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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Folks across the country were glued to their TVs today, watching history in the making, as President Barack Obama begins his second term. Many in South Georgia are also hoping that today marks an important day for the country, in moving forward as a whole.
Some Albany State University students spent Monday volunteering, but the conversation was about President Barack Obama beginning his second term.
Raeshan Davis says as a college student, her main concerns are student loans and jobs. "We're coming out, we're trying to better ourselves, and so at the end of the day, what are we going to do in terms of jobs. Because I know there's a big issue with jobs and that's one of the main things that we really focused on even on the campus of Albany State University."
During his inaugural address, President Obama called for common ground over the next four years. He said we will seize this moment if we seize it together, something folks in Albany are echoing.
"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone come together and work together on common terms and having goals set for the people that we can move the economy forward, move the relationships forward, so we can build our country and be ready for the next generation to take over," said Annette Smith, a medical Arts teacher at Merry Acres Middle Magnet School.
And Davis says while the recent presidential campaign seemed to pull the country apart, now is the time to pull together, no matter what side you were supporting.
"I don't think we should be divided because at the end of the day he is the person in charge. And so it's like ok, yeah we may have our different views, but this is who they put in charge so now we need to work with him instead of working against him so we can get where we need to get in the next four years."
Four years which President Obama says will be full of hard work to get this country back on track.