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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -
Tift, Irwin, Berrien, Turner and Ben Hill Counties remain under a flash flood watch.
But the biggest problems were reported in Tift County. Several low-lying areas in Tift County were blocked by rising water after heavy rains last night and today.
EMA officials held a news conference Wednesday afternoon, and said that they measured 11.5 inches of rainfall. They said that damage assessment teams are out now, covering the county to determine the extent of damage.
EMA says that 13 people are displaced, and are staying in hotels.
The Health Department urges anyone who came into contact with flood water to get a tetanus shot immediately.
More rain expected tonight, though officials hope they can get a break from more water. Rain has barely stopped all day in Tift County.
Customers staying at the Tifton Ramada Inn were sent to the Days Inn and the Comfort Inn. The Days Inn reported some slight water damage on the first floor.
Wednesday morning, water was about knee-high in the Tri County Road area near Highway 82.
"Do not pass through standing water unless directed to by State Troopers or police. We want everyone to drive with caution," said Craig Solomon of the DOT.
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Shepard's Mobile Homes said they had significant standing water, and that three of their homes will need significant repair from water damage.
R&B Used Cars reported that six cars were damaged by water.
The DOT closed part of Highway 82 east of Tifton at the fairgrounds to Alapaha.
Before daylight, water rushed over road in front of new Peanut Commission building in Tifton.
Highway 41 near the Tifton airport has flooding issues but is still passable.
Tift County EMA Director Jason Jones told us that several homes are flooded on Fletcher and Robert Oliver Road.
Classes went on as scheduled in Tift County today. Tift County School Superintendent Patrick Atwater said students who were late to class because of flooded roads were excused.
Drivers should avoid all the flooded areas until the all-clear is given by local officials.
For more information on tetanus shots, which might be free, call Tift County Health Department at 386-8373
No flooding issues were reported in Thomas, Grady, Decatur, Seminole, or Miller counties.