ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of people honored Albany's Mayor for his decades of service in the city.
Leaders recognized Mayor Willie Adams at Albany State University's Community Service Award Banquet.
It was the first big event at ASU's new student center ballroom. Adams says he's honored to receive such an award.
"I'm speechless," said Adams. "This is an honor. You go through life and do what you think is right. I've never been anyone to look for honors about serving people but I'm indeed honored."
Dr. Adams is not running for re-election after serving two terms as mayor. He's delivered babies in the city for 48 years.
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