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 >>
June 16, 2008
Albany-- An Albany man reached a milestone that will help save the lives of others.
Hugh Watts donated platelets for the 300th time at the American Red Cross donor center Monday afternoon. The Red Cross honored him with a party to celebrate the milestone.
Donating platelets is different and more difficult than donating blood. The process takes about an hour and a half and requires more visits. Albany's flood of 1994 first got Watts in the donating chair.
"I came in to give blood and they asked about platelets. That was back when they put needles in both arms. We're real high tech now, a one-arm deal now," laughs Watts, "that makes it easy, a whole lot easier than before."
"When you think about it, that's a lot of platelets and a lot of patients that have been helped by his donations alone," said Andrea Tatum with the American Red Cross.
With today's equipment and technology, one of Watts' donations can save two people. Platelet donations help people going through transplants, chemotherapy and other procedures.