Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
November 10, 2005
Albany- The hustle and bustle at the Albany Post Office will soon pick up as holiday gifts are sent. To ensure your gift gets to a soldier before Christmas, the deadlines start this weekend.
"As of next week you could mail something over there parcel post," said Ron Bradley, Albany Post Master.
Parcel post will get it there cheapest, but it also takes the most time. If you don't mind paying a little more, you can send boxes or letters priority mail until the first of December.
"As it gets closer to Christmas, all the post offices in the country are going to be inundated with mail, so why wait until the last minute to throw your piece of mail into the hat," said Bradley.
There are some things you shouldn't do when it comes to shipping overseas.
"If you put it into a cardboard box to mail it that has for example, Clorox or battery acid displayed on the outside, we cannot accept that," said Bradley.
"You can't send anything pertaining to alcohol or pornography, Playboy books, or any type of propaganda like that," said Darlene Edwards, Family Readiness Unit.
You may want to send items your presents unwrapped. "My suggestion would be not to wrap them, because like I said we don't know how they're checking packages, but we do know packages are being checked," said Edwards.
It will take some time for your gift to arrive, so consider the shelf life of what you send.
"We're trying to get things together. His family and I are fixing to start baking and sending things, but when you do that you need to make sure it's non perishable things that will hold up for a good while," said Edwards.
It takes at least three to four weeks for letters and boxes to get to military personnel, so if you're planning to send cookies or something of that nature, you may want to think twice. If you have your package or letters at the post office by December 5th it should get there on time, if you mail it first class.
There is no express delivery to Iraq, so that's why packages and letter need to be sent sooner. For dates on when you need to send care packages, you can check the postal service web site at www.usps.com.