Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
"Before I be slave, I'll be buried in my grave, and go home to my Lord and be free..." Pastor H. C. Boyd remembers that spiritual hymn, and a time when men created equal were not treated equal.
"When I saw whites riding the school bus and we had to walk, and they would pass by on the school bus many times and throw out spit balls and call us names," he said.
As the Pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, he held mass meetings along side Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disregarding threats to his life, his family, and his church.
"Now there were churches in Lee County, three in Terrell County, that was burned during that time, this one could have been, but I took the chance because I held that you had to have a meeting place, and if you did not have a meeting place, that would have discouraged or maybe kept it from happening," Boyd said.
And the Albany Civil Rights Movement was born. "We were taught that everything worth living for is worth dying for, and I was willing to put my life on the line."
Many had to give up their jobs to join the movement, and churches provided them shelter.
"There were times when they had to sleep in the church because there were whites and blacks that had sleeping bags in the church, because they were denied to go to the motels," Boyd said.
A trail of footprints in front of the church symbolize the marches that originated at Shiloh. "As they went from Shiloh, they left singing..."
It has been 50 years and he says it is a different world today. "We have black policemen now, we have integrated schools now, we have eating at any place you want to now, we have black tellers now, we have black commissioners now, we have black school board members now, we have got a whole lot of results."
A lot of results, thanks largely to the work of the church, but he says we still have a long way to go.