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) - Some strange weather kicked up in south Georgia Monday night. Even some areas that didn't see a drop of rain did feel some powerful winds.
They knocked down trees, limbs, and power lines in lot of places - including numerous spots in Albany.
On Olivia street in east Albany, part of a tree snapped and landed on Tommy Hightower's home.
Earlier Monday evening, another tree fell across Elva road and landed on power lines. Not too far away, another tree split in half and landed on the road near Blaylock street and Tift avenue.
Further west on the 1400 block on North Harding, another large limb fell on top of a power line. That was a common occurrence for several neighborhoods in Albany Monday.
Crews have been out all night cleaning up the damage and restoring power outages throughout town.
Tommy Hightower, who lives on Olivia street, says he and his wife were at home when he saw what looked like a tornado come by his window.
"We saw it, we were scared, so we dived down on the floor together," said Hightower.
He and his wife are okay. Around 8:45 p.m., the wind was blowing so hard the fountains were spewing water sideways at the Albany mall. The winds were so strong they even tore a street sign off at Hilltop and Stuart near the station.
Albany firefighters also responded to several grass fires caused by sparking power lines. We're told there are a lot of trees down and some homes damaged in Sycamore in Turner County.