Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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 >>
December 28, 2003
Albany -- Dougherty county has more than twelve hundred Hispanics living and working in the community. Many leaving their families and come to South Georgia looking for migrant work. Life here is often a difficult adjustment. But a church is trying to make these newcomers feel right at home.
The Gonzalez family are the newest members of Living Faith Hispanic Church. Jose Gonzalez is the first in his family to be born in the United States. "There is so much freedom in this country. I know that's is why people move here. More then anything we want to be accepted," says Gonzalez.
The road for acceptance lead Ana Moored to found the Living Faith Church. Her story is not unlike many of her members. She immigrated from El Salvador 19 years ago an has made Albany her home. "Language is the biggest concern,"say Pastor Moored. "They learn and I like to help them to kind of guide them in how to survive in this new atmosphere,"she says. Hispanics currently only makes up one percent of the total population in Dougherty county. But that number is expect to almost double because of the availably of jobs for migrant workers.
Jose comes to the church to pray for a better future for his children. "I did not graduate I did not go to college so that way they can have the chance that I didn't have," he says.
The church plans to expand its ministry and offer English and education classes for the community.