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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 >>
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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) -
A quick look at this fire station may not show anything unusual at first, but a closer look will reveal something else. Cracks are growing up and down the walls because part of this fire station is slowly sinking into the ground.
"We'll gage it each day and if we think it's at a point that they should no longer inhabit it, then we'll find another location," said James Carswell, Albany Fire Chief. "But right now we think it's safe based on what we've been told by the engineers."
Fire station-three was built in the mid-1980s on donated land. Workers discovered the sinkhole during land preparation, but engineers came up with a solution.
"They had a theory, I guess if you want to call it that, that they could actually fill up the throat of the sinkhole with concrete," said Carswell. "That would give them base support they could then build a station on. And I think that worked for a number of years."
He also said he thinks the sinkhole could have been worsened by a severe drought in the 90s and early 2000s.
Ever since that time, the walls continue to separate, cracks continue to grow, and windows have even broken out from the building's steady movement.
"Obviously if it continues to deteriorate then we'll have to make other decisions. Fortunately the commission has tentatively approved the construction of a new station. And so at least we have that end in sight," he said.
The city commission recently approved roughly $900,000 for a replacement firehouse. The floor plan for the new station, which will be on Honeysuckle Drive, is identical to that of another station on Newton road built in 2005.
In the mean time, this station will keep watch over the neighborhood.