Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
November 2, 2007
Albany -- As the mercury drops, so do the spirits of many teenagers during the holiday period.
Depression commonly grips people during what is supposed to be a happy time of year. It's often a time when many teenagers leave home, because of problems beyond their control.
Albany's Child Abuse shelter, Open Arms, recently received a half million dollar grant to help those runaways cope and possibly return to home life, and to hopefully prevent other teens from taking that step.
"Bring them into a better environment than what they're used to to kind of give them a little hope and redirect if there is negative behavior or negative energy into sometime positive," said Sharrod Hard, Runaway and Homeless Youth Director. "We don't want them to have to worry about stealing to provide clothes on their back or having to prostitute in order to get their next meal because a lot of times those are the very unfortunate statistics that happen," said Open Arms Interim Director Rosalynn Fowler.
The grant money will last for three years and will council each runaway for about two weeks. Although the goal is to return them to their families, that's not always the best option and Open Arms can help place the teen in another home.