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 >>
December 6, 2005
Clinch County - His brick garage is flattened, his barn, mangled metal, and parts of his roof have disappeared. "It made me sick when I went outside," said Stalvey. "I was amazed at what I saw."
James Stalvey says it was barely even raining Monday afternoon when out of nowhere, he heard a loud roar and felt his home shaking. "I realized right quick it must be a tornado," said Stalvey.
A twister tore through his yard and into his field, leaving a long path of destruction. "You see it on television all the time somewhere else and you think that's awful, but when it happens right here at home, its a funny feeling," said Stalvey.
The storm toppled two huge pecan trees outside Stalvey's home, one even landed on the house. But luckily, the area where he was hiding from the storm wasn't touched. "I went and got down in the hallway and I thank God I'm still alive today," said Stalvey.
Now starts the long process of repairing and rebuilding. "First thing we got to do is start on the roof," said Stalvey.
But despite all this damage, he considers himself lucky, because his house will soon be whole again, and he and his family are safe.
The tornado also damaged a blueberry harvesting business near Dupont. A tangled pile of metal scraps is all that's left of the packing shed at Ben-Wood Harvest.
The storm picked up the metal building, tossed it several yards, and left it in this tangled pile.
Owner Allen Bennett estimates it caused about $80,000 worth of damage, but he's just glad no one was at the shed when the storm hit.
"My first concern was to make sure no one was hurt, next I thought about just how devastating it actually was, it was unbelievable the power that came through here," said Alan Bennett.
The Bennetts are in their off-season right now, but hope to have the shed rebuilt in time for spring harvest.