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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 >>
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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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's a night for Benjamin Daniel and his best friend to celebrate. They're both 20-years-old and have been able to walk their whole lives, until recently.
On June 7th, Daniel fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from work. He crashed into a tree. He broke his neck in four places, crushed vertebra in his back, and punctured and collapsed his lungs.
"Everything up until now seems like a dream," Daniel said. "It as a very scary and humbling experience."
An experience Daniel can share with his best friend Chad Blakey who got into a motorcycle wreck just seven months before. It paralyzed him from the waist down too.
"Especially with him being my best friend and knowing what he was going to go through -I know how hard it is," Blakey said.
Now that they're both recovering, several bands that are friends with Daniel played at the Barn tonight in Pelham to raise money to build him a customized van.
Daniel's brother- Wes Daniel who is also in a band says the wreck has brought the family closer to God and each other.
"One at a time, Ben overcomes each prognosis.," Daniel said. "We have faith in him and we put our faith in the power above."
Daniel has already been able to move his arms and hands more than doctors predicted which allows him to operate the hand-drive chair. His next goal is to eventually drive on his own.
The total cost for Daniel's medical bills is $1.2 million. Insurance is paying about 75 percent. In January, Daniel will go back to Atlanta for six weeks of rehab.