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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
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 >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
March 2, 2004
Albany -- Hundreds of volunteers visited Dougherty County Schools Tuesday, for Read Across America. This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss, author Theodor Geisel, who wrote dozens of popular children books.
Wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats, in his honor, football players, bank presidents, even the Mayor took time to read. Tennessee Titans lineman Todd Williams was a big favorite with the kindergarten classes at Lamar Reese Elementary. Williams said "Growing up I never liked school, except for school lunch. But I learned something while I was there."
The former Florida State great read several Dr. Seuss books to the students, and made a big impression. "I tell kids the importance of education. Where it's going to take you. What you need to succeed in life."
Albany Mayor Dr. Willie Adams read to kindergartners at Alice Coachman School. "We read about love. I could see all the beauty and love in these young kids eyes, and we need to certainly encourage that."
Albany Bank and Trust President Bob Lee read to fourth graders at Alice Coachman. Lee said "The more you can do to prod them along, keep them interested, the more they are going to develop."
Alice Coachman Elementary School Principal Pat Victor said, "If they see, Oh the Mayor came to read to me. Maybe if I read more, I could become Mayor one day. Or the C.E.O. of a bank came to read to me, maybe I could become the C.E.O. of a bank."
The National Education Association started the Read Across America program in 1998. They hold it annually on March 2nd, Dr. Suess' birth date.