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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
January 18, 2006
Colquitt County-- State Republican leaders say Georgia shouldn't support illegal immigrants. But a surprise today, Governor Sonny Perdue took a step back from their proposals to prohibit illegals from getting state benefits.
He says it's hypocritical to consider illegal immigrants a burden on the state while we depend on them as a work force.
Advocates for migrant workers agree with the governor.
They often work in fields, and perform jobs many people don't want, all with the hope of making a better life. "That's the work that most of them do, pick tomatoes, and most of us Americans don't want to full with that stuff anymore," says Reverend Bill Turner.
Turner works to save souls, but he also serves as an advocate for the Latino community. He thinks bills to stop governmental assistance to illegal immigrants isn't fair.
"We can't receive you, you're Hispanic, you're not legal, go out in the street, and die, we can't let you in here, that doesn't seem to be exactly right to me," says Turner.
"We need help," says Salvador Monge. Monge has lived in this country for twenty-three years and opposes the bill.
"It will be very hard. It will hurt a lot of people in a lot of ways," says Monge.
One bill would require proof of legal residency to qualify for any state benefits. That could make it difficult for illegal workers to go to school or get health care.
"If they're going to cut health, when the woman goes to the hospital, who's going to pay the bill?" says Monge.
Turner believes Congress needs to make it easier for immigrants to come into the country legally. "They'd be paying their own way, as far as health, education, and welfare," says Turner.
If some of the state bills become law, Salvador worries they'll cause more problems than they solve. "They'll have to do things against the law because they're pushing them," he says.
According to a recent poll, 57% of Georgians support cutting off services to illegal immigrants.