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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A proposal to merge the Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems is turning into a battle.
People against consolidation are having a "Vote No on Consolidation" march Saturday.
It starts in front of the chamber of commerce and ends at M.L.K. park.
Organizers say they were insulted by an ad on local radio stations that implied Martin Luther King, Junior would have been in favor of consolidating the school systems.
"It dilutes the minority vote and it dilutes representation on our school board and that is not something people in the NAACP or SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) gave their lives for back in the 60s when we were pushing to end Jim Crow in the south," said Leigh Touchton, the Valdosta NAACP President.
The consolidation referendum will be on the ballot in Valdosta on November 8th.
NAACP President Leigh Touchton will be one of the speakers at Saturday's march.
Here's more information on the march this Saturday from the Friends of Valdosta City Schools:
The purpose of the March is to keep Dr. Martin Luther's dream alive and to peacefully protest the insulting nature shown to Dr. King's legacy and the injustice that has been shown to citizens of Lowndes County by a group that is trying to destroy the Valdosta City School System. Be part of this historic march that begins at 9:00 am, in front of the Chamber of Commerce (Old Tommy Griner Motors) on North Ashley St. and proceed to the MLK Monument on the corner of MLK and Ashley Street. There will be guest speakers, music and refreshments. Bring the whole family and have your voice count this Sat. Oct. 22, 9:00 at the Vote "NO" for Consolidation March.