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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
November 12, 2003 Albany- When Richard Boyd shops at the Food Bank for the food program at the Beattie Road Church of Christ, he knows he needs enough to feed at least 15 families a week.
"The Food Bank has helped us an awful lot because we can make our money go a lot further," said Boyd, the church's deacon of benevolence.
That's what the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia is for. But with the number of hungry families on the rise and donations dropping, the job is getting harder.
"Unfortunately, we're kind of caught in a rip saw here with donations of food and dollars to the food bank down this year," said Executive Director Eddie Byrd.
The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia serves about 115,000 families throughout its 20 county area. That's not coming close to getting food on the table of everyone who needs it. If the Food Bank fed the entire poverty population in Southwest Georgia two meals a day, 365 days a year, it would take 250 million pounds of food.
"Last year, we distributed 3 million pounds of food," Byrd said.
Food drives throughout November will help feed the hungry through the holidays. It's the new year that brings the hardest times.
"After Christmas, when food banks and hunger and families who are less fortunate are not on the top of everyone's mind, that's when we need the food the worst," Byrd said.
But as long at there's food in this warehouse, Boyd will keep stacking it up and getting it where it needs to go.
"You have some that don't seem to appreciate it as much as others, but the ones that you know need it," he said. "And some of them are very needy."
And knowing he's helping is what keeps him shopping.