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 >>
(Atlanta-AP) --A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by a victim of the Olympic Park bombing, saying a jury must decide whether Olympic organizers are partially responsible for damages from the bombing.
The Georgia Court of Appeals yesterday refused to dismiss the suit by John Hawthorne, husband of bombing victim Alice Hawthorne, clearing the way for it to move to trial.
Hawthorne claims the park failed to secure and evacuate the area when it got a report there was a bomb 22 minutes before it exploded.
Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph was arrested May 31st in Murphy, North Carolina, after more than five years on the run.
The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games maintains it can't be sued because the events at the park, which included a free concert and vending businesses, were recreational in nature and protected from lawsuits by state law.
The court's ruling yesterday said -- quote -- "Given all the conflicting evidence on the social and economic aspects of the park, we cannot say that the nature of the park was so obviously recreational that summary judgment was appropriate."
Hawthorne said -- quote -- "Now with the capture of Eric Rudolph and this decision I am more positive that we will finally get justice."