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 >>
September 1, 2004
Albany -- Embattled Phoebe Putney Hospital C.E.O. Joel Wernick says he has no plans to resign.
The Dougherty County Medical called for Wernick's resignation after the hospital filed a defamation suit against Charles Rehberg. Rehberg works for a group of Albany surgeons and helped gather information on Phoebe Putney's billing of uninsured patients.
Wernick says he has received only support from the Hospital Board. "I am not planning to go anywhere. I have gotten many, many calls from members of the medical community expressing their support of the Hospital and myself. I have been quite frankly humbled."
Hospital Board Chairman John Temp Phillips said "We are solidly behind Joel. Joel has done an outstanding job."
Wernick said charges of a secret Cayman Island offshore account are untrue. In 2001 Phoebe set up a captive insurance company called Grove Pointe Indemnity in the Caymans to save money on their malpractice insurance.
Wernick says using the offshore malpractice company has saved the Hospital more than two million dollars in premium costs.