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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
February 21, 2003
Albany- Counselors from around South Georgia are learning how to handle crises. With an impending war, many school counselors say they are trying to help students cope and remain mentally stable, despite their uncertainties and fears.
When crisis strikes, counselors are often the first to help victims cope and remain stable through tough situations.
Dougherty County School Crisis Intervention Director says, "Because of the role of counselors in the school, they're having to step up to the plate to provide for needs of students."
This is why these counselors are learning new lessons and updating their skills, and Dougherty County Crisis Intervention Coordinator, Barbara Turner, says it will not be easy.
Turner adds, "We're impacted here in Dougherty County because of the base here, so when the base goes on heightened alert, we do too."
As the possibility of war becomes more of a reality, many counselors say it's tough helping students deal with the uncertainty of war.
Counselor, Dr. Nancy Anson, says"We can anticipate response to crisis situations that may occur, within schools or marine base."
Rainbow facilitator, Wanda Cheeks, adds, "Sometimes all they want to do is let us listen and talk to us, especially if their parents are headed down the road to war."
Cheeks adds, "Kids will say I'm depressed that my mother or father have to go off to war, and they need someone to talk to."
These counselors say they are more than just counselors.
Barbara Turner adds, "They're substitute moms and dads for these kids." It's a role many counselors say they don't mind having.
About ninety-two counselors participated in the workshop from area school and community agencies.