Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Hands were held, and kisses were shared as these couples made the best of the time they have left before spending 10 months away from each other. "Last time when they went to Iraq ,we wanted to create more of a bond with them," said Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Leisa Cross.
So the Red Cross held a ball in their honor in Americus before these men and women head off to Afghanistan. "With the time being so rough, we just felt like this is the best thing to do," said Cross.
This is Lt. Thomas Daly's third deployment and he knows it is tough on his wife. "I think each one gets harder and harder for her." But he is one of the lucky ones who still has her by his side.
"A lot of marriages don't last because it really takes a special significant other to get all the way through that deployment because it is really hard," said Daly.
And it's why these moments are so important for the troops, and their loved ones to share. "It helps strengthen the marriage if you are close, but it also rips them apart," said Daly.
And the ball also helped ones who will be left behind waiting for their return. "This is the perfect opportunity for the wives or girlfriends to inter mingle with the other wives to make that connection," said Daly.
But the difficulties that lie ahead were forgotten Thursday night as couples embraced the moment and each other.
48th Brigade of the Georgia Army National Guard will be sent off in style with support from the community. The City of Americus will hold a parade to honor the soldiers starting at eleven o'clock Friday morning.