Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
December 5, 2002
Valdosta - Herman Martin knows first hand what war means.
"I was overseas, I went to Okinawa, and then after World War II, I went into Vietnam," said Martin.
And while many of his war memories are painful, Martin says it was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. "I did the best for my country that I could, and I wouldn't trade it for anything."
Thursday, Martin and thousands of other veterans were rewarded for their efforts at the Supermarket of Veterans Benefits. From free health screenings to social security information and even driving tests, it's a hay day for these heroes.
"They're giving blood tests, we're helping people with GI loans, education, and many other things," said VA Commissioner Pete Wheeler.
Wheeler says today's purpose is to provide these veterans with the many benefits they're entitled to, but may not know about. "They are so deserving because they're the reason we're standing here today and have our freedom, but many don't get out and get the benefits they deserve."
As the day progressed hundreds of veterans continued to pour in, but agencies say they'd keep working until every veteran was served, just as they did for our country.