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 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
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 >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
The Patticake House is reaching out to South Georgia as it tries to increase its resources for Suitcases for Kids.
The program provides clothing and toys to child abuse victims and foster children in Tift, Turner, Irwin, Worth, and Ben Hill counties.
Since program began in 2005, some members of our community have helped our agency provide over 2000 filled suitcases to children in this area by "adopting" a child or donating clothing and toys.
Each year, this project ensures that approximately 400 children each receive at least:
A suitcase personalized with their initial
Two changes of clothing
A pair of pajamas
One toy from the child's wish list
Items may be dropped off at local DFCS agencies in Turner, Irwin, Worth, or Ben Hill counties.
Tift county residents may drop off their items at the Georgia State Patrol Post on US Hwy 41 in Tifton, located next to the airport.
Sponsors who may not have the time to shop, but would like to adopt a child can call the Patticake House at 229-382-4141, or may send their donation to:
The Patticake House Suitcase for Kids PO Box 2727 Tifton, GA 31793
Organizers invite individuals, coworkers, a Sunday School Class, or businesses to contribute to the annual Suitcases for Kids project.