Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Thousands of Albanians were without electricity for part of the day, some of them still don't have power.
Ice coated tree limbs brought down power lines all over Albany, and utility workers are still out trying to restore power to homes and businesses across Albany.
Albany Water Gas and Light technicians and linemen were on the job before dawn Monday, and have been out working most of the day trying to restore power to almost every corner of Albany.
They say they can't put a real number yet to the number of outages, because they have been so busy just trying to get everyone's power back on.
The ice started to coat the power lines and trees across Albany early this morning. Then the tree limbs started to break and take down those power lines, like one on Avalon Avenue. Hundreds of people woke up to their power being out.
Some folks were still off at mid afternoon. "My wife is miserable," Umar Abdal Aquill said.
Umar is using his fireplace to keep his house warm, but he did not have enough wood. "All the wood was burnt up two hours ago. I've been scrapping and scraping. Can't buy wood today, everybody's sold out."
Umar was burning wood scraps from his shop, and limbs that had fallen around the neighborhood.
Albany Water Gas and Light crews were cutting limbs off wires all day, restoring power street by street. Many traffic lights were out, slowing traffic as drivers took turns at intersections.
Lots of Albany businesses were without power, and most of those closed for the day. Some, like Ray Norville at Furniture Mart Rental on South Slappey, stayed open even though he had no lights, heat, or phones.
"Not a whole lot," Norville said. "Just if people come by to look at something, I have some light to show it to them. Or if they come in to pay I've got a light to collect the money. That's the name of the game."
As it got colder inside his store, Norville went to his van to warm up. Lots of Albany people being reminded how important electricity is to us.
Umar said if his power was not back by tonight, he would spend the night at a family member's home. Norville's power was restored about 1:30.
Late Monday afternoon, power crews are still dealing with downed lines, blown transformers and even a couple of cases where live wires fell energized chain link fences.
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