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 >>
January 20, 2005
Thomasville- Today, volunteers met the students whose lives they hope to improve through Thomas University's Project Excel.
3rd grader Eric Fedrick, might call it a match made in heaven. "I feel excited." Others might call this mentoring program a foundation for the future. Joan Reaves is investing 30 minutes of her life each week to improve someone else's life. "They told us some of these children have been through a lot in their lives."
Reaves went through eight hours of training. "We were told we're not a teacher. I've got to be his friend." A friend and a mentor, a commitment she says is well worth the time. "I feel good about my child. He seems to be a very good student."
Anywhere from 75 to 100 students are participating in the program. "They get your interests, a little bit of your background. They ask good questions and then you're paired up with your child.", says Reaves.
Eric and the other students hope for big lessons, and a big future. "I hope I pull up my grades and learn some more stuff like math and reading." And the program is a winning situation for the mentors. "It fulfills my life. It's great.", says Reaves.
Thomas University's mentoring program is paid for by a 700-thousand dollar grant from the U-S Department of education.