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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 >>
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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 >>
November 29, 2004
Albany -- There's a first in Albany. Workmen are building an ice skating rink.
Starting this weekend, you'll be able enjoy a hot cup of hot chocolate, and probably a cold backside if you're a novice ice skater, which most of us southerners are.
Craftsmen are working 12 hour days to turn Riverfront Park into an ice skating rink. "Today, we're putting in a level surface of sand," said Mike Howard, with Midwest Display. "We'll pack it down, put a liner in, and then put tubes in for the freezing unit. Tomorrow, we'll start making a four inch layer of ice."
It takes three days before the ice is hard enough to practice your triple sow-cows or more likely, "Slide around a lot," said Rhett Odom.
Some Grady County students in town to tour the Riverquarium are proof that watching south Georgians ice skate may be more fun than actually ice skating. "It was hard standing up. I would always slip and do a split," said Haylee Brown.
And city and county workers are splitting their time trying to decorate downtown before the Christmas Parade Saturday. "We have little elves behind me from Water, Gas, and Light putting up the annual City tree," said Lori Farkas.
The 25 foot cedar came from Worth County and will be lit with thousands of lights. And Tuesday, workers will start putting up new holiday light displays.
"They'll see a wonderful display at the fountain at the county government building and our building will have a terrific display. And, there will be more wonderful displays down by Riverpark," said Farkas.
And we're not talking about a few snowflakes. These new lighting displays will have jumping fish and millions of lights. The city and county spent $80,000 on the new displays and ice rink to make sure this is a very Happy Holiday.
The Christmas Parade starts at 6:00 Saturday night, and you can also watch it live here on WALB.