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 >>
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 >>
June 6, 2004
Tifton- 22 year old Jamie Johnson-McKenzie and his mother Billie Jean Melton are like night and day when it comes to conversations.
"Jamie as you can see has never really been a very talkative person, but he's a sweet child," she says.
Now, he's also a child who is his mother's living miracle. Born with cirrhosis of the liver, Jamie became Georgia's first pediatric liver transplant patient.
"This was July 11, 1990. Of course, at that time he was only 8," remembers Melton.
But 13 years after a successful transplant, his family would be shocked to find out that Jamie's new organ was failing him.
"I got a call mid-September of last year to bring him up now, and I knew then that things didn't look good."
Melton was floored when she found out that her son would need another liver and another miracle.
"It didn't really scare me in the sense because I knew who was heading our life. I knew that our Savior was right there with us."
Less than a month after being put on a waiting list, Jamie had his second transplanted liver. His mother calls it a true blessing from God given to her family through the selfless acts of another.
"They chose in spite of their own grief and the loss of their loved one to be able to give somebody else a chance at life, and I will never be able to express in words what that means to us as a family."
Jamie's doctors say his incision could take up to a year to heal, but they do expect him make a full recovery and lead a normal life.