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 >>
April 25, 2007
Thomasville-- Terry Hunter was living in Oregon when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Being 2,600 miles away didn't lessen the impact it had on his own life. "I thought to myself, Lord you've got to give my southern brothers and sisters some grace," says Hunter.
He decided he had to do something. Some homeless friends gave Hunter a bike. He started riding and hasn't stopped since. "The third of next month I've been riding nineteen months straight," says Hunter proudly.
He's traveled through nine states and camped out on the side of the highway for over 700 nights. All for one reason. Hunter explains it's "to encourage the public, to donate to your local red cross, united way or non-profit organizations."
An unconventional method for P.R.-- but board members with the red cross's wiregrass chapter support Hunter's efforts 100%. "Sadly, people don't think of the red cross until they need us. So any word that can get out through any agency or any person, we appreciate," says Sam Brown, a board member.
"This is something the average citizen can do," says Hunter. Well, maybe not average, but certainly there are ways anyone can help.
"Obviously donations, and time. . .we need volunteers," says Chuck Weaver, another Red Cross Wiregrass Chapter board member. Hunter's long journey has not been solo project the whole time. For the last several months his dog Rita has been right there with him. "She likes to get off and try and pull to help me up the hill and that little bit she helps, we make it up the hill. And that's a lot like what the American public can do to help the red cross," says Hunter.
"Thats what the red cross is all about, volunteering and helping each other," Weaver says. Hunter will wrap up his journey by early May when he reaches Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He won't be done with his mission yet though. Hunter plans to write a book, continuing to promote non-profit organizations.