Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 20, 2004
Albany -- Shelters in Albany stay full on a normal basis. So when the temperatures plunges into the 20-s again Monday night, there is little they can do for those who need help.
Now they are asking for your help. "Here's a coat. A couple of coats, cool." Pam Barkley looks through the last of the coats and blankets at the Salvation Army. Only 3 coats, and about a dozen blankets, to help the homeless. Barkley said "My goal is to go out and actually find them, underneath the bridges and in the areas, and hand this stuff directly to them."
The Salvation Army is asking South Georgians to donate desperately needed blankets and coats. "All sizes, just anything. By all means you can see these are used blankets. I'm sure people had them in their closet."
The 28 men's beds at the Salvation Army stay full, but it's hard to turn away people when it's so cold people's lives are at stake. Barkley said "It's very hard to think about someone being out in this weather, as cold as it is. So we would encourage them to come."
Brother Larry Hample of the Albany Rescue Mission said "We call them the hard core homeless. They won't come in unless it's really freezing, and then they show up."
The Albany Rescue Mission saw some of those hard core homeless come in last night, and expect more Sunday night. Hample said " We'll have the chapel open. Anybody who is cold and needs a place to come in, come into the Chapel."
A low of 26 degrees is forecast for Monday night, and Barkley and Hample both say they are worried about people spending another frigid night without protection.
If you have blankets or jackets to donate, drop them off at the Salvation Army at 304 Second Avenue in Albany.