Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 9, 2007
Valdosta -- While serving overseas, conditions are often rough, and military personnel are forced to adapt. Having the basic necessities like shampoo and conditioner can help. "You just feel better about yourself. It helps with your own self morale," said SSgt Tiffany Borries.
But these items are often few and far between. "We'd run out of things quickly and it's hard to get shipments in to restock up," she said.
Running to the corner convenience store is not an option for troops overseas as many bases are literally located in the middle of nowhere. So when beauty supplies run short, troops are out of luck and must make due with what they have.
For airmen like Tiffany, this sometimes meant washing their hair with dial soap and bottled water. "We'd have dial soap and stuff so if we don't have supplies and can't borrow for someone we'd have to use it as a last resort."
When Valdosta stylist Jessica Piper heard of these conditions she took action. "Wait a minute. I can do something about this, and 'Ladies on the Line' was born."
She's collecting the basics, "Shampoos, conditioner, moisturizers, leave in conditioner, facial soap, chap stick."
And will be soon be sending the donations to bases overseas. "It's just a good feeling, it really is, to know that people are thinking about you," said Piper.
So far they've collected nearly $5,000 worth of hair products, and hope to send their first shipment at the end of the month.
If you'd like to help, Piper and her beauty troops have set up donation locations in Tallahassee, Thomasville, and Valdosta.
In Valdosta: Between Friends Salon on East Park Avenue Endless Summer Tanning Salon on Northside Drive Anthony and Company near Inner Perimeter Road
In Tallahassee: Synergy Salon on Thomasville Road Styles of Elegance on Mahan Drive
In Thomasville: Great Clips on Highway 19 Hair Company on East Jackson Sunshine Corner on Broad Street