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) -
Former Lee County Commissioner Ida Chambers is suing the DOCO credit union for allowing her son to take loans against her property.
The 90 year old Chambers claims that Bill Chambers, Jr. took out loans of more than one and a half million dollars using 12 properties in Crisp and Lee Counties as collateral.
The lawsuit claims those properties were held in trust or estates by several members of the Chambers family, and were not solely owned by Bill Chambers.
He used the money in a failed attempt to save his used car business. When Chambers defaulted on the loans, DOCO foreclosed on the properties. The suit states that DOCO should have known Bill Chambers did not have clear ownership of the property, and should not have made the loans.
"Ms. Ida just wants back what was rightly hers," said Chambers' attorney Chris Cohilas. "She'll live with any decision that is rendered by a court. We just want our fair day in court and to be heard."
The suit is filed by Ida Chambers and her daughter-in-law Cheryl, who is married to Bill Chambers, Jr.
The suit is seeking the return of the properties, punitive damages, and attorney fees. DOCO Credit Union officials declined to comment on the suit, because it is pending litigation.