Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
December 7, 2007
Albany - An Albany woman who never met Ray Charles, reached out to him Friday and connected with him in a way most of us never will. Balerie Walker is blind.
Friday, she was the first person to truly get to see the miniature version of Ray Charles also unveiled at the plaza. It was made specifically for the blind and young to get to experience the statue up close and personal. Walker says although she never met Charles. She now feels as though she got to know him.
When asked "What did you think about being the first person to touch this likeness of Ray?" She said, "It's unbelievable, unbelievable. Getting better and better by the minute and I'm honored. I truly am."
A special plaque, just for the visually impaired, will also be on the miniature version of Charles written in brail. Balerie Walker, the blind woman you just saw there, is an employee out at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.
Although she admits she has no musical talent, like Ray Charles, she does have another talent, once she hears your voice, she'll never forget it. You'll get a chance to get to know Balerie a little better later this month in a special report.