Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
September 3, 2002
Cordele- It does not look like more than a sheet of paper, but an essay is actually April Lane's all expenses paid ticket to Akron, Ohio.
"First time getting on a plane, but I'm really looking forward to riding in a blimp," Lane said.
April will be there Thursday when Goodyear unveils it's fourth blimp, 'The Spirit of America'. She entered her first ever essay contest through Big Brothers and Sisters of America, and it was one of the five winners chosen nationally. Also travelling with April will be her big sister and Ohio native Marlene Kimball.
"Once in a lifetime opportunity, excited April and Marlene get to share this together," Rose Thompson, match coordinator for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Georgia.
Though both agree this will be their best experience so far, big and little sister say the program has been about much more.
"It means a lot for them to have a role model, other than parents or teachers," Marlene Kimball says.
"Been good friend, good advice, learned a lot from here," Lane says.
The junior ROTC member, and Crisp County Freshman still unsure whether she wants to join the military or pursue a career as an author when she graduates. But one thing is for sure, she says she knows her new big sister will be there to guide her every step of the way.
The three Goodyear blimps already flying over America are 'Spirit of Goodyear', the 'Eagle', and the 'Stars and Stripes'.
If you want to look for April at the Spirit of America's christening you can see it on WALB Thursday morning during the Today show.