Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
March 24, 2006
Ft. Benning -- Words like pride, courage, thank you, and welcome, are being used to salute the troops. With military music filling the fair, hundreds of 3rd Infantry Divisdon soldiers marched across York Field.
"The soldiers are very appreciative to have the community come out and support them this way. It really means a lot after we spent a year in Iraq," said Albany Major Robert Ashe.
Governor Sonny Perdue said Georgia can be proud of her soldiers. "Our pride in you and the pride you can take in your service is even stronger. We see that the determination to do your best has been fulfilled, and we know that your courage stands," the governor said to the troops.
It's a fitting tribute to those who served, and those who gave their lives. "We're recognizing our fallen comrades," said Staff Sergeant Raymond Mason. "You know we lost quite a few soldiers over there, and it's great to have the community backing up the troops, and their fallen comrades."
It's also a chance to honor the families of men who made the ultimate sacrifice. Soldier's son Randall Wilson said, "I had to wash clothes, and clean the house, and make sure things were taken care of around the house. It was hard."
For most soldiers, the thanks are unnecessary, and they're just happy to be home. "All the time, you think about being home, it's like a year everyday" said Sergeant James Callens.
Many of the troops arrived weeks ago, but are just getting a chance to be officially welcomed. Some of them may have to do a third tour in Iraq.