Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Senator Saxby Chambliss says the new financial reform bill will hurt small South Georgia business.
He says small businesses like dentists, orthodontists, funeral directors, and other businesses that accept monthly payments, will feel the biggest impact of the regulatory reform legislation.
"Any retail establishment that charges any amount of interest on a monthly basis is going to be subject to huge federal regulations. That's not what we need to be doing in times when we are trying to create jobs in the small business community."
Senator Chambliss said the bill would do little to stop the lending practices that led to the economic crisis, because Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, are exempted from the oversight.
Chambliss said the oil spill in the gulf may turn into one of the biggest and most expensive environmental disasters in U. S. history.
And even though British Petroleum does not have "bottomless pockets," he says the oil company will have to pay for the clean up.
Chambliss said investigations and study are needed to find out what caused the oil rig explosion, and then come up with plans to make sure it never happens again.
"It's pretty obvious here that BP did not have a disaster plan in place. I fault BP for that. They are going to have to suffer for the financial consequences of that."
Senator Chambliss said federal authorities don't need to make "knee jerk decisions" on the gulf oil crisis, until they have had time to study what caused the spill and what it will take to clean the gulf.