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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
November 18, 2002
Albany-- It's been almost one year since President Bush asked Americans to join the war against terrorism by volunteering.
The number of Georgians enrolling in the President's Freedom Corps, which includes PeaceCorps and AmeriCorps, continues to grow. Online applications for Americorps have risen from just 18 in 2001, to 265 so far this year. In Albany, one Americorps worker says he is not surprised the president's call has spurred people to volunteer, but his motivation was different.
Americorps volunteer Steve Knight has no prior experience building homes, "I just kinda do it."
But the last two months working with Habitat for Humanity has taught him a lot. Knight says, "I knew I wanted to work with Habitat, that's part of the reason I'm here. I know I wanted to build homes."
It hasn't been all fun and games, for sure, but when Steve signed up to volunteer, he was looking for a way to do more. And his desire to help did not come from a presidential request, but from something deeper. Knight says, "I think people should always want to volunteer not just because the president said so." So, for nine more months Steve will be fine tuning his construction skills--while building a fine, sturdy home for a grateful family.
Steve Knight says he is thinking about signing on for one more year with the Americorps. President Bush asked Americans to donate two years, or 4,000 hours of community service.