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 >>
LIVE OAK, FL (WALB) - There is an animal crisis in north Florida caused by Tropical Storm Debby, and volunteers from south Georgia are working practically non-stop to solve it.
They're helping feed livestock stranded by flood water and rescue pets displaced or left behind because of flooding.
Chet Powell and the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association have not stopped moving for several days. "People need to remember that our main goal is to save wildlife, but we will go wherever we are needed," said Powell.
Folks throughout South Georgia and North Florida have asked Powell for his organization's assistance.
Wednesday afternoon Powell and the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office brought feed to folks with stranded animals. "This home where we are right now, unfortunately yesterday afternoon I believe or during the night, they lost several farm animals. Some goats. They drowned."
Raising chickens is a common practice in Live Oak, but the heavy rains washed much that business away. "It's a big business. There are people who lost whole poultry houses full of chickens because the water has risen in the chicken house," said Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron.
The Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association is 100 percent non-profit and depends on donations to survive.
"Since I've been here I got a call from some people in Gainesville, Florida who wanted to support us financially because we came down to do this and we're using funds to do it," said Powell.
Animal Control Officers in Live Oak have also rescued nearly a hundred dogs and cats whose owners were forced to leave them behind.