Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
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 >>
Bainbridge- Officials say the majority of adults don't know the words to the national anthem, or which song it is.
West Bainbridge Elementary School kicked-off the Federal "National Anthem Project" today with its own special presentation to help solve that problem. Students and faculty at West Bainbridge Elementary School are determined to restore the Star Spangled Banner among adults. "Surveys show two out of every three American adults cannot finish all the words to the national anthem," says Music Specialist Bill Dixon.
That's a growing problem students are taking upon themselves to stop. "It's restoring America's voice. And most of us wanted to restore America's voice," says 4th grader and Student Council Vice President Destine Salter.
It took weeks of preparation to get these students ready to teach adults decades older than themselves. But the effort paid off. "It's practically what the United States is," says 5th grader and Student Council President Trevor Watts. "If we don't know the national anthem, we don't really know what America is about," adds Salter.
That just goes to show, even elementary school students can save the day during a time of national concern. "Just being able to be a part of this special emphasis will mean more to them, the song will mean more to them throughout the years," says Dixon And that goes for America's adults too.
The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key during the war of 1812. It was set to a tune composed by John Stafford Smith, and became our national Anthem in 1931.