Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
An emotional day filled with a sense of pride as, fifteen Civilian marines left Albany Thursday, to head to Afghanistan and Kuwait to help the war effort. The workers will maintain and repair heavy equipment for the troops.
"We got a request down here that they need more mechanics to support the effort," says Bobby Sherman, MCLB Work Supervisor.
Civilian Marine, Willie Shiloh says, "They are there to fight and we want to make sure that they have the support that they need and the equipment ready to roll when they go out on the battle field."
The group consists of skilled and seasoned workers who know the machinery well. All were volunteers for deployment and were not hired specific for the job. They'll be working on lifesaving equipment that protects Marines in the field.
Sherman says, "MRAPV is a mine resistant ambush protection vehicle. It goes outside the lines so these vehicles protect the soldiers, the marines, or the airmen that go outside the wire."
But being away from family for almost a year will be tough for many
"I'm excited but a little bit anxious about leaving my family for a year," says Civilian Marine Jamie Strickland.
But for the good of the country, and all they ask for is support and positive thoughts back home.
"We need their support and prayers while we are gone, and to think about us getting home safe and sound," says Shiloh.