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An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
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For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
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Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
A Lowndes County Army veteran sifted through the rubble at the Pentagon, looking for bodies after the 9/11 attacks.
He also participated in military funeral for 9/11 victims.
He says the death of Osama bin Laden brings some closure, but it's not the end of the war on terrorism.
He wants all of us to thank those who are serving in the military.
A day and a half after a hijacked plane crashed into the pentagon, killing close to 200 people, Brad Lawson, the headmaster at Georgia Christian School, was there as a member of the U.S. Army's Old Guard.
"Being the military, we felt they struck the heart of our institution of what we stand for," said Lawson.
He says when he got to the Pentagon it was still smoking and smoldering. He sifted through rubble, moved pieces of the plane, look for any sensitive information and human remains.
"It was an opportunity for us to do what we could to get the remains of those who died in line of duty, to get their remains out for their families," said Lawson.
This is a photo of Lawson carrying the flag-draped casket of a 9-11 victim in one of several funerals he participated in. When hearing the news of bin Laden's death, he breathed a sigh of relief.
"Not that you ever rejoice in the loss of a human life but it's nice to know that threat has been diminished," said Lawson.
He says he takes any opportunity he gets to thank a member of the military.
Now you can make a soldier feel special. The response Marlena Butler got from writing letters to soldiers prompted her to start a Soldiers' Angels card collection in Valdosta last year.
"Just a simple thank you boosted morale," said Butler. "That really tugged my heart strings and I wanted to do something locally to send efforts of support."
Just a little gesture can go a long way in honoring those who serve and protect.
The cards primarily go to men and women in combat support hospitals overseas. Some will also go to those deployed.
You can drop off a postcard, greeting card or your own hand-made greeting at the Valdosta YMCA, Mink Chiropractic Center, Valdosta Mall or Valdosta-Lowndes County Library between now and July 4.