Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
September 12, 2002
Albany--Charitable groups in Southwest Georgia are still feeling the affects of last September 11th. Many people choose to give their money to the September 11th recovery efforts last year, and local charities suffered. Now, charities like the Salvation Army and Girls Incorporated say donations are still low, and they are in debt.
After school's out for the day, many young girls in Albany come here, to Girl's Inc. Money to pay for for this after-school program, however, is hard to come by. Executive Director Lynn Isler says, "Your just hustling trying to get through the next month instead of trying to plan for maybe a year ahead, how you might do a smart plan we are just trying to survive these days."
These days it's hard to survive. Donations are down across the board. People are giving less, foundations can't give as much because the stock market is down, and money Girl's Inc. counts on from the United Way has been cut by 17,000 dollars. The Salvation Army is facing similar money problems. Major Jim Amburgey says, "Right after 9-11 was devastating, last Christmas we were off 70,000 dollars, and the income was down the first 2 to 3 months after the first of the year."
Here, people are pulling double duty, working multiple jobs to save money on payroll. Amburgey says, "With attrition people leaving the Salvation Army we are five people short so my wife and I do a lot of the work, in fact she's out back sorting bric-a-brac and I'm doing pickups this morning."
Major Amburgey says they are cutting corners anywhere they can, but if the donation drought continues, he wonders how they will survive. Amburgey says, "We just want to do some extra work to get bills paid because if we don't we are in serious trouble next year." A reality that many charitable groups are facing.
The Salvation Army is hoping to get permission to ring bells this holiday season at Wal-Mart's in Moultrie, Camilla and Tifton. Major Amburgey says the money made there might make up for last year.