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 >>
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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 >>
Many Southwest Georgians came out to celebrate the 4th Annual Recovery Month Celebration in Downtown Albany on Saturday.
"Addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is possible," said Recovery Celebration Coordinator Erica Graham.
Hundreds came out to The Ray Charles Pavilion to celebrate National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
"This is clear proof that prevention works, number one, treatment is effective and people do recover," said Graham.
"Recovery has made a big difference in my life. This is wonderful. This is the best time of my life," said recovering addict Lee Jordan.
Lee Jordan is a recovering crack cocaine and alcohol addict who says recovery treatment and intervention programs, like the ones at Saturday's celebration, saved his life.
He's been clean going on five years in March. He remembers the day he wanted to turn his life around.
"March 15th of 2008, I got down on my knees and prayed. I asked God to take the taste of drugs and alcohol out of my mouth," said Jordan.
Now event organizers want to get the word out the Southwest Georgia communities that help is available.
"Southwest Georgia is suffering, so it's a big deal because the community needs to know that there is help," said Graham.
As for Jordan, he has Advice for those seeking help.
"Stay in recovery, pray and ask God to help you," said Jordan.
Click here to find out more information about recovery programs.