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 >>
February 1, 2005
Albany -- Packing it up, and shipping it out. A duty that Albany High School student Che' Thursby says, "Feels wonderful. It makes me feel so good about it."
As part of her senior project, she teamed up with three schools in Dougherty County to collect supplies for deployed troops.
Her last stop was Lincoln Fundamental Elementary, where the amount of supplies collected matched the enthusiasm. "It feels great to be helping out the troops because they don't have that much stuff," says 3rd grade student Erin Warren.
"It feels really good," says 4th grade student Sarah Lane.
But the road to giving had a few turns along the way. "First I called the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and they told me to call the Marine base, and they referred me to the VFW, and then it stopped there. They helped me so much."
Help that VFW Quarter Master Don Zirkelbach was more than happy to give. "When these troops receive these gifts, it's just like Christmas every month, and when you're away from your family, getting gifts like this, it boosts their morale tremendously."
A boost very much needed and being shipped from Albany all the way to Iraq. "They're over there for us. They're sacrificing for us. theyre losing there lives theyre doing everything they can for us at all times," Thursby says.
And for those reasons, she's doing all she can to ship these items with love in their time of need.