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 >>
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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 >>
For the fifth year straight, the people of the First Apostolic Church in East Albany will hold a food drive.
The church will be partnering with Teleperformance USA and Feed the Children.
"Trying to get children fed and families fed really means a lot especially in a town like this, since it is considered very improvised and a lot of people aren't aware of that," said Teleperformance USA Representative Jessica Hermanson.
Not only will food be delivered, but basic hygiene products as well, such as toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant.
Hermanson says the food drive will help lift the spirits of the community especially in such economic uncertainty.
"It's just a big burden off of their shoulders to actually have someone help like that. I think that's a really big thing especially in this community," said Hermanson
The pastor at First Apostolic Church said the public won't even recognize the church Friday.
There will be a crowd of 400 people wrapped around the church and going out to the street.
Although hunger in the US is nothing compared to the current famine in Somalia, Hermanson says helping the community in your own back yard is just as important as helping people overseas.
"You see people across the world you want to help, but when they're right here in your own community it makes you feel that much better about really helping because it's like first hand," said Hermanson.
In order to receive a voucher to obtain food and supplies you must have proof of identification. Only the first 400 people will receive supplies starting at 10 Friday morning.
According to Forbes Magazine, Albany is one of the most impoverished cities in America. That's why organizers of the food drive say this matter really hits close to home.
Hermanson and the rest of the folks at First Apostolic hope for a great turnout Friday, and remember it is first come, first serve.