Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
Hurricane Irene will stay hundreds of miles away from us, but the powerful storm still hits home for Albany outreach group Mission Change.
Co-founder LaDonna Urick says "Hurricane Irene is actually going to effect the island we lived on its called its actually going to be straight through the whole entire island."
She has many friends on that island in the Bahamas including Tom Glucksmann, a missionary she worked with there who we talked to over the internet today.
Glucksmann says, "Right now looking out my window there is this eerie light that you often get during hurricanes, and the light goes yellow."
The little island has limited transportation and shelter, many people spent years building their homes piece by piece, homes that Irene could destroy.
The Bahamas hasn't been hit by a storm as powerful as Irene since 2004, and people on the island sense the danger. Some have even resorted to safety rooms.
"We are expecting winds of over 100 miles per hour out here so we have batten down the proverbial hatches. You can tell everyone is taking this one seriously Bahamians tend to be laxed because we deal with storms a lot but a lot of shutters are up."
The island is a close knit community where people take care of one another, no one is homeless or without basics. And friends here in Albany are waiting to see what kind of help they'll need once the storm passes.