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- Volunteers at Bainbridge College are standing on top of a 15 foot scaffold to help raise money for the "Relay for Life" walk. They spend one-minute on it for every dollar they raise for cancer research.
Some people might simply call it a scaffold. But others call the 15 foot patio a monument to cancer research camaraderie. Doris Carmichael is one of the volunteers who is spending a minute up high for every dollar she raises. And she's no stranger to the hardships of cancer. "My daughter, during her first pregnancy, was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Liz Chastain, who I've worked with for many, many years died two weeks ago," says Carmichael.
Of course organizers' top priority was to raise money at this event. But it's not just about that. They say it's mostly about education. "We just want to promote awareness, bring cancer research into the forefront," says organizer Carly Womack.
Organizers also wanted to use this event to take the proactive approach to building healthier lives. So they recruited some very fitting students to help them. "Our LPN students have come out and they're checking for blood pressure, listening to your heart, just giving you a little physical to let you know how you are, because this is a health related event," says Womack.
"Early detection can make a big difference in a year, two years, or even the cure," says Carmichael. That's a fact she says is proven by her daughter, who's now in remission. "My daughter is fine, doing great." Case in point about the necessity for volunteers like her.
The "Relay for Life" walk will be held on April 22 at the Bainbridge High School track. Organizers say everyone is welcome, and that the event will be happening all night long.