Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Is the struggling economy putting more people out on the streets?
That's one question organizers of a homeless count in Georgia want to answer.
The Albany-Dougherty Department of Community and Economic Development is looking for volunteers to help count the homeless population. Last year, they found 192 homeless people in Dougherty County, but they admit that's likely an under count. For next year, they're redefining what homeless is to include families who may be living with relatives or friends or living in a motel. Organizers say it's important to get an accurate count.
"We can't attempt to address their problems their concerns their issues unless we know what they are. Currently we don't know what they are. We can think in our minds oh well they probably lost their job or got behind on their rent or maybe they overspent on their credit cards that's just assuming what happened we really don't know," said Lauren Miller, Count Organizer.
"A person who's homeless they need someone to care about what's happening to them and if the community doesn't care we're not much of a community," said Ginny Hayman, a volunteer.
The 2009 Georgia Homeless Count will be done Monday through Friday the week of January 25th. Seven other counties in our area will participate in the count. To help with the count you can contact Thelma Watson at (229)483-7650.