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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 24, 2008
Thomasville -- Three South Georgians are $1 million richer after winning big in Georgia lottery scratch-off games. Lottery officials say there's a good explanation for the unusual event-- more people are playing.
It's not often you see someone holding a million dollar check made out in their name-- Even rarer to see three at the same time?
"It really is unusual to have that many in one location that quick, and it really goes back to the velocity at which tickets were selling," said District Manager Steve Massey.
Kay Lowry from Norman Park bought her winning ticket last Friday in Moultrie and nearly ran off the road from shock. "When I first scratched the ticket it was a little blurry because I didn't have my glasses on. I could tell it was a long word. I thought I had won a free ticket.. When I slipped my glasses on and saw it said $1 million I had to pull over."
Alvesta Hopkins, a Bainbridge woman raising two grandchildren couldn't believe her win either. "I went back into the store and asked the lady, and she told me she was afraid I was right."
Lee County Principal Mary Tedder's husband Terry, also an educator, gave her their ticket as a gift. They support the lottery because of its educational programs, and now its paid them back.
"We've given over $9.9 billion so far to education in Georgia," said Massey.
They all have big plans for their money.
"I'm going to buy a new lawn mower and a car and share some of the money," said Lowry.
"First thing I'm going to do is to buy me a home," Hopkins said.
"We want people to be rewarded, and the more they win the more they play," said Massey.
And that makes everyone happy. More than 1 million students have received HOPE scholarships and almost 900,000 sand 4-year olds have attended pre-K programs thanks to the Georgia Lottery.