Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
May 5, 2004
Ft. Benning, GA-- It takes time to process big events in your life and when it comes to war, it may take a lifetime. A young Army Soldier, barely out of high school, is already a war hero. He hasn't even been back in the United States for a whole year, but he has had time to think.
"My name is Matthew Sharp, I'm 21-years-old, and I'm with Alpha Company 2/69th Armor. I'm from Atlanta, Georgia."
"I never thought, three years ago, graduating from high school that I was going to be a war veteran and have three years of Army under my belt."
"I was the loader on the tank, basically my job was loading the main gun, but we weren't always firing the main gun rounds. I remember just about every waking moment there. There were a few scary moments, but the adreneline kicks in, and all the training we do, it's really just second nature. You don't have time to be scared, it's just your mission."
"I try not to think about it, a lot of it has been really good experience. You find out how precious life is. Things I saw over there should be anything any person should see, but we also saw some really great things. After the war, people loved us and they were really glad we were there and seeing peoples faces after they were free for the first time, nothing like it."
"When we first got there, they didn't have any power or water, the sector that we had. Helping them establish getting power back. None of the people were working. Before we left, kids were going to kindergarten, they were going to schools. Part of our mission was to help re-establish schools, power and water to the neighborhoods."
"Most of the people were nice and then you would go into some towns and they wouldn't smile at you or wave at you, those are the people we stayed away from or watched them closely."
"After the war was over for us, it was very calm for us, very calm. It really killed us standing in formation, we were standing there for so long and seeing all your loved ones. You just wanted to run up and hug them."
"It was really overwhelming. You didn't know wether you wanted to smile or cry or what you wanted to do. It was a great moment, it really was.
"I don't see were anybody would want to go over there, but I wouldn't really want to go back. I would go back, only if they asked me to though, in a heartbeat."
Specialist Matthew Sharp is due to get out of the Army soon and plans to go to college.
Sharp made a close friend at Ft. Benning moments before they were both sent to Iraq. They were separated during combat. On Friday, as we continue our Soldier's Story series, you'll hear the story of his friend Specialist Dallas Chambless.