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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 >>
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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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
January 24, 2005
Dougherty County- For the members of the African Children's Choir, a hay ride at Kamp Kirksey is an American first.
Monday night, First United Methodist member Joe Register was just glad to be in the driver's seat. He and his wife served as a host family for three of the children.
"They're so sweet, they're so loving, they're so kind," Register said.
They're just so thankful to be here. The 23 children are six weeks into a year-long choir tour. It's a trip that gives them a second chance at life.
"They're learning to see the world in a new light," said Heather Lytle, a volunteer traveling with the choir to care for the children.
All of them were orphaned from a world darkened by poverty, violence and death. But showing interest in finding their way out, they were adopted by Music for Life. They care for them, educate them and gave them the chance to eat an American hamburger.
The money raised on the choir's tour pays for education and housing for the other 7,000 African children Music for Life has adopted. Appreciation for every moment turns them in to over-achievers.
"They excel because they know they've been given a second chance and they're going to live it up 100 percent," Lytle said.
"I know they've gone through so much, hard times there, but they really did touch our heart," Register said.
Now South Georgians are making them at home while they're here. For that, they left them with the harmonizing sounds of gratitude.