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 >>
September 28, 2005
Albany- Disasters like Katrina and Rita have had a devastating affect on our children. But sometimes it's harder for them to talk about what their feeling, and a lot of times it's even harder for adults to find ways to help them through these tough times.
But there is hope. Dr. Vivian McCollum, coordinator of the counseling program at ASU says, "It's important to be patient with kids that have went through such an ordeal, a lot of times any behavior that they have already had is heightened by these type of disasters."
Which can sometimes mean they are more likely to be angrier than normal and may be acting out their frustration. It is especially hard for those children who are now in a new place with new friends. They now have to face not having the latest fashions or the home that other kids may have which may cause them to feel even more uncomfortable.
Despite all of this, the number one thing that Dr. McCollum says adults should not do is,"Don't ask kids what happened? Or tell me about your experience. It is better to wait until they are ready to talk and then just listen, listening is number one."
Dr. McCollum also wants everyone to remember that this is not going to go away overnight and that it is going to take time and patience of everyone involved. For more tips and guidance you can visit www.counseling.org.