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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
EDISON, GA (WALB) -
Students of all ages came out to the Lions Club in Edison to get free school supplies provided by the Edison Police Department and to get to know the force a little bit better, all while having some fun.
"It's very important for the community to trust law enforcement. Community based police is here for your kids to know they can have someone to look up to and if they have any problem they can come to the law," said Edison Police Chief William Price.
Chief Price wants students to know that the law is there to serve them and the community can come to officers with any problem.
"School is starting back and just in case the kids have any problems with bullying, drugs or anything, they can get in touch with us," said Chief Price.
"I think this was an excellent idea from Chief Price," said Tamara Shederick.
Shederick is a parent of a middle schooler in Edison and a former school employee. She says the free supplies and advice from cops should help bring residents closer with law enforcement.
"In the time that we're living today, I think it's very important for the community to be able to have a rapport with the police force," said Shederick.
This is the first time the police department hosted the back to school bash and Edison Mayor Reeves Lane hopes it isn't the last.
"Well be out again next year. I think the council will definitely be interested in doing another one," said Mayor Lane.
Chief Price and his staff say this is just one step in the right direction to help bring law enforcement and the community together.
Officials with the department say almost 300 supplies were given out including folders, notebooks and of course pencils.