Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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 >>
March 30, 2004
Thomasville - Rachel Kirkland is already working on a perfect tan for her wedding, but she's well aware that going to the tanning bed five days a week can have serious consequences later on.
She says, "You can get skin cancer, especially people that stay in it a lot, their skin kind of gets a little leathery. But I'm just one of those, I'm doing it now, I enjoy it. I'll provably regret it later on in the future."
B. J. Banister is trying to avoid those problems. She now gets her tan from air brushing.
Banister says, "I started growing things on my skin and I thought 'This can't be really good.' and now they're talking a lot about the tanning bed, that it's as bad as the sun, and so I was really glad when they came out with this."
Tara Strickland, owner of The Fitness Zone, says many of her tanning clients are opting for the safer choice. She says, "You don't have any skin damage at all. None. And that's good for people who are wanting to preserve the health of their skin, not see any aging or any wrinkles and so, that's the benefit of it."
But there are downsides to air brush tanning. 1) The air brush tan only lasts about 10 days. 2)It's more expensive. It costs about $25.00 per session, opposed to the $25.00 a month, a tanning bed costs.
But Tara says, many people are willing to pay the extra money for a tan that will look good today, and won't give them skin problems in the future.
One other down side to airbrush tans? You can't shower for about 12 hours after being sprayed.