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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) –Searchers are now using special metal detectors to scan Ocean Pond as they continue looking for a missing a Valdosta teen.
They hope the equipment will alert them to a gun a cell phone, anything that will help them find 17-year old James Eunice.
He fell out of a boat while duck hunting Saturday in Lake Park.
Investigators believe if they track down James Eunice's gun, they'll likely find his body near by.
"I miss him and I want him to come back but if he doesn't he's up there with God and he's up there watching us," said friend friend Leslie Brandon.
Close friends say they're able to keep their spirits up and find peace because of the Eunice family's faith in God.
"Just listening to his family be so strong through it has helped a lot," said friend Shea Fisher.
Eunice, a senior at Valdosta High School was accepted to UGA and headed there along with Brandon.
"We're best friends we go to church together and we talk to each other about everything," said Brandon.
"He's always like the life of the party at dances he was always so much fun and got everyone going and kept everyone super happy," said Fisher.
Flyers with pictures and a special message James Eunice wrote on Facebook were handed out to workers at Ocean Pond, reminding them the kind of guy they're searching for. This is one of the quotes from the note:
"Take time to love someone. Today, tomorrow, for the rest of your life. Because when that unexpected day comes that they pass on, you'll be left wondering what you could've done better. "
"When you get by yourself you think about how you miss him," said Fisher. "You feel like he's here when we're together out here."
The search has included dive teams, helicopters, canines and boats. Workers have come from all over Georgia.
It's been a 24/7 operation since he vanished at Ocean Pond. As the word continues to get out about James Eunice, more crews are turning up to help and hopefully with all these resources, James Eunice will come home soon.
His Valdosta high hat was recovered along the shoreline.