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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 >>
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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 >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
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The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
The Valdosta-Lowndes County chapter of Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a home in honor of 9/11 victims later this fall.
It's the third house the organization has built this year, but that's fewer than they normally build. It's been a tough year for the charity.
One family in need will soon move into this home on Troup Street. Built by hundreds of volunteers, military members, and first responders, this home's theme is called the Freedom Build, in honor to those who lost their lives on 9/11.
"There are a lot of really good people out there, people who think of others before they think of themselves, who come out to our construction sites, give their time to see that a family's life is changed forever. This home will change someone's life forever," said Stuart Mullis, Executive Director for Valdosta-Lowndes County chapter.
But getting donations has been hard for the organization. Their federal funding budget has been cut in half. They've only built three homes this year and in past years they've already built seven.
"We've been hurt by the economy its slowed down individual donations, corporate donations, its slowed down everything. So we have to adapt there's no question about that, but we'll be back, we'll come in as strong as we can, when we can," said Mullis.
But Habitat for Humanity won't stop building.
All on the same block there are two habitat homes behind me and three across the street. The purpose for all of these families is to support each other through this life changing experience.
"We like to build in areas where we can build several houses together because it makes a core of common experience with the homeowners, it starts a trend in the neighborhood of straightening up, cleaning up," said Mike Eddington, Resource Manager.
This home will cost about $70,000 to build but all of the labor is free, and the chosen homeowners will have a zero interest mortgage.
The home will be completed in the next month.
The organization hopes to build three of four more homes by the end of the year.