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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
November 10, 2004
Albany -- "Hero" is a hall of famer. Hero is a South Georgia therapy dog who helps injured patients and inspires at-risk youth.
He's so good at it he's being inducted into the Georgia Veterinary Association's Hall of Fame.
Hero really lives up to his name.
"Hero" Harris the therapy dog is making his rounds at this physical rehabilitate center in Albany.
8 years ago the cute, yellow lab inspired his owner Marty Harris to start the Paws Patrol, a program that uses pets to inspire troubled youth and care for hospital and nursing home patients.
"I adopted Hero in August of 1996 he was skinny and he was injured he was in pretty rough shape and we took him home and nursed him back to health," says Harris.
Now Hero is doing the nursing.
He's done such a good job his vet has nominated him to compete for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association's dog of the year.
And he has already earned a spot in the Association's Animal Hall of Fame.
"They have three different dogs that they honor every year in three different categories and Hero has won in the "hero" category that seems appropriate," says Harris.
Harris says Hero is like one of her children and one she couldn't be prouder of.
Hero and Harris will head to Atlanta in 2 weeks for an award ceremony.
As a Hall of fame inductee Hero will receive a medallion to wear around his neck and Marty Harris will receive a plaque.