Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
The Albany Movement 50th Anniversary This is a week to celebrate one of the most important eras in Albany's history.
On November 17, 1961, a group of local black leaders met at the home of an Albany dentist and organized the Albany Movement. Over the next ten months, hundreds of brave south Georgians risked their safety, their jobs, and their freedom to march and picket and boycott for equal rights.
The movement made national headlines because Dr. Martin Luther King came and was jailed here. He left in the summer of 1962 without achieving many tangible victories, but the movement was far from a failure.
Dr. King learned lessons that helped him succeed in his future efforts. The Freedom Singers took the music of the Albany Movement around the country, inspiring activists in every corner of America. Black south Georgians began registering to vote in huge numbers. And within a year, the city of Albany repealed all segregation ordinances on the books.
We could still do much to improve race relations in south Georgia, but we should all be grateful for the strength and sacrifice of the activists from the Albany movement.
We're lucky to have the Albany Civil Rights Institute to tell their stories. And we'll share some of those stories this Thursday night with a special broadcast, "The Albany Movement, 50 Years Later."
It's a milestone worth celebrating, and we'll hope you'll celebrate it with us. We think it's important to let you meet some of those people, so we're producing a special half-hour live broadcast from that venue Thursday night at 7:00 on WALB-ABC to show you some of what's there.