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
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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 11, 2005
Albany - Did you dread spelling tests when you were a kid? A lot of students look forward to them. Twenty-two students from Dougherty County's middle and elementary schools competed in the system-wide spelling bee Friday morning.
The kids flew through the first round of words, but the next round was little more difficult. A missing "P" from the word "apprehend"sent one young speller home, and other competitors quickly followed. Words such as "beige," "companion," and "adjournment" narrowed the 22 spellers down to just two; Suzanne Johnson, a 7th grader at Merry Acres Middle, and Austin Mahler, a fifth grader at Lake Park Elementary.
The final round's first word - ultimatum. Austin's first thought, "Oh, that's a freaky word." He misspelled the word, but then Suzanne's spelling was also incorrect. So, next came reconciliation. A misspelling by Austin and a correct one by Suzanne put her in front, but the next word was "capitulation."
"I was like, huh?" said Suzanne after the competition. She asked for the definition. "I had no clue how to even say the word." But, it didn't help and she misspelled the word.
Austin's second chance proved successful. He had to correctly spell just one more word to win - congregation. "My final word was congregation kind of a simple word in my opinion," said Austin. Maybe a simple word, but still a fair win for Austin.
"This my help me when I grow up. I want to become an Air Force Pilot."
Second place didn't discourage Suzanne, "I'm glad I made it this far, I studied hard, and I did good."
Austin will compete in the district spelling bee February 28th.