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 >>
November 18, 2003
Valdosta - A lack of funding and volunteers may cause a new South Georgia service agency to close its doors.
The calls are pouring in at 211 of South Georgia. "We put callers in touch with the services they need, from rental and utility assistance to health programs," said Karen Cotlow-Nolan, 211 Executive Director.
But their funding has hit rock bottom. "Our cash flow is at zero right now," said Costlow-Nolan. 211 survives off grants and donations. This year's is already gone, and next year's grant money won't come in until July 2004. "We've been approved for several grants that will help when they come in, but until then, we're between funding," said Jane Osborn, Associate Director.
Since the call center opened in June, agents have received more than 1,500 calls. But now that they're so short-handed, those calls are being answered by a machine. "It's really not good that we're having to do it this way because many of the people who call us are homeless and call from a pay phone, so we can't get back in touch with them to give them the assistance they need," said Costlow-Nolan.
And the few people who are keeping this agency running are working on a volunteer basis. Costlow-Nolan has been six months without a paycheck. "It's been hard, but I have a vested interest in this, and I know what a good service it is for people so I want to sit back and watch it go under," said Costlow-Nolan.
But with enough volunteers and financial assistance, she can keep her job and callers can continue to receive this much needed assistance.