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 >>
January 19, 2004
(Atlanta-AP) -- Memorials, church services and volunteer projects in Georgia are all part of today's holiday to remember the life of Martin Luther King Junior.
Thousands will gather at the Atlanta church where the civil rights leader preached until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King, III will kick off the annual service for his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church. King's widow says she will address the Iraq issue again. Last year, Coretta Scott King urged world leaders to avoid war.
The church service will be followed by a march through the neighborhood where King grew up. And more than 15,000 people are expected to eat at the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry dinner at Turner Field.
Williams was one of King's first lieutenants in the civil rights struggle. He died in 2000 after a battle with cancer.
South West Georgians are also participating in events to mark the birthday celebration of Dr. King.
Earlier this morning in Sylvester, a march kicked off down Railroad Street.
In Bainbridge, the NAACP also held its annual king observance on the steps of the courthouse.
The Colquitt County NAACP will have their annual parade at 3:00. Participants should line up in front of the Presbyterian Church at 2:30.
The Albany Chapter of Links, Inc. and the American Red Cross will sponsor "I Have a Dream..." Gift V: The gift of life - blood drive, at the SW Georgia community blood Center.
In Albany, the King Day Committee and the R.W.D.S.U. kicked off a march from the courthouse to the Albany Civil Rights Museum at 10:00.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church hosted a free breakfast to celebrate King's memory.
Then the annual King Celebration at the Albany Civic Center will begin at 5:30PM. Once again, Representative John Lewis, the last living speaker from historic march on Washington, will be the keynote speaker.
WALB will broadcast a portion of the celebration starting at 7:00 tonight.