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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 >>
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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 >>
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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
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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 >>
May 29, 2006
Albany--While many of you enjoyed Memorial Day by spending time with the family and cooking out, some of you saw the holiday as a time to shop 'til you drop.
Shopper Linda Russell has just one thing on her mind: "To find some bargains," she says.
Like many shoppers, she can't resist a good deal. "I just walked in looking at different prices, and looking at different percentages off," she says.
And it's the low prices that have her spending more money than planned.
"I come in for just two pair of shoes, sandals, and a pair of tennis shoes, and this is what I ended up with," she says.
But she isn't the only one addicted to this weekend's holiday sales.
"They are good on Memorial Day," says shopper, Andrea Ray. From hats to handbags, she has no problem splurging her money on bargains.
"If it comes down to that, I will," she says.
The extra spending means big business for retailers. "I've probably rung up over forty, fifty customers," says JC Penney sales associate, Binai Carroll.
She barely has time to think. "We've had to work very hard this Memorial Day because we've had an awesome turnover of people coming in," she says.
"It's been extra busy for this Memorial Day sale," says Carroll's co-worker, Lashondra Green.
Green says many people have their eyes on the clothes. "A lot of people want a lot of red, white, and blue stuff, and a lot of swim wear, that's what I've been ringing a lot up today," she says.
While bargains tend to cause some people to spend more money than usual, shoppers like Linda Russell, don't mind one bit. "It's worth it. It's worth it," she says.
Many retailers make their biggest profits on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping holiday of the year.