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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
January 3, 2005
Albany-- It's been less than a week since the massive wave killed not only thousands of people, but the spirit of those who survived. As the death toll rises, people around the world are pitching in.
Although south Georgia is far away from the disaster, many are coming together to build up spirits across the world.
Within seconds, the Tsunami took more than 145,000 lives and destroyed almost everything in its path. "It's going to take billions of dollars and years for the people to recover," said Jim Johnson of the American Red Cross.
Many organizations will not be sending items to Asia, but monetary donations because of shipping expenses. Nationwide, the American Red Cross has already donated $30 million.
Here in south Georgia, churches like St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Albany started collecting on Sunday. "Our collection yesterday was twice as much as it would be on a normal collection, twice as much," said Father Barry Stanton.
They will send their donations to Catholic Relief Services.
First Baptist of Albany will send its collections to its International Mission Board. "Some of our Baptist churches in those areas that are hit are pulling resources together to build coffins for the use of burial of the dead bodies that are mounting," said Associate Pastor Rev. Keith Gaines.
The death number keeps rising, making the disaster fresh on people's minds, worldwide. "Obviously funds are going to be needed, if people can give, that's great, but everyone can pray," said Gaines.
Many churches dedicated yesterday's service to the Tsunami victims and survivors. The American Red Cross in Albany is also accepting relief money. The Albany chapter may have to send International Response team workers for damage assessment and mental health.
The Red Cross will also be involved in helping families find each other.