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 >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -
Emergency crews in Worth County are on standby for any flooding. Department heads met this morning and went over plans in case water levels rise. They say the key is staying ahead of the situation.
A marked post may not look like much, but for emergency responders in Worth County, it's everything.
"When we see a rise in the second to third line, we know it's time to go," said Sylvester Code Enforcement Supervisor Angel Gray. "Once the water hits the very top, that is cause for flooding."
As more rain falls, these three yellow marks indicate what emergency crews need to do to keep folks safe. They're constantly monitoring the water levels around town. Crews are watching another marked post on South Livingston Street.
"The last weather update we got this morning was at ten inches."
This morning, department heads met to go over a plan of action in case flooding does occur. "We are actually doing logistics so that everyone knows their place at the moment of the call. We are hoping we don't ever have to be at the moment of the call. But we have to be prepared."
So just in case, public works crews are on standby, pumping out retention ponds and keeping an eye on roads. "You can see we're not stressed. And it's because of the past."
Worth County has seen its fair share of flooding problems, including just last week. "We've been working since then to make sure those residents have those ditches cleaned out, and they are on the aware."
The same spots get flooded and emergency crews meet with the same people.
It's all about keeping the waterways flowing. By keeping the tributaries and areas free from debris and educating the public, and keeping folks in the loop, it's helped everyone better prepare for any flooding events to come.
They also say the code red system helps keep residents informed, and alert them of any dangers.