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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
September 11, 2002
Albany - The way Americans view firefighters changed in just a few short hours, as hundreds of brave New York men ran into two burning towers. They were no doubt always heroes, but after that day the world started recognizing this heroism.
1,009 miles from the site of what became a grave for hundreds of New York fighters, is the Albany Fire Department. Firefighters watched as their comrades died one year ago.
"I've heard people ask why did the firefighters go into the towers if they thought the buildings would collapse," said firefighter Robert Taylor."That's are job, if we didn't go into a burning building, no one would. And people would die."
As a child, Robert Taylor dreamt of becoming a firemen. But, he didn't realize that his dream would make him a hero.
"You have to be a little crazy to be a firefighter. We go into buildings when others are running out of them," said Taylor. "But we're not heroes, its just our job."
The job changed after September 11th, when terrorism became a real threat. Now, firefighters are trained to handle the unthinkable. But father, husband, and son of a firemen, Clint Nobles, doesn't worry about his safety.
"We're not Superman. We just train for a job and we do that job when we have to," said Nobles.
Firefighters work 24-hours on 48-hours off, so these men and women become a family inside the firehouse. "We know what each other likes to eat and what time they get out of bed. This isn't your usual work relationship," said Nobles.
But, firefighters have another lives. They have families and other jobs, like Nobles who designs and builds patio decks.
They say they're not heroes, firefighting is just their job. It just happens to be a job with amazing rewards and possibly deadly consequences.
There are 159 men and women serving bravely for the Albany Fire Department.