Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Look for a lively race for 2nd district Congress this fall. Longtime incumbent Sanford Bishop will face a strong challenge from the new Republican nominee Mike Keown.
Keown jumped out with an early lead Tuesday night and held on to easily defeat opponents Rick Allen and Lee Ferrell.
Keown, who's campaign slogan is "Boot Bishop" hopes that's just what he can do in November. There were thunderous applause by his many supporters, many who drove from all over the district to be here Tuesday night.
His wife Kathy was the first to congratulate Keown, a state representative who has been a Baptist Preacher for years. Keown was hoping to garner 70-percent of the vote, but, at the last tally, he exceeded that with closer to 80-percent, and says he's ready to defend the incumbent after another 100 day battle.
"I got in this because I really felt like the Lord wanted me to do this and I'm concerned about what our children and grandchildren are going to have if we don't do something about our country right now. That's why I'm in it and I'm going to stay in it and work harder than anybody, I guarantee you I'm going to outwork Sanford Bishop between now and November," said GOP Congressional Nominee Mike Keown.
Keown says Sanford Bishop has been part of the Obama/Pelosi machine that has mortgaged the lives of future generations and must be stopped.
Mike Keown, who lives in Coolidge, is a Baptist minister, a home builder and a state representative. He faces off in November with Democrat Sanford Bishop a former Columbus attorney, who served in the state legislature and was elected to Congress in 1992.