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 >>
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 >>
It's been four years since the deadly tornado pounded Americus and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital. It hasn't even been two days since the twister swept through and ruined St. John's Hospital, blowing out windows and forcing patients to evacuate.
"We always try to prepare for it and pray that it never happens," said Director of Environmental Services, Jim Morelind.
Morelind worked with more than 100 employees in the old mining town. He hasn't heard from anyone yet.
"I'll feel better when I get some evident word but I almost don't want to because I know it will be bad news," Morelind said.
No matter the news Morelind and Marketing Director Marcus Johnson say Phoebe Sumter will lend whatever support it can. People did that for them.
"We got cards, prayers, and we are the one hospital that can empathize with what they're going through right now," Johnson said.
Johnson was not at the Americus hospital when the tornado hit. He was hunkered down inside a closet in his home. He saw the devastation at Sumter Regional the next day.
"You could see cars flipped over," Johnson added. "It really looked like a war zone."
People in Americus know it will take Joplin years to rebuild. Phoebe Sumter has been working out of a temporary facility GEMA and FEMA built four years ago after the storm obliterated the building across the street. The brand new hospital is scheduled to open in December.