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A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
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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
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
May 11, 2007
Americus - - People in Sumter County are helping their hospital make a comeback. The mayor of Americus proclaimed May 11th as Sumter Regional Hospital Day. Employees and community leaders gathered to show their appreciation for those who came together after a tornado destroyed the hospital. Even some young people are helping the hospital rebuild.
You've seen the pictures over and over of Sumter Regional Hospital destroyed. Perhaps you haven't seen the spirit of the employees here.
"That means that were not going anywhere. Were going to stay here," says Nurse Assistant Beverly Thomas, donned in a t-shirts that reads 'indestructible'.
Employees praised the hospital's efforts to rebuild. Eight year old Kody Tissue got involved.
"Cause I just felt like they needed the help."
When he saw the devastated hospital, he went door to door.
"I said, 'Hi I'm collecting money for the hospital.' "
"And what did they say?" we asked.
"They said, 'Hold on one second, I'll go get you some money."
Friday, he gave a $1,000 check to the hospital. He wasn't alone.
Students at Life Christian Academy raised $1,500.
The money will help. Right now the hospital is operating out of portable buildings. Next week, they will be replaced with a 70,000 square foot temporary building thanks to FEMA which will contribute toward the 13.5 million dollar project.
Little Kody just wanted to do his part.
"I'm glad I did that."
And employees are glad they can depend on each other to continue providing health care.
"A building is a building but when you've got heart and a foundation like we have, that's what makes it, that's why there's no difference," says Employee Rachal Hart.
Because Mother Nature couldn't destroy them.
Sumter Regional administrators are still negotiating with their insurance company to see how much money they'll get to rebuild. The hospital was insured at 90 million dollars. The temporary hospital is expected to be up in a month.