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 >>
October 1, 2004
Thomasville - Every year, victims of domestic violence are emotionally or physically scarred, sometimes even killed. "I figured if this man hit me, he loved me. He said he loved me, he said he was sorry," says Jennell Norris. For 9 years, she was in an abusive relationship.
"It's like a nightmare," she says, "I experienced the worst that anyone could possibly go through." Norris was verbally and physically abused. Her mouth wired shut for two years due to an injury she thought she deserved.
She says, "They have you thinking you're no one, you're self-esteem is gone. No one's going to help you, no one loves you, you're ugly. They really actually have you thinking this." But finally, she is free from the bondage of abuse. "Today that chain has been broken, I am a survivor of abuse. I am a survivor," says Norris.
Now she wants other women to know they can not only survive abuse, they can get out of it. Norris says, "Once they start verbal abuse, then it's time to make that phone call." A phone call to a domestic abuse shelter like Halcyon Home. A place that continues to give Jennell the help she and other victims of abuse need.
Norris says, "I am somebody. I am somebody today. I am somebody." Somebody who is no longer bound to abuse.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse and need help, you can contact the Halcyon Home toll free at 1-800-284-9980.