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 >>
July 21, 2004
Leesburg-- A surprising victory in Lee County, "Ever since I was young, I was taught if you work hard it will pay off," says Leesburg District Commissioner-Elect Jo Ealum
One incumbent Lee County Commissioner is thrown out and another is fighting for his seat. Of the three Commission seats up for election Tuesday, two resulted in runoffs.
In the third, possibly an historic result. A 20-year-old will now sit on the Lee County Commission.
It looks like 20-year-old Jo Ealum's hard campaigning paid off, "I have had a lot of people willing to work hard alongside me."
Ealum defeated incumbent Leesburg District commissioner Lewis Harris by a mere 56 votes, but says she hopes her proven work ethic will convince nay-sayers she can do the job, "I will work hard and I will do my homework and I will do my best and I believe we will make a difference. We will, together, we will make a difference."
While Ealum is heading to commissioner's school in the fall, other candidates are preparing to hit the campaign trail all over again, "Today I am going to relax a bit, full steam ahead tomorrow." In the Century District, Morris Leverett is in a runoff with Jenny Crisp, "You know whoever the public wants they will put in there and I hope it is me."
Political Newcomer Wally Roberts hopes he will be victorious over a well-known incumbent, "I am grateful to the voters of Redbone and I am surprised I beat him."
Roberts will face Jackie McCorkle for the Redbone District Seat. McCorkle blames a lower-than-usual turnout at the polls for his second place finish. Now, he wants to debate the retired state trooper, "If you confront rumors with facts, it takes the doubt out."
All the races are Republican and anyone who voted Republican in the primary or who did not vote at all will be eligible to cast their ballot in the runoff in three weeks.
Candidate Tom Heldenburg, who placed third in the Redbone race, says he is endorsing Wally Roberts over incumbent Jackie McCorkle.