Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of the biggest challenges parents face in this economy is finding money to buy new clothes as their children outgrow their old ones.
A special consignment sale is going on right now to help parents buy new or nearly new clothing, books, and other necessities for a fraction of what they'd pay in retail stores.
Couldn't help buy to do a little shopping while there and I got some really good deals too.
This little outfit can cost as much as $40 for a baby. Much more than the $10 I spent on it today, and other people I came across at the sale were able to find even better deals.
Toys and clothing and books. If kids can use it, you can buy it at the Consignment Sale. "Everything from when you bring your child home from the hospital to send them off the high school."
Angel Dunlop is a new mom stocking up on a new wardrobe for two week old Brady. While he's tiny now, he won't be for long. "I bought 0-3 and 3-6. That way he can grow into it and you can afford to do that here because the prices are so cheap."
Cheap prices for quality clothing. "I can't afford to pay retail prices that many times, so I come here."
Keasha Reese brought home sweet baby Olivia two weeks ago. Today she'll be bringing home some sweet deals. "They have a lot of really good deals and a lot of the stuff looks brand new it's all in good condition, there's nothing wrong with any of it."
While most of the items have been worn, some of them still have the tags attached. "Whoever thought of this was amazing. This was a really good idea."
Co-owner Renee Jewell can take some of the credit. She feels what this sale offers is a benefit to those looking to save money. "The wonderful thing that we love that we feel we offer to the community, the benefit of clearing out your closet which puts money in your pocket, but then you can turn around and use that money to buy what you need. So, you are getting rid of and buying but you're not having to find that money in the budget."
Money that can be hard to come by when you feel like you're always buying.
The sale is held twice a year, in the spring and fall. More than 300 people brought in items to sell. That's up about 20% from the fall. They had a total of 25,000 items, but that number is steadily dropping.
The consignment sale is in a new location this year. It's on Dawson Road behind the new Pet supermarket and across from the Northwest Library.
The sale continues tomorrow and Friday through 6 PM and Saturday morning from 8 to 11.
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