Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Already nine people have been killed in fires in Georgia, Just two weeks into the New Year. House fires become more common when folks turn up the heat or turn on a space heater, and colder weather is on the way.
"Be aware that if you haven't used your heater in a while, since it has been warm these past few days that you will smell a slight burning smell is possible coming out of your heating unit. That's normal, but if it continues, you want to make sure to get that checked out," said AFD Inspector Laurence Cargile.
To help keep residents prepared and safe, Albany city and fire officials are hosting a fire training course for the public-- the first of its kind.
"Initially the fire safety course was something we did in house for the staff. And frankly, the department did such a good job that we decided to do it again and this time open it up to the public," said Albany Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.
The free, hour long course will discuss fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, among other prevention tips. "We wanted to do more of a broad range of fire safety pretty much for everyday life. So there's a lot of information that is presented that helps in the workplace as well as at home with your family," Cargile said.
Officials say it's important information that can help save a life. Authorities say in the first 11 days of 2013, nine people died in Georgia fires.
"It's definitely something that we have a continued battle with and that we need to stay on top of. And that's where prevention really helps so that people are actually aware of the things around them and the dangers," Cargile said.
Dangers that this training will address so residents can be proactive. The course will be offered three times next Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the following week at the government center. The times are: 10AM, 11AM, and 5:00PM each day.