Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Willie Nelson is proud of his service to our country. The Vietnam war vet spent 15 years in the Air Force as an Aircraft arresting barrier maintenance man, where he worked near dangerous machinery everyday.
Nelson says, "I was crawling down in a barrier pit and fell, injuring my back and my knees."
An injury that honorably discharged him and placed him within the VA system. And Nelson isn't happy with the service he gets at the Albany VA Clinic.
"I'm being treated like a third world citizen," Nelson said.
The prostate cancer survivor lives in Americus. He says the clinic told him to come to Albany for lab work at a time when the tests couldn't be administered.
"They scheduled me after the lab had closed."
Which means he has to drive back another day.
"That's kind of frustrating because I don't live in Albany, and I have to drive 35 miles."
State Senator Freddie Powell Sims organized a town hall meeting last month to hear complaints from veterans and come up with ways to address them.
Senator Powell-Sims says, "Although we had this meeting the clinic is not servicing the Veterans as they should."
The senator says she found problems were worse than she thought, but she is seeing some improvement.
Many veterans like Willie Nelson say the battle is far from over
"We served our country and the least they can to when we got to the clinic is to give us the 100 percent service that I think we deserve.''
The Senator hopes to have another town hall meeting soon so more veterans can share their experiences.