Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
February 3, 2003
Lowndes County-- Rick Husband and his wife Evelyn lived in Lowndes County for nearly two years, while he was stationed at Moody Air Force Base.
Family friend Lynn Tessin looks over an e-mail from her old friend Rick Husband; her last contact with the astronaut before his tragic death. "Evelyn and I are doing fine," it reads. "Have two beautiful children..."
Tessin and her husband were in the same Sunday school class with the Husbands while Rick was stationed at Moody Air Force Base in the early 80's.
She remembers his strong faith and remarkable talent. "He had a beautiful voice and always sang in the choir. He led several youth groups and was very involved in the church."
She still has the gift the Husbands gave her nearly 20 years ago, at her first baby shower. "This is the baby blanket and the card, and where they signed the guest book when our son Blanton was born."
Although almost two decades have passed since their last meeting, Tessin says everything about Husband seems the same. "You see him on the reports on TV and he's got this bouncy walk, always pointing, waving and smiling at people. That's just how he was."
And no one who knew husband is surprised he made it to the stars. "He always told us that was his goal and Evelyn said he'd do it one day and I'm not at all surprised he did."
Even though she's saddened by her friend's tragic death, Tessin takes comfort in remembering the remarkable impact Husband left on this world and beyond.
The Husbands moved from Lowndes County to Apple Valley, California in 1985 after Rick was transferred from Moody to another military base.
Space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts just 16 minutes before they were to glide to their landing strip in Florida.More >>
NASA's top official, Sean O'Keefe, says he isn't ready to assume there was a problem with space shuttle Columbia's protective thermal tiles. The shuttle exploded over Texas Saturday, killing all seven astronauts aboard. - Complete coverage More >>