Saturday, May 25 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:33:31 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
January 28, 2002
Americus-- One-third of President Carter's Nobel Prize winnings are staying close to home. The Peace Prize recipient donated $370,000 to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development. Started by his wife 15 years ago, the Americus-based project is now the nation's leading center for caregiving research.
A standing ovation for Rosalynn Carter-- the former first lady who's devoted her time and talents to the institute that carries her name, "There's been no research that's been on caregiving historically so it's a great opportunity to become a really wonderful research institute."
Tuesday, President Jimmy Carter showed support for his wife's efforts--donating a third of his Nobel Prize winnings to the RCI. For 15 years, the institute has operated on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, the alma mater for both husband and wife. President Carter says, "I think about the time I came here I was just 16, just finished high school, and not knowing what I wanted to do in the future. GSW helped shaped my life."
The Carter's gratitude has translated into a big gift for the GSW-based institute. But, the money is only a part of their overall commitment to the center's success. RCI Administrative Assistant Beth Morris says, "Mrs. Carter is not just a figurehead, working here constantly."
Pictures of Mrs. Carter are prominent throughout the center--serving as a reminder of her devotion to the institute's work. RCI Director Ronda Talley says, "We work under her direction and vision and leadership. She sets the bar for us and she can set a very high bar. And President and Mrs. Carter set the bar even higher."
Every year, the Institute selects one person to receive the Rosalynn Carter Caregiver's Award. Mrs. Carter helps pick someone that best exemplifies the mission of her institute-- caring for people with mental or physical illnesses. Talley says, "We are not here doing research with no relevance. But we work hard to transfer research into practice and enhance what it's giving to caregivers."
The recipient generally receives the award at the Institute's annual conference in Americus. But this year, in an effort to get more national recognition for the RCI, the award will be given at an event in Washington D.C.