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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Dougherty County, GA (WALB) - It was a close call for a curious calf grazing along the pastures of Hancock Road. "It was basically one of those things that happens in the country," said Albany firefighter, Jason Ribolla.
Hidden among the brush was the hole where he made his five foot fall. "When we arrived on scene, we found a small calf about 100 pounds in a septic tank," said Lt. John Beamon.
The Albany fire department were called to the scene. And it didn't take long for them to figure out that the only way they were going to get the little guy out, was the same we he got there.
"We tied a rope around the calf, lifted him out of the septic tank and reunited him with his mother," said Beamon. Lucky for them it had been years since the septic tank had been in use. "It was an empty and dry septic tank," said Beamon.
Unfortunately they weren't the only ones down there. "There were some snakes in the septic tank. There were three or four snakes, but he was stomping them real good so we left them alone and got him out," said Ribolla.
"We made something up at the scene. So we could get the calf out," said Beamon. Though firefighters aren't trained to save trapped animals; they were able to use their roping techniques to get him out.
"We figured if he could survive the fall in there, it wasn't going to hurt to get the rope tied around him," said Ribolla. And they were right.
"We were just happy to be able to help the owner of the calf out, and reunite the calf with his mother," said Beamon. Though the calf got out kicking and screaming, he lives to wreak havoc for his mother and owner for another day.
That calf involved in the incident isn't even a week old. Neither the calf nor any of the firemen involved in that rescue were hurt during the incident.