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 >>
Albany Water Gas and Light officials are urging people to stay away from a huge yellow jacket's nest in a west Albany alley that a beekeeper says contains close to 100,000 yellow jackets.
The nest is behind homes in the 2200 block of Lullwater Road near the Porterfield United Methodist Church playground.
Experts say the nest is at least three feet wide and three feet underground. Clinton Green reported it to the city and county two weeks ago, but nothing was done. Water Gas and Light linemen found it Monday and called in a beekeeper to destroy it.
"When I first saw it , just the edges of the hole. The hole they started weaving it. But now it's like that large. And it has 12 to 14 holes in it," said Clinton Green, Homeowner.
"I'm seeing more yellow jackets this year than I've ever seen. It's usually two or three cases a week now, if not two or three a day," said Master Bee Keeper Dale Richter.
Porterfield's pre school stopped using the playground because of the yellow jackets.
Richter will return early tomorrow morning when the nest is not so active and kill the yellow jackets.
He says it's so big, it will probably need two treatments.