Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - State agencies have reached out to their counterparts across state lines to keep the roads safe this holiday weekend.
Its called Hands Across the Border and law enforcement officers will be on the roads watching for speeders, seat belt violators and drunk drivers.
The Labor day weekend is one of the deadliest holidays of the year.
"I expect we will have DUI crashed that result in fatalities and that's unfortunate," says Randall Smith of the Florida Department of Transportation.
"It's always a party time and a time for people to get out and enjoy family and friends and sometimes they don't do the right thing like designate a driver," adds Ricky Rich of the Georgia Office of Highway Safety.
Law Enforcers say they see a sharp rise in alcohol-impaired driving and thus a rise in DUI related fatalities.
"We have about 1700 fatalities in the state of Georgia. One third of those are impaired driving related," Rich says.
To combat drunk driving, public safety officers from Florida and Georgia have reached out to each other and teamed up to get drunk drivers off the road and behind bars.
"No matter what state your in or what lines you cross, law enforcers are out in full force to make sure we have impaired drivers off our roadways," Rich says
They say staying safe is easy.
"Designate a driver, make other arrangements, give your keys to a friend. Just be safe on the highways," Smith says.
But ignoring the laws could be fatal.
The Georgia State Patrol estimates nearly two thousand crashes will occur between Friday and Monday, resulting in over 900 injuries and 16 deaths.