Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
February 13, 2003
MCLB Albany-- Marines are trained, tested, and tough. Television reporters-- not so much.
Even though Marines here in Albany are stationed at a domestic logistics base, they must remain just as strong and vigilant as those who may be near the front lines of combat.
Running the obstacle course is just one way these Albany Marines stay in shape.
"This tests your physical and mental endurance," says Obstacle Course Expert SSgt. Steven Burkett. Marines have to go through at least three hours of physical training every week. "No matter where you are in the Marine Corps, you always have to maintain that warrior attitude."
The course includes about 20 obstacles, culminating with a rope climb. Some of the obstacles can be a little tricky. "You're gonna do what we call the chicken wing. The key is technique and confidence."
Sergeant Burkett gives good advice. "It's gonna be one motion of you jumping, hitting it with your waist, and going right over."
Especially at the rope. "You just need to wrap it on the outside of your foot and bring it back on top of your foot and step on it."
The Marines make this look easy-- Especially the rope. For me, after a little trouble on the high bar, things were going pretty well, but the rope whipped me.
That's as close as I got to the top. "It gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you get done," Said Burkett. That's a feeling I didn't experience, but one these Marines get every time they step on the course.