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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
COFFEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
A man who was trapped in a well in Coffee County has died. 50 year old Geronimo Delgado was working on the well Saturday morning when he fell into the 12 to 15 foot hole. The walls collapsed around him and trapped him underneath. Crews were able to get him out around 7:45 Sunday morning. Officials say it appears he died of suffocation.
It's been nearly 12 hours since a Coffee County man fell into a well in his front yard this morning.
"About 11 o'clock I saw the gentleman over here across the street, he walked up to the hole there and all of a sudden he disappeared," says neighbor David Callahan.
The victim, who's name is not being released at this time, fell into a 12 to 15 foot hole that was intended for a personal water well.
"He'd been digging all day long yesterday over there and then he went back out there this morning to continue and that's when it started," says Callahan.
Officials say the man had been working on the well, fell in and then the walls suddenly collapsed around him and trapped him underneath.
"Anytime you are low grade in dirt or whatever there is potential for a collapse especially in this situation with soft sand made it worse," says Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carvey.
The Coffee County Fire Department and a special Georgia Search and Rescue team have now had to build stability walls to keep the large hole from collapsing even further. They say the victim is barely holding on as they try to rescue him from the well.
"Were in contact with the victim and he is still alive and still responding to us," says Carvey.
Crews were able to get an oxygen mask to the victim before the walls collapsed but now they say they're fighting against time to make sure he gets out safely.