Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
June 2, 2007
Albany -- While June 1st marked the start date of the 2007 Hurricane season, the second named storm of the year in the Atlantic formed over the Gulf Mexico.
Warnings were issued early Saturday as Tropical Storm Barry neared the northwest coast of Florida. But just as the strom made landfall, it weakened, downgraded to a tropical depression.
Barry certainly didn't live up to the reputation of being a strong storm, but the rain that it brought here to the south Georgia region was welcomed for many reasons.
Crops that haven't seen rain in weeks got a long awaited gift. Local farmers like Mark Daniel, owner of Mark's Melon Patch are very happy to see the overdue precipitation.
"Just the cloudy weather and just the prospect of rain for the next few days is just such a big difference from what we've had, it's a big improvement. Hopefully, we'll get a lot of water to go with it," says Mark.
Firefighters battling the south Georgia wildfires also got some much needed assistance from Barry. Though it won't be enough to put the flames out, areas in southeast Georgia have received nearly two inches of rain over the past two days. This is a blessing to the region which has been plagued by notorious wildfires.
And while the rainfall is not expected to have a huge impact on the dry conditions, the continued site of rain drenched umbrellas is something that many south Georgians could get used to.