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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
February 5, 2008
Albany-- There were cheers for Obama Tuesday night after campaigning and canvassing Albany streets all day. Volunteers say he's worth it.
"He's a visionary," said supporter Sandra Hampton.
The sounds of support came from the Sandtrap Lounge in East Albany. Obama supporters like Roscoe Dunlap watched the television screen closely for results. He wanted to see if his advanced vote last week really counted.
"Now is a time for change," said Dunlap.
At 7 in the evening, that time of change was clear, at least here in Georgia. Obama won the state primary. Voters say it's because the state and it's southwest region wasn't forgotten by Obama in the presidential race.
"South Georgia does have an impact," said Dunlap.
And that's what made volunteers show up in huge numbers here in Albany. They put up signs, went door to door and just got the word out for people to vote. "Basically for his platform and things he stands for," said supporter and volunteer Verona Fitzhugh.
Now it's time to sit and wait. Supporter Verona Fitzhugh has worn her Obama buttons for the past 10 days and hopes to continue to wear them until the next election.
"I'm just proud that he won and hopefully this is a good sign for November," said Fitzhugh.
Voters say they're all for the change Obama has talked about. "I think he has a really good chance," said Hampton.
But it's not just up to them and the other voters in Georgia. Other states have to come into play in this primary.