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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
December 1, 2003 Terrell County- These whooping cranes have taken off from places across the country for the past 40 days.
"What the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership is trying to do is re-establish a flock of whooping cranes in eastern North America," said Joe Duff, co-founder of Operation Migration.
The birds are raised in isolation and eventually introduced to the wild through this migratory flight. But while they're growing up, they never see a human.
"We wear a big baggy costume that covers our entire body, covers your hands, everything," Duff said. "We look through a visor that's tinted, so they can't see our faces."
"Now a whooping crane is about five and a half feet tall. So you don't want that bird accustomed to humans. They'll be in your backyard looking for handouts and that's not the kind of bird you want there."
The birds follow ultra-light planes on their trip south. On traveling days, they usually get about two to three hours of flying time. On a good day, they fly about 100 miles.
Monday was a really, really good day.
"Today we had a terrific tail wind, so even though the birds were flying at 38 miles per hour, we we're crossing the ground at about 80 miles per hour. It's kind of like paddling downstream. So we managed to do almost 200 miles today."
So they set a record when they landed in South Georgia. They're staying in an undisclosed location until they take off Tuesday. That is if the whether cooperates and if the birds are ready fly.
The birds final destination is in Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County, Florida.