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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
October 4, 2002
Quitman - Wish granting starts with one magical question...."If you could wish for anything, what would it be?"
For Quantavious Lawton, an 11-year-old who suffers from sickle cell anemia, that's an easy question.
"I want to go to the mall and buy some clothes, video games, and school stuff," said Quantavious.
And thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation , Quantavious' wish will come true tomorrow. He'll receive $1,000 to spend however he wishes at Almost's Colonial Mall. Make a Wish officials say children like Quantavious are perfect candidates for their program.
"Quantavious has a life threatening illness that prevents him from doing a lot of things normal children do, so that makes him special," said Jaime Gaston, Wish Granter.
Quantavious enjoys the same things most 11-year-olds do. But while most children can participate in these activities without a problem, Quantavious' illness sets him back.
"He has good days and bad days," said Lavanda Newsome, Quantavious' Mother. "Sometimes he'll feel like playing all day long, but other days he'll have a lot of pain and feel really bad."
But Quantavious won't be feeling bad when he strolls through the mall with full pockets. He says he already knows the first item he'll purchase.
"I'm going to get a Nintendo Game Cube," said Quantavious.
That's only the first on Quantavious' wish list, which also includes a variety of items for his mother and siblings. This will make it a dream day not only for this special young man, but also for the entire family.