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 >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In about two and a half weeks the picture on your television will change. "Analog was a lot more fuzzy, and digital is a lot more clearer, a lot more sharper," said Radio Shack Assistant Manager, Kimberly Cutley.
And at Radio Shack the demand for converter boxes have left their shelves empty. "Yes, yes, yes, the demand has been overwhelming. During Christmas time business was booming for these," said Cutley.
The demand around the country was so high that the federal converter box coupon program ran out of money. On January 5th, all of the $40.00 coupons were distributed leaving 2.5 million on a waiting list.
"There is a waiting list for them, but by all means take advantage of it. You need to be patient and wait to see what the govenment decides to do," said Cutely.
With an estimated 6.5 million households that still aren't ready, the Senate voted to delay the transition by four months. But on Wednesday the House voted to keep the switch on Feb. 17th to prevent confusion.
But Cutley says there are still a lot of people who don't even know they aren't ready. "There are still some people who are getting satillite and dish who will not get their local stations," said Cutley.
And is why Cutley says you need to make sure you have your converter box before the digital transition leaves you behind.
Viewers who use sets with an antenna to pull in the old analog signal will need to buy a TV with a digital tuner, purchase a converter box, or upgrade to a pay TV service. For more information on the big switch you can click here. You can also call 1-888-388-2009.