Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
September 17, 2002
Seminole County - People in Donalsonville are dealing with the same problems many people in Albany dealt with back in 1994. Water from Sunday's flash flood is still standing in some places, but that's not stopping many people from wading through it to get to their homes. And that's where potential danger lies.
The Harris family has to start from scratch. Al Harris says, "The back yard is still flooded." Two and a half feet of flood water ruined every room in their Seminole County home. Mr. Harris explains, "Today we've been getting everything out to let the house dry out. We still have to get to the bedrooms. We lost about everything except for our clothes."
Mr. Harris says his drinking well was submerged in water, he won't take any chances. He says, "The Health Department is suppose to check the wells. As far as looking at it you can't tell."
Flood water can be contaminated, making you very sick. Bobby Alday with the Seminole County Health Department says, "Right now, there's all kinds of molds and mildews, fuels and oils. A lot of different types of diseases causing organisms out there."
Wells should be clorinated, then the Health Department will test your water for free. Alday says, "Everything should be disinfected sanitized."
The Health Department is also giving free Tetanus shots. Nurse Manager, Dottie Brown, explains, "We're recommending anyone that has been directly involved in the flood, exposed to the flood water or working in the clean up. If they have not had a tetanus shot in last 5 years, come in and have a new tetnus shot."
In downtown Donalsonville, American Red Cross is giving out free cleanup kits and GEMA has a tanker to get free drinking water. For families like the Harris' anything free helps.
Walls, floors, cabinets and furniture should be cleaned with soap and water and then with bleach.