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Albany Area Births - July 27, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from July 2-20, 2014.

Albany Area Births - June 16-29, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from June 16-29, 2014.

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Joseph Odom American Legion Post 512 Auxiliary to install officers

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Sunday at Post 512

The installation will be followed by a reception.

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Fourth of July is a different holiday for Leesburg Marine wife

Leesburg woman says her perspective on Independence Day has changed since marrying to a Marine

The Fourth of July for Madison Williams now goes beyond applying sunscreen, enjoying watermelon and having a good time. It means that her spouse will be honored for the sacrifices he has made, and it’s an opportunity to thank other service members for what they do and the sacrifices they make.

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Kattalistt Group tries to bring positive change to community

Civic-minded organization out to make its mark on Albany

A local organization of volunteers stays actively involved in the community.

Albany Area Births - June 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from May 22-June 2, 2014.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

RiverQuarium and Thronateeska to offer free admission to military

Albany attractions join national museum network in honoring military

Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf empahsizes bond between her nation and America | VIDEO

Phoebe physician Dr. James Sirleaf is looking to rebuild Liberia’s shattered medical infrastructure

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the HEARTT initiative championed by her physician son is one that spans the Atlantic Ocean, connecting the United States and Liberia.

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosting Buddy Fishing tournament

The Buddy fishing tournament is set for the Albany Marine base pond

The event has been held on the base for more than 20 years, and in recent years, there have been as many as 2,500 fish stocked in the pond for the tournament.

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Georgia's U.S. senators concerned over release of terrorist suspects | POLL

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson say Congress was left out of the loop on prisoner swap

The senators say they are glad to see Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the U.S., but question the release of five members of the Taliban, imprisoned since 2002, who the Pentagon has described as high-risk and dangerous.

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Marine Corps Logistics Command employee earns Above and Beyond Award

State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee presents Above and Beyond Award to LOGCOM employee Andrew Trout

Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) employee Andrew Trout was recognized Wednesday for his support of Marine reserve employees by being presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Committee’s (ESGR)Above and Beyond Award.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns | Sen. Isakson statement added

Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson will step in as interim chief of VA

President says Shinseki told him he did not want to be a distraction.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Diplomatic role played by your pastor

FAITH: Role pastors play not unlike that of Pope Francis

The next time you read a story about Pope Francis dealing with conflict and reconciliation, substitute the name of your pastor.

Terrell County Vietnam veteran's treatment indicative of VA scandal

Neil Thompson got treatment for illnesses after getting non-VA-affiliated health care

A metro Albany veteran’s treatment at a Veterans Administration clinic is indicative of a national scandal.

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