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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
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Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany's Lily Pad is expanding services to Thomasville and Cairo. The non-profit is merging with the Treehouse in Thomasville and the South Georgia Children's Advocacy Center in Cairo to provide counseling and exams for sexual assault victims.
Right now some people have to drive 60 miles to Albany for help. The Cairo satellite center is already set up for medical exams. That service should be available in Thomasville in a few months.
Lily Pad also plans to train new nurses in the area.
"One of the things we really want to do is make sure any adult or child that is sexually assaulted in Southwest Georgia has the same services that they might get if they were in metro Atlanta for example. We have previously been very under served in this region of Georgia," said Karen Kemp, Lily Pad Executive Director.
The Lily Pad now serves 35 counties, the largest area served by any sexual assault organization in the state. 80% of their funding comes from state and federal grants but people in Cairo and Thomasville raised a lot of money locally to make the new centers possible.