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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
CORDELE, GA (WALB) –Thousands of people stood roadside in Cordele today as the body of fallen Marine Coty Sockalosky was brought home.
The 21-year old Marine was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. Tonight, his hometown is preparing for a hero's funeral.
Thousands of people lined the streets, for the arrival of Coty Sockalosky, a United States Marine, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country...his life. "I really appreciate the huge community turnout I think Coty deserves the absolute best," said Mary Phillips.
"He was just a really good person, he always had a smile on his face and he always tried to help people he loved everybody," said Samantha Walls.
"He was a very good man," said Timothy Kilpatrick.
The 21-year-old marine died October 6th in an IED explosion in Afghanistan's Helman Province.
Groups of people waited on sidewalks for hours, some were friends of the marine, others never met him. Coty and I met in middle school but we were in ROTC together all four years of high school,"said Phillips.
Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson, along with several law enforcement agencies escorted Sockalosky's body back from Warner Robins today..and it was pure silence as the procession drove through. "I think we as a community owe every soldier our respect and we should do everything possible to support him," said Phillips.
Most people held flags, some placed their hands on their hearts as his body passed by,
It was a way for the community to say thank you, for all Sockalosky sacrificed to protect our freedoms.
His funeral will be held this Saturday at 11:00am at the Crisp County Middle School.
He will be buried at Tremont Cemetery.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th at 11:00 at the Crisp County Middle School. He will be buried at Tremont Cemetery off Cemetery Road. The procession will leave the CCMS traveling to 24th Avenue East to Greer Street and the taking a left on 16th Avenue to 5th Street North and taking a right on 8th Avenue to Cemetery Road.