Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
February 1, 2005
Albany- Eugene Bailey has been barbering in the heart of Albany for about 50 years.
It's what he was doing when segregation ended and integration began.
"At the time that they were talking about integration, or going to integrate, so we thought we would just participate," said B ailey from his shop, Harlem Barber, off Jefferson Street.
He and his wife marched and were arrested not far from where he still sweeps his shop clean. So he'll be one of the many Georgians glad to know state laws are free of racial discrimination.
"Those are the laws that are more or less keeping people apart," he said.
Georgia lawmakers learned last year it still had segregation laws on the books.
A study by the University of Arizona revealed ten states still have some kind of segregation laws. Georgia was one of those. The two other Southern states on the list were Alabama and Louisiana. Louisiana has since taken those laws out of their law books.
Now an Atlanta lawmaker is on a mission to cleanse the Georgia code of any law that deals with racial segregation.
"Therefore, we've introduced four bills that will repeal the last remnants of Jim Crow from the Georgia Code," said Atlanta Representative Tyrone Brooks.
House Bills 25, 26, 27 and 28 will repeal: the power granted to the Governor to close down any school that integrates; the Governor's power to shut down any school where people protested segregation; a law that would grant education subsidies to teachers who leave public integrated schools to teach at private segregated academies; a law that allowed teachers in private schools to receive retirement benefits of public school teachers.
So they'll soon be voting to take those laws off the books for good.
"We don't need any remnants of one of the most darkest era's in Georgia's history remaining as a matter of law in our Georgia code or in our constitution," Brooks said.
He also said that legislators lined up, some even waiting for an hour, to sign the bills he introduced in the House recently.
The General Assembly has set a special day to vote on the bills. They're calling it Family Day. It will be a rare Saturday session so more people can attend on March 12th.
"You couldn't go to the water fountain, you couldn't use the restroom, you couldn't go to a restaurant," Bailey remembered. "You couldn't do anything. Not together."
But together, lawmakers will clean up the code for the people who lived through that time of change, the people like Eugene Bailey.