Sunday, May 26 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-05-27 02:56:17 GMT
Georgia State Patrol troopers are on the scene of a deadly crash in Grady County. Authorities say it happened around 3pm Sunday on State Road 112 at mile marker 6. Two cars are involved and there is oneMore >>
A Grady County teenager is dead and two others are injured after a two car crash.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-05-27 01:48:02 GMT
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building. Albany firefighters got a call about a fire at the Windover apartments on West Gordon AvenueMore >>
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-05-27 00:07:25 GMT
The same day a Fitzgerald High School football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing. The signMore >>
The same day a Fitzgerald high school football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
September 4, 2003
Camilla- Mitchell County is home to Albany State University student Samantha Lineback.
So when she set out to do community service, she wanted it to be in the area she cares about most.
"There's a lot of stuff that's needed here," Lineback said. "That's why I want to come back and teach in Camilla or in Pelham."
What she did not know, was that she could earn money for school while working with members of the Boys and Girls Club in Mitchell County.
"Any little money that can help out is great," she said.
The Boys and Girls Club partners with AmeriCorps for a program called Club Service. This is the first year for the program in Mitchell County.
"This gives them an opportunity, not only to give back to the community, but also to receive a stipend during the first or second year of the program which would go toward their education," said Rodney Close, executive director of the clubs in Mitchell County.
Samantha will eventually get paid depending on the amount of service hours she works. She can use that money for undergraduate or graduate studies, and even to pay back student loans.
While more money is always helpful to a college student, club leaders say what Samantha will take home each day is worth much more.
"It makes them feel good about themselves," Close said. "It gives them a sense of belonging, a sense of usefulness, a sense of competence and a sense to influence others."
And it will give these children someone to look up to.
"Just to come here and volunteer, I know that one day I'll make a difference," Lineback said.