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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
VSU football players were out in full force today recruiting students for one of the Red Crosses biggest blood drives in Georgia.
"We wouldn't have gotten to that national championship without the support of our community so we just like giving back and showing them that we appreciate the support they give us," said football player, Jesse Yencey.
Nearly 70 Red Cross workers traveled from all over the state to help with the drive. Officials say the timing for the drive couldn't have been better.
"As a result of the northeastern storms there's been 160 drives canceled in 8 states causing a shortfall of about 6,500 units," said Patrick Best with the Red Cross.
Right now the Red Cross desperately needs O negative and B negative blood types. They expect to get 400 pints from today's drive.
And the drive is brewing a friendly competition between the offensive and defensive lines to see who can bring in the most donors.
"It's a credit to our kids for the way they go out and recruit; they put a lot of work into this and it takes a lot of time to go out and recruit friends and convince people who have never given blood to give blood," said Coach David Dean.
And some players even faced their fear of needles.
"I am a little scared of needles but I will give blood because its for a good cause," said player Manny Evans.
"It's something that saves lives, you know we talk to our guys and one unit of blood can save three lives so if we can bring in 500 people that's 1,500 lives that we're saving," said Coach Dean.
That losing team will have to do a little extra conditioning at their next practice