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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
October 18, 2004
Albany- Elizabeth Hogan counts on the James Gray Senior Center, because she knows it's a good atmosphere for her mom.
"It's life-saving and especially for her being home alone," Hogan said.
And they do enjoy the meals they share together, but it's more than that.
"It's just to be out here, to have the companionship of all the people," said Sue Parker, who comes to the center each day. "We sit around and talk, and we share each other's problems and it's just a good fellowship time that we have out here."
This could be some of the last lunches this group has here, because the east Albany center is set to close by December 31. But they're not letting that happen without trying to get some help first.
The seniors are appealing to county and city officials for help. A representative from the Southwest Georgia Council on Aging, that runs the center, told the county commission Monday that budget cuts have been tight, and the center's attendance is low. Volunteers say the center is only a few people of regular attendance and that shouldn't be enough to close the center.
"It's just not right, because this is a federally funded program and it should be divided equally and it should be worked out," Parker said.
"I want to know that it's here, it's fully funded and it's fully staffed," Hogan said.
And Elizabeth is planning to do whatever it takes to make sure these seniors don't end out the year by saying good bye to their center.