Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
May 7, 2004
Ft. Benning, GA-- Every military man or woman comes home with their own different story. On the home front, we may only hear about casualties and fighting, but Operation Iraqi Freedom is more than war, it's about freeing people. Specialist Dallas Chambless of Third Brigade of the Third Infantry Division came back with more positives than negatives.
"My name is Dallas Chambless, I'm 20 years old and I'm with Alpha Company, and I'm from Texas, Maa'm."
"Throughout combat, everybody was in danger. We were in better equipment, better vehicles and better trained. We lost a total of three people with 2/69th. We just got done with a memorial up the roadway. It was hard that they had to die."
"It is an experience, I'll never forget it. It's something that will make or break you. It's either a good experience or something that will haunt you for the rest of your life, and luckily it's not haunting me."
"Being able to see the looks on the faces after we rolled through Baghdad, everybody cheering. Little girls and little boys bring us flowers, so happy to see us."
"I was sitting there listening to music and they didn't understand what a CD player was. I let them listen and they were like, 'Oh, that makes music,' and I was like, 'Yeah, it's a nice little invention they made a long time ago."
"Their country had a lot of things, they just weren't allowed to have them due to the regime. They weren't allowed to have satellite television. They were only allowed to watch Iraqi TV."
"Spending so much time in Baghdad, not in combat, I was able to calm down from the mode we had to be in for combat. We were sitting there working with people and establish civilization for them, and get them back up to par where they were at."
"What got me through, knowing that we went over there and we did something good. Our mission was accomplished. Knowing I did my job to the best of my ability and knowing everybody else came through, knowing my families back home still, they're safe and they don't have to worry about terrorism."
"Got back July 14th, I believe. It's the greatest thing in the world. I wouldn't trade it for a billion dollars. I wouldn't give up this land for nothing."
Specialist Dallas Chambless is not sure exactly what he plans to do next. To advance his military career, he wants to go through helicopter training. If he decides to get out of the Army, he wants to go back to Texas to take care of wildlife.