Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
December 27, 2007
Albany--The presidential primary in Georgia for both the democrats and republicans is right around the corner. On February 5th, voters will have the chance to decide which presidential candidate they want representing their political party.
From Hillary Clinton to Rudolph Giuliani, the list of presidential candidates seems endless.
"There are a lot of good candidates running," says voter, Darrell Humphries.
Currently, there are seven candidates actively seeking the Republican nomination for president. Eight other candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for commander in chief. And in just a few months, Georgia voters will have a chance to decide which candidate they want to see represent his or her political party.
"Obviously, we need some kind of change," says voter, Jamie Williams. Williams attends Georgia Southern University. On February 5th, he plans to vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
"His plans and everything he's standing for right now, is a lot more than anybody else out there," says Williams.
Other voters, like Maggie McClure, still remain undecided. "I'm not a staunch Republican and I'm not a staunch Democrat."
But the candidate who gets her vote will be someone who makes senior citizens a priority. "Somebody that's going to take care of healthcare and insurance for a lot of people that can't afford it."
For other voters, like Darrell Humphries, homeland security is a big factor when electing the next president. "If a real tragedy were to happen, we've got to have somebody that's strong that can pull us through," says voter, Humphries.
That's why Humphries says he's voting for Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson. "He's stern to the point person. And I just think he'd make a great president," he says.
But no matter who you want in the White House, area voters say it's important your voice is heard.
"Just vote for somebody," says Williams.
"That's our chance to say who we want in office," says McClure.
"If they don't vote, they're not expressing their viewpoints, and that's very important," says Humphries.
According to the American Research Group, the latest polls show Hillary Clinton as the Democratic front runner for president and Rudolph Giuliani as the Republican front runner for president.
If you have yet to register for this upcoming presidential primaries, the deadline to do so is January 7th. And remember when you finally head to the polls, don't forget some form of identification, like a driver's license or passport ID.