Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:17:14 GMT
Right now, American Red Cross volunteers are at work in Oklahoma staffing shelters and serving meals and helping tornado survivors put their lives back together. We all know the Red Cross is there duringMore >>
We all know the Red Cross is there during big disasters like the tornado in Oklahoma. But the emergency to which they respond most is a house fire, and they desperately need volunteers to help.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:02:02 GMT
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Charity Brock, an 18-year old Freshman at Darton, is living up to her name. She and her family became familiar with the Lily Pad, a non-profit rape and abuse center about a year ago.
She says the statistics that one our of four women and one out of six men will be sexually assaulted by the time they reach her age are staggering.
That's why she's organized a Battle of the Bands fundraiser Saturday to help the organization.
"The statistics lie within my peers and I feel that educating my peers on the reality that is abuse, and sexual abuse is very prominent, and I think by educating my peers on it can be effective in our community," said Charity Brock.
"As an 18-year-old, she's gotten involved in a charity, gotten involved in the community and I think it's real important for young people and young professionals to get involved in something they're passionate about," said Lily Pad Development Director Caitlyn Cooper.
Battle of the bands takes place tomorrow at the State Theater on Pine Avenue in Albany.
The music is head banging--- with Confined to the Shadows and Legends Never Die being two of the performers. The others are:
Beware the Neverending
But the lyrics are clean. No alcohol or crude language will be allowed. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each.