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) -
In Valdosta, a Memorial Day service was held at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
More than 200 were on hand to honor the men and women who died serving our country.
Some at the service lost children, spouses, and friends fighting for our freedom.
The Honor Guard Rifle Team from Moody Air Force Base performs the 21 Gun Salute. Tears streamed down an Air Force colonel's face as he recalls airmen who lost their lives. Charles Stewart was among the more than 200 people at Monday's ceremony.
"I had a lot of buddies that were killed, a lot of friends from Valdosta that got killed in the service," said Stewart.
He worked on ships in the Navy during world war II, laying cables for atomic bomb tests.
"Everytime I see something on the TV about servicemen getting killed, blowed up, hit by a land mine, it brings back a lot of memories," said Stewart.
Colonel Richert said as of Thursday 1,226 airmen are currently deployed in Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. Richert says an additional 183 from his unit boarded a plane Friday bound for Iraq.
These American flags at Sunset Hill Cemetary mark the graves of those service men and woman who died.
"I love military and their families and I like to do anything I can to support them," said Jessica Culpepper.
She's not military herself but she's a big supporter and even writes strangers.
When she saw the news of missing soldier on television named Matt Maupin, she tracked down his mother and started writing her.
"He came back in 2008 to Ohio and that's where he's resting," said Culpepper.
So remember the bravery of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Colonel Randall J. Riechert, the Commander of the 820th Base Defense Group, says 27 more airmen leave for Afghanistan Wednesday.
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