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 >>
October 8, 2004
Coolidge - At first glance, Wild Bill Willeby's world seems to be filled with nothing but junk, but take a closer look. "Most of it is kind of put together with spare parts and everything," says Willeby of an invention, "This came off of a cotton picker, and this off of a lawn mower."
He's turned these spare parts, these pieces of junk, into a mountain of gold. "First you start off with a battery, and your battery is channeled to this unusual starter here, to get it in motion, and whenever you get it in motion."
It's a generator that runs off a battery instead of gas. "You're putting just as much energy, power back into your battery as your taking out to run the machine," says Willeby.
It's as if a light bulb turned on in Wild Bill's head, but it took a few tries to get it right. He says, "The 101st time I put it together and rearranged it (snap) the baby went to work."
Now, he can get just about anything to work, just by plugging it in. A few weeks ago, when everyone else's power went out, he says he, "Picked up that [generator], put it on the front porch and start running cords and we had electricity. The soap operas keep rolling and we had lights."
And he says one day, generators like these, could be used all of the time, not just for back up. Wild Bill Willeby has applied for a patent, but is still looking for a manufacturer. He's been approached by many energy co-ops and even FEMA is interested in his invention.