Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:59:39 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Poll workers are busy with voters in and out of booths all day at the Worth County Courthouse during advance voting. "We have had a good turnout. and I hope they have had in the whole state of Georgia," said Superintendent of Elections, Sheryl Hall.
And in this election two men hope to represent Worth County as sheriff. "I've been dedicated. I've got a lot of experience. I've been honest. As a sheriff you have to be a compassionate person also," said Freddie Tompkins.
Freddie Tompkins was a deputy for 12 years before he was first elected sheriff back in 1985. He's held the office ever since. And he hopes to continue to serve for the next four years. "I look after the interest of the people in Worth County. I try to represent them, and keep the crime rate low," said Tompkins.
Former Worth County Deputy Mike Hill says he will focus on fighting drugs and family violence as the next sheriff. "We've had murders as a result of family violence, and we need to enforce the laws as they are written," said Hill.
Hill was an officer for the Athens Police Department for two years before going to the GBI. He was an agent at the Sylvester office for five more years before moving to the Worth County Sheriff Department.
"Just from working there and working at other agencies being at the GBI, I saw what worked in other areas and I want to try to bring them here," said Hill.
But regardless of whether you value experience or want new a perspective it's important to show up. "We are privileged in America to be able to go to the polls and vote," said Hall.
So have your voice heard. Advance voting continues from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Worth County Courthouse through Friday.