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 >>
Thomasville- An "Intelligence Networking Breakfast" is giving dozens of law enforcement personnel a chance to help strengthen their chain of communication. But one of the main focuses Friday morning was a sidebar. Officials presented $500 college scholarships to several high school students.
"I plan to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, major in Political Science, with a minor maybe in English," says scholarship recipient Joshua Harris. From there, Harris wants to go into a law field of some sort. That's the main reason this event hit so close to home for him. "That's a service to my fellow man. So I figured I was very honored they chose me as a scholarship recipient out of a pool of many in our community," says Harris.
The scholarships are given in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. From local agencies like those in Thomas County and Tallahassee, to state and federal organizations like the Georgia State Patrol and the U.S. Marshall's Service, law enforcement came from all over our region to attend. "We want to remember all of them. Because they've been good helpers and good citizens," says Assistant Chief District Attorney Jim Hardy.
Now, the officers who are still on the job are helping one and other. This event is also an intelligence networking breakfast. It's designed to help the various authorities solve crimes together, and help them find out information. "It's a very valuable tool," says Hardy.
And so, the value of information coupled with the value of learning this morning to create stronger citizens with a respect for the officials they broke bread with. "I would like to thank them so much for all the hard work they do putting their lives on the line for us," says Harris. Call it the strengthening of society.
Two of the law enforcement personnel honored this morning worked in Thomas County. Former Thomasville Police Officer Brian Gay was killed in a car accident several years ago. And GBI agent Ken Collins died of cancer about the same time.