Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
December 18, 2003
Albany -- Donna McCain looks like the girl next door in out of uniform , but the Chicago native has served her country for over twenty-five years as a U.S. Marine. Thursday she continued her service with Toys for Tots.
"It puts a softer spotlight on the Marine Corps," says McCain. " A lot of the community and the world sees the Marine Corps as people out there trying to save the world. But what for the ones that are here it gives them an opportunity to touch the community a little closer," she says.
Committees start planning the toy collection event as early as September. This year the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots program combined their distribution location. The two groups coming together helps them serve more families.
"I'm really glad they can help our kids," says Rachel Musselwhit, a recipient of the program. "It's was really hard for us out there this year. I'm just glad they can help us out when we are in need," she says.
Like many others in the armed forces McCain will not be going home this Christmas, but for her being able give to families gives her a feeling of home. "Even though we are giving all the different families what they need.We are also giving them the requirement, the inspiration which is hope and faith."
So far, Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army have distributed more than six hundreds bags of toys and food to over three hundred families.