Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Even though Albany had a nice little thunderstorm Thursday, the state climatologist says mild drought conditions still exist in a dozen counties in our area all south or west of Albany.
He expects the conditions to get worse and put stress on streams, crops, and grass.
After an afternoon thunderstorm, golfer Bubba Bert and his friends are able to finish up a round at Doublegate Country Club.
The rain may have cooled things off temporarily, but this summer, Bert says has been brutal.
"It's always hot and I say it's never too hot on the golf course but it's tested my theory the last month," said Bert.
Pro Shop Manager Ed Everett says the summer months have been particularly slow.
"It's unbelievable and you're sitting there with indexes above 110," said Everett. "We have ice and towels for the golfers to wrap around their necks when they come around and make the turn."
Eight ice cold water fountains are stationed throughout the 18-hole-course. Everett says the heat, more than the drought, has affected his business.
A new superintendent joined the staff to keep up the Bermuda Grass which holds up in the heat better than cool weather grass. Everett says the greens are looking better everyday. It's good news for Bert who comes out to Doublegate-rain, heat, or shine.
The rain gauge at Doublegate read about half an inch. That's enough to keep the course moist and healthy for the next day or so. Several golf courses near Atlanta closed temporarily because of dry, hot weather. They use Bentgrass that doesn't hold up as well in extreme summer weather.