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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
September 15, 2004
Lee County -- During Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Ivan, we have advised you to keep a NOAA Weather Radio turned on for the latest bulletins.
But if you have waited to buy one, you may be out of luck. Most stores in Albany are sold out of the NOAA weather radios.
Of the dozens of stores we checked in the Albany area, the Radio Shack in Lee County was the only one with a NOAA Weather radio.
Beth Reich had also been searching, and was buying the portable scanner with NOAA. Reich said "It's just the Hurricane coming through. We've had so many recently, and another one coming. It's a mad area."
The Hurricane blitz of the last two weeks made the weather radios a hot item for customers. Radio Shack's Crystal Lock said "Oh yes, many. Everyday. I say average probably about 50 people calling up here, coming in."
Reich said she thinks she will sleep better now that she has the weather alert radio. Reich said "I think it would tell me different areas I should go to, or shouldn't go to."
Radio Shack's supplier sent most of their NOAA radio stock to Florida. The Lee County store has been asking for them. Lock said "The weather radios came in today. We got two in. Sold one as soon as they came in, and we've got one left."
But that one did not last long. Tom Pollock walked into the store while we were talking to Lock, and bought it. Tom Pollock said "We've been meaning to get one. Seems with the Hurricane season, especially the way they've been coming in lately, we just wanted to be prepared. "
NOAA weather radios cost on average between 40 and 90 dollars, if you can find one. Most stores in Albany are sold out, as Hurricane Ivan approaches.
Rodd Electronics received three NOAA weather radios Wednesday afternoon, and sold all three within minutes. They have a waiting list for the next ones they get in.