Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
March 5, 2003
Albany - After months of raising money, the hands-on work finally begins on the Turtle Grove Play Park. Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers started building the park on the corner of Broad Avenue and Front Street in downtown Albany.
"This week we will be bending rebar and pouring concrete," said Hollyn Cohen, Jr. League of Albany. "We hope to finish much of the heavy construction in by the end of the week."
And, volunteers are doing the dirty work. "We're a group of 15 retired guys who build handicap ramps wherever they're needed," said volunteer Joe Paquette. Paquette and his friends call themselves the Ramp Builders."Some of us our getting away from 'honey-do' projects," joked Paquette. "Everybody should be able to enjoy this project."
Students from Turner Job Corps our doing their part by handling the mason work. But, no talent is required to volunteer. "Many of our community volunteers have been impressed with the work they've been able to do. Come tomorrow and we'll put you to work," said Cohen.
There's a lot of work to be done to turn the plot of land into a park everyone can enjoy. The second phase of building is scheduled for fall of this year. Volunteers will add the finishing touches, such as decorative tiles and those huge turtles you see around town.