Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
November 23, 2005
Albany- Thanksgiving is Thursday, and for some it is not just a time of celebration, but a time to help others. Most people think of the holidays as a time to eat good food on Thanksgiving and fellowship with family and friends, but for some South Georgians the holiday paints a different picture. Their meal and good spirits are dependent upon the generosity of the community.
Quentin Wilson of the Salvation Army says, "During the holiday time you would think it is a cheerful time but sometimes for those less fortunate it's actually a time to think about how they are not prosperous how they don't have what everybody else has. So those of us that do have we ask that you share with those who don't have and it makes a big difference."
Carmen Claypool who volunteers with the Salvation Army says, "we need can goods, non perishable foods donated, and if anyone would like to donate some turkey's. Most importantly right now in our stage of preparation we need for people to cook, and serve and clean up."
For Quentin Wilson, the Salvation Army has been more than just a place of work, but a place of refuge. He now calls on all those listening to help, "Being that I myself don't have a place to live I take it personal and everyday that I go out I try to raise everything that I can."
Money used to make sure everyone gets a hot meal, "There were whole families that didn't have anything to eat they would come in and they would have turkey, dressing,macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls, tea, I mean the whole nine yards."
On this Thanksgiving Day, no empty seats but the opportunity to watch football, enjoy fellowship, and enjoy a homecooked meal.
The White Christmas canned food drive is also taking place now and kids can drop can goods off at their schools. You can also participate in the angel tree drive at Albany Mall or simply put some money in those red kettles you see all over town..
The kitchen will be open on Thanksgiving Day for anyone that needs a hot meal. You can call 229-435-1428 for details on how you can make a difference this holiday.