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 >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A former ASU student, brutally murdered in 1995 will have her legacy live on in a scholarship set up by an anonymous donor.
Donyetta Drake was 25 when she was gunned down outside the South Slappey Post office by an ex-boyfriend. Calvin Sessions then ran next door to Hardee's and shot and killed Public Works employee Harvey Ferrell.
While the violent end to Donyetta's life is still painful for her mother and four sisters who were present at Friday's ceremony, a family friend is glad her memory will live on in a scholarship.
"She was a person who was not always concerned about herself, she was concerned about setting an example for others to follow, so that was a big part of her life and the way she lived her life," said Emanuel Frazier, a family friend.
"We do have a secret donor doing this, the beauty of it, her dream was to become a lawyer and so now it gives others an opportunity to move forward and become a lawyer," said Dr. Joshua Murfree, ASU Chief of Staff.
The thousand dollar scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from Albany State who plans to attend law school. Applications for the scholarship have been made available to students and the deadline is March 12. The scholarship will be awarded March 26th.