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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
November 28, 2005
Moultrie--A south Georgia homeless shelter needs your help. Since 1972, the Cross Roads Gospel Mission House has provided many people in Moultrie with a temporary place to call home. But that may not be the case much longer.
The shelter now struggles to stay open. "Our budgets got real slim the last few months," says shelter director, Shirley Kinnett.
The shelter depends strictly on donations from the Crossroad Mission Store; however, donations are down thirty-three percent.
Fewer donations means less profit for the store, and less income for the shelter.
"We have to have our store finances in order to keep us going here," says Kinnett.
The shelter currently houses eighteen men and eight women and provides them with three meals a day. They're worried the shelter may close.
"I hate it. The shelter helps a lot of people. I don't know what people will do without it," says shelter resident, Larry Busby.
Busby can't imagine the shelter not open. "It's always been here, you know. You expect it to always be here,"says Busby.
"If it was to shut down, it wouldn't just hurt me or my wife, but a whole lot of people living here," says shelter volunteer, Elgin Davis.
Davis says if the shelter closes, many people will have no place to go.
"Most of them will be out there on the streets and everything in the rain and cold," says Davis.
While it costs about $10,000 to run the mission house, director Shirley Kinnett believes everything will work out in the end.
"We're just leaving it like it is, and trusting the lord for the donations to come in," says Kinnett.
If you'd like to make a donation to the shelter, call the office at 985-7194.