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 >>
January 21, 2007
Ashburn - - When a six year old Ashburn girl puts her mind to something, she does it and leaves a lasting impression on people she comes in contact with. The city of Ashburn is naming a day after one of it's own residents, Caitlin Ede Holmes.
During the day, she spends her time in home school. After her lesson is done, she's plotting a plan to spread love.
Caitlin Ede Holmes, also known as Katie, spent all of last year saving her allowance. During the holidays, she bought 400 teddy bears for the elderly.
"She saw my mother holding a bear that she gave her and my mom would hold that bear when there was nothing else there because all her kids are grown now. Katie decided every elderly person needed a bear like her great grandmother," says Katie's grandmother Edith Holmes.
Now she wants to start a toy and book drive to send to children in Africa.
"Because people need love," Katie says.
She's started writing a book and was just recently invited to New York to meet with the owner of a publishing and publicity company.
Katie has also recorded a C.D. Lyrics from one song say, "I go to school. Nothing can stop me from obeying the rules."
With her grandmother, she flips through a photo album of memories of past projects. From the teddy bear giveaways, to her Feed the Children project, the memories only inspire her to make more.
"It's very uplifting and it gives us an outlook of our future, hopefully anyway," says Ashburn NAACP President Jerry Lowe.
It also gives hope that even a child can make a difference.
"With long kinky curly braids hanging down my back, rat tat tat, I got it like that," Katie raps to another tune she wrote.
Remember the face. Chances are, this won't be the last we'll see of it.
The City of Ashburn gave Katie a proclamation declaring February 19th Katie Bear Day.