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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – Employees at Valdosta State University are helping a co-worker reach her goal of home ownership. Muggy, hot weather didn't stop the team from building a habitat house for a family in need while helping one of their friends get credit she needs to get her own Habitat house.
For now, Shakeera Davis is helping build houses for others. And soon, she'll have a place of her own. "It's exciting. I'm very thankful for my employees," said Davis.
Davis works at Valdosta State University's Blazer Dining. When she told one of her mangers she qualified to get her own home through Habitat for Humanity they wanted to help. She needs 350 hours to start her build.
"We got 100% management participation out here today and our team's just inspired to help one of our employees get credit towards their house," Rich Yokely of Sodexo Dining Services.
Davis estimates with the help of her coworkers here she'll get an extra 50 hours towards her brand new home. Wednesday the volunteers were out hammering, measuring, and sawing.
"I'm putting on siding and I've never done that before," said Davis.
The reward Wednesday for everyone out here is two-fold. "We're just excited for the opportunity to come out and be a part of such a great thing," said Yokely.
"It's nothing like having your own house instead of renting so it's nice," said Davis.
They're helping build this home on Lee Street for someone in need and also helping Davis get closer to her dream.
The Lee Street house is expected to be completed within the next four months.