Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It's a sure sign of drought relief , Radium Springs is full for the first time in years.
The 8 to 10 inches of rain we received in the last week made a huge difference in South Georgia creeks and rivers.
Despite all that rain there is little danger of serious problems from creek and river flooding.
Take a look at Radium Springs. Water experts say the Flint River has backed up into the spring-fed blue hole, known as one of Georgia's natural wonders.
Last summer Radium Springs was almost completely dry.
Thursday even though it's muddy, the water is all the way to the top of the retaining walls.
The middle island is completely covered in water.
Water experts say it's proof that drought conditions are improving.
"Of course it is going into the aquifer," said Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center Executive Director Doug Wilson . "That's how recharging happens around here. That's a good thing. What we want to see is, we want to see Radium flowing back to the river, when the river retreats a little bit.'
Flows on streams throughout the area, including the Flint River and Kinchafoonee and Spring Creeks, are up dramatically after being at or near historic lows since early summer.
Click HERE to check creek and river levels in Georgia...