Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Staying cool in the shade, playing a little football, and eating MRE's; it's the life of a Marine or at least these Marines visiting MCLB Albany.
"we just started working on getting the marines a place to sleep, place to eat, place to shower, a place to use the restroom, and trying to figure out with the base to figure out where they can do some recreational activities," says Marine Ricardo Tomas.
But there's not just members of the Marine Corps here at the base, there's also evacuees from the Navy and Air Force and they say, they're just trying to pass the time until they can get back home down south.
"Some of the females like to run athletic and run around they have a football that we can play out back, they've been playing music and games, it's really been kind of a break, its been a nice break honestly," says Navy Officer, Yvonne Parker.
Around 48 hundred members of the three branches rolled in last night on nearly 80 buses and they say it's been a chance to relax and get to know everyone.
"We don't have time on the base, but now we have time to actually talk to the marines, get to talk to the air force, get to see what the differences in the branches and stuff and that's really cool," says Parker.
And back in the Emergency Operations Center, officers are watching the storm closely, thankful that they're not in Pensacola.
"The storm surge was going to be 6 to 12 feet, once that happened, our marine sail men and airmen that live down in the low lying of the Naval Air station down in Pensacola were in a danger zone," says U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Robert Sherrill.
And they say Albany has been the perfect safe haven.
"Everyone's been great, really been great up here in Albany, and I mean the on-base personnel, the civilians that we've dealt with everyone has been great, very hospitable, and really bent over backwards last night to help us," says Sherrill.
If everything goes as planned, they'll be hopping on the buses, heading back to Pensacola Thursday.