Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 11:58 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 >>
Valdosta - Every day, rain or shine, workers from America's Second Harvest Food Bank are on the road delivering meals to their Kids Cafes. "Without the meals in the evening time, most of these children wouldn't have a hot meal that was well balanced and nutritious," said Jennifer Glisson.
They feed kids in five different South Georgia Counties. "We run a semi truck, two 24 ft trucks and three vans a week," said Frank Richards, Food Bank Director.
And that makes for one hefty gas bill. "When we see a 50 to 60 cent per gallon increase, that can run us over $1,000 extra in expenses for our vehicles," said Richards.
It takes about $60.00 to fill up one of their vans, and the food bank has to fill up at least every other day. "In an average month we spend about $2,000 to $3,000 in gas to do deliveries and pickups to our member agencies," said Richards.
As a non-profit agency, the money to pay the added expense is hard to come by. "We're having to make up for the costs in gas by cutting back different programs and using some of our reserve funds we have on hand," said Richards.
And canceling the delivery service isn't an option. "If we stopped doing it the kids don't get to eat," said Richards.
So as gas prices continue to rise, they'll do what they can to get by and ensure that no child goes hungry.