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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:44:24 GMT
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:34:01 GMT
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:05:52 GMT
Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
June 26, 2003
Albany -- It's summertime, and lots of children are riding their bicycles these days. The Dougherty County Four -H Program hit the streets Thursday, to make sure their rides are safe ones.
11-year-old Glenda Croker and a dozen other kids let the rubber roll through the streets of downtown Albany, to make sure they knew the correct way to ride their bicycles.
It was the 13th annual Bike-Hike Rodeo, put on by the Dougherty County Four-H program. Croker said "To make sure their reflectors aren't dirty, and make sure they have a helmet, and try to have elbow pads and knee pads."
12-year-old Brittany Bridges has been riding bikes for years, but she admits she learned some new things in the Rodeo. Bridges said "The signs, all the kinds of signs. And the hand signals, and not to stop in the middle of the road, because there may be a car behind you. "
4-H program agent Anthony Jones said "We want to treat a bicycle as if they were driving a car. The first thing you do when you drive a car, you strap on a seat belt. The first thing you do before you drive a bicycle, you need to strap on a helmet."
Now these four-H'ers plan to share what they have learned with their friends, to keep them safe. The Four H-Bike Hike Rodeo ride went from downtown Albany to the Parks at Chehaw, where the kids enjoyed a picnic.
A safe bicycle ride is one of the joys of summer for kids of all ages. Most bicycle injuries can be prevented by checking the tires before starting your ride, and wearing a helmet.