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 >>
February 8, 2007
Thomasville-- Communication in Thomasville is about to jump to a whole new level thanks to three big projects currently in the works, says Assistant City manager Don Atkinson. "Technology changes, needs change, and technology allows you to do more things."
The first new thing, is a local telephone system, offered by CNS, the city's cable supplier. "Its the same data stream, the same data channel that we serve Internet to our customers over, would receive phone service," says Atkinson. He says that service will be available in a few weeks.
A much needed upgrade to the city's radio system is also in the works. "Throughout its existence, its been there since the mid-90s, there's been some coverage issues," Atkinson said.
The new system is for everyone in the county. Every agency from law enforcement and emergency services to school buses and public works and would be on the same system. "Certain events that we need. . . You know or are even required to talk to each other to communicate services to the public," said Atkinson.
And this inter-operability would go beyond just Thomas county. "With the technology and the objectives in place, we'll be able to achieve regional communications," said Atkinson.
The third project, will probably be completed around summertime. "We are building a wireless network to provide connectivity out to for instance, police cars, fire trucks." The 9-10 mile wireless cloud being built in the first phase will also be available to the public for Internet access.
The wireless network is being funded by a 500 thousand dollar grant from Wireless Communities of Georgia. Thomasville was one of just 6 recipients of the award in the state.
Atkinson says the goal of all these upgrades is to improve customer service and public safety to the city of Thomasville.