Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
July 9, 2003
Valdosta - Heavy rains wash waste and pollution into storm drains. Many people think that runoff flows to a waste treatment plant. But they're wrong.
"It's actually going right back into our water supply, so we're drinking it, our kids are swimming in it, and fishing in it," said Emily Perry, RDC Environmental Planner.
But the South Georgia Rural Development Center and local 4-H members have teamed up to help keep our waterways clean. Wednesday, they kicked off a region wide storm drain awareness program.
"It's helping education children, and hopefully they'll spread the word to adults and help improve our overall quality of life," said Perry.
They're marking downtown storm drains to remind people the dangers of polluting. "When you throw your trash out the window, it's washing into those drains and ending up in our water sources," said Perry. "We hope when people see these they'll remember not to litter."
Along with putting out curb markers, the 4-H members are also giving out door hangers, to help raise awareness on storm drain runoff. The door hangers list a few simple ways you can help control the problem.
"The biggest, yet easiest thing you can do is not litter," said Carl Glasscock, 4-H member. "Also, watch out for oil leaks, don't throw away your yard trimmings, and plant trees to help prevent the runoff."
Storm drain awareness programs also kicked off in Lakeland and Statenville Wednesday. Thursday, they'll head to Ocilla and Fitzgerald.