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 >>
May 8, 2003
Albany- Edward "E.T." Taylor was a star on the field. In 1994, he accepted a football scholarship to Albany State and as a freshman, he walked on to the baseball team.
Taylor says, "The first year I was red-shirted in both football and baseball. The second year I came in and earned a starting spot as quarterback."
During the first game, Edward hit the field determined to win. He adds, "The game started, and I was doing so well. It felt like a dream. I scored two touchdowns."
Then, the unthinkable happened. He says, "They were checking for a pulse in my leg, and that made me scared." Edward dislocated his knee, ending all chances of making it to the NFL. He even faced the fear of amputation. Taylor says, "Rehabilitation took me about a year and half, and my college career ended that night."
But somehow, someway, Edward's dislocated football dream was found in his second love, baseball. Now, Edward is the head coach of the ASU baseball team. He says he stresses the importance of education and hard work. Taylor says, "My guys on the team, I let them see the video tape of when I got hurt, and then I let them know they should play every game like it's their last." Edward says baseball marks the milestones in his life.
Edward Taylor leads by example in the classroom. He's earning a master's degree. He'll get his diploma Saturday during ASU's commencement ceremony.