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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
August 6, 2003
Albany -- Firefighters will look like a bunch of real clowns, thanks to one of their inspectors. She put together professional looking clown suits for the firefighters, knowing they will save lives.
Albany Fire Inspector Johnnie Johnson put together seven clown suits for fire fighters to wear when they give prevention talks to kids. Johnson said "They will listen once you do little silly things to get their attention, they will listen."
In October the Albany Fire Department hosts kids fire safety days for 6,000 students around South Georgia. The fire fighters dress like clowns and do funny skits, to teach the kids about fire prevention. But Johnson thought the clown suits could much better quality, for getting across life saving information.
Johnson said " We teach not to play with matches, not to play with lighters. If they find matches or lighters give them to their parents. Not to hide once they start a fire. If the firemen come in, make sure they come out so they can find them."
Johnson said the children pay much better attention to the firefighters when they are dressed like clowns. She said the most important thing is that they get the students to remember their fire safety messages.
This year firefighters will look like real clowns, while giving their life saving act. And Johnnie said they really enjoy this part of their job. Johnson said "I think they enjoy it just as much as the kids."
Johnson spent about a week and a half making the clown suits, in her spare time between fire inspections.