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 >>
Novemer 18, 2005
Valdosta - The neighborhood around Rick's night club is quiet today, but Friday and Saturday nights, neighbors say it's a different story. "They're just really loud and yelling and people start fights out there so you can't sleep," said Brittany Smith.
But that may change soon if the Valdosta city council passes a new noise ordinance. "It puts times and distances in the ordinance so its much clearer for all to understand," said Larry Hanson, City Manager.
The city's noise ordinance was recently challenged in court and the judge threw out the case, saying the policy was too vague. That prompted city leaders to draft a new, more specific ordinance. It basically states that excessive noise shouldn't be heard 300 feet away from businesses or homes during the day, and 100 feet away after 11 p.m.
That also goes for vehicles. "It's sound volume generally produced by radio, tape players, mechanical sound making devices, or other instruments within the motor vehicle," said Hanson.
But it does allow for exceptions during special events like sporting events and festivals. "For example if the community is having the Azalea Festival in the park, they'd apply for the permit and be granted a permit that may have some conditions in it," said Hanson.
Violators will be warned after the first complaint, but after that, they'll be fined. "I would say a minimum fine of around $100 and a maximum of about $500," said Hanson.
City council will vote on the ordinance at their meeting on Monday.