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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
March 7, 2007
Albany -- With the blood supply at the Americus hospital lost, and dozens of people hurt, the blood need in our area went from bad to worse.
Red Cross workers held a blood drive at an Albany church, and some donors say they hope their donation will benefit storm victims.
Asa Kelley likes to help others when he can, and he's been doing just that since he was in high school, by donating blood to the Red Cross.
"It's a painless way to help people. I mean it's very easy to do, and if you had it on film when they stuck me, it just doesn't hurt at all," said Asa Kelley.
But it hurts the Red Cross when they can't find enough donors to fill demand. Workers say they're always just a few days short of running out, and the storms that struck our area left the demand even higher than before.
"Today you know, we especially need the blood because we did have the natural disaster in Americus, and we're here so that we can replenish the supply," said Blood Collections Team Supervisor Karen Morgan.
"Right now I know it's real important with the disaster last week," said Jane McCrary.
Jane McCrary says she gives regularly because it's a good feeling to help others.
"It's real important to give when I can, and I hope others will too because I know there's a shortage," said McCrary.
Asa Kelley knows that a pint of his blood can help save up to three people's lives.
"Anybody can give blood, and it's an easy way to help others," said Kelley.
After donating 37 times, Kelley doesn't even know how many lives he's helped save, but it's a simple and easy act donors can be proud of.
You can give blood at one of two upcoming blood drives in the area. Thursday at Colquitt EMC in Moultrie from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday at the Government Center in Albany between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
You can also stop by the Blood Donation Center on Dawson Road in Albany.