Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –It's been two decades since a woman has seen her class ring.
Rhonda Betterton Gross lived in Valdosta for a couple years and during that time a teenager stumbled upon it and her family has kept it ever since.
Gross amazingly got her ring back last month with the help of the Johnson Family and a social networking site.
This class ring is back on the finger of its owner after 20 years.
"She said that was the best Christmas I ever had," said Laverne Johnson. "It made me feel good we kept it that long."
"I sent her a Christmas Card and she'll probably get one from now on," said Rhonda Betterton Gross.
In 1991, Laverne Johnson's daughter Daphne Reed found a class ring inside this Burger King while she was working and for years the Johnson's held on to it.
"We just kept it because we thought we would locate her sooner or later," said Harold Johnson.
During Thanksgiving, the Johnson's saw something on TV about people finding each other on facebook.
"My granddaughter was here from Hinesville and she said grandmama let me see that ring," said Laverne Johnson.
The owner's maiden name, Rhonda M. Betterton, was inscribed inside the ring and the granddaughter was able to track her down by using facebook. She's a 1989 graduate of Westover High School.
Later Laverne Johnson mailed the ring. And Rhonda Betteron Gross got it December 5.
"I wore it to work over my wedding ring because that's the hand it fits," said Gross. "I wore it to work to show everyone look what I got."
And while Gross says we hear a lot of negative reports on using the internet. She says she's thankful for it because she got her ring back.
Rhonda Betterton Gross said she started crying when she got the ring and called her mom. She says her mom felt guilty because she thought she lost it when she helped her move to Cincinnati from Valdosta in 1993.