Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Nationwide, people are showing up in droves at Chick-Fil-A restaurants, and the lines have not slowed down all day at the Albany Chick Fil A drive thru.
Customer Kim Duffy said, "I just support free speech. I happen to share their beliefs, but I especially believe that everyone should be able to speak what they believe without having to fear the repercussions."
South Georgians stood in long lines to buy Chick Fil A food- not just for the nourishment, but to make a statement.
"Because I want to support this Christian establishment," Stacey Hughes said. "We have a right to serve Jesus Christ as our heart dictates. And we should be allowed to do that."
After Chick Fil A president Dan Cathy said in an interview that he believes in the Biblical Family Unit, gay organizations called for pickets of the restaurants. Mayors from Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco warned the chain would be kept out of their cities.
"I'm definitely in favor of Chick Fil A and being able to say what he wants to say," said Russell Medlin. "And when the gays decide that they are going to try to close them down, I'm against that completely."
"We're supporting freedom of speech," said Melissa Benjamin. "Freedom to be able to express what you think is right."
"I support what Chick-fil-A believes in. And the Bible and what the Bible says about gay marriage and I just support Chick-fil-A," Jimmy Harrington said.
Church leaders say they are not surprised with the show of support from South Georgians.
"we love what they stand for,"said Sherwood Baptist Church Senior Associate Pastor Ken Bevel. "We think the Cathy family is standing on Biblical standards. And we just support what they are doing. Because they are following God's law."
Chick-Fil-A officials said in a statement "They treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same sex marriage to the government and political arena."
Sheila Williams said she's glad to see all these people"Yes, yes. We need to. We can't left this sneak up on us. So yes, I'm glad."
South Georgians by buying chicken sandwiches today, saying freedom of speech and religious freedom are still very important to them, and they came out today to show their support.
Some Gay Rights Groups are calling for a quote "Kiss in" on Friday to voice their opinions.