Thursday, May 23 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:49:07 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
May 26, 2006
Albany-- Despite a lack of federal money, a 30-year-old youth program will push forward at Albany State this summer.
"When you look at what each of these young people are provided in terms of ways and means, it's quite a shame the program was not re-funded," says Dr. Wilburn Campbell.
The National Sports Youth Program almost didn't happen this year but people pulled together to make sure economically disadvantaged youth have a place to spend the summer. The program has been in place since 1975 and gives hundreds of Albany young people an alternative to being on the streets.
Economically disadvantaged kids between the ages of ten and sixteen enjoy math and science workshops and instruction in various sports. The money for the program used to come from the federal government but this year the government cut funding for more than 50 sites including Albany State.
ASU leaders formed a committee called "Friends of NYSP" and raised $60,000 to make sure the program continued.
"Folks said hey, we have got to make this happen because we cannot afford to not provide services for these young people who would ordinarily be out on the street," says Dr. Campbell.
The money raised is only half of what the federal grant would have provided so staff, supplies and spaces have been cut. The program begins Tuesday and there are some spaces still available.
For more information on getting your kids signed up, call Coach Robert Skinner's office at 229-430-3817.