Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
March 30, 2008
Albany -- For most kids, spring break is a relaxing week spent at the beach with friends and family taking in the sun. And while 28 students from Albany's First United Methodist Church spent their time away from school in a tropical climate, they did so while helping others.
Last Saturday, the youth group set off for a week-long mission trip to Costa Rica. Accompanied by 9 adult counselors, the students from three Dougherty County high schools arrived in Golfito where they helped to build a place of worship while learning about another culture.
UFMC youth group member Kaitlin Daugherty said, "My team, we mixed cement all week and would have to wheel barrel it up a hill and use it to make a side walk around the cabin."
But she wasn't complaining. She along with others agreed the trip was both a humbling and exciting experience.
"Absolutely worth it. I had a great time. I'm pretty sure we all had a wonderful time," said Ned Shoemaker.
The students worked on the project Monday-Thursday and arrived back from the mission trip late Saturday night. The trip was made possible by generous donations from First Methodist Church members and a dance-a-thon held at the church.