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 13, 2005
Albany-- It's been three weeks since Hurricane Katrina swept through Gulf Coast States and left hundreds of miles of devastation.
"I lost my car. I lost everything in my house so I have nothing, absolutely nothing to go back to," says Tarlita Howard. New Orleans evacuee Tarlita Howard has nothing to go back to but she's been looking forward to some help from the government, help she says has been slow in coming. "He's coming down here like John Wayne to rescue us and hasn't given us anything that we don't already know," says Howard.
Evacuees at the shelter have been waiting for days to hear directly from FEMA. Tuesday, one empty-handed representative arrived. "His sole purpose here is to answer questions. That's it. He's not here to take any applications or get you the assistance that you need or any of that," says Howard.
"Just waiting for FEMA and finally FEMA gets here and all he's here to offer is guidance, that's it," says evacuee Thomas Patton.
Thomas Patton and his family are thankful for someone to answer questions but were surprised to hear the answer about when and where their financial assistance was coming. "They mailed my 2,000 dollar check to my disaster residence. How are they going to mail my check to a house that's not even there? I don't understand," says Patton.
The FEMA representative informs them to keep calling the 1-800 numbers and checking online. "He says I don't have any money in my pocket and I don't have any tricks you know. O.K well tell us how we can get what we need to get and stop trying to be John Wayne," says Howard.
Evacuees still have unanswered questions and uncertainty from the government but are thankful for a sure place to stay here in Georgia. "If it had not been for this church who supported the people here, giving us food, housing, some direction, I don't know where a lot of us would be," says Howard.
But many still wait for the financial assistance to begin a new life on their own.
The FEMA representative will be at the shelter from 9 until 4:30 this week to answer questions from Katrina evacuees.