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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
September 21, 2005
Albany- A south Georgia choral group's talent and reputation will carry them all the way to Washington D.C. One choral group is chosen from each state to perform for lawmakers, and the Dougherty High Chorale is being brought back by popular demand.
The 40 voices headed to Washington D.C. belong to the students who make up the Dougherty High Chorale. Many of them will make their third trip to our nation's capitol, something that's never been done before.
"We have been asked back and it really is an honor to be asked back," said Raquel Ewings, Dougherty High Senior.
"We're the only group that has been asked to return each year and it's an honor," said Mark Butler, Dougherty High Chorale Instructor.
The group, nominated by Congressman Sanford Bishop, packed their bags and boarded a bus this afternoon to represent the entire state of Georgia.
"We'll be singing before legislators, from different states and different areas of the United States," said Butler.
"We're basically used to singing before a very large crowd, all the time," said Victoria Powell, Dougherty High Senior.
You could say they've saved the best for last, the Chorale will perform last Thursday night at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference's Gospel Extravaganza.
"We try to work them real hard and get them prepared and make sure they're able to perform beyond their best," said Butler.
That's just what students plan to do live up to the reputation they've set.
"We sing before people and just give them the opportunity to experience who we are," said Powell.
And hope that they'll be asked for another encore. The Dougherty High Chorale will perform three songs. The Gospel Extravaganza begins at eight Thursday night at the Washington Convention Center.