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 >>
June 2, 2004
Albany - The $6,000,000 Albany Riverfront Park officially opens Friday. Some special guests are already arriving at the park for the three-day grand opening celebration.
It's a massive turtle migration. "They've really changed. I remember when they were these huge, plain structures, and now they really look good," said We-Haul employee Sharman Roberts.
Wednesday, We-Haul workers started moving the huge turtles, sold to build the new Turtle Grove Playpark, to Riverfront Park. The shelled welcome crew is just the first step in preparation for the grand opening festival, June 4th-6th.
"We're very excited," said Downtown Manager LaKisha Bryant. "The park dedication is Friday during the day. The pre-movie fun starts at 7:00PM, with the movie getting under way at 8:45PM." The riverbank will transform into an outdoor movie theater. Albany Tomorrow Inc. will show three movies on the 40-foot movie screen.
Saturday will also be full of events. "At 8:30AM, we'll have 'Fitness by the Flint' which is an aerobic class and walk next to the river bank. Then, at 10:00AM on Saturday the festival begins," said Bryant. "There will be vendors, arts and crafts, games, and other activities."
All that fun is free, so bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show. The movies start at 8:45 each night, but get there early to Every night features a different movie; Friday night is "Sweet Home Alabama," Saturday is "Shreck," and Sunday is the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."