Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
September 7, 2003
Camilla- Step by step supporters unite for a common cause - bringing justice to the Southwest Georgia legal system.
"The walk is essentially to call attention to some of those issues that concern us at the prison and jail project as well as that concern the people in those communities through which we're walking," says John Cole Vodicka of the Prison and Jail Project.
But South Georgians aren't the only ones fighting for justice. "I'm 70 years old so my legs may not last but I've been supporting the prison and jail project every since I knew about it," says Elaine Lechtreck.
Lechtreck lives in Connecticut. She heard about the walk while working on a book about Southern white pastors who fought for civil rights. She's hoping she can finish the 85 mile journey and start something similar when she returns home.
The walkers are also fighting against racial disparities in the legal system something some walkers say has gotten better over the years.
"I sincerely believe while race is a big issue in prison and jail issues and social justice issues that economic issues are the major contributing factor," Lucy Grider-Bradley.
For the next seven days the walkers are hoping to encourage all South Georgians to take steps against legal injustices in every community.
Supporters says the legal system should focus more on rehabilitation programs for violators than on sending them to already over-crowed jails.
The walkers will journey through Mitchell, Baker, Dougherty, Calhoun and Early counties during the week.