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) -
The Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross is reaching out for volunteers.
Nigel Poole, the Emergency Services Program manager of the Albany chapter says that the organization is calling for volunteers to contact them as back up, should they have to set up emergency shelters next week.
Another round of heavy rain weather systems could make this necessary. Nine inches of rain last week has saturated the earth, and filled most tributaries to high levels. Additional rain won't have much room to run off.
Poole says that there's something they can find for anyone to do, regardless of age. "I did a call down yesterday and have probably 20 percent of that say they could respond."
With the potential of flooding from Albany to Lake Seminole, the Red Cross is sending out an urgent call for volunteers, which could be needed next week. The volunteers need to sign up and pass a background check so they are approved.
"We want to get them pre-determined. And get volunteers in here in case we need to use them. And here's hoping we don't have to use them."
EMA Officials and the Red Cross checked out possible shelter locations today. Dougherty County EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught said, "But we want to be prepared in case something does happen over the weekend. That the water becomes high. We're ready for it instead of trying to jump through a hoop."
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to sign up now, and be approved if needed. And they need you today.
"Anybody from 12 to 112, there is a job for you with Red Cross. We can find something for you to do," Poole said.
Preparations are being made, and the big need is volunteers.
Meanwhile, Emergency Management officials of the city of Albany and Dougherty County are meeting to get ideas about what actions they may need to take if flash flooding becomes and issue in the low-lying areas as it did last week.
You can contact the Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross a 229-924-2026, and online at this website.