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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
September 14, 2007
Thomasville-- It's national preparedness month and first responders, the Red Cross, and lots of other agencies are working together to bring you the Thomasville- Thomas County Community Preparedness Fair Saturday.
Kristin Riggs, executive director for the Red Cross Wiregrass chapter says she worries what Thomas county's reaction would be in the face of a disaster. "When it comes right down to it, this community doesn't know what to do, most of them don't know what to do," says Riggs.
"Life is easy for most of us most of the time and I'm afraid we're a little bit more relaxed than we need to be and its good for us to just have reminders," adds Mary Cranford, public affairs director for the event. That's why her church decided to try to pull multiple agencies together for an especially effective reminder. "Our intention is for this to be a one-stop shopping place for accurate information from the local authorities," Cranford explains.
"Red Cross is also involved and we're going to be there with preparedness information for any kind of disaster really, whether it's a hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, whatever it is," says Riggs.
She says there are three action steps a family needs to follow to be fully prepared. The first is to build an emergency kit. It should be filled with essentials like water, food, a flashlight and extra batteries.
"The second one is to make a plan, you've got to know what to do in the event of an emergency. The main thing is that you're communicating with each other. Its so important to make sure people know what's going on, know what to do, they know the plan, they're ready for it when its time to go," says Riggs.
"The better people are prepared before hand, then the better families can cope during any kind of emergency," adds Cranford. The preparedness fair will be held at the exchange club fairgrounds Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public.
Organizers of the fair want to cover every possible emergency. There will be lectures from experts on possibilities of a Pandemic Flu, as well as lectures on Financial and Family Emergency Preparedness.