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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 >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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 11:58 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 18, 2004
Pelham - The man who is in charge of all Georgia prisons visited two of the four state prisons in south Georgia. He commended the staff on a job well done, but also listened to their concerns.
Inside the helicopter is a man determined to touch down at every prison in Georgia. James Donald is the new Department of Corrections Commissioner.
On Thursday, he not only met employees, but he shook hands with inmates at Autry State Prison.
Underneath the firefighter suits are also prisoners. Donald says, "What I would like to see happen as part of the transformation, is to step it up a notch and begin to address substantial changes in the behavior and conduct of inmates, so they don't come back into the institution."
The commissioner encouraged them to follow a good path, step past the razor wire for good. Donald adds, "Three out of 10 inmates come back into the institution with another crime."
It is a rare occasion for the boss of all prisons to actually walk through, but the commissioner wanted to dig a little deeper by hearing about their needs. Warden Frederick Head says they have a nursing shortage at the jail. Right now, they have 10 vacancies, which is a problem nationwide.
There are 120 facilities in Georgia. Commissioner Donald has stopped by 35, but he has only been in office for 90 days.
Commissioner Donald also visited Calhoun State Prison.