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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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 >>
May 22, 2005
Mitchell County-- With the start of graduation's pomp and circumstance, three young women are at the beginning of the rest of their lives. "It's sad because I'm leaving all my friends but it's a start to a new beginning," says Calondra Haywood.
It's a new beginning for Calondra, Delondra and Lazondra Haywood. They may look and sound like the same person but they're much more. "We're the first triplets to graduate from Mitchell Baker High School," says Delondra Haywood. It's something that they're doing together.
"Oh, it feels great because we've been together ever since we've been born. We've been together for 18 years," says Lazondra Haywood. It's been eighteen years of same clothes, same likes and dislikes and even the usual completion each other's sentences. "Yes, sometimes," they say in unison.
Sunday they took a big step into the real world after four years of hard work. "Kind of hard, but it was fun all in all. I really enjoyed my 13 years," says Delondra and Calondra. After the hard work, it's a proud day for them and their mother.
"I feel overwhelmed with joy. These are my last ones and I graduated too," says their mother Joanne Haywood.
After graduation when others will be going their separate ways, the Haywood triplets will be sticking together. They'll be heading to Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia. All three will be majoring in Pre-Medicine.
"This is like history to me, this is history," says Lazondra.
They can't imagine being apart. "I think I'd cry almost everyday," says Delondra. So with hugs and kisses from friends, they say goodbye as they start three new lives, as one.
The Haywood triplets will attend Andrews College for two years before heading to Georgia Southwestern. In the future, they hope to open a medical practice together.