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  • People Who Make a Difference: Dr. Lois Champion Price

    People Who make a Difference: Dr. Lois Champion Price

    Thursday, September 5 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-09-05 16:50:37 GMT
    An Albany woman who retired from the education field after 31 years has now written a book depicting her childhood. "The Yellow Bus" inspires us all to pursue our dreams as this week's People Who MakeMore >>
    An Albany woman who retired from the education field after 31 years has now written a book depicting her childhood. "The Yellow Bus" inspires us all to pursue our dreams as this week's People Who Make a Difference.More >>
  • People who make Difference: LaDonna and Todd Urick

    People who make Difference: LaDonna and Todd Urick

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-08-13 22:38:10 GMT
    An Albany couple's mission to serve turned into a non-profit organization that continues to grow. LaDonna and Todd Urick are this week's people who make a difference. Ladonna Urick and her team at MissionMore >>
    Ladonna Urick and her team at Mission Change are busy planning their next event. LaDonna and her husband Todd began Mission Change in 2008.More >>
  • People Who Make A Difference: Americus' Jeff Williams

    People Who Make A Difference: Americus' Jeff Williams

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-08-06 21:19:42 GMT
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  • People Who Make A Difference: Pastor Bernard Collier

    People Who Make A Difference: Pastor Bernard Collier

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-07-30 20:50:45 GMT
    A South Georgia pastor is spreading the gospel and changing the lives of people around his community through his daily visitations. It's laughter and fellowship that Pastor Bernard Collier has broughtMore >>
    A South Georgia pastor is spreading the gospel and changing the lives of people around his community through his daily visitations. It's laughter and fellowship that Pastor Bernard Collier has brought to the Doerun community for more than ten years.More >>
  • Making a Difference: GraceWay

    Non-profit community helps hundreds of women recover from addictions

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-07-23 21:46:45 GMT
    An Albany recovery center has helped hundreds of women overcome substance abuse and addictions over the last decade. Staff members at GraceWay use their faith and their own experiences to empower recoveringMore >>
    An Albany recovery center has helped hundreds of women overcome substance abuse and addictions over the last decade. Staff members at GraceWay use their faith and their own experiences to empower recovering addicts to become productive members of society.More >>
  • People who make Difference: Willie Jackson

    People who make Difference: Willie Jackson

    Monday, July 22 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-07-22 16:06:31 GMT
    An Albany man has spent decades encouraging students to stay in school and pursue an education. These students are fired up about their education thanks to the encouragement of The student MotivationalMore >>
    An Albany man has spent decades encouraging students to stay in school and pursue an education. These students are fired up about their education thanks to the encouragement of The student Motivational Express Founder Willie Jackson.More >>
  • People Who Make A Difference: Annette Bowling

    People Who Make A Difference: Annette Bowling

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 6:34 PM EDT2013-07-09 22:34:22 GMT
    An Albany Woman has dedicated her life to helping people with disabilities find work and live happy lives. She's worked for decades at an Albany non-profit group dedicated to helping people overcome theirMore >>
    An Albany Woman has dedicated her life to helping people with disabilities find work and live happy lives. She's worked for decades at an Albany non-profit group dedicated to helping people overcome their disabilities.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Sgt. Toni Gann

    Making a Difference: Sgt. Toni Gann

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-07-02 20:59:55 GMT
    Sgt. Toni Gann, Tifton Police Department, working at her desk at Tift County High SchoolSgt. Toni Gann, Tifton Police Department, working at her desk at Tift County High School
    A Police woman with the Tifton Police Department has spent the last twenty years keeping students at Tift County High School safe. Sergeant Toni Gann has mentored countless children during her time asMore >>
    A Police woman with the Tifton Police Department has spent the last twenty years keeping students at Tift County High School safe.More >>
  • Jesse Massey makes a difference

    Jesse Massey makes a difference

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:03:05 GMT
    A retired educator is giving back to the community that raised him. He's been working with youth in South Georgia for more than 30 years. Jesse Massey is not only an educator and a coach, he's becomeMore >>
    Jesse Massey, known to many children and many others as Coach Massey, brings handshakes, high fives and smiles wherever he goes. But the retired educator and coach knows when to get serious.More >>
  • Making a Difference: Debbie McDonald

    Making a difference: Debbie McDonald

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-06-04 21:22:52 GMT
    An Albany woman uses her physical challenges to inspire others who face similar situations. Debbie McDonald is not only a volunteer, she's a voice and advocate for people with disabilities. And she's oneMore >>
    An Albany woman uses her physical challenges to inspire others who face similar situations. Debbie McDonald is not only a volunteer, she's a voice and advocate for people with disabilities.More >>
  • Mary Speir helps those who can't help themselves

    Mary Speir helps those who can't help themselves

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-05-28 20:33:42 GMT
    An Albany senior citizen uses her generous spirit and her talent for baking to bring smiles to the faces of others. Mary Speir has spent years helping people dealing with difficult health problems. MaryMore >>
    An Albany senior citizen uses her generous spirit and her talent for baking to bring smiles to the faces of others. Mary Speir has spent years helping people dealing with difficult health problems.More >>
  • Former gang member making a difference

    Former gang member making a difference

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:26:44 GMT
    Gangs are a problem here in Albany. The Albany Police Department gang unit makes hundreds of arrests every year. One former gang member who turned his back on his old life is trying to make a differenceMore >>
    Gangs are a problem here in Albany. The Albany Police Department gang unit makes hundreds of arrests every year. One former gang member who turned his back on his old life is trying to make a differenceMore >>
  • Making a Difference: Ruby Sullivan

    Making a Difference: Ruby Sullivan

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-07 21:17:51 GMT
    A 99-year old retired school teacher in Camilla is leaving a legacy of education. Ruby Sullivan established a scholarship at Valdosta State University. That makes her one of the "People Who Make A Difference."More >>
    A 99-year old retired school teacher in Camilla is leaving a legacy of education. Ruby Sullivan established a scholarship at Valdosta State University. That makes her one of the "People Who Make A Difference."More >>
  • Making A Difference: Johnnie Pearl Hammond

    Making A Difference: Johnnie Pearl Hammond

    Thursday, May 2 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-02 15:00:44 GMT
    Johnnie Pearl Hammond is 80, but she devotes her time to feeding the hungry...
    Johnnie Pearl Hammond is 80, but she devotes her time to feeding the hungry...More >>