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 >>
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 >>
APALACHICOLA, FL (WALB) - Apalachicola, Florida is taking a pretty good beating from the storm.
It knocked out power, closed businesses, and is keeping fisherman on dry land.
Restaurants, like the Owl Cafe, had to close their doors this past weekend because of power outages.
"Without power you can't cook. You can't properly wait on your tables because they can't see where they were eating if you bring it to them," said Waiter Ellis Maxwell.
And with no end to the gloomy weather in sight, the area's biggest industry is in jeopardy.
"It's rough on the fishing industry because it will royal up all that water out there and put up out on the oyster bars and it stops them from fishing," said Business Owner John Lee.
Lifelong resident Ellis Maxwell says every day the boats stay docked is money down the drain. "If the seafood business is messed up, every else goes along with it considering 98 percent of the restaurants in Franklin County are going to be seafood restaurants."
But the rain isn't all bad news. "We've been suffering through a drought so you gotta have storms on occasion to fill our aquifer and to fill our swamps up," said Lee.
With weather officials predicting several more days of Debby's wrath, businesses are staying cautiously optimistic.
"I figure it's probably going to be bad weather. Probably going to keep people away. Business is probably going to be down, but the people that are in town are probably going to be going out to eat considering there's really nothing else for them to do. So I think it will be hit or miss," said Maxwell.
Business owners say while the lack of tourists is a serious concern, the lack of seafood is a lot worse.