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 >>
April 6, 2007
Albany -- Chances are someone you know has been affected by cancer. The American Cancer Society is promoting awareness on the importance of early detection.
Students at Albany State University are using a creative method to spread the message on campus. ASU is welcoming a traveling music band including rappers, singers, and poets. They're using hip hop to translate an important message to students in a language they know well.
The tour is called Afro-flow, which means "flowing from Africa." They're using the sounds of hip hop music, without violence or profanity, to promote cancer awareness. Fifteen student groups are walking to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Money raised will help the organization spread its message and provide scholarships to students here who are cancer survivors.
Mike-E, who's headlining the concert, says music is a powerful tool to reach the masses. "A lot of talk about the negativity of music so we wanted to use music as a positive force and show people the real spirit of hip hop in a positive way, as I call it Afro-flow and show how it can be used to communicate uplifting and important messages."
Mike-E is traveling schools across the country to reach students. This is the first year ASU has held a music concert in conjunction with its Relay for Life program.
This event will last all night long. In fact, it wont wrap up until 5:00 Saturday morning. There will be sport events, music, a vigil ceremony for lives lost, and of course walking in support of this very serious cause. Last year students at ASU raised $10,000 for the Cancer Society. This year, they hope to raise $12,000.