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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 >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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Dozens of volunteers helped clean up trash from the Flint River Friday, to protect one of South Georgia's greatest natural resources.
Employees from MillerCoors Brewery said it's only natural for them to clean and protect the Flint, because their plant depends on clean water. More than 50 MillerCoors employees joined Flint Riverkeeper volunteers for the clean up effort. The corporation CEO even came to join in what he said is vital work for the community.
These waters are the key ingredient to the beer products workers make at Albany's MillerCoors plant.
MillerCoors CEO Tom Long said "Access to pure, clean water and abundance of it is important. Now more than ever, as our water sources become more threatened. We've got to pay more attention to it, and our people here in Albany care a lot about it."
That's why dozens of MillerCoors employees and family members went out on the Flint River and Lake Worth today, picking up trash. They joined with Flint Riverkeeper volunteers for the clean up of what they call South Georgia's economic engine.
Flint RIverkeeper Executive Director Gordon Rogers said "The South Georgia economy, both industrial and agricultural, which you can hardly separate the two, is completely dependent on abundant clean water."
The water stewards today said they found good news, little trash on the Flint River to pick up. A pleasant surprise after problems of trash accumulation they found in past years. For MillerCoors, cleaning and protecting South Georgia's water sources should be important to everyone in the community.
MillerCoors Albany Brewery Plant Manager Tim Dill said "There is environmental consciousness and there's good business. And the water in Albany Georgia merits both those criteria."
The volunteers picked up trash from the Cleve Cox landing past Cromartie Beach to the River upstream from the old Naval Base.
And the Flint Riverkeeper members were happy they didn't find much trash or pollution from businesses upstream. They say that means Georgians to the north of us are helping keep the River clean.
MillerCoors dedicates the entire month of September to water conservation, supporting volunteer efforts in water stewardship.