Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
August 19, 2006
Americus -- A 36 year old Americus firefighter is suffering from brain cancer. He's been told he only has months to live. The city of Americus is coming together to show their support - both personally and financially.
Scott Law is no stranger in Sumter County. The 11 year firefighter is the sole reason hundreds of people gathered at the fairgrounds - fighting themselves for a breakthrough.
They're t-shirts describe their reason for being here.
"He's our heart. The family's heart and he's going through a real bad time," says Scott's aunt Bonnie Barfield.
It's been a tough time not just for the family, but for those who know him. People spent the day in support - donating their money for some food, fun, and entertainment. The money raised here will go directly to Scott and his family.
The water dunking contest was one of the most popular events. City administrator Charlotte Cotton found herself immersed in water when this little guy got stepped up to the plate.
"You can see the family and kids are out here. Everyone is having a good time. They're even riding the snorkel truck. I might get up but I don't like to get more than 5 feet, I'm afraid of heights," says City Councilman Steve Jones.
It was a fun way to tackle a serious issue. One this hometown hero knows all too well.
"He reminds you of a tall big teddy bear, he's just a sweetheart. Everybody that knows him loves him...the support is awesome. I never thought it would be like this. Living in a small town, the whole town has gotten behind this," Barfield says.
People who came out participated in a silent auction and a raffle to win a trip to the Bahamas. The event will continue tonight with a live concert featuring two bands, Mile Marker 5 and Deep Water. The concert starts at 7 right there at the Sumter County fairgrounds.