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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 >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you like kids and you like pancakes, you'll love that you can have pancakes while helping kids!
The International House of Pancakes is holding a nationwide fundraiser to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, including Phoebe Putney.
At the IHOP in Lee County, many employees really understand the need.
13 of the 36 members of the wait staff have had children in Neonatal Intensive Care at some time.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has a longer name and a new look, but the same mission of helping kids, a mission IHOP is helping them accomplish.
"It's awesome. We love it. All of our servers, we absolutely love it," said Brittney Buck, IHOP Waitress.
In addition to being a server at IHOP in Lee County, Brittney Buck is also a mom. Her little boy Deven was born 6 weeks early.
"My son, he was in the NICU and thanks to the Children's Miracle Network, he was able to survive," said Buck.
Demeka Wallace shares a similar story. Her little girl was born three months early weighing less than three pounds.
"At the time, I was really nervous. I was scared cause I didn't think she was going to make it, but with Phoebe and everything that they had, it was just amazing. I was so glad that my baby was okay because of specialty equipment bought and paid for through Children's Miracle Network," said Demeka Wallace, IHOP Waitress.
That's what all these paper balloons are for. Each one is bought with a donation. And on March 1, people can get a free short stack of pancakes. They are simply asked to leave a donation for CMN in return.
"Cause a lot of people have kids that have been in the NICU so they know the importance of it and they're so willing to give towards it," said Wallace.
Now Demeka hopes to give back in another way. She's going back to school to become a nurse and help care for other babies like hers was cared for.
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