Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
May 12, 2003
Albany- The Profiles in Courage Award is named for President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, which tells the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to fight for what they believed in. Now 2 former Georgia lawmakers are honored for doing just that.
"The final thought that I had before I spoke was simply that if I don't do this I will always regret it for the rest of my life," says Former State Representative Dan Ponder, Jr.
One-time Georgia State Representative, Dan Ponder, Jr., reflects on his speech before the state legislature that led to the passage of Georgia's first hate-crimes legislation. A speech that not only recounts Ponder's deep Confederate heritage, but also his strength to overcome prejudiced ideals and embrace diversity.
"Though bigotry is a little more subtle these days it has different symbols, it has different ways of communicating itself, it's done in a more polite way, but it's still there," says Former Governor Roy Barnes.
Its with that thinking Former Governor Roy Barnes fought to change the former state flag. That decision may have divided the state, but earned Barnes a Profiles in Courage Award -an award that is given only to those willing to put their own popularity in the line and fight unpopular principles.
Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley was also honored for his stance on the Confederate flag. The award was created in 1989. Previous winners include President Gerald Ford and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.