Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
February 23, 2004
Valdosta - This isn't how Coach Chris Hatcher usually makes the news. "This is only the second time I've ever given blood," said Hatcher.
Instead of leading his team to a football victory, he's coaching them through a life-saving donation. The team is hosting the first annual Blazin' Blood Drive. "They're all required to give, and they're all required to bring a friend to give," said Hatcher.
They've set their goals high. "Our goal is 150, but we hope to get over 200 pints of blood today," said Hatcher.
And Red Cross workers from across the state have been called in to help when the overwhelming amount of donations. "This is great, its just what we need right now, and we're so excited they chose this as their community service task," said Kathy Dallas.
Along with putting a dent in the critical blood shortage, Red Cross workers hope today's drive will recruit life-long donors. "They always say your best donors start in high school or college, and we're hoping these people will keep coming back and make it a lifetime commitment," said Dallas.
And even though they look a little frightened, if they follow their coach's lead, these football stars will win their best title yet and save someone's life.