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62-year-old man dies without power to his oxygen machine

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County man died after being without power for days after Hurricane Michael.County leaders warn that tragedy could have been prevented.A 62-year-old man is dead now after losing power to his oxygen machine, but this doesn’t need to happen to anyone else.If you haven’t

WALB 10 - 2018-10-20 00:31:00

Albany Technical College announces reduction in force

Albany Tech President Anthony Parker said the reduction would affect three positions – one full-time faculty position and two full-time staff positions. In addition to these positions, the college will be eliminating one full-time faculty position, and 11 currently vacant positions — five of which w

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-10-19 15:51:00

New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty, Early, Miller and Seminole counties, to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 18:50:00

Dougherty Co. police need help finding missing man

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Police Department is looking for a missing man and officers are hoping you can help them find him.According to Detective David Flick with DCP, Henry Lavant, 64, suffers from Alzheimer’s.Flick said Lavant lives in the 5400 block of Dyson Court just off

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 21:32:00

Hurricane Michael contributes to closure of Harveys Supermarket location in Albany

“Southeastern Grocers will be permanently closing Harveys Supermarket no. 1625, located at 1032 W. Gordon Ave, Albany, GA. The timing and severity of this storm provided a difficult operational decision for us. In assessing the damage, costs and several other factors, we have made the difficult deci

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-10-18 18:28:00

Mediacom offers free Wi-Fi sites

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mediacom is offering free public Wi-Fi spots adjacent to its local offices in several South Georgia cities.All locations are accessible in areas adjacent to Mediacom offices, making it convenient for people to connect their devices while remaining in their vehicles.The free, 24-h

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 09:13:00

Albany Harveys to permanently close

Southeastern Grocers will be permanently closing Harveys Supermarket no. 1625, located at 1032 W. Gordon Ave, Albany, GA. The timing and severity of this storm provided a difficult operational decision for us. In assessing the damage, costs and several other factors, we have made the difficult decis

WALB 10 - 2018-10-18 09:08:00

After Hurricane Michael, Georgia Farmers Debate: Bad Luck, or Climate Change? :: WRAL.com

CAMILLA, Ga. — Renee Moss was standing in her ruined cotton field, boot-toeing a fallen boll that looked like a dirty snowball and debating her husband, Clayton, about how maybe, just maybe, Hurricane Michael was a result of climate change.

WRAL - 2018-10-19 15:42:31

Generator stolen from West Albany home

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One South Georgia family says their health could be in jeopardy after their generator powering their home was stolen.Benji Harris borrowed a generator from his employer to power his home while his family was without electricity.Harris has a cancer patient and a lupus patient stay

WALB 10 - 2018-10-18 08:08:00

How to get food stamps

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Approximately 12,000 people in Dougherty County are receiving food stamps, and after Hurricane Michael many are concerned if their benefits will continue.The interim director said they went ahead and released the October benefits early.But if you already received food stamps and

WALB 10 - 2018-10-18 08:04:00

Albany State Homecoming game moved to Hugh Mills

“Although we will not be able to compete on our home field, we are excited about competing at Hugh Mills Stadium,” ASU athletics director Sherie Gordon said. “It will be a flashback to when it was the home field for our Golden Rams. We look forward to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the com

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FEMA assistance available at the Albany Civic Center

"Well it's very job satisfying which most jobs are not all that satisfying but yes, we enjoy helping the people and getting them registered with FEMA and you know, every little bit helps," said Walter.

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Attorney General Chris Carr in Albany to discuss price gouging

Attorney General Chris Carr made a stop in the Good Life City Wednesday to discuss price gouging, public safety, and fraud prevention.

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Fourth murder suspect in police custody

Ja’Marrie Harvey, the fourth suspect in the murder of Kartavious Jones, has been taken into police custody. (Special Photo)

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Vice President Mike Pence lands in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A day after President Trump visited middle Georgia, the nation’s second highest executive is touring damage from Hurricane Michael in Southwest Georgia, Tuesday. His plane landed at the Albany Airport about noon.A White House Official tells WALB that Vice President Pence will tra

WALB 10

The sun sets on final day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - With 1,200 exhibits at the annual Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition, each company does its best to stand out from the rest.John Deere is one of the largest exhibitors at the expo. Each year the company tries to make it unique, to stand out from all of the others. This year’s set-u

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 00:42:00

Recovering after Michael: Albany community rallies together one week after storm

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There have already been 17 claims of price gouging sent to the Attorney General’s Office since Hurricane Michael hit Southwest Georgia.But anyone caught raising prices unnecessarily and drastically could face fines of up to $15,000.The Attorney General is here in Albany to talk a

WALB 10

Crown Vic crashes into utility pole on Blaylock

According to the APD Public Information Office, officers saw the vehicle, a white Ford Crown Victoria, wrapped around a utility pole. The driver, Jeremy Lavant, suffered “serious facial injuries” during the accident. The Albany Fire Department extracted Lavant from the vehicle, and he was taken to P

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W. Gordon Ave. Harveys Supermarket closing permanently

"The timing and severity of this storm provided a difficult operational decision for us," said the statement. "In assessing the damage, costs and several other factors, we have made the difficult decision to not re-open this store (currently closed due to damage from Hurricane Michael). This decisio

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Hurricane Michael, one week later: Red Cross of Georgia Update

ATLANTA — Nearly one week after Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida, Georgia and Alabama, thousands are still living in dire conditions. The Red Cross of Georgia is working with emergency partners around the clock to get help where it’s needed most, with an immediate focus on providing food, wate

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