Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Christopher Clemons is the Head Cook at the Albany Rescue Mission and says he is now working harder than ever. "We probably feed about 120, sometimes 130 people a day."
"We totaled it out. It used to be 7,000 a month, its now 75-hundred plus," said Albany Rescue Mission Founder, Brother Larry Hample. Numbers that only continue to go up with higher unemployment figures. "In the last couple of years, we have seen an increase not only because of the homeless situation, but the economy."
Clemons knows the food he cooks and serves is the only way some of these people are able to eat. "I believe this is the only three meals they get a day," said Clemons.
"We don't card them or ID them. If they are hungry they come and eat," said Hample. Hample says the numbers show a good portion of the people who eat have jobs, but don't make enough. "Four or five days after pay day, our numbers go back up especially at the end of the month," said Hample.
The rescue mission doesn't just feed those in need, but will do anything they can to get people back on their feet. "We have kids that come here. Just like the sack we just made, whatever they need we provide it for them," said Clemons.
But feeding and providing for them all is starting to take its toll on the rescue mission. "We've increased serving three meals a day, 365 days a year to the public. So we are feeding more public than we are our people," said Hample.
Regardless of how many more, Clemons says he will do what he can. "I've been blessed because I am in a position to feed folks." Because he knows how hard it is to be on the other side. You click here to help the Albany Rescue Mission. You can also call 229-435-7615.