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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
October 17, 2006
Valdosta - At 23, John Eunice is the youngest city councilman in Valdosta history.
He was a part of the 2001-2002 Congressional Page class, and says that experience has gotten him to where he is today. "The page program and the contacts I have made in Washington are by far one of the biggest assets I had in running for council and getting elected," Eunice says.
When Congressman Foley resigned amid accusations of having inappropriate contact with former pages, the program, almost as old as Congress itself, was put in danger of being eliminated.
Eunice, as well as other former pages around the country are speaking out, hoping to keep the tradition alive and give other teens the same opportunities he had. "We are firmly behind the page program and do not want to see it go away," he adds.
Although disappointed in Foley's actions, Eunice believes the incidents surrounding Congressman Foley were isolated, and the page program shouldn't bear the blame. He says the program has helped countless teens interested in entering politics and has taught others valuable life lessons. "You only hear about the program when bad things happen, but you don't hear about the several people who are elected members of Congress, because they were pages when they were in high school."
In order to save the page program, a petition has been started and signed by many pages and former pages, including Eunice, stating they hope the valuable program won't be tarnished by the actions of one.