Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
A Harpey eagle, a bird of prey, that depicts the beginning and most vibrant times of Nature Enthusiast Jim Fowler's Career. This bird will be part of a statue erected in his honor.
Andy Davis, the sculptor says, "The sculpture is going to seven feet tall and the left arm will be up as I've seen in many pictures and the eagle will be landing on his arm."
Fowler has been known for generations for his love for animals, and his hometown of Albany and he remains humbled by the honor and experience.
Fowler says, "Its great pleasure it really is, and to get an artist of his notoriety is pretty darn good."
This artist, Andy Davis, has created masterpieces all over the country including Albany's own Ray Charles monument, he visited fowler today for research.
Davis says, "The first thing I have to do as an artist is get to know Jim his posture and how he speaks."
He also wants to make sure he's spot-on with the accuracy of the Harpey Eagle's appearance.
Fowler says, "I barely ever see a painting of an eagle or a falcon with the eyes correct but you have it right here."
Davis says, "The sculpture cannot just look like Jim Fowler, and look like a Harpey Eagle an artist has to depict the wind in the eagles feathers."
And as the creator of art that will be viewed for years and years to come, the tie to history is an honor.
Davis says, "It's a great honor and pleasure just like Ray Charles and Jim Fowler I will always be connected to them."
A connection that will be timeless like the sculptures that stand today.