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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – On September 11th 2001, 2,726 People died as a result of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center. Nine years later those victims and others from two other attacks that day were remembered at a memorial service Saturday in Albany.
"It was unbelievable, you couldn't imagine that was happening in America," said Lavonda Paulk, Albany.
Paulk remembers exactly where she was when she heard what happened.
"I was in my office at 1203 Whispering Pines and I remember I was stepping down into another office so I shall never forget," said Paulk.
Hundreds show up near a field of 1,000 in the heat of the day to pay tribute.
"as uncomfortable as it might have been on this beautiful day in Southwest Georgia just imagine how it was in the twin towers as those firemen to what turned out to be their demise," said Brig. General James Kessler, Commanding General Logistics Command.
There was a cannon and rifle salute.
"The attack didn't happen in our city, but it's important for us to observe and remember the folks who perished on September 11th," said Christopher Pike,Mayor Pro Tem.
For the Georgians who have died in the wars since 179 names were read.
Memorials were also held in Shansksville Pennsylvania, that's where United-93 crashed in a field as people on board fought back against September 11th hijackers, 44 people died.
Saturday the president placed a wreath at the Pentagon, where a hijacked plane slammed into the pentagon killing 184 people.