Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Long, powerful storms came through South Georgia spurring up high winds, heavy rain and lightning strikes. Firefighters had to respond to the home on Whipporwill Road where they found flames coming from the roof.
They quickly got things under control, and had to use fans to rid the home of smoke.The family was inside at the time of the lightning strike, but everyone is okay.The weather also brought some trees down in Albany.
In the 2500 block of Whispering Pines, the storm brought this Pecan tree crashing to the ground. It ripped the power and phone line from the home, but luckily there was no major damage to speak of.
The homeowner said it was a very scary experience. "I heard this big thunder, lightning and thunder roar, like it roared the whole house. And then I heard something pop. When I jumped up and looked out, I saw this big tree that fell," said Elouise Johnson.
"It was a very scary experience, but I'm thankful to God for saving me because I was headed right past this window. And it went right before my eyes. Just shoop!" said Tan Hughes.
Tan Hughes said a bolt of lighting struck near her home on Johnny Williams Road. The storm produced heavy thunder, breaking the window in the living room.
And at the Target store in Albany, strong winds blew all the doors at the front of the store open Saturday afternoon. The ceiling was damaged, and the floor soaked as the rain and wind blew in.
For protection shoppers were moved to the center of the store. Outside the pouring the wind smashed shopping carts against vehicles in the parking lot.