Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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 >>
January 27, 2004
Valdosta - A single 911 call put an end to Consuandra Ward's days of running an illegal day care operation in her home. "The nature of the call was a 6 month old female who was not breathing," said Lt. Brian Childress.
The baby was taken to South Georgia Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say there were no visible injuries, but they're still waiting on autopsy results for the exact cause of death. "Physically, I looked at the child yesterday, and it doesn't look like it initially, but it's still an active investigation," said Childress.
Back at the Wards' home, investigators heard a noise in a closet and made a shocking discovery. "We opened the closet door and found eight children hiding inside," said Childress. And even more children were hiding elsewhere. "Prior to our arrival, Mrs. Ward's husband had removed seven children from the residence and taken them to another location," said Childress.
According to Georgia law, without a day care license, you can only keep three children that are not your own in your home. "We feel like if she had complied with that law, she could've given the baby more attention, and she wouldn't have died," said Childress.
Mrs. Ward is in the Lowndes County Jail, charged with involuntary manslaughter, operating a day care without a license, and reckless conduct. Her husband, 48-year-old James Ward, is also charged with operating a day care without a license.