Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
November 11, 2002
Albany -- Heavy rain during one of the largest Veterans Day Celebrations in Southwest Georgia. The rain forced Albany Veteran's Day ceremony to be moved indoors. But the rain could not dampen the spirit of the people who came to honor America's veterans.
The heavy rain forced the Georgia Veterans Reunion Organization's annual Veterans Day Program to be moved into the courthouse.
Only a few dozen attended the ceremony. The Westover High ROTC color guard presented the colors, while the Dougherty High Band played the national anthem. A wreath was placed to remember the fallen veterans, who died in defense of the nation.
The speaker was Albany native James Blaylock. A Vietnam veteran who lost his right hand when his Medivac Helicopter was shot down in 1967.
Now Blaylock is the Prosthetics Chief at the Veterans Medical Center in Decatur. Blaylock said he hoped "That individuals who have sacrificed so much for the freedom of this nation, be thanked in some humble way." Organizers hope more Americans will observe Veterans Day. Veteran Charlie Mathis said "Freedom isn't free, some have paid the ultimate sacrifice."
Taps was played at the end of the ceremony, remembering the men and women who have given their lives to preserve the freedom enjoyed in the United States. But also to remember the many still serving today.
Veterans Day grew from the old Armistice Day holiday. It was started in remembrance of the ending of World War One on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.