August 24, 2003
Camilla - Worship never stopped for members of the First Assembly of God, it was just relocated for a while.
"To get back into your old stomping grounds, you know, where you are supposed to be, it's just marvelous," says Pastor Ralph Summerlin.
The sanctuary of the church was completely destroyed by a tornado in March of 2003. Services were held in the fellowship hall of the church and even at a local funeral home.
Pastor Summerlin says, "It's terrible, it's unbelievable. Everything was destroyed...more or less."
But, you would never know the church had been through so much devastation. With clapping hands, and shouts of joy, members are thankful for the new Sanctuary they have to worship in.
Song Leader Corey Shiver says, "We're excited. "We just praise the Lord that we're able to be in the new Sanctuary this morning."
Church members plan to hold a formal rededication ceremony in October.
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We're just over a week away from the annual Albany Christmas parade, and this year organizers need your help.
The Festival of Christmas Trees began Friday in Sycamore. Their goal is to spread holiday cheer by giving back to the community.
Local businesses spent Friday preparing for their busiest shopping day of the year -- Small Business Saturday.
With the holiday season upon us, it's important to think about your furry friends too.
People formed a line around the Best Buy in Valdosta just to get inside so they could take advantage of the sweet deals.