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 25, 2003 Albany- Salvation Army Volunteer Sandra Ross is a guardian angel, making sure angels on the Angel Tree get adopted in time to get presents for Christmas.
"It might not seem like it, but some kids don't get nothing but the gift that you pick from the angel tree here," Ross said.
Last year, the Salvation Army served more than 1000 children. This year, that number will probably go up, since they've teamed up with the Marines Toys for Tots program. Toys given to Toys for Tots in Dougherty County are given only to Dougherty County children. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree serves 9 counties.
The partnership should make it easier to get enough toys to the children who need them and eliminate the problem of people enrolling in both programs.
"We're able to reach out more to the needy and not the ones who actually are trying to take advantage of the system," said Erica Usher, social services director for the Salvation Army.
Stuffed stockings, dolls and bears are already arriving at the Salvation Army. But it's never enough. Only halfway through all the applications, there are already 600 angels out there looking for someone to shop for them.
"I feel like if I can be happy and make somebody else happy and make somebody else's child happy, that's for a good cause because that's what Christmas is really all about," Ross said.
So Sandra will be there, a guardian angel waiting to give you a pair of wings.