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 >>
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 >>
September 16, 2004
Grady County - The tornadoes that Hurricane Ivan spawned in Grady County, brought farmers exactly what they didn't need. "Always have what you don't need. Got plenty of water, need some sunshine," says farmer Brandon Bond.
Sunshine to help dry out peanuts. Bond was planning to harvest this week. "See, I mean, look at that," he says pointing to a group of peanuts. "You ain't gonna be able to do anything with that. It's just going to rot."
As will an entire field of corn that was also ready for harvest. When Frances came through South Georgia parts of a field were flattened, but some of the corn was still salvageable. Now that Ivan's high winds and rains have come through South Georgia, it will be a miracle if any of this corn survives.
"The longer it takes on the ground being so wet, the picker won't stand up," says Bond. "You won't be able to pick it. It'll all rot, just like that right there. It starts sprouting, whether you can pick it or not won't matter."
But it's not a total loss. Bond says, "Some of them are still good, for now."
And what's left in the fields will be good for some. "You'll just have a lot of bird feed," says Bond. Although it may be a little harder to put food on his own table this harvest season.