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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
By Scott Hunter
November 7, 2003
Albany-- Special Olympians are athletes with big dreams and even bigger hearts. For them, winning is secondary, the primary focus is on having fun and giving it their all. They competed in the winter games Friday at Albany State University.
16 year old Kesha Favors loves the court, not just making baskets, but cheering on the sidelines. Kesha says she likes cheerleading best. Kesha has a learning disability. She has been competing in the Special Olympics since she was 13. Her father says it helps her in more ways then one.
"She likes to compete but more especially she like to meet the other kids and she will remember all probably all of the name of the names ," say Aaron Favors.
Kesha is one of 300 hundred athletes who came to play or cheer Friday's games.
Athletes learned important lessons about team work and friendship and so are volunteers. "It's motivating for me for to see them come out to the event and do well," says volunteer, Delacia Tolbert. "It's just an honor because there are a lot of children that want to be able to do things like normal students but they just can perform at there best ability".
The next Special Olympics competition in Albany will be held March 26th. If you would like to find out more information or youwant to volunteer call 431-1313.