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 >>
January 20, 2006
Albany -- The Department of Transportation awarded Albany's airport a half million dollar grant. The money will be used to lure a second air carrier to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
Monday the Albany Dougherty Aviation Commission invites you to an "air service summit", to hear your opinion on bringing in more competition for the ticket buyers to choose.
A.S.A. is the only commercial airline carrier serving Albany's airport on a daily basis. But the half million dollar D.O.T. Grant will be used to bring in another airline. Airport Director Yvette Aehle said "What you have to do for air carriers to start new service in a community anymore, is you have to pay them to come in."
Monday the Aviation Committee invites everyone to talk about which air carrier would be a good match for Albany. Aehle said "Obviously we do want to hear from the community of what hub they might want to fly to besides Atlanta."
The airline industry is in distress now, with many major carriers in bankruptcy. Little expansion is underway. The Boyd Group consultants will also be at the Albany meeting, to gives strategies for the airport's future. Aehle said "We try it out and see how it works. If there is enough demand, and the people use the service, that could lead to a long term commitment."
Adding a second carrier to Albany would lower ticket prices, and could be a boost to the area economy. Aehle said "A lot of jobs and a lot of money are tied up here. So we need to keep growing and putting Albany out front. "
Albany will have to raise one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars to add to the grant. The Airport Summit meeting will be held at 5 PM Monday in the Airport's restaurant.