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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As part of this week's observation, Georgia's Emergency Management Agency and their Ready Georgia Campaign is urging people statewide to take some steps toward being better prepared which includes making sure you know what to do if a tornado strikes your area.
Officials say during the months of March, April, May, tornadoes can and will appear without warning and could make their destructive stamp anywhere in Georgia.
That's why it's important to be able to act quickly, know the safest place in your home or office where you can take shelter, always have a NOAA weather radio on hand, and make sure those around you know what emergency action plan you have in place.
They also say to familiarize yourself with important terms. A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in your area which is different from a tornado warning which means a tornado has been spotted near you and need to take shelter immediately.
Experts say all of these steps could be the difference between life and death.
The National Weather Service is asking everyone to participate in a state-wide tornado drill that will take place at 9:00 Wednesday morning. That means all schools, businesses, government offices and homes are asked to take that time to find a safe place and go through an emergency action plan so you'll be prepared for any natural disaster.