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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 >>
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If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
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A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Habitat for Humanity needs your help. They're not asking for money right now, just your time. Flint River Habitat is trying to finish two houses in Albany by the end of June.
Ask any construction worker and they'll tell you working in the summer heat is brutal, and that's one reason Habitat is having trouble pulling in volunteers, but they're hopeful, this plea for help will encourage folks to pick up some tools and get to work.
17-year old Danielle Brown never picked up a caulk gun, until she showed up at a Habitat work site. She said, "I always wanted to volunteer, I just never knew how."
She joined an organization that requires volunteer work, and found out she could help build houses. "It's fun. I like it because I'm helping people."
Aaron Douglas David feels the same. He said, "It's a beautiful house on the outside and on the inside it makes me feel good when I see that I was part of something this beautiful."
But in order to finish this project, these volunteers need more hands on deck.
"Oh shew, we need help," said David.
More help to take care of the final touches. "Habitat is a community effort," said Executive Director Stacey Odom-Driggers. "When everybody pitches in and helps a little bit, then it all works to get the big picture done."
And even though it's hot outside, work still needs to be done. Odom-Driggers said, "I know it's hot, but we have fans that are blowing, so it's cooler in here than it is outside for sure."
And the coolest part of it all, is getting the job done, and getting a family into their new home.
"I want to finish this," said David. "Yes ma'am, I want to finish this house." A house he helped build, one step at a time.
The great thing about Habitat is you don't have to own a tool or even know how to use one. Construction supervisors will teach you everything you need to know and provide all the equipment to get the job done.
Volunteers are needed to finish those two homes in the Habitat neighborhood, just off of Newton Road Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM until it's just too hot outside to work