Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Salvation Army needs your help to continue providing services to people in need. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization is going on right now. But money isn't coming in as expected.
You probably expect to hear bells ringing this time of year as you head out to do your Christmas shopping. A little red bell ringing, to encourage you to drop money into a red kettle.
That was the case at Sam's club in Albany Friday, and folks were generous, the kettle was almost full. Unfortunately, overall, collections are down, about 8% over this point last year, and last year they were down over the year before.
Capt. Doug McClure, Salvation Army "If everybody would just put a dollar or two, it doesn't have to be a large amount of money, just a dollar or two every time you see one of those red kettles, it really adds up over time."
Volunteer Leland Burkart said, "All charities are really feeling the crunch of the economic conditions and the Salvation Army does a great job of distributing these funds to the needy people, so we hope people will continue to be generous as they have been."
In addition to being generous with your money, the Salvation Army hopes for you to be generous with your time as well. They are in desperate need of people to stand in front of stores and ring this little red bell in order to bring in more money for the services they provide.
The Salvation Army in Albany hopes to bring in about $70,000 this season. They say they can still reach the goal if everyone who passes by a kettle will donate just one dollar.