Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Census countdown is on. If you don't send in your form by this Friday, a Census worker will show up on your doorstep.
We have an update on some folks in Albany who were eager to participate, but didn't receive a Census form in the mail. Today, the Census Bureau lived up to its promise to help those folks get counted.
Census participation is up to 66 percent in Albany which matches the national average. That percentage now includes Kenny Blanchard and the residents at Hudson Malone Towers. They came to us last week, because they hadn't received their Census forms. Monday several Census workers filled out forms for Kenny and nearly 100 residents living here.
"It was quick and easy- just a few questions and there wasn't much to it," Blanchard said. "It's very important for this area especially when it comes to building roads and sidewalks."
Retired preschool teacher, Kathy Miskimon, filled out her form as soon as she received it in the mail.
"It didn't take but a second to fill out," she said. "It gives the right appropriations for our schools and we know our school system needs that."
More than 30 percent of Albany households still haven't turned in their forms. That covers nearly 25,000 people. Starting May 1, Census workers will hit the streets in all 25 counties of southwest Georgia. They won't stop until all areas are covered.
Those home visits aren't cheap. If everyone were to mail in a form, it could save the nation as much $1.5 billion. As of Monday, 63 percent of Georgia households have participated in the Census. To see updated rates for counties around the state and the nation, click here.