Grason Passmore is a Multimedia Journalist at WALB. She joined the team in May 2018. Grason is a Georgia native and calls the South home. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a major in journalism and a minor in French. Grason lived in France for a semester, studying at a French University. Grason interned at WJBF in Augusta, where she first fell in love with visual storytelling. She also worked as an MMJ at the university television station, Grady Newsource. Grason loves meeting new people and she can't wait to explore South Georgia. Feel free to contact her with any story ideas you have.
Before you head out on vacation, health experts want to remind you the threat of coronavirus is still out there. The concern right now is people traveling to big vacation destinations may be infected and bring the virus back to Albany.
Albany Police are investigating several break-ins that happened in broad daylight this weekend. The Albany Police Department is investigating several car break-ins. Three happened in the same neighborhood.
Albany Mayor Bo Dorough said he believes the city is losing business because of high health care costs. Dorough proposes city commissioners hire an outside consultant to compare health care costs in Albany to the rest of the South East.
With the recent killings of black men by police officers, not just across the country, but even just a few hours away in Atlanta, Albany Police Chief Michael Persley spoke on protocol his officers follow.
The owner of an Albany hotel has asked city commissioners to defer making interest payments, saying revenues have been affected by COVID-19. But city leaders said the company was already behind on payments well before the pandemic.