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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
October 25, 2003
By Scott Hunter
Millions of Americans suffer with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Saturday Anchorage Inc., a Christian residential faculty that helps men beat those addictions, celebrated a milestone . Clients, government officials, and the community gathered together to celebrate 50 years of saving lives.
Drew Smith has come full circle since his time at the Anchorage. He had abused drugs and alcohol since he was a teenager. He credits the Anchorage for turning his life around.
"Its a place where people come and find themselves again", says Smith.
"To me it's a spiritual place" he says.
And for Smith, it was in the center's small kitchen that he found hisself.
" Cooking is a passion to me. I love preparing meals. When I came here I was able to put my heart back into it and I found that little piece of me that enjoyed doing something else besides drugs and alcohol" said Smith.
Speaker Lt. Governor Mark Taylor stressed the importance of the substance abuse clinic."Certainly drugs and alcohol abuse if it has not touched every family its touched almost every family" said Talyor. " And we see the way people suffer when they are addicted, and it is such a challenge to break threw that addictions."
Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman proclaimed ,Oct. 25th Anchorage Day.
If you would like to donate to the Anchorage Program call (229) 435-5692 . The center is located at 162 Hampton Lane , Leesburg,GA 31763.