November 2, 2007
Albany -- It's nice to be able to grab a coat on a cold mornings, but there are some kids right here in South Georgia who don't have that luxury.
That's why Open Arms of Albany has started a new operation called Project Bundle Up. They are collecting coats, preferably for children, to pass out to those in need during the winter months.
Open Arms serves about 50 children at any given time, and those children are in constant need of clothing, but money is tight.
"Recently there's been some cuts, governmental cuts that don't pay for as many things as they used to," said Boys Home Director Skip Wiles.
"We're elated when we know that we've made a difference in the life of a child, even if it's something as simple as getting a warm winter coat," said Paula Mays.
Open Arms will accept new, used, even slightly damaged coats for the kids. They will accept adult coats as well for teenagers and young adults.
Albany State University announced that it has received millions of dollars in grant funds, that will help provide a more enriching environment for students.
Two South Albany families are displaced Monday night after a fire in a duplex, just days before Thanksgiving.
Thomasville police are looking for a suspect after a robbery at a convenience store late Sunday night.
Albany police are hoping the public can identify a suspect in an armed robbery.
AAA and Budweiser want to make sure your holidays and parties are safe ones. AAA Auto Club is offering their Tow-To-Go service during the Thanksgiving holiday.