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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 >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
September 3, 2003
AMERICUS - In the past quarter century, Habitat for Humanity has built 150,000 homes in 89 countries. On average, the group builds a home once every 26 minutes. All of this started inside the mind of one man: Millard Fuller.
Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity International, headquartered in Americus, 27 years ago.
"People have said of me that I have the dreams and any others have to deal with the nightmares of carrying it out," Fuller joked today as he spoke about another thought he had about four years ago - a university.
Far from a nightmare, another of his dreams has become a reality. Nestled in an old Victorian home, just a stones throw from the International Headquarters, Habitat for Humanity University is now online.
No scissors were needed for this ribbon cutting -- only the click of a mouse. The two-story facility is now ready to educate thousands of volunteers around the world.
Executive Vice President David Williams said, "We have to educate them on what it takes to run a successful Habitat initiative in their community."
"We see this as a place that is going to educate and provide the information for people all over the world to do a better job of leading and carrying out the work of buildingg the actual houses that are needed, so that families will have a decent place to live," Fuller said.
In a world where 1.2 billion people continue to live in sub-standard conditions, Fuller said he hopes this Univerity will be the key to eliminating poverty housing.
"I believe this is part of the answer," Fuller said.
Judging from the overwhelming success of that dream Fuller had 27 years ago, he just may be right.
Volunteers will be able to take day-long courses on site in Americus or online around the world.