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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 >>
April 18, 2008
Thomasville-- Victims of violent crimes are being honored around Georgia this week as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. In Thomasville, law enforcement officers, elected officials, prosecutors and many others gathered in front of the Thomas County Courthouse for the 28th year in a row to honor victims of violent crime like Mary Jean Guion. "I was stabbed numerous times. My throat was cut, my left thyroid was cut, and my jugular vein was nicked and my arm was cut," explained Guion.
With a captive audience, Guion told the story of 2 years ago when a female coworker attacked her with a knife, almost killing her. "The doctors told me that I wouldn't make it, but through God and strength, I'm still here today to be able to tell everyone there is hope," said Guion.
Today's ceremony not only recognized victims but also thanked victim advocates, committed to serving their needs. "We've got people that's been hurt of injured or displaced by crime you know, there needs to be some recognition, some compensation for those people especially those who are seriously hurt or injured," said Thomas County Sheriff, Carlton Powell.
As a single parent raising 5 children, Guion says the support from victims advocates helped them get back on their feet. "The victim advocates they helped me with most of my medical bills. I had to have a lot of surgery and I'm getting ready to go back for more surgery," said Guion. And just as important, they provided emotional support. She continued, "When I have other people like the support groups to hear me, they fully understand what I'm going through."
Powell said, "I think its for the whole community to see that there's not just the person who committed the crime but there's a victim out there who's paying the price for what that person may have done to them." Guion says despite the pain she still feels, she hopes her message might give hope to other victims and survivors.
Mary Jean Guion's attacker was convicted and is still in prison.