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 >>
April 5, 2006
Thomasville- Several south Georgia counties have eliminated adult welfare payments. A year ago in Thomas County, nearly 100 adults were getting public assistance. A major effort by DFACS has taken that number to zero.
Brightstar Learning Center molds young minds. Now's it's partnering with DFACS to help get people off public assistance and into the workforce.
"I think as a community there are different things that we should do to help other people to help them to help their families," said Monica Austin, Brightstar Owner.
Latrice Horton is a former DFACS recipient who now works at Brightstar.
"I can't really explain how you build up the courage to actually go ask for help," said Latrice Horton, Former DFACS Recipient.
That help put Latrice to work in an initiative to get nearly 100 people in Thomas County off temporary assistance for needy families. The team at DFACS found eight businesses willing to try.
"Zaxbys, Applebees, Waffle House, the Thomas County Board of education has been very good working with our clients," said Joan Pendergast, Community Resource Specialist.
"They said yeah, we'll give them an interviews, we said no we're not talking about interview, will you give them a job non competitive," said Andre Marria, Thomas Co. DFACS Director.
It's shaping the future to keep future generations off assistance by giving them a positive model to follow.
"It's very important for the children when the children are growing up seeing the parents get up and go to work," said Elizabeth Carter, DFACS Supervisor.
It has changed the lives of residents.
"It's worked out perfectly," said Horton.
The effort has made the Thomas County community more self sufficient. DFACS says there are still some people receiving supplemental assistance for their children in the form of food stamps or Medicaid.