May 31, 2006
Albany - - A 16 year old Dougherty County student is recognized with an honor not many people in our area achieve.
Jonathan Demott received the Amelia Earhart award for his involvement as a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol.
The award is for being a leader and mentoring younger cadets. Thousands of students have received this award nationwide, but Demott is the first to receive it in our area in more than 10 years.
"I've been working on it for a long time. It's always been one of my big goals. I feel proud of it and I'm happy definitely. It's a goal and when I reach a goal, you just go for the next one."
DeMott already has four of the five milestone awards in the Cadet Program. He plans to complete the fifth stage called the Executive Phase.
That exam is passed by less than one perecent of the total cadet population.
Saturday marks exactly six months since a third round of deadly tornadoes plowed through South Georgia, killing 16 people.
Loved ones of a murder victim begged for answers Sunday night at a candlelight vigil and balloon release in her honor.
A couple dozen people tried their hand at an exercise with a higher difficulty level out on the water at Chehaw Sunday.
Albany pups helped their owners create a special memory Sunday at The Clay Spot.
Lee County High School hosted a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project that was years in the making.