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 >>
On Sunday, the cruise ship 'Carnival Triumph' had an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The fire was contained to the aft engine room. There were no casualties or injuries to guests or crew.
Some Texans who have been on the cruise line in the past four weeks say the Triumph had persistent problems while they were passengers.
Elizabeth Williams of Liberty City had hoped a carnival cruise would have been the memory of a lifetime for her and her disabled Vietnam veteran husband, Jack.
"He hasn't traveled anywhere but Vietnam and I wanted it to be something memorable to him," she says.
But she says things went wrong from the beginning on the Triumph, two weeks ago.
"They said we've got this problem we can't go full speed the sea might be too rough, no short excursions that most people want to do," Elizabeth says.
Another passenger, Donna Williams of Grand Prairie, said there were long delays. The ship only made one port in 5 days, was in ill repair, and had propulsion problems.
"We didn't even leave port until close to 9:00. It was really late. They advised us that we would be going to only one port instead of the two that we have paid to go to," she says.
"I'm appalled that they would send it out and put this many people in jeopardy," Elizabeth says.
And they say they will now go elsewhere to take a cruise.
Carnival Cruise Lines released the following statement regarding today's engine fire:
"The ship's technical crew is continuing to assess the damage and attempting to restore power. In the meantime, a tugboat is being dispatched to the ship's location in the event it is needed. All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast guard have been notified."