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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
May 17, 2008
Valdosta -- It was all smiles for these Coffee County High School seniors. But it was a different story three weeks ago when they found out they were scammed out of their trip to Disney.
"We trusted her, but she took our money," said Ana Banda. Most of these students have put the experience behind them.
"It kind of shocked me and I was a little bit disappointed, but I am over that now. I have moved on to positive things," said Zach Ford.
"I was upset, but we are not thinking about it any more. It's in the past now. I don't hold hatred in my heart. So I forgave her because everybody makes mistakes," said Janeka Dukes.
Though they did learn from the expereince. "These days you can't really trust anybody. So I would tell the next person who is going next year be careful who you give your money to," said Dukes.
But they also got a lesson about life's ups and downs in the process. "Everybody is not evil. There are good people who are willing to help when tragedy comes," said Dukes.
"We are having a better time without her with all of this than we would have with her," said Ford.
"The entire experience is terrible. We are in the business of creating positive memories. And so we wanted to do something nice for the kids," said Wild Adventures Vice President of Marketing, Jimmy Holmes.
And now these seniors will leave Coffee County high school knowing that though there are people who will take what they can get; there are others who will be there to help you recover.
Those Coffee County High school seniors also got to enjoy last weekend in Orlando because Disney World also gave them a free trip when they heard about their situation.