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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
May 3, 2004
Ft. Benning, Ga. -- A year ago, we introduced you to a petite young soldier, Lieutenant Ivy Miller, of the 63rd Engineer Company, who was packing up, headed to Iraq.
What made her stand-out among all the other tough soldiers? She's also a graceful ballerina.
Now she is back from Iraq, and like her fellow soldiers, she has a story to tell.
"I'm 26 and I grew up in Watkinsville, Georgia. I always thought I wanted to go in the military because of the discipline."
"My sister is at Ft. Bragg. She left two weeks after I came back. She just got back last week."
"I left with 36th Engineer Group, we went to Iraq. I changed units while I was over there. Now, I'm with 63rd Engineer Company. I'm accountable for about 25 people. Mostly, my job was supporting the military and the people on the front lines."
"It was hot and dusty, but it was business as usual. Every day, you got into a routine. There were no weekends and no days off, but it wasn't as scary as being here and watching it on TV. On TV they show all the bad things, but you have to remember they are scattered all over Iraq and they just show you all those conglamerated."
"But, when you're over there you don't really, you don't feel like it's knocking at your door, most of the time. Sometimes you here the gunfire and you just have to tell yourself, well, if I'm going to go, I'm going to go. I could step in front of a bus here. [In Georgia.] You just have to live life, just keep going."
"After college I danced semi-professionally. Danced and worked full-time at the same time. Ballet, classical ballet, that's my favorite. It's very similar in the discipline. You have to work hard at both, listen to whoever is in charge and attention to detail is a big thing."
"We knew about an ambush that took place right outside our gate when we first moved into Iraq. We saw the vehicle that had bullet holes all through it and two dead Iraqis in there, but that's as close to it as I really got."
"I feel like I was helping the Army. We did a lot of building, force protection berms, to help protect the Army, our people, who are over there. In the long run it will help them and help keep peace. Hopefully that will come sooner than later."
"It makes me really appreciate what we have here. Just something as simple as going to the store without worrying about putting on your flack vest and making sure you have a weapon. And keeping your eyes open in case somebody is standing there ready to hurt you."
"I feel like I've contributed, and that's a good thing. I'm ready and willing, just tell me when."
First Lt. Ivy Miller is expected to go back to Iraq, either at the end of this year, or the beginning of next year.