May 19, 2006
Albany - - An Albany family fufilled their dream today - they're new homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for Howard and Ma'kayla Wood. It's part of Habitat's "Building on the Dream" program in honor of Martin Luther King.
People in need of a home can apply for the program and receive home loans with no interest. The Woods are very excited.
"We got to choose the floor plan we wanted. Everything's wonderful. We got to choose the coloring and how we wanted it to look so it's a beautiful thing," says Howard Wood.
Friends and family gathered for the ceremony. Howard's wife Ma'kayla is preganant so having a new home they say is an extra gift for their family.
The Southwest Georgia Food Bank donated over $100.00 worth of food to the Woods.
Fulfilling student needs was the focus of a community meeting with Dougherty County School officials Tuesday.
Jimmy Carter was among those raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County Tuesday.
An electrical blackout during South Georgia's high temperatures created some concern at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society Tuesday.
Albany city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle to allow the building of a Captain D's restaurant.
Albany city commissioners voted unanimously to roll back the millage rate.