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 >>
January 26, 2007
Albany - It's been a wild ride for naturalist Jim Fowler. For more than 40 years, he's taught us about wildlife and the importance of protecting natural resources. Birds of prey really make his heart flutter. That's what got him started with Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and has him back in Albany working on a new exhibit.
Finding the right balance between technology and nature takes a little work. But when things level off, the results can reach new heights. Fowler, pointing to a model says, "This is where the birds of prey will be flown from, over to the amphitheater, this little house here."
Naturalist Jim Fowler designed an expanded Birds of Prey Park for Chehaw. He says it's a shame that an American symbol isn't seen by everyone who visits. "The American bald eagle is full of majesty and is a symbol for our country."
Birds of prey, like eagles, raptors and hawks are Fowler's passion. "I've always been a fan of birds of prey," he says. "When I first went up to do Wild Kingdom, I took an eagle from down here in Albany up to Chicago and did the pilot film for that."
And he hopes that you'll find a passion for the animals as well. Animals we should all appreciate since we all depend on them. He says, "Our future and our quality of life depends upon the existence of open space and wildlife and wilderness."
The new care center will host daily flights with the birds flying from this house to an open air amphitheater. But you'll have to come see them to appreciate them.
Fowler says, "If you don't see something close up how are you going to really care?" Fowler hopes the new exhibit will be open by late February or early March.