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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
October 3, 2005
Pass Christian, MS-- Thousands of people are working in communities so decimated from Hurricane Katrina that no grocery stores or restaurants are standing.
But people in Pass Christian, Mississippi don't have to worry about where they'll get their next meal.
In the middle of such nothingness in Pass Christian, there's an oasis. A place where three times a day, cops and troops and volunteers from all over come from every direction.
"It'll be all around this building. It's tremendous," says National Guard MPSgt. Bill Sanders of the line that will son form. "You can't count the number of people, because around 11:30 this line, it'll just stay full."
Workers at this feeding center cook up and dish out nearly 4000 meals a day. They'll fill any empty stomach. "No, we're not going hungry," said Sanders. "I gotta watch my weight because the military has a weight limit."
The out-of-towners get more than a meal. They get to know the people they're here to help.
Bill asks a lady is she's from there. "Lost it all," is the reply from Phyllis Aduddell, who knows she can come here to nourish her body. "It's wonderful, it really is. We all enjoy the food. It's been really good. It's great to have a hot meal during the day."
This place, these people, nourish her spirit too. "It just makes you realize how much people care. It's been great. It helps keep us going. Gives us hope," said Phyllis. Hope and a healthy meal.
"Oh, this is great," says the MP. It is great, this oasis that offers so much in a place where so little is left.
FEMA contracted with a Florida catering company to provide those meals. A crew of 14 works from about 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day to get the job done.