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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
The stolen wheelchair of an Albany man with Cerebral Palsy has been replaced. The local chapter of the Hasan Shriners gave 19-year-old Baze Mitchell a new wheel chair.
He did not want hand outs but rather to be an inspiration. A wrong was made right with two arm rest, two footplates and two sets of wheels.
"I thought it was nice to have it, there just in case I needed it," said 19-year-old Baze Mitchell.
His old chair was missing for weeks when WALB did the first story. After it aired several viewers wanted to help. "I was kind of overwhelmed by everybody's else's reaction," said Mitchell.
Randy Lee tried to surprise him with a check, Baze refused and donated the money. A short time later, the Albany Chapter of the Hasan Shriners gave him a new one. "If you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop the story," said Mitchell.
His uplifting story continues with a few pull ups, a 60 pound bench press and a 50 pound bent over row. "He doesn't let his handicap get in the way," said Trainer Steven Nieesielowski.
"I try to work out my chest, biceps and triceps," said Mitchell.
It's clear he won't let Cerebral Palsy weigh him down. Baze says his strength comes from God. "He told me how he would pray that God would heal him. Then he stopped and asked God to make him a better man," said Nieesielowski.
"Once I realized that God could fix that if I allowed him, I started praying to be a better man. I hoped that he did have a plan for what was going on in my life," said Mitchell.
He goes on to say if you're inspired by his story join him at the Albany YMCA. Mitchell plans to volunteers Kids Triathlon tomorrow at 8am.