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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 >>
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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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
March 4, 2006
Albany-- Hundreds of party animals hit the streets a second time for Albany's Mardi Gras celebration.
"A lot of people are showing up more and more, and we're having a great time," says Benjamin McCray.
"This is the way the real Mardi Gras is supposed to be done," says Tia Danson.
And the weather couldn't be better. "The weather's beautiful. It's perfect weather for it," says Brandy Blackmon.
The only thing raining down on this crowd today, is beads. "We're hollering for beads," says Shannon Blackmon.
"We did in four in a half days, what usually takes three months to get it all done," says organizer Phil Cannon.
Yet organizers say the hard work is paying off.
"We anticipate some 20 to 25,000 people will pass through here from noon to midnight," says Cannon.
With games at every corner, it's all about having a good time, whether or not you win.
Of course, you can't have Mardi Gras without the beads, while last weekend's rainy weather hurt the sale of vendors who sale them, that certainly was not the case this weekend.
"It's been a real steady flow, things have been going really good today," says vendor, Kay Lamb.
Other vendors raking in the dough aren't complaining either. [kristen colvy] "This is over the top, this is better than what I thought it was ever going to be," says vendor Kristen Colvy.
And these street party goers agree also. "We're having a blast, we're all in the streets doing it up in Albany," says Tia Danson.