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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 >>
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Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
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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 >>
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January 24, 2004
Bainbridge --Some South Georgia dancers are getting a big chance to show off their talent in a big way next weekend. Members of the Southwest Georgia Dance Academy, in Moultrie, and the Murkison Academy in Bainbridge were chosen to perform on a Royal Caribbean Cruise.
A first glance at this fancy footwork you may think you've walked onto a Broadway set. But, these 39 young dancers make up the Deep South Dance Troupe. Their dance moves have won them countless awards. Now they've getting ready to perform in front of three-thousand passengers on a luxury cruise ship. "We have a 28 minute show that has to run and be perfectly 28 minutes,"says dance instructor, Lea Hawkins.
Hawkins, is only one part of the dream team that directs the talented troupe. Her co-instructor, Melynda, taught her all she knows. "Oh I had her from the time she was six or seven,"says Melynda Murkerson, owner of Murkerson Dance School. "Then even after she graduated she came home. And she started teaching for me and opened her own school," says Murkerson.
And now after weeks of instruction and thousands of steps later the kids are ready to wow the crowd with every thing from Hip-hop to a taste of Broadway.
"I'm just happy I get to go on a cruise and do what I love and perform for people", says 15 year old dancer,Sheldon Jernigan. For Lea and Melynda letting these kids showcase their talent, while having fun, makes all their hard work worth it.