Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
This week, Albany is hosting the 50th anniversary reunion of the Southwest Georgia Civil Rights movement. Committee planner Daaiyah Salaam says she is grateful the original leaders of the movement made her future brighter.
"Albany and the surrounding counties have benefited from their sacrifices and this is a token from us saying we remember you, we recognize you, we appreciate you and want to continue what you started," said Salaam.
Shirley Alexander says the movement and the reunion mean so much to her. She was a part of the first group of African American girls to graduate from Albany High School. She even said the movement here in Albany helped spark recent uprisings in places such as Egypt.
"I truly believe that is all started right here in the United States of America some 50 years ago with Albany being involved in it," said Alexander.
Not only will the reunion have guest speakers recalling their stories of the past, artist like painters and sculptors will be telling their stories through their work.
Artist Sean Mulkey says his paintings help him express his appreciation for those who went before him and fought for equal rights.
"Because of them, right now I'm free. Free to go places blacks weren't allowed to back then. Free to be me," said Mulkey.
Salaam is encouraging the community to come out and take part in the events because there is still so much to be learned.