Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
May 1, 2006
Valdosta - Betty Peak's home was built more than 50 years ago, and it's starting to show its age. "I do need to have some work done on my house to keep it from dilapidating," said Peak.
The paint is chipping, wood around the windows is rotting, and the skirting has seen better days. The home needs a facelift, and this summer, that's just what it will get. "I'm very proud, very proud," said Peak. "I couldn't afford these repairs on my own."
In July, Valdosta will host the Southern Hospitality Group Workcamp. Hundreds of teens from across the country will spend a week repairing 50 homes in the community, including Betty's. "These are minor repairs the homeowner can't do themselves because of limited income or disability," said Richard Joyner, Housing Inspector.
The students will also make some much needed safety improvements to Betty's home, like replacing her old, loose handrail. "I can't hardly get up those steps at times, I have problems with my legs and its hard for me to get up those steps," said Peak.
The repairs may be minor, but they all add up and will make Betty's place a safer, more attractive home. "Just the paint alone makes a big difference in the community and the neighborhood," said Joyner.
"I'm very proud to know that someone's thinking of me," said Peak.