Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
August 2, 2006
Valdosta - Amanda Kozak first participated in pageants her senior year in high school to try to get scholarship money for her education at Valdosta State University. "I had the Hope Scholarship, but all the room and board fees as well," said Miss Georgia Amanda Kozak.
Four years later she won the Miss Georgia competition.
Since winning the crown a little over a month ago, Kozak has been making appearances all over the state. "I've been doing a lot of driving. I have a Tahoe that I got and every 5,000 miles I get a new Tahoe. The last Miss Georgia went through 9 of them, so that will give you an idea of how much traveling I really need to do," Kozak exclaimed.
Friends, family, and supporters turned out at a banquet held in her honor to celebrate her first return home since she won the crown. Here, Valdosta Mayor John Fretti surprised her with some special gifts.
"I gave her only the third key to the city that I've presented to anyone in my 3 years of office, and we also presented her with a mock-up of the sign that will be displayed at the six or seven strategic locations entering city limits," said Mayor Fretti.
The signs will be hung for the remainder of her reign as Miss Georgia. That is, unless she wins the Miss America pageant this January. "She could become Miss America, so immediately she wouldn't be Miss Georgia anymore. So we'll change the sign," the Mayor said.
As for Kozak's original mission to raise scholarship money, she's earned almost $30,000.00 to continue her education.
She is currently living in Savannah where she is training for the Miss America competition to be held at the end of January.