Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The gator hunters won't be the only ones on south Georgia waterways. Lakes and rivers should be crowded with boaters and swimmers over the long weekend- the unofficial end of summer.
DNR Ranger, Ben Roberts says waterways are second to highways as scenes for accidental deaths. Roberts and other rangers are doing all they can to prevent this from happening.
DNR officials will be all over south Georgia monitoring the waterways.
Rangers say it's especially important that kids younger than 10-years-old wear life jackets when the boat's moving. 86 percent of people who drown in boat accidents were not wearing their life jackets.
Since fewer people may travel this Labor Day, more may hit the water close to home. That's why it's vital to take safety precautions like idling around the buoys.
"It really depends on the holiday and the way the economy is these days," said Roberts. "It's real tough to be traveling, so lately on the last few holidays like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, it seemed like we had a little more business here on the water because not everybody is out on the roads spending money traveling."
On average, two boaters are killed everyday on waterways in America. That's more than 700 per year. Studies show more than 400 lives could be saved every year if people wore life jackets.