Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
July 9, 2003
Americus - President Bush will be in Uganda Friday, touring an AIDS clinic and seeing first-hand the impoverished conditions in that third world country. Some people here in Southwest Georgia also know about the living conditions in Uganda and they are trying to help.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers are frying catfish and serving up barbecue in Americus. They are trying to raise money to build homes half a world away. Habitat Founder, Millard Fuller says, "Our goal in Uganda is the same in South Georgia. We believe every South Georgia family should have a decent place to live. We believe every Ugandan family should have a decent place to live."
A typical home in Uganda has tin pieces nailed together, they'll also use a mixture of mud and grass for material.
Up to nine people will live in a one bedroom home. Uganda native, Victoria Nayiga, says, "I come from the central part of Uganda, five miles away from the capital, that's called Kiwenpay, Kiwenpay town."
Nayiga has worked with Habitat for six years and she says most of the homes look like the one featured at the Global Village in Americus. She says, "An average family in Uganda is about nine people, which is a lot of people for a small house. Most houses don't have water, electricity, they don't have most of the basic stuff so that's not good at all for human survival."
A typical home being built in Uganda by Habitat is 24 by 20 feet, much bigger than the average home. It has a bedroom, pantry, and living room. The living room can be partioned into a second bedroom.
With every plate of food, these caring volunteers are helping people they've never seen. Habitat builds in 89 countries.
Each plate of food at Wednesday's benefit lunch cost five dollars a piece. The fish was caught by volunteers and the food was donated. It costs about $3,000 to build one Habitat home in Uganda.