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 >>
August 31, 2007
Sumter County -- Hands clapped and people swayed to a song that helped a generation through a movement. Young and old converged to remember the struggles fought during the sixties.
They payed respect to those who paved the way. "Several people got beat up, got killed in Sumter County as a result of our fight, of our struggle to obtain our civil rights," said Program Chairman, Juanita Wilson.
Friday evening was for them. "It is really important for the folks who were involved as much younger people in the movement in this part of the state to share those memories to lift each other up," said Director of the Prison and Jail Project, John Cole Vodicka.
The event also celebrated the role Sumter County played during the Civil rights movement. "Americus is like many small cities across the country that really fueled the civil rights movement," said Co-Chairman, Sam Mahone.
And although the events in Americus are not printed in history books across the nation; the city did its part. "Because of the continued demonstrations here. It furthered the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964," said Mahone.
Ultimately Friday was a reminder that all the freedoms enjoyed today came at a price. "To come to the point where black and white and any race can come together and feel good about ourselves is an accomplishment," said Wilson.
Benefits we now enjoy. Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who was one of Martin Luther King's top aides, was the keynote speaker.
The "Americus-Sumter County Movement-Remembered" celebration will continue through the weekend.