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 >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -
Now that Congress temporarily avoided the fiscal cliff, the next big debate will be over the country's debt ceiling.
One South Georgia Congressman is optimistic both parties can come together and work out a deal.
8th District Congressman Austin Scott met with constituents in Sylvester Tuesday night at an event put on by the Worth County Chamber of Commerce.
Scott says major spending cuts must be a part of any deal to increase the debt ceiling deal.
He says it's time for Democrats and Republicans to work with each other for the good of the country.
"I think both parties can work together, but I think Washington is too big. I think, if you look, the states have done historically a better job working together and that's because they have a balanced budget amendment to the constitution in most states that forces both sides to come together and come to an agreement. That's what we need in Washington, is balanced budget amendment," said Scott.
If Congress doesn't raise the federal government's debt ceiling soon, the government won't be able to borrow any more money to pay the debt it's already racked up.
In a worst-case scenario that could lead to a government shutdown and a downgrade of the country's credit rating which could seriously damage an already weak economy.