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 >>
October 2, 2004
Albany- Jim Fowler knows Albany hidden treasure.
"We've got some of the greatest nature right here of any city in America," says Wildlife Expert Jim Fowler.
But few are taking advantage of it. It's a Saturday afternoon, the weather's nice, and the parking lot is almost empty at the Parks at Chehaw.
Wildlife Expert Jim Fowler meet with members of the Chehaw Authority board to discuss his plans for attracting more visitors and getting the park to live up to its potential.
"You don't want to build a $30 million concrete zoo in Albany, Georgia for a lot of reasons. This should be a place that's fun to go to, part of people's lives, and reconnects families and friends with the world of nature," Fowler says.
For months, the authority has discussed whether Fowler should be allowed to take over the wildlife park, but now their time may be winding down. Fowler says he'll need a decision by November 1st to ensure enough time to come up with funding for the face-lift.
"Mr. Fowler has a world of experience and that's something that we would love to be able to have harnessed for Albany, but again we've got to look at past projects, we've got to be able to look at our responsibility of managing this beuatiful resource," says board vice-chair Ann Zimmer-Shephard.
According to many board members they're not too sure about what Fowler wants to do... something that's stopping them from giving him the go-ahead.
"For the first time we actually got some better communication with Mr. Fowler and a better understanding of what he's trying to do," adds Zimmer-Shephard.
Still, the board is at least a vote away from deciding if Fowler's park-packing ideas will ever come to fruition.
The board will meet with Fowler again Monday at 6 PM and are expected to vote on whether they want to proceed with Fowler's plan.