Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Camilla- Jessie Gaines can tell you about everything that was once in her Camilla home.
But after it burned on March 1, she has nothing to show but ashes and soot.
"All we we're trying to think about was getting' safe," Gaines said. "So we didn't save anything."
Her family saved itself by getting out alive. The living room was full that night for a celebration.
"My birthday and I turned 63," she said. "This is a birthday I will never, ever forget."
Actually, it would be hard for Jessie to forget anything that's happened in this house. She and her husband lived on Old Georgia Highway 3. It's the same neighborhood hit by the Valentine's Day tornado in 2000, the neighborhood that was hit again by a second tornado in 2003. A few months later, she lost part of the house in a kitchen fire. This time, she lost everything.
"I'm thinking God is trying to tell us something," Gaines said.
An electrical problem started the blaze inside the utility room. But family members say the house was caving in when firefighters arrived.
"The sheriff, the police, the emergency wagon," said Gaines' daughter, Willie Pearl McNeil. "All them got here before the fire department. And we can't understand why it took them so long."
Now they can't understand why Jessie may want to move back.
"We're thinking about it," Gaines said laughing. "Yeah, we're thinking about it."
Sometimes you can't do no better right then. And you just have to be where you have to be at."
If she has to be back in her home on Old Georgia Highway 3, then she'll make sure it's the kind of home it's always been.