Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Lee County- Dianne Brooks works at MCLB Albany, where she's the merchandise coordinator. Soon she'll be flying to Iraq to work at one of four exchanges. They order supplies and provide soldiers with necessary items. She's no stranger to the military task, but her circumstances are a little different. It was in January that Diane Brooks learned about the Volunteer Marine Exchange Program.
"I realize that I always wanted to do something to help and I'd really like to say thank you to all military personnel and their families," said Diane.
Dianne will be helping troops around Baghdad to get the supplies they desperately need.
"I understand we're having a lot of trouble getting the supplies from America, or from Germany, or from other parts," said Brooks.
So, even though she's a civilian and doesn't have to put herself in harms way, she filled out the forms and was chosen to go. She will still be paid her salary while she's serving oversees.
"I look at this as an adventure but something that I'll be serving. I think that that's who I am, is someone who serves," said Brooks.
At a picnic friends and family honored her choice and are getting ready to say good bye.
"That's my sister. She really is very kind and she's always really wanted to make a difference," said Nancy Lorber.
"This was a conscious decision that Diane wanted to make. Actually, I was really shocked, I should be being the kind of person she is and a little apprehensive about it," said Emily Dent, her niece by marriage.
"I thought about it a lot and I prayed about it a lot and I know that she's going to be okay, because I know that God's going to watch over her," said Lorber.
Dianne just hopes her work will help others.
"The impression and the things that I learn will help the next group," said Brooks.