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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
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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 >>
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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 >>
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COOK COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
A south Georgia community in mourning tonight just one day after a 22-year old Cook County man was killed in a crash.
Monday afternoon friends and family of Jake Daughtrey came together to remember him and pray for his fiancee and two young relatives who were ejected during the wreck that happened on Interstate 75 in Lowndes County.
"When you grow up with one of them, you grow up with all of them here in cook county. Jake was one of those people that could make you laugh no matter what was going on," says family friend Kalee Williams who organized the event.
Daughtrey was driving home from Valdosta with his newly engaged fiance, Shelby Willis, and two other passengers when he crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee on I-75 just after 6 o'clock Sunday night.
Willis, her little sister Gena, and cousin Dale Bradley were air lifted from South Georgia Medical Center to Shands Hospital in Gainesville were they remain in serious condition.
Friends say the tragedy has shaken up the small town of Adel.
"We all have our difference here but whenever a tragedy hits home like this, we can all come together and pray," says Williams.
Daughtrey dreamt of becoming a paramedic and was in school at Moultrie Tech. Friends say it was a future cut short after a deadly holiday wreck.
"We have so much to be thankful for. We are never granted another day," says Williams.
The community spent Monday praying for the ones who survived and the family who lost so much.
Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol say the crash is still under investigation.