Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Sumter Co., GA (WALB) - The man who founded Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing was laid to rest Wednesday as supporters vowed to carry on his work.
Millard Fuller died suddenly Tuesday on his way to Phoebe Putney Hospital. His son said a preliminary autopsy report indicates Fuller died from congestive heart failure at age 74.
Hundreds raised their voices in tribute to Millard Fuller as they said goodbye to a man who helped so many secure a home of their own. Fuller was laid to rest at Koinonia Farms, the community he helped develop in 1968.
"My dad believed very strongly that you put God first," said his son, Chris Fuller. "The verse they spoke today was Matthew 6:33, 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God,' and whatever my dad did he tried to put God first in his life."
A chorus of Happy Birthday was started by his daughter and granddaughter, to mark Fuller's rebirth. Emma Sue Clay remembered her first meeting with Fuller and her home where gravel could be thrown through the walls.
"He asked my mom after he introduced himself, do you want, do you need a new house? She said well just look and tell me, do I need a new house and so right then, he became just like a family member."
For some the words came easy.
"He was a simple man, yet complex as far as his dreams and his goals, his visions and what he wanted to accomplish," said Margo Mitchell.
For long time friends who had traveled the world with Fuller, it was more difficult to say goodbye.
"Let me start over, I've got a lot of emotion right at this moment," said Judge George Peagler.
As friends and family lifted shovels full of dirt and said their final goodbyes, they say it's Fuller's legacy that will live on.
"The legacy I think I hope people will go away with both from here and around the world is that of service to your fellow human being, a servant ministry, putting God's words into action," said Peagler.
Many said whatever service they volunteer to participate in, that work will be done in Millard Fuller's name.
He wanted to be buried in the same manner as his spiritual mentor and Koinonia co-founder Clarence Jordan. Fuller was buried in a simple box with no specific marker for his grave.
The family is planning another public memorial service for later in the month.