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 >>
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 >>
May 21, 2007
Adel - On any given day, visitors to Reed Bingham State Park will see a wide variety of wildlife.
But it's their two newest tenants who are creating the biggest stir. "We are the only state park with an active eagles nest on it for the second year in a row," says Park Manager Chet Powell.
The bald eagle has been protected by the Endangered Species act for decades, but a nationwide boom in their population could have them off that list as early next month. "I think it's a good thing because they've shown remarkable recovery from starting out at 400 nesting pairs in the lower 48 to now over seven thousand nesting pairs," said Brad Bergstrom, a VSU Biology Professor.
Thanks to changes in agricultural pesticides and conservation efforts to protect the nests. "They tend to use the same tree year after year for their nests," he adds.
To keep their eagles nesting at Reed Bingham, they've shut down the area around the current nest.
And have put out a small swimming pool they'll sometimes fill with food to keep the both babies healthy. "If one egg hatches two days before the other one than that one has a jump state in size and it dominates and takes all the food and the other one can be pushed out of the nest or starved to death," Powell says.
These young birds have just taken flight and can now be seen soaring over Reed Bingham.