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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
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 >>
September 26, 2007
Valdosta - Herschend Family Entertainment is Wild Adventures new owner. Herschend operates 17 other properties in seven states including Dollywood and White Water.
They were attracted by the parks family appeal. "It is so family focused and they have great history of creating great entertainment for families at a great value," says Valerie McCarty, a spokesperson for Herschend.
The park was put on the auction block earlier this month after Adventure Parks Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. "In 2004 we purchased Cypress Gardens and before the park even opened it got hit by three hurricanes and caused 30 million dollars worth of damages which has yet to be fully satisfied by insurance," says Kent Buescher, former ownerof Adventure Parks Group.
Herschend won the bid for 34.5 million dollars. Buescher says the sale was best for the park and for business. "Certainly to pass the torch on is tough to do but it is mitigated when you know you are passing it on into good hands."
And business will continue as usual. "Our main goal right now is to make this transition as smooth as possible for employees and as transparent as possible for guests," McCarty says.
"Park visitors can still come and enjoy the same fun, shows and attractions," adds Sara Sumner, Publicist for Wild Adventures. "Employees should not see any difference either. They'll be coming to work on schedule, they'll still be receiving their paychecks and benefits are still there as well."
Land South Reality, an investment firm from Mulberry, Florida purchased Cypress Gardens for 16 point 8 million dollars. Cypress Gardens is the sister park of Wild Adventures located in Winter Haven, Florida.
A bankruptcy approval hearing will be held Thursday in Macon to finalize the deal.