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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
October 25, 2007
Quitman - It's hard to call a place home when a blue tarp is your roof, plywood your floors and sheets for windows.
But that's exactly what Annette Stewart of Quitman has done for three years, since she spent her life savings to hire a contractor to renovate her home. "I just wanted a nice place so my mother and I can live and we'd be able to go in the kitchen, in a nice kitchen like everybody else," she says.
The contractor completely gutted the house, took her money, and left, leaving Annette with hardly a roof over her head.
So when it rains in Quitman, it pours in her house. "I emptied 32, 5 gallon buckets of water our of my house in one night."
Embarrassed by her situation, Annette kept her living conditions to herself. Her faith she says, getting her through. "Jesus carried his cross and this is my cross to carry. The trials and tribulation that I've had to go through, this is my cross. Nobody knows but me that I live in this house. They see but they don't know, no body knows," she cries.
But finally, her church did find out and wants to help Annette shoulder the burden and they are asking the community to help. "Whether its time, money, help, materials that you've got laying around your house where you've done a home project and its left over. Donate it!" exclaims Ernie Owens, owner of Owen's Propane.
"If we have enough and can get on a schedule then she will be able to beat the winter and get her house in order," adds Mary Folsom, a member of her church.
And bring Annette the one true gift she needs for the holidays. "All I want is to have my house fixed!"
The benefit to repair Annette's house will be held this Saturday at 6:00 PM at the Bethel AME church in Quitman. The church is located at 1203 South Court Street. For more information, call Owens Propane at 229-263-5004.