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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Expect to see more traffic on the roads this holiday season. Holiday travel is expected to increase by 3.2% in Georgia. Overall, 2.7 million Georgians are expected to travel at least 50 miles or more this year and drivers feel like that's a sign the economy is getting better.
Every Christmas Carolyn Allen travels to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.
"I always love to go to Gatlinburg," says Allen.
She says she isn't letting high gas prices ruin the 10 year old tradition she has with her family.
"Myself, my daughter, her husband, and my one and only Grandson all go," says Allen.
They'll all be there to make the trip to Gatlinburg next week along with 2.7 million other Georgians even though AAA expects regular gas to sit between $2.85 and $2.95, not exactly cheap.
"It's a thing we do every year and we just go and enjoy," says Allen.
Nicolas Carter is a student at ASU. It's worth it to him to dish out a few extra bucks for the gas tank to see his relatives.
"My whole family will be up there, we decided to celebrate in Atlanta this year," he says.
And they have big plans for relaxation and fellowship.
"There will be a lot of sitting back, a lot of football, basketball and eating, all the good stuff," says Carter.
The ones staying put are the minority. Travel nationwide is projected to increase by 3.1% from last year. People are also traveling longer distances this year and when they get to their destination, they should be spending more money on shopping, entertainment, and lodging.@