Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
November 12, 2007
Valdosta - He fought in and survived two of the most deadly and decisive battles of all of time, the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy, which broke the Nazi's grip on Europe in World War II.
He was in his twenties then, a sharp shooter for the army.
But 90 year-old Herman Deloach remembers it like it was yesterday. "I did what I was supposed to do and had to do to survive and keep my troops alive beside me," he recalls.
Like many of his fellow World War II vets, he rarely speaks of his valor. "I don't talk about it to much," he says.
His daughter Sandy Griffis agrees. "Its very hard to get anything about the war out of him. It's seldom mentioned."
So only those closest truly know what he and his fellow veterans achieved. "One of his buddies in the invasion of Normandy had his head blow out and daddy ran back, put the mans head back, gave him a shot of morphine and the guy lived to come visit us," Griffis says.
When the war was won, they returned to work and never asked for glory.
But Monday, Deloach was honored at long last. In an elaborate ceremony he was presented with two purple hearts, a bronze star, two combat metals and the thanks he deserves. "I'm proud that I was able to do my part for the American people and the American Armed Forces," Deloach says.
The medals are now proudly pinned on his lapel, an homage to this proud member of our greatest generation.