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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hurricane Katrina was still packing a powerful punch as it made it's way up to central Mississippi.
In the metro area, heavy winds and rains caused extensive damage.
The pictures from five years ago are unbelievable, six-foot swells on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The I-55 Car Care Clinic oil change garage was demolished by Katrina's winds.
There was even a fatality recorded in Belhaven, after a tree was knocked down, killing a 79-year-old woman trapping her inside.
Former Hinds County E.O.C. Director Larry Fisher says, "You would go to an area where there was extensive damage, then you could drive three to four miles beyond and there would be no leaves off the trees."
Fisher remembers Hurricane Katrina's sheer power like it happened just yesterday.
He says it was a slow moving storm, which extended the damage.
"There were several bands found though the city of Jackson where you could literally take a map and show that circular pattern, in this general area I was able to measure wind speeds gusts up to 85 miles-per-hour," says Fisher.
That wind caused the most damage, knocking out power to some areas for over two weeks.
There were gas shortages when there were no power at the pumps.
Long lines formed there, and at ice distribution centers.
Fisher says, "Debris in certain areas taking down a number of power lines, lost major infrastructure of our electrical system and our water system as well. It was like a maze trying to get to work."
Fisher says it was cooperation between local governments which allowed his response to be effective, in the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.