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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
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 >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Regular rain recently is helping us recover from the drought. Most of our area is still listed under an exceptional drought, but that could change this week when the state climatologist updates the conditions.
The one thing that would really help end the drought is a tropical storm. It is that time of year. While there has only been one named storm thus far, hurricane season is just getting started. Meteorologists and emergency personnel predict this season will be quite active.
Thomas County Officials say they take preparedness seriously. "We'd done a very thorough investigation into our Emergency Operations Center as to our vulnerability. Being able to stay here during a weather event," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.
Jones says the county has had regular meetings over the last year, analyzing every aspect of storm preparedness. The county applied for and received a grant to install a Regional Swift Water Rescue Team. "More people die from drowning than they do any other weather related events," said Jones.
Well before any tropical disturbance heads our way, it is important to be prepared. Make sure you're stocked on water bottles, batteries, and flashlights.
Jones says the three essentials are cash, medications, and a plan. "A lot of times we take for granted we don't need any cash. Well in those times you will need cash."
It's also handy to have a battery powered radio. "The ones we have you can crank those up. They have a flashlight in them. They even have a cell phone charger in the them," said Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Doug Knight.
Jones says generators are ok, but can very dangerous if not used correctly. "We highly discourage anyone from just buying a generator and figuring out how to power your house because if you try to wire it into your house there's a huge problem of back feeding a line."
The state has more tips on how to prepare for a disaster. Visit ready.ga.gov for more information.
Hurricane season began June 1st and runs through November 30th.