Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 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 >>
November 10, 2006
Cairo- More than 60 crosses and flag drape Broad Street in Cairo to honor Grady County's Veterans. While the county hasn't lost any troops since Vietnam, this Veterans Day they're honoring the sacrifices of those that served so long ago.
Crosses shrouded in the American flag mark Grady County's sacrifice on battlefields across the world.
"This is put up here for the men that died of wounds overseas or were captured and not returned or anything like that," said Ben Celaya, Tribute Organizer.
It's an effort, championed by Ben Celaya, a veteran himself, who wanted to honor Grady County's fallen heroes. One of his duties in the National Guard was to inform families that their loved ones weren't coming back from battle.
"I'm very sentimental and I had to cry with them too because I could understand what they were going through," said Celaya.
There are 64 memorials along Broad Street one of them serves as a memorial to a friend. "He was killed on hill 125 and ah after, he was killed by German 88 millimeter Howitzers on half tracks," said Bill Bishop, a WW II Veteran.
Bill Bishop served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, 505 Regiment, and was one of the first on the beach at Normandy during World War Two.
"He gave all he had and he was just a boy when he went into the service," said Evelyn Bishop, Tribute Co-organizer.
Bishop gets choked up when remembering what friends like Trafford Williams or the Oates brothers sacrificed and says their actions were heroic.
"You think back, we had the best, we were the best, we didn't take no for an answer," said Bishop.
He hopes these flags serve as a reminder to others that they won't forget what our soldiers continue to fight for, freedom.
Grady County will hold its Veterans Day Service Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the Grady County Courthouse.