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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

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

Small Business Center opens in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - FEMA and the Small Business Administration is set to open its Disaster Recovery Center in Albany Saturday but they want Hurricane Michael victims to know they offer help for more than just businesses.Most Southwest Georgia counties impacted by Hurricane Michael are eligible for h

WALB 10 - 2018-10-20 14:00:00

Dougherty Co. holds town hall for hurricane assistance

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians had a chance to speak directly to FEMA officials and local government leaders about the recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.Residents asked questions about how to get federal assistance and how they can register with FEMA.The Salvation Army partnered with Doug

WALB 10 - 2018-10-20 02:34:00

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

Local man exemplifies ‘Albany Strong’

Richard Harrell, a stroke survivor, can’t walk or talk, yet he rode out the storm alone and cleaned his own yard of debris with and one arm and his wheelchair. (Special Photo)Jada Haynes

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-10-20 14:56:00

40K get help at Dougherty Co. ‘POD’

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany’s Point of Distribution (POD) located at 2424 Sylvester Road has served an estimated 40,000 people since it opened Saturday, October 13, 2018, according to a release by the county commission Friday morning. The commission said this tremendous response is a conservative est

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 15:27:00

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


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

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


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

UPDATE: GBI investigating third officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours

However, an Albany television station reported aroad check led to the shooting. Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens told WALB-TV that officials had a road check set up in Stewart County. After stopping a vehicle, the driver took off, crossing the county line into Dawson, he said.


900 residents still without power in Worth County

“We all worked very hard and worked together to get to where we are now, I think overall everybody responded well and coordinated very well and my hat’s are off to the employee’s,” said Rowland.

WALB 10 - 2018-10-20 00:21:00

Late night Georgia shooting between officer, suspect was third in mere hours

TERRELL COUNTY, Ga. -- Another shooting involving an officer late Thursday night brought the total to three in mere hours in Georgia. It happened in Terrell County in southwest Georgia and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has only released basic information so far tweeting that it involved office

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-10-19 13:10:00

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


Dougherty Co. curfew ends, state of emergency remains

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty county-wide curfew that has been in place since Thursday, October 11, 2018 has been lifted. It was set to expire on Saturday, October 20, 2018.“Seeing the amount of progress that has been made, emergency officials deemed it safe to lift the curfew,” said Dougherty C


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)


DFCS offers replacement benefits for residents without power

If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits, the Division of Family and Children Services, DFCS, is working to help you get food.


$2.5 Billion in Storm Losses, but Don’t Ask Georgia Farmers About Climate Change

ImageRenee and Clayton Moss in a cotton field destroyed by Hurricane Michael. “Have we had three bad years in a row? Yeah,” Mr. Moss said. “But I’m worried about the weather, not about climate change.”CreditCreditKevin D. Liles for The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-10-19 00:00:00