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 >>
August 28, 2005
Albany- Roadways out of New Orleans were bumper to bumper, but Pearl Mullen missed much of the traffic with an early morning start, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
"The mayor was on TV practically all night Saturday night and he and all the other authorities of New Orleans were suggesting that everyone leave," said Mullen.
She packed her bags after finding a room at the Hampton Inn, here in Albany.
"I was on the Internet for about five or six hours last night, trying to book a hotel room, this is the closest hotel I could get," said Pearl.
Arriving safely in Albany Sunday afternoon, Pearl's first order of business was to check with other family members also trying to escape Katrina's fury.
"They all have cell phones and we will be in contact, to be sure that everyone arrives safely at their destination," said Mullen.
Much of Pearl's family traveled to Baton Rouge, but she didn't feel that was far enough away from the damage Katrina may bring.
"My concern is I hope all of my family members are out of there and as far as the house, you know that can be replaced, lives can not," said Pearl.
As Katrina prepares to make landfall, Pearl will keep a close eye on the storm from a safe distance wondering when she can return home.
"Hopefully I can check out of here on Tuesday morning, I really don't know it all depends upon the devastation we have," said Mullen.
While she's waiting for the time she can make the eight hour journey home, Pearl plans to visit in Albany where she lived many years ago.
"I would prefer not to be here at this time for this reason, but you know since it happened that way, I'll make the best of it," said Pearl.