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  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
  • Take care on the water this weekend

    Take care on the water this weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:52:39 GMT
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
  • High mercury levels harmful to babies

    High mercury levels harmful to babies

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:09 GMT
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>

July 14, 2004

Albany -- Folks showed up before daybreak for a chance to walk across the Broad Avenue bridge on July 14, 1994. The D.O.T opened the bridge but just to foot traffic and emergency vehicles. That was enough to be a big relief to many south Georgians. Engineers continued to check bridges for underwater damage using special sonar equipment before deciding to open them to traffic.

Albany's First Baptist Church became a huge mess hall. Volunteers were cooking 6000 meals a day that they distributed to emergency shelters and fed to National Guard troops, law enforcers, and other volunteers.

A similar scene at Traveler's Rest Baptist Church in Newton where volunteers from several area churches came together to fix meals. Some of them were flood victims themselves. One told us, "I need to be helping other people that might be more unfortunate than I am."

And on July 14th we met Charlotte Bullock and her new baby. She went into labor while staying at the Beattie Road Church of Christ shelter. Life goes on, even in the face of disaster.

posted at 11:30 p.m. by ben.roberts@walb.com