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 >>
July 26, 2007
Albany -- Music filled the air as a community joined to acknowledge mentors and its future leaders. World Vision partnered with the Albany community to provide mentoring for Dougherty children in need.
"We help people understand that they can be advocates of their community. So we go in and train. We provide training; we provide technical assistance," said Executive Director of World Vision -- Albany, Margaret Taylor.
And this year ten students under went 15 weeks of training to become leaders in their neighborhoods . The training ended with a trip to the nation's capitol.
"They were scheduled to go to Washington D.C. to meet with other young people around the nation; as well as present a policy recommendation to their senator and their congressman," said Taylor.
And Thursday night was their night to be honored for their summer work in leadership.
"We think they are the future leaders, and they need to be empowered to understand their community and make change. These young people have done that," said National Vice President of World Vision U.S. Programs, Romanita Hairston.
The students are ready to make their mark. "One change I really want to see is more people graduating. There are to many people dropping out," said student Shawn Dunbar.
Whether it's education or gang violence, these students are ready to take on the issues. And the adults who helped them get there are proud.
World Vision first came to Albany to help with flood relief in 1994 and '98. The group also provides school supplies to those in need each year. Anyone who would like to help donate can call 439-7101.