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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
August 5, 2005
Americus- Every day, all over the world, a volunteer hammers away on a Habitat home.
Friday, employees who work in the downtown Americus headquarters met the new leader at a closed meeting at the Rylander Theater. New chief executive Jonathan Reckford has also met with founder Millard Fuller.
"I had never heard of Mr. Jonathan Reckford," Fuller said. "I had no idea who he was."
But he was impressed with the new chief executive. Millard and Linda Fuller were fired in January due to what the board called a pattern of divisive and disruptive comments.
Thursday, Reckford told the Fullers he wants Habitat to work with them, not against them. "That's good news, because that's what I have been saying all along."
Fuller says the issue of moving Habitat Headquarters was mentioned when he was still there, but he always said no. "There are deep roots in this community and if they moved it out it would be a very unwise decision. It would be a tragedy for this community."
He also pointed out that other major corporations, like Wal-mart, operate from cities the size of Americus and even smaller. But Habitat has already moved the financial office to the metro-Atlanta area.
The International Board is expected to make a decision in the next 60 to 90 days.
Fuller is running his new organization from the city and is getting ready to distribute $48,000 for home building in Michigan. Not only is Americus the home of Habitat, but it's become an important and vital part of the economy here.
"Thousands of people come in here every year to see Habitat for Humanity, to see Global Village and you take all that way and it would be a huge blow to this community."
A blow to the community and maybe, a blow to the more than 400 people who work there.