting stuck.
Charles Hadden has his hubs locked and ready for a muddy ride home. He doesn't normally take this road but he has to. Turkey Farm Road, which leads to his home, is blocked with water. He says this is the third time in a month and a half rain waters flooded a creek off the Kinchafoonee.
"It's treacherous and it can get pretty slippery," Hadden said.
I drove with him on a round about way through the woods to his home. As mud splashed up, we were lucky not to get stuck.
"It's aggravating my wife cant get out at all and we don't have phone or Internet, "Hadden said. She hasn't been out of the house in two weeks and she's about to go nuts."
Their house has no water around it. The flooded road is the only obstacle in the way.
"if I wanted to go out I would need someone with four wheel drive," said his wife Shirley Hadden.
If that's not enough, she's also afraid of erosion as the Kinchafoonee sits in their back yard a little to close to comfort.
If they had an emergency, she says EMS trucks have four wheel drive but fire trucks wouldn't be able come to the rescue.
The Haddens just hope the county will step in so they don't get stuck in the mud in the future. The Haddens say the creek levels haven't gotten into their home yet.
Even though the road leading to their home constantly floods, they don't plan on moving.