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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
April 20, 2007 NBC, AP reports
Blacksburg, VA -- At noon, a hush fell over the campus of Virginia Tech as bells rang out in memory of the 32 victims of Monday's massacre. At a memorial in front of Norris Hall, where most of the victims died, hundreds of mourners, many clad in the school's maroon and orange, stood with their heads bowed.
Along with the bouquets and candles a yellow sign covered in maroon and orange hand prints, read "Never forgotten." One mourner says "With this evil, there is still goodness."
The mourners gathered in front of 33 simple stone memorials, one for each victim and one for the gunman who took their lives. One mourner said, "His family is suffering just as much as the other families."
Old red, white and blue has changed to orange and maroon as Americans, no matter their alma mater or their age, wear the Virginia Tech colors. President Bush is wearing an orange and maroon tie today -- the school colors of Virginia Tech. It's his show of support, on a day that's filled with memorial events for the victims of Monday's shootings.
Virginia's governor declared today a statewide day of mourning. The White House says Bush has asked top officials at the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Education to put together a report on how to prevent similar tragedies. They're being told to travel the country, and talk to educators, mental health experts and others.
Virginia Tech shooting victim Colin Goddard is setting the standard for recovery. Shot three times, but surviving Monday's attack, Goddard told the Today Show he's making laughter the best medicine. "I'm ready to laugh. I'm more than mentally prepared to move on with this. It's just my physical limitations at this point are what's bringing me down."
Several of Goddard's classmates are more than happy to help with humor during hospital visits. Some of the students who remain hospitalized were serenaded Thursday by Virginia Tech's marching band to the implied beat of "Let the Healing Begin."
Memorials across Virginia Tech's campus are being added to with mourning and moments of silence across the country. Students will return to classes Monday, however, they've been given the option by the university to finish this semester off campus if they wish.