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 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
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 >>
March 2, 2007
Donor Recruitment Representative Andrea C. Tatum tells WALB that tornadoes that hit Georgia and Alabama are taxing an already-low blood supply-- and donations are needed to supplement the available supply.
There is less than a one-day supply of type O and type B blood, which are the types in greatest demand in hospital emergency rooms.
"We sent 75 units of type O blood to Alabama last night and want to be prepared for further requests from Alabama hospitals as well as from hospitals in south Georgia, where people are recovering from severe tornados," said Mario Sedlock, director of donor services of American Red Cross Blood Services Southern Region.
"Due to storm damage, several blood drives had to be canceled today and our Columbus Donor Center is closed through the weekend. This means we need more blood donors across Georgia to step up to help their neighbors in these areas that sustained so much damage."
A multi-victim bus accident in Atlanta that occurred early this morning may also result in a greater need for blood donations, since the current blood supply is far below optimal levels, according to the Red Cross.
On Saturday donor center at 1515 Dawson Road in Albany will be open from 8:00 am until 5:00 PM. Valdosta residents can also donate at that city's Red Cross center.