Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
December 17, 2003
Thomasville - It's the little things like spending time with his wife and granddaughter that Terry Stephens has missed, but he won't miss out this Christmas.
He says, "Thank God it came through that I get to be home for Christmas, 'cause a lot of people over there won't get to be home for Christmas, because everybody can't come home at the same time."
Sgt......... Stephens has been serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom since April. His wife Pearl says in the 21 years they've been married, the past eight months have been the longest they've spent apart. "As long as I can hear from him once a week," she says, "I was fine. That's the way I know he's fine. But if I don't hear from him, then I get worried, I don't sleep at night. But as long as I hear from him I'm fine."
But she can't imagine another eight months without him. She says, "You don't know what's going to happen with so much going on over there with the bombing and all that, you don't know if he's going to return or what, so all you do is pray."
And Sgt...... Stephens prays for his family as well. He says, "You worry about them, but there's a time and a place to worry about them. Not while your in a truck on the road because once you loose track of what you're doing, it's real easy to loose your life."
But everyone in his unit has stayed out of harms way. "We've been lucky so far," he says, "We've been lucky. By the help of God we made it." And he believes with God's help, he'll come back home for good.
Sgt...... Stephens leaves Thomasville again on January first, but is expected to return to Thomasville for good by late February.