Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
February 20, 2003
Albany-- Blue Star Banners are starting to be seen more around South Georgia. The banners were started in 1917 during World War One.
Veterans at the Albany American Legion Post 30 say they are seeing a surge in patriotism.
As the American military deploys to the Middle East,people and businesses are ordering the tradition rich banners to show their support.
American Legion Post 30 leaders presented a Blue Star Corporate Banner to Mike Mathews, to fly on the pole in front of Mathews Funeral Home. "I think all veterans and those presently serving need to be recognized," Mathews said.
The Blue Star banner was started during World War I in 1917, to be flown in homes where family members were serving. They also were used in World War II. The American Legion brought them back after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Requests for the banners are soaring. Post 30 Adjutant G.C. Croft said "It's really picks up in the last week or ten days. With all this deployment of the servicemen going, and people are a lot more concerned."
The new Blue Star banners are not just for families of service personnel. Anyone can put one out to show their support for the American military. Post 30 Commander Gary Fowler said "It's just to honor and let people know they, we are standing behind those who are serving for our country."
American Legion Post 30 is ordering more blue star banners, as South Georgians want to show support for the troops.
The corporate blue star banner flag costs $45. The small banners for windows are $4, and the sticker is $2.
You can order by calling your local American Legion Post. In Albany, call 229-435-5450 or 229-436-0162.